OPENING & PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 21, opening 6p – 8p; performances 8p – 10p (Free)
PERFORMERS: Arturo Vidich, Keepaway, and Lucky Dragons
VOLUME is an experimental and expansive exhibition featuring a wide spectrum of LA- and NY-based emerging and established artists of diverse media-- painting, sculpture, site-specific and multi-media installation, performance, sound art, and video--whose collective bios boast prestigious bi-coastal, national and international exhibitions, including at the Whitney Museum, MOCA, the New Museum New York, Performa, Deitch Projects, and documenta.
Contained within AT1 Projects, a 12,500 square-foot alternative venue, VOLUME takes advantage of space en masse; each artist will independently create, fill, employ, dissect, reconsider, and/or theoretically deconstruct the far-flung spaces within the massive warehouse locale. From minimal to voluminous and in manifold form and facet, the sight and sound of art will proliferate every square inch.
Rounding out VOLUME’s audible dimension, solo and interactive sound and music performances will inhabit the venue on opening night.
And as if 12,500 square-feet were not enough, New York-based curatorial collective Super/Prime will occupy the adjacent “Super/Prime Pavilion.”
Inspired by the sprawling spaciousness of LA’s landscape as springboard and welcome respite from NY’s intensely condensed atmosphere, VOLUME’s New York-based curator, Andrea Neustein, unites East and West coast artists for this ambitious investigation of sound and space. A majority of VOLUME’s work is being produced specifically for this exhibition.
Opening night performances include: Arturo Vidich’s brief dramatic sermon on mortality, which initiates with robust verbiage and physicality and disintegrates into cocooned silence; and a concert of Brooklyn-based pop trio Keepaway; and LA-based Lucky Dragons performing their interactive communal sound and light piece “Make a Baby.”
For more information on VOLUME visit: www.at1projects.com