A multi-media tribute to Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik. Cello, Interactive Video, Experimental Dance, Live TV installations, Sculpture...
Zen for Cello: a Tribute to Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Indiana University Southeast
Ogle Center, Recital Hall
Pioneers of avant-garde video and performance, artist Nam June Paik and cellist Charlotte Moorman, spent over twenty years in creative and innovative collaboration. Nam June Paik is considered to be the father of video art and Charlotte Moorman ran the New York Avant-Garde Festival which ran from 1963 to 1980. The duo performed a number of works they created as well as works by other Fluxus artists and Avant-Garde composers. Many of their performances involved using Paik as a prop (sometimes as a cello) as well as video-sculptural objects Paik designed specifically for Moorman.
Camera Lucida, an interactive video and music project that regularly collaborates with dancers, will be recreating a number of the performances by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik. Formed by video artist Roxell Karr and cellist Jon Silpayamanant, the duo uses video software designed to interact with movement artists while providing live electro-acoustic scores which are often heavily improvised.
Zen for Cello will include video sculptures as well as performances of compositions by John Cage, Nam June Paik, Joan La Barbara, Morton Feldman, La Monte Young. Local composers Rachel Short, and Jon Silpayamanant will also have compositions featured on the program. Performance artist and dancers, Jamie Lynn Smith and Rebekah Trigg, will accompany the local composers works while Camera Lucida provides the interactive video.
Zen for Cello will take place on Saturday, 9 February 2013 in the recital hall located in the Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast. Doors will open at 7pm and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available in the Dogwood lot directly in front of the Ogle Center. Vehicles parked in other lots on campus will be subject to ticketing.
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