This Week at the ISSUE Project Room

Ashley Paul
Ashley Paul (Photo credit: Non Event)

From the ISSUE Project Room:

Thursday, October 24th – 8:00pm
Ann Liv Young
Jen Rosenblit & C. Spencer Yeh
$15 / $12 members & students

Wanton performance artist Ann Liv Young’s most recent alter ego, the homespun psychologist Sherry, confronts personality extremes of kindness, helplessness, and wickedness in conjunction with the stereotype she deals with most directly in her own life, the aggressive woman. Tonight Sherry, who shares, is paired with her opposing (though not opposed) character, Mary, who marries.

Dancer and choreographer Jen Rosenblit performs research into the contested spaces of anger and rage, speaking to an improvisatory opening for ‘the felt’, with sound by C. Spencer Yeh. Their previous intersection flaunted an affinity for games of chance, sound effects, boundaries, debris, reiteration, distraction. At ISSUE the duo reopen this dialogue, presenting their second collaboration after almost a year of silence.

Friday, October 25th – 8:00pm
Marina Rosenfeld
David Grubbs & Susan Howe
$15 / $12 members & students

Known equally as a composer of large-scale performances and an experimental turntablist working with hand-crafted dub plates, New York-based Marina Rosenfeld has been a leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music. Tonight Rosenfeld performs solo.

WOODSLIPPERCOUNTERCLATTER, the fourth collaboration in a decade from poet Susan Howe and musician / composer David Grubbs, receives its east coast premiere tonight. Veering away from the stuttering, profoundly fragmented seance of Frolic Architecture (2011), Howe and Grubbs present a sound-work that germinates from new, unpublished Susan Howe text collages (Tom Tit Tot, Childe Roland, Paul Thek, W.B.Yeats, etc.) blended with the resonant sounds and represented spaces of a grand piano and field recordings made in Boston’s Gardner Museum.

Saturday, October 26th – 8:00pm
Yarn/Wire perform Tristan Perich
Ashley Paul
Free / $10 suggested donation

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain closes tonight with a free show of work by three former Artists-in-Residence: Yarn/Wire, Tristan Perich, and Ashley Paul. Yarn/Wire perform Perich’s Chalk– a relentless and hypnotic chamber piece for 2 pianos, 2 xylophones, and four-channel 1-bit electronics, that premiered at ISSUE in Spring 2012. Performer and composer Ashley Paul’s song-based solo albums have gained renown for their psychologically intense combinations of melody and raw texture.

Coming Up:
Wednesday, November 13th – 7:30pm
Benefit: Kim Gordon / Body/Head & Ikue Mori
+ Special Guest TBA

Thursday, November 14th – 8:00pm
Benefit: Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether
Kim Gordon & I.U.D.

Wednesday, November 20th – 8:00pm
The Power of the Collective:
STUDY (& Other Poems on Art) by Yuko Otomo