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August 11, 2013

Assembly: Non-Fine Arts

  • 08_11 A Reber - scott reber - workdeath

Photography by Derek Rush

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.

Jacob Berendes curates Non-Fine Arts from 8/6-8/11.
Non-Fine Arts presents a collection of artists who do not prioritize display in museum or gallery settings, but prefer to make art directly in and for their communities. while their mechanisms and formats may be non-standard in formal arts institutions, these artists utilize extremely standard methods of information interaction- email, newspapers, comic books, dance parties, pop songs, horror movies, noise. In most cases these decisions are both ideological and practical.Jacob Berendes

8/11: WORK/DEATH
1hr long sound installation/performance.Scott Reber

Free with museum admission.

Jacob Berendes is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. He is the publisher and main writer of Mothers News, a free monthly newspaper based in Providence RI, now in its 4th year of publishing. Jacob’s work has shown at Space 1026 (Philadelphia PA), Gallery 51 (North Adams MA), Clark University (Worcester MA), Stairwell Gallery (Providence RI), Dirt Palace (Providence RI), HaNNa Tokyo (Tokyo Japan), and White Vinyl Space (Miami FL). He had a solo exhibition at Space 1026 (Philadelphia PA) in 2012.

scøtt reber is a self taught composer from providence, ri who has been performing under the name WORK/DEATH since 2004. ostensibly beginning from industrial noise and experimental electronics his practice has expanded to trace paths through varied histories of 20th century avant garde music and art to communicate something particularly personal and current. densely layered and emotionally charged his music endeavors to orchestrate textured noise into larger structures as well as dissolve formalized music to its constituent vibrations. filling rooms, sometimes with sound loud enough to be physical, he also uses arrays of multiple tiny speakers to diffuse quiet sounds and field recordings of specific spaces in new environments, which become activated and directly color the transmission/translation of the recorded memories.