Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.
Willa Van Nostrand curates Performance from 8/27 - 9/1.
The Assembly Performance curated by Willa Van Nostrand surveys a full spectrum of performance and art ‘happenings’ present in Providence, RI. Each live performance features elements of film projection and manipulation, experimental sound production, composition for classical instrumentation and voice, durational lighting techniques and narrative movement. The public is invited to enjoy unparalleled cross-genre performances by local artists Ken Linehan & Brittany Gravely (Magical Approach), Bevin Kelley, Michael Kelley, Elise Kuder, Marji Gere, Timeghost, Allie Denig, Carlos Gonzalez, Willa & Glenna Van Nostrand and Assembly of Light Choir and explore the critical role of live performance in 21st century visual art. — Willa Van Nostrand
8/27: Bevin Blectum
Terms of Addition for Violin, Viola, Vocal and Electronic sounds (in five parts)
Bevin and Michael Kelley (1971/74-)
I. Charlie Ruscoll is behind all this
II. There were moving objects above and around
III. Thanks, I’ll help myself
IV. A vast bright plain
V. Held in its snakelike hand
Elise Kuder, violin; Mike Kelley, viola; Bevin Kelley, live electronics; Marji Gere, dramatic assistance.
— Bevin Kelley
Free with museum admission.
Willa Van Nostrand (1987) is a performance artist and curator. Van Nostrand attended the Putney School & received her BA in Experimental Theatre & Improvisation from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009. After spending a year in Florence, Italy studying Slow Food, Cinema and Printmaking, Willa returned to Providence to open World’s Fair, a site-specific gallery located at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI. She is currently shooting a TV show for NBC & E! in New York City. In 2005, Willa and Glenna Van Nostrand began collaborating on live performance.
Bevin Kelley is an electronic musician and multimedia composer-performer and teacher. Before concentrating on electronic music, she played violin for many years. Bevin has created sound for electronic toys, theater spaces, film scores, advertisements, clubs, concert halls, art spaces, and many places in between. Working solo and in collaboration, she has released half a dozen albums since 1998, on labels including Tigerbeat6, Orthlorng, Phthalo, and Aagoo. With fellow computer-musician Kristin Erickson she produces and performs as a band called Blectum From Blechdom (Prix Ars Electronica 2001 Digital Music Distinction prize winners). Bevin grew up mostly in Providence, and moved back in 2007. She hopes to complete her Ph.D degree in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University in May of 2014.