Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 28 Last Thursday

With warmth comes Alberta tribal fire fever. There are a few galleries there and even some art. But it is primarily people art. OK

Artist designer Stephanie Simek performs Sensitive Insides, at sunset, at experimental gallery False Front. Simek has performed compelling work previously at the gallery. Sensitive Insides is a duo of works made of deconstructed portable "Walkman" magnetic cassette players. In each piece, a half dozen to dozen players, with their circuit guts exposed, play ambient style loops. The sound machines are choreographed by photo sensitive devices. In one work, vintage videos of synchronized swimmers from the 1950's excite the sensors hidden behind a translucent projection surface. The movement of light and dark values defining the swimmers' figures in the frame makes a sound composition. In the second, Simek activates the tape sounds by playing a touchboard of sensors, illuminated by a saturated prismatic rainbow, produced by an old overhead projector and diffraction optics. Monoprints inspired by the vintage synchronized swimming videos complete the show. Because of the ephemeral nature of the vintage electronics, the one time performance will primarily be available as a video on the False Front website. Recommended. At False Front Studio 4518 NE 32nd Map 6-10 Free

At Appendix Project Space Nik Pence has made objects. Meanwhile PNCA grad Cathy Cleaver creates a performance in the hay antespace around churning butter from cows beginning at 7. Appendix Project Space. On the alley between 26th and 27th, South of Alberta. Map 6-10ish Free

Together hosts Paper by Greg Gossel, I Will Meet You There by Sohaila Saadati and Mouth Breathers by Adam Baumker. All at Together Gallery 2916 NE Alberta, Ste A Map 6PM-11, music 9:30 Free

Grand Detour curator of experimental moving images hosts New Hampshire animator Jodie Mack. Mack is an animator. The program spans six years of animation shorts. Presented by Grand Detour at RECESS Gallery 1127 SE 10th 8PM

Goodfoot opens Jesse Reno, Kyle Gossman & Patrick Haemmerlein. Ryan Organ, Carrier & Sunday Grip DJ. At the Goodfoot 2845 SE Stark Map 5-midnight Free