Must be art; I don’t understand a damned word of it

If you’re not of a mind to come see Wayan pimp himself for charity, the Washington Projects for the Arts in conjunction with the Corcoran Galllery is having the second of three Experimental Media Series events this evening. I can’t tell you if it’ll be any good but it certainly seems to defy description. From the event announcement:

This collection of work takes us beyond the glossy sheen. With Free Radical, sound artist Joe Reinsel creates a seemingly familiar collage of voice, ambient noise and computer generated sounds that eerily resembles the chimes of a popular media outlet’s news format; exposing it as the perfectly composed, beautiful but empty noise that it is. Diane Dwyer’s We Have a Problem and Lisa Erdman’s Second Skin cleverly use repetition, commonly implored by politicians to keep us on message, to demonstrate how the over use of a word or phrase with a supposed clear meaning can morph into so many things that it quickly becomes meaningless. Performance artist Holly Bass will explore the idea of self -imposed isolation through the use of technology such as music devices and the new taboos it creates as ROMP. Through his frenetically paced Neurodancer II , Chris McDaniel seems to question the very notion of “user friendly” and positions what can be likened to a glitch or virus from the point of view of its creator, as a thing of insular beauty.

If you’re not fond of multi-media art it’s probably not the event for you. However if even one piece is as impresive as Graffiti Analysis was then it’ll be worth your while. I’m already committed to tonight’s auction but I’ll be there for the third event in May.

at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Armand Hammer Auditorium (New York Avenue entrance.) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
500 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


Comments are closed.