Aerobic Butter and Anaerobic Bread, Machine Project (RRF Artistic Innovation & Collaboration grantee), 2012.
Feel the Churn! is coming to the Rauschenberg Project Space September 26-28! Get your tickets now: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7705913595
Also coming up at the Project Space is Emily Mast’s B!RDBRA!N, September 6, 7, and 8: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7706421113
In 1966 a unique project was hatched when conceptual artists and Bell Labs engineers collaborated on a series of live installations inside a National Guard Armory in New York City. One of those, “Open Score” by Robert Rauschenberg, pitted artists—including minimalist painter Frank Stella—against each other in a live game of tennis with rackets wired to switch the stage lights on and off and produce an aural musical score. Their movements were projected on large screens by infrared camera, giving the performers and the assembled crowd of 300 a ghoulish glow inside the cavernous armory … more
Open Score by Robert Rauschenberg is the first film to be released in a 10 DVD series of films on a legendary series of theater, dance, music and performances at the New York 69th Regiment Armory in 1966 by 10 New York artists: Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, David Tudor, Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, Robert Whitman, Steve Paxton, Alex Hay, Lucinda Childs and Öyvind Fahlström.
Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) flyer (1966). Pretty good lineup! We have a great mini-archive of EAT materials here in the library that was donated by Billy Kluver. -ds
Thanks to MoMA Library for sharing this great flyer from 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, a collaboration between artists and engineers conceived by Rauschenberg and Billy Klüver. If you are interested in learning more about 9 Evenings, the website for the Daniel Langlois Foundation’s 9 Evenings collection is an excellent resource.
Per Olof Ultvedt, Pelican - collage.
Ultvedt’s collage, which sold yesterday at Stockholms Auktionsverk, includes sketches and photographs of the 1963 premiere performance of Pelican by Robert Rauschenberg. In the performance, Rauschenberg and Ultvedt (replaced by Alex Hay in later performances) roller skated with open parachutes attached their backs as Carolyn Brown danced on pointe between them.
Watch an excerpt of Pelican on YouTube.
Up, up and away at London’s “One Extraordinary Day” on Sunday.
Supported in part by our Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant program, STREB’s One Extraordinary Day took London by storm yesterday. Wish we could have been there to experience it!
(via This Week In New York)
155 Freeman St.
Thursday, May 10, $5 suggested donation, 7:30
John Cage, who died in 1992 just short of his eightieth birthday, would have turned one hundred this September. Brooklyn’s Triple Canopy continues its centenary salute to the highly influential musician, composer, artist, and theoretician on May 10 with the fourth part of Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage, examining Cage within the context of his relationship with Marcel Duchamp, a friend and collaborator as well as a major inspiration. On Thursday night, Robert Whitman, whose work was recently featured at the Pace Gallery’s fine “Happenings” exhibition, will present “Inside Out,” a multimedia performance first staged at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1987 and based on Ulf Linde’s lectures on Duchamp. That will be followed by the first-ever public screening of Cage at the Dwan Gallery in 1982 reading his radio play, Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, in which Cage meets the ghosts of Duchamp, Joyce, and Satie as well as thirteen other characters, from Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol to Brigham Young and Mao Zedong.