Strotter Inst. generates dense sound and rhythm structures by using five modified and manipulated Lenco-turntables and various cut or scotched records. In spite or probably because of the analogue sources, the structures produce a contemporary and accurate atmosphere in space and time – somewhere between noise, brutism, beat and meditative soundscapes.
ART.EDU is a showcasing of Nashville’s newest artists, up-and-comers to keep an eye out for. These artists work out of Nashville and its surrounding areas and are soon-to-be or recent graduates of formal art programs. ART.EDU 2010 reflects the changing tastes and strategies of young, break-out artists while sporting video documentary, plush & sewn figures, digital photography, shadowboxes, non-traditional printmaking, and even an air-conditioner, as well as traditional painting and sculpture.
ART.EDU 2010 is curated by Patrick DeGuira and Sera Davis. Featured Artists: Amanda Heinbockel, Candace J. Fasshauer, Christina Sherby, Claudia Overstreet, Clayton Lancaster + Robert Dunn, Janell Costello, Jonahs Coel, Miranda Hoffs, Patrick Sheehan, and Sara Bielaczyc.
And just because I like to torture you with tough decisions, I’ll throw this out there: Company Rose Contemporary Dance will be performing “Leveche” at 7:30 ON THE SAME NIGHT! From their press release:
Company Rose Contemporary Dance will perform “Leveche” at 7:30 pm inside the historic Neuhoff Complex (1319 Adams St.) at the end of Monroe Street in Germantown. The performance will also feature work by Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, and following the performances the company will host a public reception with live music by The Gloaming. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
In her latest work, Artistic Director Marsha Barsky investigates the nature of change by exploring the juxtaposition of industrial spaces and natural phenomena, habitual movement and organic phrasing. The piece borrows its title from the wind that blows up from the Sahara and Arabian deserts, and into the Mediterranean basin. Leveche is sweltering, warm and dry, stirring up dust, and then bringing in humidity, mist and the rejuvenating heat that is characteristic of late mid-summer nights. In “Leveche” the dancers have integrated the movement of the upper climes into their bodies, –each in their own way– , swaying, grasping, supporting their weight upon the vicissitudes of shifting atmospheres, against a backdrop of industrial uniformity. “Leveche” is a meditation upon the nature of change and the possibilities, perspectives and attitudes that are awakened as the environment shifts.
The company of six professional dancers will perform in a multi-media landscape created by video projections and large industrial fans. The dancers “display a style that is voluptuous, fearlessly athletic, yet genuinely subtle and unpredictable,” Barsky said.