october, 2022

17oct6:30 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVisual Orchestrations – Special Live PerformanceMary Sherman with OthersAssemblage Art Space


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

Event Details


6:30 – 7:00PM
Welcome reception and walkthough for VISUAL ORCHESTRATIONS

7:00 PM

MUSIC FOR ISOLATED MUSICIANS Sonya Rademeyer; Franco Prinsloo (both: South Africa)
PERFORMING THE MONUMENT Florian Grond (Austria/Canada); Piet Devos (Belgium)
URMA Dorothea Fleiss (Germany); Andrei Budescu (Romania)
MYSELVES K. Danse (France), see program notes
ERI, AFTER DARK Mary Sherman (USA); Benoit Granier (France)

Duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds
Artists: Sonya Rademeyer (South Africa) and composer Franco Prinsloo (South Africa)
Music for Isolated Musicians is an interdisciplinary collaborative project by South African visual artist Sonya Rademeyer and composer Franco Prinsloo reacting to the COVID19 pandemic.

An opera by Rudi Punzo, Italy
An outdoor permanent installation shown as a video
Duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds
The late Rudi Punzo created artworks that combine sculpture, sound, video projections and performance into multi-sensory experiences. Animating recycled and discarded materials with renewable energy sources – most notably, solar energy – the sculptural elements in his works are transformed through his interactions with them, their own kinetic movements and the amplification and sampling of the sounds these elements create. Contrary to the prevailing museum signs “do not touch,” Punzo’s Musical Sculptures involve more than just one sense: sight, touch and hearing.

Video, Duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds
Artists: Florian Grond (Austria/Canada) and Piet Devos (Belgium)
Through the perspective of disability practices, performing the monument raises questions about the legibility and context of places of commemoration.

Video, Duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds
Artists: Dorothea Fleiss (Germany) and Andrei Budescu (Romania)
Concept, sound and visuals by Dorothea Fleiss. Sound and video editing by Andrei Budescu.
URMA (The Trace) indicates an absence of something that never became a presence. The trace is the mode of being of a being that cannot be present. Since only a trace remained, this means that it has disappeared.

A being that has left a mark is not nothing…
(Emmanuel Levinas, En découvrant l existence avec Husserl et Heidegger, S. 200)

MYSELVES – A human being – Her multiple selves – A digital creature
Dance Performance shown as a video
Duration: 3 minutes 4 seconds
Jean-Marc Matos: co concept, choreography
Marianne Masson: co concept, co choreography
Antoine Schmitt: co concept, interactive visual and aural creation
Sound design: Antoine Schmitt & Jean-Marc Matos
Music: Robert Crouch, Ipek Gorgun, Nils Frahm, Franck Vigroux, Daniel Brandt, Hauschka, Klara Lewis & Simon Fisher Turner, Biosphere
Lights: Fabien Leprieult
Costumes: Benjamin Haegel
Video shooting and editing: Guillaume Pique
Myselves is an interactive choreographic performance which stages a dialog between a dancer and her multiple selves, embodied in an autonomous and unpredictable visual and aural creature, which emanates from her psyche as interpreted by optical and body sensors.

A contemplative, metaphysical artwork.
An inner journey.
In touch with the mystery of the breath of life.

Collaboration on the technology: Stefano Piana
Research Center Casa Paganini_InfoMus, Genoa, Italy, Dir. Antonio Camurri
Automatic analysis of movement qualities made with the EyesWeb platform
Residency at the Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa, Italy (Fellowship 2017)

Performance, Duration: ~3 minutes
Artists: Mary Sherman (USA); Benoit Granier (France)
Inspired by and made for Benoit Granier’s musical composition Eri1, this piece was originally constructed to be easily transported to China, where it first ‘performed’ as part of a live, electro-acoustic concert at the Beijing Conservatory in February 2012.

Eri an interlude from Granier’s opera Eri, After Dark is based on Haruki Murakami novel of the same title. The opera follows the life of Murakami’s fictional sisters Mari and Eri in Tokyo, where Eri is lost between two worlds – the real one she is trying to escape and the fantasy one, where she is imprisoned within a television, waiting for her sister to retrieve her. Acknowledgements: George Bossart & Kathy Patterson for technical/programming assistance.

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