news archives: August 2012

  • august, 2012

    kcet artbound video documentary related to my recent show at LACE: shells, bells, steps and silences… HERE

  • august 9 & 11, 2012

    august 9, 7-9 pm
    performance with lawrence english at lace
    2 solo sets and one duo set
    $10 admission – $5 for students – free for lace members

    august 11, 3:30 – 7:30 pm
    field recording workshop on the LA river, via lace

  • august 2012

    10” vinyl
    champion version

    FINALLY here, an extremely limited release featuring two different soundtracks composed for flora wiegmann’s film, wanderer, which premiered at the 2011 california biennial at the orange county museum of art. i highly recommend you get on champion’s mailing list as this will disappear fast.

  • sunday, august 5, 2012

    sequences and scores at filmforum
    at the egyptian theater in hollywood
    sunday august 5, at 7:30 pm

    a rare screening of many of my early films, including my first film from 1989, the dreams of ophelia, shot on super 8 film with a soundtrack. there will be a number of films screened that have never been seen in public, and i will also be performing some live soundtracks to some of the silent films.

    the program is a collaboration with LACE and filmforum, and the event will take place at the spielberg theater at the egyptian. the theater is quite small, so i would highly recommend buying tickets beforehand.

  • July 27 – October 21, 2012

    the menil collection
    houston, tx

    group exhibition featuring: Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, David Hammons, Tehching Hsieh, Jennie C. Jones, Jacob Kirkegaard, René Magritte, Mark Manders, Christian Marclay, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Max Neuhaus, Robert Rauschenberg, Doris Salcedo, Tino Sehgal, Stephen Vitiello and others. the exhibition will travel to the berkeley art museum in early 2013.

    i will be showing several paintings and a sculpture related to cage’s 4’33” as well as a 400 page text work “365X433 (a year of listening)”, as well as a film. also, stephen vitiello and i will perform a sound work on the 28th.

  • july 12 – august 12, 2012

    rag picking
    singuhr – hoergalerie, berlin
    at meinblau kunsthaus
    berlin, germany

    a solo exhibition organized by the singuhr – hoergalerie berlin of new works that have evolved from my work at the akademie der kunste researching walter benjamin’s archive. the exhibition will include sound, visual works, and a text work.

  • june 28 – september 2012

    bells, shells, steps and silences.
    LACE (los angeles contemporary exhibitions)
    hollywood california

    a new multi-channel video and sound installation, riffing off of a group of seashells and objects that belonged to martha graham, my research last year in berlin with walter benjamin’s notebooks, and a diary of my year of performing john cage’s 4’33” everyday during 2011. this will be my first exhibition to focus exclusively on video. the works include: “everything she left behind that fits in my hand” (an accounting of objects and shells that belonged to martha graham), “a lexicon of silences” (an index of the various graphic actions benjamin used to cross out mistakes in various manuscripts), “cathedral loops” (short experiments inspired by a postcard that belonged to benjamin), and “bells, shells, steps and silences” (a three channel work using benjamin’s theme symbols to develop a graphic notation towards sound episodes, which interact with each other via chance operation). 

    you can see a sample of some of the footage here.

  • june 20 – september 19, 2012

    institute of contemporary arts (ica)
    London, UK

    “one hundred new sound commissions produced by artists from all over the world. Selected by our curators and art institutions worldwide, the artists have been invited to submit a new work, taking its stimulus from the themes evoked in Bruce Nauman’s Days, which will be presented in the lower gallery during the exhibition.”

    my piece, entitled “from past to present (at half speed and sometimes backwards)” uses various 4-track cassette masters from my earliest recordings, circa 1982-86, as source material…

  • june 12, 2012

    ghosts of public spaces/actions!
    part of festival suoni per il popolo
    sala rosa, 14$
    montreal, canada

    live improvised performance with sound and video.
    i will also be giving an artist talk, most likely on the 11th.

  • may, 2012

    fear drop
    issue 16

    new issue of this magazine features a long interview with me (in french), as well as a new track created for the accompanying CD, which includes works by bernhard gunter, lionel marchetti, and others. the mag also contains articles on coil , toy bizarre, jean giono, s. wetham, g. toniutti, and others.

  • may 2 – july 10, 2012

    forte piano: the shapes of sound
    parco della musica

    enormous sound art exhibition, in two parts, each featuring works by 40 artists, including: vito acconci, la monte young, alva noto, michael schumacher, joseph beuys, henri chopin, philip corner, milan knizak, terry fox, christina kubisch, stephen vitiello… the mostly pre-existing works are sited in various locations, my piece proximities is being presented in a garden.

  • april 26, 2012, 6:30 – 8pm

    hammersley: panel discussion
    la louver
    45 north venice blvd.
    venice, ca 90291

    a panel discussion on the work of frederick hammersley
    kathleen howe, steve roden, Hunter Drohojowksa-Philp