Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus
September 4, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for the public presentation of a new sound work created during the artist's 2007-2008 Create @ iEAR Residency sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts.
URBAN RENEWAL explores perception, the impact of public policy and the significance of the buildings we live in, from a child's rigorously unsentimental point-of-view. In this solo performance, an articulated house, its destruction and absence, becomes the stage on which the story of a dislocated girl in a disintegrating urban landscape is enacted. Concept/Text/Performance by Kyle deCamp. Soundscore/Design by Stephan Moore.
Unable to make the event? It will be broadcast live via webstream.
About the Artists
KYLE DECAMP creates and performs interdisciplinary works that explore their subject in an historical moment from a contemporary POV. They include LUTEPLAYER (Caravaggio paintings vs. museum spectators) LADYLAND (a recontextualized narrative "about" the Jimi Hendrix cultural legacy) JOHNNYSPOT (contradictory construction of female personae in film) and OUT OF BREATH (anti-star Jean Seberg's imploding roles on film and in life). Her work has been produced in NYC and Europe, with support from Jerome Foundation, Soros Foundation, Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Arts International, Franklin Furnace Fund, Yaddo, Harvestworks, Movement Research, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. A "Bessie" award-winning performer, Kyle has worked with numerous artists in dance, theater, performance, film, music and media. Recent collaborations include the multi-media, international touring projects SUPER VISION with The Builders Association/dBox and DEAD CAT BOUNCE with videoartist Chris Kondek. Kyle has taught and directed at Antioch, Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, Barnard/Columbia, and in the UK, Belgium, Estonia and Germany.
STEPHAN MOORE is a composer, audio artist, and sound designer living in Brooklyn. His creative work centers around the collection and use of real-world sound, the creation and perception of sonic environments, and technological manifestations of improvisation and interactivity. Recent performances and installation artworks make use of a sixteen-channel array of his hand-built hemispherical speakers. He performs regularly as half of the electronic duo Evidence, and with an assortment of musicians, live-video artists, and dancers. He has created custom music software for a number of composers and artists, and has taught courses in sound art and electronic music at Maryland Institute College of Art, Peabody Conservatory, Massachusetts College of Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Simon's Rock College of Bard. He has a music degree from Western Michigan University and an art degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Currently, he is the Sound Engineer and Music Coordinator of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Technical assistant: Mike Bullock.
Project consultants: Chris Kondek, Lucy Sexton, Zeena Parkins.
With gratitude to Laura W. Andruski, Laura Garrison, Troy Pohl, Todd Palmer for their help, and to the Create @ iEAR music residency program for this wonderful opportunity.
URBAN RENEWAL will premiere at Performance Space 122, NYC winter 2009. URBAN RENEWAL is a sponsored project of The Field. Project development has received support from a Jerome Foundation grant, New York State Council on the Arts Theater Commission, New York State Council on the Arts Composer Commission, Harvestworks Artist Residency, Pentacle Help Desk, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, Yaddo works-in-progress program funded by the Maurer Family Foundation, HERE Arts Center Artist Residency, and Artist Residencies at Yaddo.