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Artprojx presents The Artist Sound of Film – David Gryn and DJ Max Reinhardt in a Moscow style

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cory Arcangel, David Gryn, Film, Max Reinhardt., Moscow, Museum Night, Nick Abrahams on 13/05/2014 at 5:03 pm
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Still: Dara Birnbaum ‘Arabesque’ 2012

 

Artprojx presents 
The Miami Film Selections
Artist Sound of Film 

curated by David Gryn

sounds by DJ Max Reinhardt

Moscow 17 May 2014

www.museumnight.org

Artists:

Nick Abrahams, Cory Arcangel, Dara Birnbaum, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Creed, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Leo Gabin, Theaster Gates, William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Lina Lapelyte, Ryan MacGinley, Ari Marcopoulos, Takeshi Murata, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Nicola Thomas

 

The films selected are highlights of works that were originally selected and curated by David Gryn for the Film programme at Art Basel in Miami Beach over the last 4 years. The films were all played on the New World Symphony Center’s screening wall in Soundscape Park during the annual art fair.

 

These works all engage with music, rhythm and sound and remain resonant from their initial playing. They all have a power that is far beyond just the work, one that creates lingering memory with the viewer long after the work has been seen and finished. The selection of these was driven by their sound, engagement and that the language needed to digest these works is that of audio-visual. These works reflect on the current trends and modes of communication such as Youtube, TV, animation, gaming, social media and used to create new images, sounds and unexpected connections.

 

 

Nick Abrahams – ekki mukk, 2012, 10’30”
Cory Arcangel – Paganini Caprice No.5, 2011, 3’41”
Dara Birnbaum – Arabesque, 2011/2013, 6’37”
Pierre Bismuth – Following Elvis Presley’s Hands in Jailhouse Rock, 2011, 3’12”
Martin Creed – Work No. 1700, 2013
Nathalie Djurberg with Hans Berg – I wasn’t made to play the son, 2011, 6’27”
Kota Ezawa – Beatles Über California, 2010, 2’03”
Dara Friedman – RITE 2012
Leo Gabin – Stackin, 2010, 2’38”
Rashaad Newsome – The Conductor, 2005/2010, 6’18”
Theaster Gates – Breathing, 2010, 6’58”
William Kentridge with Philip Miller, Tango for Page Turning, 2013, 2’48”
Lina Lapelyte: Candy Shop (special Moscow version), 2014
Ari Marcopoulous – Detroit, 2010, 7’32”
Ryan McGinley – Varúð, 2012, 8′
Takeshi Murata – OM Rider, 2013, 11’39”
Laurel Nakadate – 51/50, 2009, 3’09”
Nicola Thomas – Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55″

 

DJ Max Reinhardt will be playing a live set of World Music, Russian sounds, Artists Music and Sounds and reflecting on soundscapes he created for the Art Basel in Miami Beach Film programme in 2013. Max is a DJ on BBC Radio 3’s The Late Junction. David Gryn and Max Reinhardt are launching Artprojx Radio in 2015.

 

Artprojx, founded and directed by David Gryn, screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image and sound, working with leading contemporary art galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide.

 

For more information on this project contact:
David Gryn, Artprojx david@artprojx.com +447711127848
http://www.artprojx.com https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

 

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the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things – Verbier 27-28 July

In Art, Artprojx, David Gryn, Kiki Thompson, Kota Ezawa, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Paul Gladstone Reid, Paul Goodwin, Verbier, Video on 22/07/2013 at 10:36 am
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Kota Ezawa. Still from City of Nature

Artprojx presents

the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27-28 July 2013. Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme.

Artists: Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.

The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things is a reflection on the place of this screening and how an audience engages with it’s own reflection. A programme of mountain, snow, ice, the outsider and mutation inspired and related films.

Artists and works:

Darren Almond – Arctic pull  (courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling, White Cube, London)

Sanford Biggers – Shuffle (courtesy the artist and Michael Klein Arts, New York)

Janet Biggs – In the Cold Edge (courtesy of the artist, CONNERSMITH, Washington D.C. and Winkleman Gallery, New York)

Ulu Braun – VERTIKALE (courtesy the artist and YoungProjects, Los Angeles)

Louise Camrass – On becoming a mother (courtesy the artist)

Eli Cortiñas – Fin (courtesy the artist and Rokeby Gallery, London)

Shezad Dawood – A Mystery Play (courtesy of the artist and Paradise Row, London)

Kota Ezawa – City of Nature  (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo)

Clare Langan – The Floating World (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo)

Melanie Manchot – Leap after The Great Ecstasy / Perfect Mountain (courtesy the artist and Galerie m Bochum)

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky  – Of water and ice (courtesy the artist)

Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant – Nightmoves (courtesy the artist and Salon 94)

Mariele Neudecker – Winterreise (A Winter’s Journey) – song 24 (courtesy the artist)

Johanna Reich – Black Hole (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers and blinkvideo)

Jaan Toomik – Father and Son (courtesy the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Estonia)

Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid – Luminescence: Origins’ Part 1 (courtesy the artists)

27/28 July – screening on the big outdoor screen at Place Médran 5:30 to 6:15pm.

28 July – screening at the Médran conference room (follow Festival signs), free entry 2 to 3:30pm.

27 July. Panel Discussion, ‘Mutations’: Moderator: Paul Goodwin (UK), Verbier 3-D curator • Sanford Biggers (US) (installation, video, sculptor) • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US) (artist in residence at Metropolitan Museum of Art) • David Gryn (UK) (film curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach and other Artprojx projects worldwide) • Kiki Thompson (CH) (sculptor and co-founder Verbier 3-D) at 3:30pm at Caisses Médran by the lift station, free entry.

27 July. Mutations: Live music and multimedia collaboration. Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid with Crista Kende, violist with artists’ film selected by David Gryn at Pub Mont Fort 10pm to closing, free entry. Located behind Médran just off of the Rue de Ransou.

Many thanks to Andy Moss at Spike Island for compiling the films into one format.

Artprojx screening at Ikon Gallery – The Voice and the Lens

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, IKON, Ikon Gallery, Kota Ezawa, Martha Rosler, Mel Brimfield, Rashaad Newsome, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Terry Smith, Video Art on 09/11/2012 at 1:13 pm

Artprojx presents a selection of artists’ films and videos 

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The Voice and The Lens at Ikon Gallery

Featuring: 

David Blandy

Mel Brimfield

Kota Ezawa

Dara Friedman

Rashaad Newsome

Martha Rosler

Terry Smith

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The Voice and the Lens: Part I 

at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Friday 9 November, 7-9.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Tickets £6 / £4 students & unemployed

Weekend pass £10.50 / £6.50 students & unemployed

To book visit www.bookwhen.com/ikongallery

See the full programme: http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/711/autumn_almanac_the_voice_and_t/

Forthcoming projects – coming very soon: 

David Gryn / Artprojx curates for MOCAtv. The Poetics of Anxiety and Melancholia. Artists: Meredith Danluck, Jesper Just, Kerry Tribe, Matthew Stone, Nick Abrahams, Stuart Croft, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad, Shoja Azari, Jumana Manna, Hans op de Beeck, Nicholas Provost, Susanna Wallinhttp://www.youtube.com/user/MOCATV

David Gryn / Artprojx curates Art Video for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Dec. Artists inc: Tim Davis, Adam Shecter, Ryan McGinley, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nick Abrahams, Ari Marcopoulous, Julieta Aranda, Melanie Smith, Sam Samore, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Julika Rudelius, Theaster Gates, Yoshua Okon, Jordan Wolfson, Mauricio Lupini, David Adamo, Jesper Just, Jack Early, Takeshi Murata, Terence Gower, Sefer Memişoğlu, Michael Sailstorfer, Gigi Scaria, Guy Ben-Ner, Cao Fei, Mircea Cantor, Andrea Bowers, Rashaad Newsome, Daniel Arsham, Drew Heitzler & Sam Sharit, Josiah McElheny, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Pedro Reyes, Rubén Ortiz Torres & Emmanuel Lubezki, Michael Portnoy, David Zink Yi, Chen Xiaoyun, Hu Xiangqian, Pierre Bismuth, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Nate Boyce, Evandro Machado, William Kentridge, Adam Shecter, Ana Prvacki, Amar Kanwar, Robin Rhode, Marie Bovo, Hans Schabus, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jumana Manna. 

Programme details: http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/global/show_document.asp?id=aaaaaaaaaaaznjk

http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/go/id/eoe/

http://www.artprojx.com/Art_Video_2012_ArtBaselMiamiBeach.html

David Gryn, Director & Founder of Artprojx screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image projects, working with leading international contemporary art galleries, online platforms, art fairs, institutes and artists.

Artprojx projects have included: Art Basel Miami Beach, MOCAtv, Gagosian, White Cube, Sadie Coles HQ, Lisson Gallery, The Modern Institute, Whitney Museum, Tate Britain, ICA, Frieze Art Fair and artists have included: Christian Marclay, Dara Friedman, Santiago Sierra, Mark Wallinger, Christian Jankowski, Tracey Emin, Susan Hiller, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller, Wilhelm Sasnal, William Eggleston, Natalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Luke Fowler. www.artprojx.com

Artprojx screening at The Voice and the Lens – Ikon Gallery 9 Nov

In Artprojx, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, David Gryn, IKON, Kota Ezawa, Rashaad Newsome, Terry Smith on 23/10/2012 at 9:33 am

Dara Friedman, Musical 2008 (courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown enterprise)

David Gryn / Artprojx programmes an evening of artists’ films and videos. Featuring artists: David Blandy, Mel Brimfield, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Rashaad Newsome, Martha Rosler, Terry Smith

at

The Voice and the Lens: Part I 

at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Friday 9 November, 7-9.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Tickets £6 / £4 students & unemployed

Weekend pass £10.50 / £6.50 students & unemployed

To book visit www.bookwhen.com/ikongallery

http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/711/autumn_almanac_the_voice_and_t/

Performances and screenings

Second Floor Galleries

Adam de la Cour performs his interpretation of Kurt Schwitters’ seminal text performance piece, Ursonate, with Neil Luck, alongside his own performance pieces reimagining Al Jolson (La Nosloj), and I-Paine, a violent reading of Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man featuring martial arts…

Adam also performs Live Adult Chat, his new work with Bruce McLean, created especially for The Voice and the Lens (see Exhibition for details of Drumstick, the film counterpart to this performance).

Amy Cunningham performs Oracle, created for The Voice and the Lens (see Exhibition for details).

Neil Luck & Fiona Bevan present a new collaborative work incorporating Luck’s trademark post-symbolist foley and Bevan’s penetrating feminist subtexts. Their interrogation of recorded media takes the form of juxtaposed scenes drawing influences from Grand Opera to Soap Opera.

“Spine-tingling. Fiona Bevan completely transported me” Alex James, Blur

“Soulful and eccentric” Guardian

Dante Rendle Traynor performs a new work, building on his highly theatrical alter egos, together with his film something for everyone.

Luke Deane presents a performance of luke and luke like to look and listen (see details of the film in the Exhibition).

Sepideh Saii – Behind The Scene (2010)

This film features footage from La Vie en Rose, the Hollywood portrait of Edith Piaf. A young woman is seen intently watching and listening to ‘Piaf’ being called from her dressing room to perform on stage. When ‘Piaf’ finally exits her dressing room, so does our heroine, masking Piaf both visually and in audio by singing her own estranged tune.

Stella Capes – Knights Move Thinking (2009)

Shot with a single take, Knights Move Thinking sets up a struggle between performer and voice to construct an image for camera. A voiceover recites fragments from theatre scene-settings, whilst a ‘stagehand’ builds an abstract composition challenging what’s being described. The fixed camera endeavours to capture the unfolding composition, which is constructed in almost complete darkness.

Ed Atkins Delivery To The Following Recipient Failed Permanently (2011)

“Depth, both physical and emotional, is phony here: the back of a head as the most opaque, resistant thing I can think of; smoke as an explication of a particularly morbid kind of speech, like barium quaffed before an x-ray to illuminate those darkened paths inside you; words that seem caring– but which are in fact exploitative tropes conveyed with a cool impunity to anyone who’ll listen. Music! – especially for you.

Samuel Beckett – Not I (1972) 

Not I features a spot-lit mouth in an otherwise dark space, focusing on an actress’s mouth. The mouth utters at a ferocious pace a logorrhoea of fragmented, jumbled sentences which obliquely tells the story of a woman who appears to have suffered an unspecified traumatic experience. This performance, featuring Julianne Moore and directed by Neil Jordan, was made for the Beckett on Film project.

Anri Sala – Answer Me (2008)

Filmed in the abandoned dome of a Buckminster Fuller-designed surveillance station, the dome’s distinctive echo, triggered in the film by a man playing the drums in the large, empty space, drowns out all of the dialogue spoken by the female character, with the exception of the words that give the film its title.

Elsewhere in the galleries:

Simon Lewandowski demonstrates and performs with his automatic voice machines.

ARTPROJX Screenings 

www.artprojx.com

Events Room, 7-9.30pm

Artprojx programmes a night of artists’ films and videos.

Featuring artists: David Blandy, Mel Brimfield, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Rashaad Newsome, Martha Rosler, Terry Smith

Director David Gryn writes:

‘Sound marshals my seeing and music dictates much of my moving image tastes. Quoting Bill Viola: “ .. sound … goes around corners, through walls, is sensed simultaneously 360 degrees around the observer and even penetrates the body …” All the artists that I have selected have taken the voice and made me want to watch their films and videos over and over again.’

ARTPROJX is a leading brand that screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image and other art projects, working with leading international contemporary art galleries, art fairs, institutes and artists. Forthcoming project Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

David Blandy – White and Black Minstrel Show (2007), From The Underground (2001), I Am (2003-04), Sons of Slaves (2006), and Secrets and Lies (2002)

Blandy’s work deals with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and reality in everyday life. Either as a white man mouthing the words to the underground soul classic “Is it because I’m black” in White and Black Minstrel Show (2007), or discovering his father courtesy of Star Wars in I Am (2003), Blandy is searching for his cultural position in the world.

Rashaad Newsome – Shade Compositions (2009)

Newsome’s Shade Compositions takes up the body language and voice of certain women of colour — wondering how a seemingly sassy street expression extends across the globe as an open vernacular.

Mel Brimfield – He Hit Me…And It Felt Like A Kiss (2011)

Singer Gwyneth Herbert performs a reworked version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memories as a half-carved sculpture emerging from a block of marble, but wistfully regretting her abandonment by the sculptor having been relegated to storage when he became interested in abstraction.

Kota Ezawa – Beatles Über California (2010)

Ezawa’s mash up blends an animation of The Beatles’ 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Dead Kennedy’s ‘California Über Alles’.

Dara Friedman – Musical (2007/08)

For three weeks Friedman invited ordinary New Yorkers to burst into song on street corners, in coffee shops, museums and train stations. Friedman’s film collates those discrete happenings, creating a sprawling American musical that is by turns uproariously funny and devastatingly sad.

Martha Rosler – If it’s too bad to be true it could be disinformation(1985)

Rosler’s video uses a partially demagnetised videotape to engage problems of reading popular news media. This video presents news coverage of US conflicts in Latin America during the early 80s, which various media techniques for vilification, obscuring fact with allegation, propagating an illusion of truth.

Terry Smith – Unsung (2012)

Unsung is an homage to Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham, inspired by their performance at Dartington in 1964. It features vocalist Linda Hirst, who has worked with Cage, Berio, the Michael Nyman Band, Royal Opera House and many more.

DAVID GRYN / ARTPROJX

+447711127848

david@artprojx.com

http://www.artprojx.com

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

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