12 – 1 pm, 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
Electronic synthesizers will generate audio and video output into a quadra-directional system of monitors. This signal will be processed and fed into sensors attached to the performer’s body. A selection of field recordings collected from different parts of Rhode Island will also be manipulated live by the synthesizer and performer. The duration of this piece will last 4 hours. — Timeghost
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.
An active member of Providence’s Noise periphery since 2008, Timeghost merges interests in post-industrial culture, body performance, and electrical fetish. Sole operator Adam Morosky’s live performances utilize electro-prosthetic sensors with analog and digital instruments synchronized to hypnotic, flickering light arrays, culminating in chaotic noise, austere synthesizer meditation, and rhythmic minimalism. A Timeghost LP is slated for an Autumn 2013 release via Load Records.