L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA - Prosperity and Tranquility with Arp
L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94702
Friday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 5p.m., D.J. 6:30 p.m.)
"Prosperity and Tranquility with ARP"
Programmed by Tomo Yasuda
“One-man bliss machine” Alexis Georgopoulos, the New York-by-way-of-San Francisco artist behind ARP, will send his atmospheric electronic sounds into the museum as if delivered via cloud. Noted for its hypnogogic, minimal music, ARP’s latest album, The Soft Wave, “creates enormous sound structures that, as they slowly unfold, become essays on scale,” said the New York Times. Georgopoulos’s BAM/PFA performance will be accompanied by original films by San Francisco experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson, and Los Angeles-based artist Sara Magenheimer will present a seasonal video loop, a meditation on the passage of time and the natural environment. The third installment of Tomo Yasuda’s series of L@TE events, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flowers of the Four Seasons, Prosperity and Tranquility uses sound and visuals to reflect upon autumn as well as the zeitgeist of Japan during the economic boom of the late Edo period, when the government ceded power to commercial interests and the people lived for the moment, heedless of the consequences.
L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA
From meditative masterpieces to off-kilter performances, L@TE programming invades Gallery B with classical and experimental soundworks, dance, video, and conceptual and performance art. Guest programmer Sarah Cahill continues to focus on the experimental tradition of American music, while guest programmer Tomo Yasuda’s L@TE series concludes its dialogue with the exhibition Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Collection for Japanese Art and Culture. In conjunction with Radical Light, Radical L@TE recreates a 1975 performance and brings us up to the present with video-mediated cross-dressing and travel films made for plants.
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