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Jul 122013
Part of Josh Gumiela's 2012 Circuit Benders' Ball installation. Photo by Ryan Hogan.

Part of Josh Gumiela’s 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball installation. Photo by Ryan Hogan.

Calling all new media artists! I’m partnering with Mike Kluge (Future Night at Boheme Collectif) to curate an electronic art show during the August 3rd Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl. The event is Wedgewood- Houston’s big push into the First Saturday art events. Participating galleries include Fort Houston, Zeitgeist Gallery, threesquared, Seed Space, the SNAP Building and Ovvio Arte.

Mike and I are curating a one-night show at the SNAP Building (South Nashville Action People), culminating with a performance by Watkins professor Morgan Higby-Flowers. Many thanks to Ryan Schemmel at Fort Houston for sponsoring our curation.

We’re now accepting exhibit submissions. We’re looking for interactive installations, circuit-bent gear, reactive video and sound sculptures, flashing lights and things that go buzz. Since the event is coming up so soon, we’re especially interested in work that’s ready to go. You can exhibit multiple works, and it’s ok if the works have been previously exhibited. This show is free and open to the public.

To submit, send an e-mail at tony@theatreintangible.com and tell me your name, exhibition ideas and any relevant links.

The gallery will be up from 6pm to 11pm on Saturday, August 3rd. Load in begins at 5pm and ends at 6pm. That’s not much set up time, so we encourage work that is easy to install.

Jul 032013

Future Night Flyer Boheme Collectif

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

Feb 282013

boheme collectif

Local artist Mike Kluge continues an experimental media series at Boheme Collectif on Friday, March 1st at 9pm. I haven’t been able to attend an event yet (and I won’t be able to attend this one because I’m out of town), but Kluge continues to book some of the most talented experimental artists in Nashville. The previous event featured Soundcrawl co-founder Kyle Baker doing a live looping set.

The March 1st event features Circuit Benders’ Ball alumni Andrew Morrill on circuit bent toys and Josh Gumiela with a new sound installation. Other artists on the bill include Crissy Crater, Amber Duarte, Russ White on 4D mapping and color organ, and Hank Pruett on the intriguing-sounding “Hallucination Box.”

Josh Gumiela sent me a brief description of his installation, and it sounds amazing:

Water slowly drips from the ceiling and falls into an old metal pan (think dilapidated house with a leaky roof). The sound of each droplet hitting the pan is scattered into rhythmic echoes of the initial event. As more and more droplets are collected–no two events sound exactly alike–the sound gradually crescendos to a cacophonous cadence representing the inexorable march of decay.

In addition to sound art, Future Night also features live music, visuals, and more. The full schedule is below. More info on the Facebook event page.

Future Night @ Boheme Collectif
919 Gallatin Ave., Suite 8, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
9pm, $5, byob

Experimental Art and Music Showcase including:

Body of Light
Fake Brad
Crayons and Antidotes

Grayson Carroll
Fraiser Baudry
Brian Bailey

Andrew Morill-Circuit Bent toys
Russ White- 4d mapping and color organ
Hank Pruett-Hallucination Box
Josh Gumiela
Crissy Crater
Amber Duarte

Karla Lozano
T’Ana Overton- CVR//CHRG Photobooth

$5! BYOB!