Source: ISSUE Project Room.
In response to COVID-19’s impact on public assembly and our subsequent suspension of public programming, ISSUE is commissioning artists to produce field recordings to be streamed over the course of this challenging and isolated time. This series will support artists directly in an unprecedented moment of uncertainty, struggle, and financial risk and emphasize the solidarity of artists working in a situation where everyday life is confined and separated. Focusing on recordings from artists’ current conditions, the series will broadly approach the field recording as an expanded form and open invitation to experiment with home audio recording during this period of social distancing.
The series focuses on both emerging artists and many from across the organization’s history: ISSUE Artists-In-Residence and artists who call New York City home, composers, sound artists, choreographers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists in the experimental arts community. The series begins with work by Lary 7, who was scheduled to perform at ISSUE in March on a COVID-19 impacted program, and will include forthcoming presentations by Derek Baron, Bergsonist, Kim Brandt, Jules Gimbrone, Shelley Hirsch, Andrew Lampert, QUALIATIK, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.