Thursday, January 31, 2013
SHOWPAPER presents a series of events at Roulette celebrating the newspaper’s guest curators and participating artists’ work, in newsprint as well as their explorations in the mediums of sound and video. Musical performances will be paired with projections and artist talks to help showcase the multiple dimensions of each of these works and their surrounding communities.
This first event celebrates a series of SHOWPAPER that is curated and hosted by Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman and will include a performance from their group Extreme Animals and Title TK (Howie Chen, Cory Arcangel and Alan Licht).
Extreme Animals (Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman) performances are hilarious, high energy electronic romps, accompanied by re-appropriated and original video works. The duo’s works range from absurd inspirational lectures to musings on contemporary internet culture to introspective meditations on metal guitar shredding technique, all couched within a lo-fi, intentionally awkward ‘performance art’ aesthetic.
Title TK (Howie Chen, Cory Arcangel and Alan Licht) is a banter-prone band that has been described as ‘a cross between David Antin and Spinal Tap.’
Showpaper is a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages & DIY show in the NYC / tri-state area. We spread the word about shows that would otherwise slip under the radar, and about the all-ages scene in general. Each issue also features a full color piece of art by a contemporary artist.