February 2, 2007
- March 5, 2007
Black & White Gallery
483 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Gallery hours: Fri - Mon, Noon - 6 p.m.
Frequencies is artist Jordon Schranz's curatorial debut, which
was inspired by the culmination of experiences and people encountered
during five years of touring and performing within the avant-rock and
free-jazz scenes. He owes much to his partnership with artist/musician
Marie Evelyn, and to Steve Trimboli of Goodbye Blue Monday -- who have
helped greatly in the conceptualization and creation of this show.
Frequencies is an experiential and holistic exhibition which
captures facets of the DIY community and extends outside the physical
bounds of the gallery -- referencing both "public art" and "life
as art" movements. It questions the artist-viewer vs. musician-audience
relationships, and thus the cognitive division between visual art and
music, gallery and rock venue. The gallery interior will be visually and
functionally converted into an experimental music space; and over twenty
performances will take place within and outside the gallery throughout
the month, further blurring the division between staged performance and
living art. These additional venues -- including Goodbye Blue Monday,
Cake Shop, Glasslands, free103point9 Project Space, The Tank @ Collective:Unconscious,
The Tooth, and Raven's Den -- will serve both as galleries and as concrete
manifestations of the intangible music community.
...These are the artists -- they're in bands, performing and recording
their own music. They run their own labels with a focused aesthetic not
based on a throw-away capitalist society. They fashion their cover art
in celebration of the unique, handmade object. They run clubs, venues,
and performance spaces, cultivating audiences peripheral to the corporate-run
industry. They play music that lies outside the perimeter, expanding and
challenging notions of sound, composition, and performance. They make
videos, curate and promote concerts, and run independent radio stations.
They create the clothes and the posters. They build the stage. They make
Frequencies is about connectedness -- a scene, a community.