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The Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood is kicking off a new monthly art crawl, beginning Saturday, August 3rd from 5:30pm to 11pm. I’m teaming up with Mike Kluge (Future Night at Boheme Collectif) to curate an electronic art exhibition at the SNAP Center called “ON/OFF.”

The art community centered around Chestnut Street (near Greer Stadium) has long been one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. The Saturday art crawl is a great opportunity to tour wonderful spaces such as music producer Lonie John Hutchin’s new Cleft Studios, world famous Infinity Cat Records, community makerspace Fort Houston, and galleries such as Ground Floor Gallery, Ovvio Arte, Seed Space, Track One and Zeitgeist Gallery.

For our ON/OFF exhibition at SNAP Center, Mike and I called upon members of the circuit bending and electronic music and art communities to show off  interactive installations, reactive video, sound sculptures, flashing lights and things that go buzz.

There will be two live performances. At 7pm and 9pm, artist David Wright LaGrone will perform live dynamic video art with guitar pedals and the Hard Soft Synth 3jb, an innovative lo-fi video synthesizer from Bleep Labs.  At 8pm and 10pm, artist and Watkins professor Morgan Higby Flowers will perform realtime audio visuals using a no-input system. The output ranges from dirt-filthy, loud, and stroboscopic to soft, rhyth-matic NTSC rivers.

The participating artists include:

  • Zach Adams
  • Brains Bailey
  • Benton Bainbridge
  • Lawrence Crow
  • Josh Gumiela
  • Linda Heck
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers
  • David Wright LaGrone
  • Andrew Morill
  • Adrienne Outlaw
  • Luke Rainey
  • Stan Richardson
  • Liz Clayton Scofield
  • Derek Schartung
  • Russell White

(Artist list is subject to change.)

This should be a fun show! Check out previews of Adrienne Outlaw‘s and Zach Adams‘ works below.

And be sure to check out all the other great gallery exhibits.

More info on the Facebook event page.

ON/OFF Electronic Art Exhibition (Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl) Saturday, August 3rd, 5:30-11pm, FREE, all ages

@ SNAP Center 1224 Martin St, Nashville, TN 37203

Parking locations: 516 Hagan St. 37203 500 Houston St. 37203 427 Chesnut St. 37203

This article was adapted from my guest post at Nashville Arts Magazine.

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Tyler Blankenship's sound sculpture. Photo by Sarah McDonald. sarahmcdonald.net

Tyler Blankenship’s sound sculpture. Photo by Sarah McDonald.

Last Friday’s Future Night at Boheme Collectif may not have had as many interactive installations as originally planned (only four of the eight artists I listed here presented), but luckily, what they did have was amazing. I recorded some video of the installations with my Samsung Note phone and compiled it into a YouTube video. Check it out below.

Featuring the works of (in chronological order)

Part of Mike Kluge’s Future Night: Experimental Art & Music Showcase, July 5th, 2013 at Boheme Collectif in Nashville, TN.

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Mike Kluge’s FUTURE NIGHT this Friday at Boheme Collectif promises to the best of the series so far. Of particular interest to Theatre Intangible listeners and Circuit Benders’ Ball fans is the Electric Petting Zoo, an interactive art gallery from Noon to 6pm.

The petting zoo features T.I. participants and Benders’ Ball alums such as Andrew Morrill, Zach Adams, Josh Gumiela, and Morgan Higby-Flowers. Here’s the full list of interactive artist:

  • Zach Adams (CMKT4, Nashville Robotic Philharmonic): Circuit-bent installation.
  • Brains Bayley: Trippy kaleidoscope installation.
  • Tyler Blankenship: Large silver sound-and-light emitting pyramid.
  • Josh Gumiela: Interactive audio/visual install. Mike Kluge says, “Trust me, you will want to see it!”
  • Linda Heck : Something involving mics inserted into stuffed animals.
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers: I’m not sure what he has planned for the installation, but if it’s as half as cool as what he did at Noa Noa Experimental Series #2, then I’m sold.
  • Andrew Morrill (Brain Lesion): Noise circuits.
  • Russ White: Reactive sound-and-color organ.

At 8pm the music begins, featuring Sacramento, California band Pregnant. This band is doing extremely innovative things under the guise of pop music, and I can’t wait to see them live. Check out their video below. They remind me a bit of Bird NamestUnE-yArDs, and Solex.

Also on the bill is the aforementioned Morgan Higby-Flowers and master DJ / friend of Theatre Intangible Quiet Entertainer.

The full list of performers:

For more info, check out the Facebook event page.

FUTURE NIGHT Experimental Art and Music Showcase
July 5th, 2013
12pm-6pm gallery, 8pm performances
byob, $8 (gallery and show) $5 (gallery) $5 (show). Click here for tickets.
@ Boheme Collectif
919 Gallatin Ave, Space 8, Nashville, TN, 37206