präsentation+gespräch

Red76 arts group, Portland (USA)

Die Red76 arts group, bestehend aus 11 Künstler(innen)/Musikern, ist während ihrer Reise durch Osteuropa Gast der ACC Galerie Weimar. Die Künstler(innen) stellen an diesem Abend in verschiedenen Aktionen und mit unterschiedlichen Medien ihre künstlerischen Aktivitäten vor.

Die Künstler(innen) der Red76 Arts Group und ihre Freunde stellten sich schon länger die Frage: Warum gehen Künstler(innen) nicht wie Bands auf Tournee? Anfang Februar 2004 setzten sie ihre Idee in die Tat um und sind zurzeit auf Osteuropa-Tournee, um über das Leben in den USA zu berichten und Dialoge in Gang zu setzen. Die Red76 Arts Group, bestehend aus elf amerikanischen Künstler(innen), zeigt an diesem Präsentations- und Performanceabend ihre Erfahrungen mit dem "American Way of Live" und gibt einen Einblick in die zeitgenössische amerikanische Kunstszene. Das tun die Künstler(inen) mit Musik (live), Performances, Videofilmen, Foto-Serien, Diashows, kleinen Vorträgen und mehr.

Einer der Künstler der Gruppe, Matthew Yake, hatte z.B. die Aufgabe, in jeder der osteuropäischen Städte ihrer Tournee eine Basketballmannschaft für ein Freundschaftsspiel zu finden.

In Weimar ist der gegnerische Partner die 1. Herrenmannschaft der SG HSV-KSSV Weimar. Termin des sportlichen Treffens: Montag, 23.2.2004, Sporthalle "An der Hardt", Oberweimar (die Uhrzeit bitte der Presse entnehmen). Die Red76 Arts Group wurde im Februar 2000 in Portland von Sam Gould und Jef Drawbaugh gründet. Seit ihrer Gründung hat sie mehr als 30 Ausstellungen, Veranstaltungen und Aktionen kuratiert, präsentiert oder produziert. Sie gibt ein Kunst-Kultur Journal heraus uns ist Produzentin von bisher acht CD's.

Mehr Informationen die Gruppe betreffend sind über ihre website möglich: http://www.red76.com, Kontakt und Fragen über ask@red76.com

Dienstag, 24.02.2004, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie
Eintritt: frei!

Red76 presents:

Building Batteries

February 5th, 2004 to February 26th, 2004

In February of 2004 Red76 arts group and friends will set off on a tour of Eastern Europe: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Carting along most of the members of Red76, as well as numerous co-conspirators (many among them from U.S. arts groups such as the Lab Lecture Series, Pacific SwitchBoard, Collective Jyrk, and Dynamite!), the tour will be the culmination of a question posed years ago by Red76 members Sam Gould and Matthew Yake: Why don't artists tour like bands?

Over the past half decade artists have been joining forces in ever increasing numbers to form collaborative platforms to display and distribute their ideas. What makes these situations different from past displays of collective group action within the art world is that the focus is less on collectivity and exclusion and more on collaboration and connectivity.

Many artists today have grown up through the DIY/Indie music scene and are now taking that community's framework and applying its practices into the realm of the art world. Slowly but surely they are creating viable alternatives to the perceived notions of what the "art world" is, as well as circumventing the road to the "art market" in general. These artists are getting off the beaten path, building new roads more to their liking and leading the way towards their chosen destination rather than one predetermined.

While in Eastern Europe, Red76 will tour a presentation/performance evening as its centerpiece. Consisting of lectures, slideshows, films/videos, music, and more, the presentation will set out to inform the viewers of a slice of what is taking place in the US today. This planned presentation is only one aspect of Red76's tour though. The goal of the trip is to establish communication and to create a shared dialogue between the arts communities of America and Eastern Europe. It is a goodwill mission. The group will set up formal as well as informal talks with artists and members of arts organizations while on tour, as well as enact small public projects focusing on sharing and communication. All the while, they will document the journey, hoping to create a tour guide of sorts for other artists to make the same exchanges of thoughts, ideas, and hopes within their own communities, both at home and abroad.

Tour Participants:

Katy Asher

Sam Gould

Amos Latteier

Zak Margolis

Gabriel Mindel-Saloman

Matt Poole

Jen Rhoads

Matthew Yake


The Presentation

Overture:

As viewers enter the room, Katy Asher's photo project--a series of photos of tour participant's home-lives with wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, pets, living rooms, and the like--will be screened. Printed materials; a selection of what the group thinks is "American" food and drink; and handmade gifts (felt corsages, stickers, buttons and crocheted eye-patches) will be available at this time.

Act One:

Introduction:

The presentation will start with a talk by Sam Gould on the history of Red76 arts group and their reasons for touring.

Amos Latteier:

Amos will present his lecture/performance "Ant and Human Societies". The lecture relates stories of ant life including; raising aphids, battling the xenodusa beetle, and founding new nests. It goes onto look at ways of interpreting these stories and their relation to stories about human society. Finally it dives into questions of freedom, individuality, and collectivism as highlighted by ants and people. The lecture tries to find ways that studying ant societies can inspire change in human societies.

Gabriel Mindel-Saloman:

Gabriel will be performing a lecture about American consciousness, media distortions, and the failure for one culture to translate the truth to another. Using internet translation devices, the lecture will be translated into and read aloud in the host country's national language. The artist will allow for question and response at the conclusion of his lecture.

Brief Intermission

Act Two:

Sam Gould:

Sam will screen the first volume of his video series "The 60â€ôs". The series deals with interpreting the 1960â€ôs through the eyes of someone born in the mid-1970â€ôs through the use of sock puppet actors and found sound. "Volume #1: Meditation and Violence" deals with two incidents in the life of poet Allen Ginsberg.

The Portland Vampires (Matthew Yake and Zak Margolis):

The Portland Vampires will score Zak Margolis's ever expanding animated film "The Moustache."

Conclusion:

Tour participants announce their offer to cook and prepare dinner for audience members at their home on one of the days following the performance. Matthew Yake is looking for people interested in playing basketball with us, and Amos would like to find someone to take him on a tour of local factories.

Tour Locations and Dates:

Futura

Prague, Czech Republic

February 8th - February 11th

Hints Collective

Budapest, Hungary

February 11th - February 14th

Poland, February 14th - February 19th

What, How, and For Whom? Collective

Zagreb, Croatia

February 19th - February 22nd

ACC Collective

Weimar, Germany

February 22nd - February 26th Building Batteries

February 5th, 2004 to February 26th, 2004

Various Locations (see below)

In February of 2004 Red76 arts group and friends will set off on a tour of Eastern Europe: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Carting along most of the members of Red76, as well as numerous co-conspirators (many among them from U.S. arts groups such as the Lab Lecture Series, Pacific SwitchBoard, Collective Jyrk, and Dynamite!), the tour will be the culmination of a question posed years ago by Red76 members Sam Gould and Matthew Yake: Why don't artists tour like bands?

Over the past half decade artists have been joining forces in ever increasing numbers to form collaborative platforms to display and distribute their ideas. What makes these situations different from past displays of collective group action within the art world is that the focus is less on collectivity and exclusion and more on collaboration and connectivity.

Many artists today have grown up through the DIY/Indie music scene and are now taking that community's framework and applying its practices into the realm of the art world. Slowly but surely they are creating viable alternatives to the perceived notions of what the "art world" is, as well as circumventing the road to the "art market" in general. These artists are getting off the beaten path, building new roads more to their liking and leading the way towards their chosen destination rather than one predetermined.

While in Eastern Europe, Red76 will tour a presentation/performance evening as its centerpiece. Consisting of lectures, slideshows, films/videos, music, and more, the presentation will set out to inform the viewers of a slice of what is taking place in the US today. This planned presentation is only one aspect of Red76's tour though. The goal of the trip is to establish communication and to create a shared dialogue between the arts communities of America and Eastern Europe. It is a goodwill mission. The group will set up formal as well as informal talks with artists and members of arts organizations while on tour, as well as enact small public projects focusing on sharing and communication. All the while, they will document the journey, hoping to create a tour guide of sorts for other artists to make the same exchanges of thoughts, ideas, and hopes within their own communities, both at home and abroad.

Tour Participants:

Katy Asher

Sam Gould

Amos Latteier

Zak Margolis

Gabriel Mindel-Saloman

Matt Poole

Jen Rhoads

Matthew Yake


Presentation

Overture:

As viewers enter the room, Katy Asher's photo project--a series of photos of tour participant's home-lives with wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, pets, living rooms, and the like--will be screened. Printed materials; a selection of what the group thinks is "American" food and drink; and handmade gifts (felt corsages, stickers, buttons and crocheted eye-patches) will be available at this time.

Act One:

Introduction:

The presentation will start with a talk by Sam Gould on the history of Red76 arts group and their reasons for touring.

Amos Latteier:

Amos will present his lecture/performance "Ant and Human Societies". The lecture relates stories of ant life including; raising aphids, battling the xenodusa beetle, and founding new nests. It goes onto look at ways of interpreting these stories and their relation to stories about human society. Finally it dives into questions of freedom, individuality, and collectivism as highlighted by ants and people. The lecture tries to find ways that studying ant societies can inspire change in human societies.

Gabriel Mindel-Saloman:

Gabriel will be performing a lecture about American consciousness, media distortions, and the failure for one culture to translate the truth to another. Using internet translation devices, the lecture will be translated into and read aloud in the host country's national language. The artist will allow for question and response at the conclusion of his lecture.

Brief Intermission

Act Two:

Sam Gould:

Sam will screen the first volume of his video series "The 60â€ôs". The series deals with interpreting the 1960â€ôs through the eyes of someone born in the mid-1970â€ôs through the use of sock puppet actors and found sound. "Volume #1: Meditation and Violence" deals with two incidents in the life of poet Allen Ginsberg.

The Portland Vampires (Matthew Yake and Zak Margolis):

The Portland Vampires will score Zak Margolis's ever expanding animated film "The Moustache."

Conclusion:

Tour participants announce their offer to cook and prepare dinner for audience members at their home on one of the days following the performance. Matthew Yake is looking for people interested in playing basketball with us, and Amos would like to find someone to take him on a tour of local factories.

Tour Locations and Dates:

Futura

Prague, Czech Republic

February 8th - February 11th

Hints Collective

Budapest, Hungary

February 11th - February 14th

Poland, February 14th - February 19th

What, How, and For Whom? Collective

Zagreb, Croatia

February 19th - February 22nd

ACC Collective

Weimar, Germany

February 22nd - February 26th

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