Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

T-1: A live essay by Evan Calder Williams
Tuesday, July 21 – 8pm – 7:30 doors
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013
(Free, $10 suggested)

A new live essay composed from video, text, and voice, T-1 assembles an intertwined montage from three discrete histories: ice, compromised vision, and colonial geography. The first presentation of Evan Calder Williams’ 2015 ISSUE Project Room residency, T-1 takes its name from an enormous roving Arctic island initially classified as “Top Secret” by the US Air Force. Incorporating video shot in both a modernist dollhouse and a melting spring forest, the performance moves widely among sites and texts, ranging from Anna Kavan’s slipstream novels to the nineteenth-century Caribbean and from fascist glacial cosmology to ghost ships allegedly crewed by cannibal rats. In this work, Williams continues to explore the blurry ground separating the speculative and the historical, seeking a visual and sonic language adequate to film and to speak what remains stuck in the middle.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
& Ariel Kalma
Saturday, August 8 – 8pm ($15-12)
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC

French-born Ariel Kalma’s boundary-blurring electronic music spans free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular synthesizer and analogue drum machine meditations, often laden with wistful sax melodies. A pioneer in the field of modularly synthesized electronic music, Kalma finds an ideal collaborator in Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, who has gained renown for hypnotic modular and voice improvisations as Lichens.

Tue, Aug 11
Ora Clementi: crys cole & James Rushford / Vito Ricci

Mon, Sep 14
Bill Orcutt & Circuit Des Yeux / Loren Connors