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Music in Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 – playlist 1

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Miami, Miami Beach, New World Center, New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Uncategorized on 30/11/2016 at 2:00 pm

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The Music in Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach

selected by David Gryn, Daata Editions

We screen works on the vast wall of the New World Symphony Center designed by Frank Gehry and utilize the 160 speaker surround sound system based in Soundscape Park – it is a natural and rather obvious environment to consider music as a focus. This year I selected artworks that employ the universal language of music and choreography.

I view my role as that of a facilitator, aiming to get the best outcome for the constituent galleries, artists, art fair, venue, city and the various audiences. I look for simple triggers to encourage galleries to submit related work and aim to show as much varied material as possible, offering maximum opportunities for exhibition of artwork beyond the confines of the Art Basel in Miami Beach Art Fair in the Convention Center. My goal is also to show work that will excite and engage the widest possible audience.

In considering the programming around artists and their use of music, I realised that certain music lingers in my head and over many decades, including: music that is fairly dark, somber and yet remains deeply life affirming, and artists as diverse as Augustus Pablo, Philip Glass, Chopin, Arvo Part, and Eleni Karaindrou. This abstract and instinctive logic formed by rhythms, repetitions, echoes, depth of bass, shifts in keys and chord progressions are some of the musical elements that drive my selection processes. I am often attracted by artworks that affect me like certain music does; a thud in my chest, reverberations through my body, tingles down my neck and spine. I definitely make my selection decisions on how a moving image artwork sounds.

“How do we arrive at these decisions or indeed make them” – so I posed this question to myself – while planning my process for selection this year. So I asked galleries to consider their artists who have made Film/Sound works that connect to music in any way. But in posing this – I had to think how does music influence me and my decision making. 

How do I stay integrity driven to myself and how do I make a programme that makes sense from so many different submitted artworks, albeit all moving image – but that and their music is the only true common thread (but common enough ….)

So I decided to plan a programme that I have always wanted to do. That takes numerous artworks and builds musical/sound crescendo from their composite sounds and creates an overall viewing/listening experience – that may enable the audience to engage and experience much like they might at a classical concert, piano recital or a heavyweight dub sound system (via one piece of music or a selected combination of musical tracks).

Now – I don’t know if I will or have achieved my goal in terms of the best possible output – but I have started a process that will lead my decision making processes hereonin.

Playlist

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Aint no Sunshine, Best Dressed Chicken in Town – Dr Alimantado, Horace Andy, Lee Perry

https://youtu.be/ZBBJ53Ih-nQ

The Orphée Suite for Piano- II. Orphée’s Bedroom – Philip Glass

https://youtu.be/PQYIvhhU9HQ?list=RDMmBkdvi0qfU

Baby I love you so/King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown – Jacob Miller, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby

https://youtu.be/Q6tHkiJX2XQ

By the sea (Eternity and a Day)  – Eleni Karaindrou 

https://youtu.be/EwO8ImZiUQU

Lets Live in Love, Dub – Horace Andy, Wackies

https://youtu.be/n0IRwJ505zk

Fur Alina – Arvo Part 

https://youtu.be/MmBrepbZji0

Rise & Shine, dub – Bunny Wailer

https://youtu.be/vADIa2ykZNc

Variations – Howard Skepton

https://youtu.be/_E4_3zu76zM?list=PL7tfQQ9L07YqfH_MEgIsmLA3yWhURV_se

Earth Wind & Fire, Dub – Paul Blackman, Augustus Pablo

https://youtu.be/EMLJIXysJ9E

Nocturnes – Chopin

https://youtu.be/PANzRQWpM9Q?list=RDPANzRQWpM9Q

David Gryn: Sound and Vision

In Alimantado, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film, keren cytter, Miami, Miami Beach, Uncategorized, Wilhelm Sasnal on 24/11/2016 at 11:50 am

Returning to curate the Art Basel Miami Beach Film program for a sixth year, David Gryn explains why music has inspired his choices, and how audiences can catch a glimpse of the ‘Best Dressed Chicken in Town’.

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Each year, as evening darkens the skies over Art Basel Miami Beach, visitors gather on the lawns of SoundScape Park to experience video works from some of the world’s most exciting artists. Sharing picnics, drinks, or simply being absorbed by art, they sit beneath the towering 7,000 square foot projection wall of the New World Center as it displays a program of films carefully chosen by curator David Gryn.

“My selections are quite instinctive,” says Gryn. “I am often attracted by artworks that affect me like music does; a thud in my chest, reverberations through my body, tingles down my neck and spine.” Fittingly then, music is the theme of this year’s program. “As [the New World Center is] a concert venue, music is inherent to the place we show the work and contextually it has a strong resonance. Asking galleries to submit films which engage with music in some way felt like a natural choice.”

Through this year’s theme, Gryn hopes to create a larger-than-life show to excite and engage the broadest possible audience. “Music is something universal. When you have dialogue in a certain language, you often exclude people outside it. Music, like art, crosses that divide – a sort of abstract language that has its own voice and says something about the human condition.”

Be enveloped by art

The program includes a set of 28 short films screened under the title Best Dressed Chicken in Town. “This was named after the 1970s reggae track by Doctor Alimantado, which has long inspired me. The idea behind it was to combine artworks using music and sound which, over the program’s two hour span, swell to a crescendo,” Gryn explains. And though he will not be drawn on a favorite this year (“I picked them, so they’re all my favorites!”), he singles out Terrorist of Love by Keren Cytter as being a film which never fails to make him smile, while Wilhelm Sasnal’s Kiss is “utterly wonderful.”

In addition to the screening of films, this year also heralds the third edition of Surround Sound, a specially commissioned program of sound works designed to take full advantage of SoundScape Park’s 160 speaker surround sound system. “I view my role as that of a facilitator. I aim to serve the artwork, the artist, and the gallery well by presenting pieces which will have the most resonance with the audience in the setting that we have.”

The communal act of experiencing art in this way is something special, says Gryn. “You get a sense of excitement, something you can palpably feel. You really do see an audience being enveloped by art. That’s what this platform achieves – and it encourages galleries, their artists, and a wider audience to take time with mediums that often don’t get much of a look in at events like this. There’s not another experience quite like it in the context of an art fair. Period.”

 

Taken from an Art Basel Interview https://www.artbasel.com/post/detail/2653

Film and Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 – Program

In ABMB, Art, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Fair, artists, Artprojx, Best Dressed Chicken in Town, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Film, Film and Video, Film Library, Miami, Miami Beach, New World Center, New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Uncategorized on 23/11/2016 at 10:18 am

 

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Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016. 

Curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions. 

Nov 30 – Dec 3. 

Soundscape Park, New World Symphony Center, Miami Beach.

Details:

Weds Nov 30

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town – a compilation of artworks. 

Tromarama, Psylocibin, 2010, 51ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Ana Mendieta, Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece), 1976, 2ʹ23ʺ; Lelong
Anri Sala, Mixed Behaviour, 2003, 8ʹ19ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Derrick Adams with Ramon Silva, My Jesus Piece, 2014, 2ʹ38ʺ; Rhona Hoffman.
Samson Young, The Coffee Cantata (Institute of Fictional Ethnomusicology), 2015, 6ʹ06ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Kudzanai Chiurai, Moyo, 2013, 5ʹ33ʺ; Goodman Gallery.
Edgardo Aragón, La encomienda, Perú, 2013, 4ʹ45ʺ; mor charpentier.
Luther Price, Singing Biscuits, 2006, 4ʹ; Callicoon.
Catharina van Eetvelde (with music by To Rococo Rot), Glu, 2007, 2ʹ28ʺ; Greta Meert.
Ara Peterson, Alsatian Darn, 2011, 4ʹ17ʺ; Ratio 3.
Matt Copson, Sob Story, 2016, 5ʹ; High Art.
Martin Creed, Work No. 2656 Understanding, 2016, 3ʹ11ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Jillian Mayer, I am Your Grandma, 2011, 1ʹ3ʺ; David Castillo.
Kovásznai György, Memory of the Summer of ‘74, 1974, 9ʹ15ʺ.
Tromarama, Serigala Militia, 2006, 4ʹ22ʺ; Edouard Malingue.
Kim Gordon, Proposal for a Dance, 2012, 12ʹ; 303 Gallery.
Li Shurui and Li Daiguo, The Shelter: All Fears Come from the Unknown Shimmering at the Edge of the World, 2012/2016, 3ʹ09ʺ; White Space Beijing.
Adam Shecter, Study for Satellites 4 (Train), 2016, 1ʹ52ʺ; 11R.
Brian Alfred, Chromacity, 2016, 4ʹ17ʺ; Ameringer McEnery Yohe.
Dashiell Manley, It and another other, 2015, 3ʹ33ʺ; Jessica Silverman.
Haroon Mirza, Adhãn, 2009, 4ʹ54ʺ; Lisson.
Zak Ové, A Land So Far, 2016, 6ʹ30ʺ; Vigo.
Cabelo, Itamambuca Dub, 2014, 4ʹ; Marilia Razuk.
Lena Daly, Trix, 2016, 5ʹ; Various Small Fires.
Nate Boyce, Repossesion Seqeunce II, 2016, 4ʹ30ʺ; Altman Siegel.
Tomislav Gotovac, Ella, 1966, 3ʹ25ʺ; Gregor Podnar.
Rodney Graham, A Little Thought, 2000, 3ʹ54ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Keren Cytter, Terrorist of Love, 2016, 3ʹ9ʺ; Nagel Draxler (A Free Downloadable Artwork commissioned by Daata Editions & Artspace)

10pm

Double Bill: Rita Ackermann and Christian Marclay

Rita Ackermann, Movement as Monument, 2011, 22ʹ30ʺ; Hauser & Wirth
Christian Marclay, Mixed Reviews (American Sign Language), 1999/2001, 30ʹ; Paula Cooper

Thurs Dec 1

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

New Parthenon: works by artists: Rashid Johnson, Ain Bailey/Sonia Boyce, Anna Grenman, Alex Prager, Penny Siopis.

Rashid Johnson, The New Black Yoga, 2011, 10ʹ57ʺ; Hauser & Wirth.
Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce, Oh Adelaide, 7ʹ10ʺ.
Anna Grenman, Irminsul, 2016, 5ʹ.
Alex Prager, La Grande Sortie, 2015, 10ʹ; Lehmann Maupin.
Penny Siopis, The New Parthenon, 2016, 15ʹ26ʺ; Stevenson.

Fri Dec 2 

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

Double Bill: Liliana Porter and Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar, Muxima, 2005, 36ʹ; Lelong, Goodman Gallery
Liliana Porter, Actualidades/Breaking News, 2016, 22ʹ47ʺ; Sicardi

Sat Dec 3

6pm

Surround Sound artworks in SoundScape Park. A compilation of sound works by Ain Bailey, Zoë Buckman, A.K. Burns, Jonathan Montague, Molly Palmer (supported by The Fountainhead Residency) and Susannah Stark. Soundcloud info

8pm

Best Dressed Chicken in Town. A compilation of artworks by Ana Mendieta, Anri Sala, Derrick Adams with Ramon Silvera, Samson Young, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edgardo Aragón, Luther Price, Catharina van Eetvelde, Ara Peterson, Matt Copson, Martin Creed, Jillian Mayer, György Kovásznai, Tromarama, Kim Gordon, Li Shurui & Li Daiguo, Adam Shecter, Brian Alfred, Dashiell Manley, Haroon Mirza, Zak Ové, Cabelo, Lena Daly, Nate Boyce, Tomislav Gotovac, Rodney Graham, Keren Cytter.

10pm

Love Songs – Four Films by Wilhelm Sasnal

Wilhelm Sasnal, Love Songs, 2005, 10ʹ02ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, Kiss, 2002–2003, 4ʹ51ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, Developing Tank, 2015, 14ʹ22ʺ; Anton Kern.
Wilhelm Sasnal, The River, 2005, 23ʹ10ʺ; Anton Kern.

Daily (Nov 30 – Dec 4)

Miami Beach Convention Center Film Library:

In addition to the outdoor program, visitors will be able to individually (touch) screen over 50 works by artists such as Stephen Dean, Edith Dekyndt, Maggie Lee, Gabriel Lester, Shelly Nadashi, Sophie Nys, João Vasco Paiva, Betye Saar, Jason Simon, Su-Mei Tse and Tuo Wang, as well as all the artist listed in the outdoor programs.

The Film Library is next to the Magazine area and opposite the Salon and Conversations auditorium.

Talks:

Tues Nov 29. 11am-12.30pm

Insights at New World Center: The Music in Film & Sound, Art Basel in Miami Beach
Featuring: David Gryn, Kathryn Mikesell, Molly Palmer and John Kieser
New World Center, SunTrust Pavilion. RSVP/Details & Tickets: www.nws.edu/insights

Sun Dec 4. 2-3pm

Artist Talk – Conversations and Salon: Art Basel’s 2016 program in Miami Beach Convention Center, programmed by Mari Spirito. 

The Artist as Composer
Molly Palmer, Artist, London; Susannah Stark, Artist, London; Kathryn Mikesell, Founder, The Fountainhead Residency and Studios, Miami; Rachel Mason, Artist, Los Angeles. Moderator: William J. Simmons, Lecturer in Art History, City College of New York, New York. With an introduction by David Gryn, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder of Daata Editions and Artprojx, London. Art Basel Press Release

Some More Links:

Art Basel Miami Beach

New World Symphony 

Time Out Miami

papermag MEGA guide

Art Basel Film Trailer

Fountainhead Residency

Molly Palmer

Daata Editions