Fusebox: Must See

The Fusebox Schedule is out! A lot of things have caught my eye this year especially: Shade Compositions by Rashaad Newsome  

April 24th 9:30 pm – 9:50 pm US Art Authority

Shade Compositions 2009, is video documentation of a live performance featuring a chorus of more than twenty black women. Using improvisatory orchestral music and live video-mixing, Newsome divides his performers into groups akin to instrumental sections. The performers then enact his choreographed sound score comprised of repeated sequences of culturally specific or stereotypical gestures, movements, and vocalizations. Newsome simultaneously records, loops, edits, and remixes in real-time the audio and video documentation of the performers using a hacked Nintendo® Wii™

game controller. The result is a composit of real and projected imagery that investigates assumptions and constructions of identity in mainstream media and popular culture.

Sounds good, right?  More recommendations coming soon.


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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