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Human Resources, Cottage Home

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"It's your fremme neppa venette" (2x)
Curated by: Group Exhibition


April 22nd, 2011 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
 
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Performance
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other
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CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
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mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, abstract, sculpture
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On April 22, at Cottage Home, through Human Resources and in participation with the group class show, "The White Women with the Brown Skin with at White Name with a Gun on  a House," I'd performed, "It's Your Fremme Neppa Venette" (2x) -- a performance/musical piece where I'd pre-recorded the lyrics from Nas' debut album Illmatic 1994 as individual words into individual tracks. Then using an IPod shuffle played his words back --now, as random, arbitrary, and out of order.  This over the albums original instrumentals track listings as -"The Genesis," "N.Y. State of Mind," "Life's a Bitch," "The World Is Yours, " "Halftime, " "Memory Lane (Sittin' in da Park), " "One Love, " "One Time 4 Your Mind, " "Represent, " and "It Ain't Hard to Tell" acting as titles help to also segment the performance into individual pieces.

During the performance --lasting about 45min, in the dark, seated dressed casually and in a penguin tail jacket on a black piano bench and under a spot light; I'd using the SP404 sound distorter and sampler distort, amplify and play with the recording --bending, twisting and modifying to make "new" rhythms out of both the vocals and the instrumentals.  












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