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"It's your fremme neppa venette" (2x)

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

April 22nd, 2011 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, abstract, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

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.