Miho Hatori & Bergsonist will perform “Coins,” a new audio/visual piece based on the currency of an imagined world, a hybrid consciousness trading system.
Under the guise Bergsonist (derived from Deleuze’s Bergsonism), Selwa Abd uses multiple mediums to investigate social resonance through divergent conceptual aesthetics (minimalism, techno, music concrete to name a few). Her practice utilizes her trained design sensibility to filter the objects of intuitive exploration, guided by an impulse to detach subjective meaning from found sonic fragments. Notions of identity, memory, social politics and the ambiguous long-term reliability/stability of our digital networks drive this process. She is the founder of the community resource Pick Up The Flow and hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio and a podcast featuring inspiring creatives from the PUTF community and beyond. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from The New School and has performed at Basilica Hudson, ISSUE Project Room, Fridman Gallery, Dartmouth College and Boston Museum Of Fine Arts to name a few. www.selwaabd.net
“The energy on this record sparks between machine-assisted creation and embodied urgency.” —Artforum, on Bergsonist’s 2022 album Fasting
Miho Hatori is an artist, music producer, and vocalist. She started her music career in a legendary NYC unit, Cibo Matto, in the mid-’90s, with a conceptual album. Since then, she has played, produced, and collaborated with numerous artists. After Cibo Matto, she began making more multimedia performances, using music and video installations. Miho is originally from Tokyo but has been working and living in NYC for too many years. www.mihohatori.com
“though her music continues to move forward, sampling and editing with the most modern means, it also remains rooted in the human experience.” —Popmatters, on Miho Hatori’s debut solo album Ecdysis
PETER BURR: THE CONTINUOUS MONUMENT (video installation) on view 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, NY. His practice often engages with tools of the video game industry in the form of immersive cinematic artworks. These pieces have been presented internationally by various institutions including Documenta 14, Athens; MoMA PS1, New York; and The Barbican Centre, London. Previously Burr worked under the alias Hooliganship and founded the video label Cartune Xprez through which he produced hundreds of live multimedia exhibitions and touring programs showcasing a multi- generational group of artists at the forefront of experimental animation. His practice has been recognized through grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital Grant, and a Sundance New Frontier Fellowship. www.peterburr.org
An infinitely scrolling landscape of construction and collapse, THE CONTINUOUS MONUMENT depicts a self-generating world of disassembled body parts as a site of spectacle. Tourists mingle, stare, and 2 idle within a landscape of scattered oversized limbs in candy-colored variety. The artwork employs a collection of algorithmic systems in the development of this tableaux including crowd simulation, building assembly, and music generation. What emerges is an endlessly expanding vertical landmark in constant limbo. The title pays homage to a 1969 artwork by the experimental architecture group SUPERSTUDIO. Their anti-architectural proposals used grid systems as a way to mediate space, often critiquing the dehumanizing tendencies of urban planning in the modern age.
The Continuous Monument is presented with generous technical support from ZeroSpace, a metaverse studio in Brooklyn. www.zerospace.co
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.