THE WORLD IS A SCREEN
anonymous bodies, curated by Kate Watson-Wallace & King Britt
Fri, Apr 3
First Friday Music: concerts on the fringe
Watch with your ears.
Five experimental artists who approach their art cinematically and who have never before shared a stage come together to create an improvisational score for each other’s work in real-time.
Natasha Kmeto [vocals/electronics]
Tim Motzer [guitar]
Cori Olinghouse [dance]
Kai Kleinbard [dance]
Natasha Kmeto is a Portland-based singer and electronic producer armed with a taut dance floor sensibility and a flutteringly sensuous voice. Her tracks straddle the line between dance, pop, and R&B, making rhythmically intriguing compositions that slide effortlessly into the ear and send shivers down the spine. She recently completed a national tour supporting TV On The Radio and has garnered praise from tastemakers including NPR, Pitchfork, Fader, and Spin.
Tim Motzer composes for film and video and scores for choreographers. After 16 years of world touring, stunning collaborations, and over 60 albums of credits this Philadelphia-based guitarist/improviser traverses manifold territories in music and has developed a distinct textural guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques.
HPrizm is the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium. Based in New York City, he has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip-hop, winning the praise of tastemakers across the globe. In the course of his career, spanning nearly a decade, Prizm has shared the stages with a wide array of artists ranging from The Roots to Radiohead, Mos Def and others. As a composer his pieces have been installed in the Whitney Biennial (NYC) as well as the Mazzoli Gallery (Berlin).
Cori Olinghouse makes dances that explore the shapeshifting capacities of the body, space, and time. Based in Brooklyn, she danced for the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2002-2006 and in 2005 began a dancing dialogue with Bill Irwin. She has since been researching a variety of movement forms that explore physical transformation including eccentric dance, clown, and voguing.
Kai Kleinbard is a movement artist based in Brooklyn and inspired by his study of the martial arts, urban styles of dance (including popping, house, and bruk-up), as well as his work as a teacher of Alexander Technique, a method that brings awareness, ease and connectivity to everyday movement.
anonymous bodies is an interdisciplinary performance company co-directed by Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko based in Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA. As a collective, the co-directors create work independently and collaboratively, creating an array of art projects that range from solo performances in gallery settings to larger performance installations on-site. It is a project-based company that collaborates with a diverse group of artists. It draws upon the traditions of visual art, post-modern dance, site-specific study, conceptual and performance art, audience participation, and public spectacle.
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