25 06 2011

Michelangelo Pistoletto's show at the Serpentine




Michelangelo Pistoletto
12 July 2011 – 17 September 2011

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA


An exciting new exhibition by leading Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto opens this summer at the Serpentine Gallery. Winner of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2003, Pistoletto is acclaimed worldwide as a key figure in the development of conceptual art and as a founder of the influential Arte Povera movement.

For his exhibition at the Serpentine, titled The Mirror of Judgement, the artist has devised a labyrinth. This is a site-specific installation that returns to a form that Pistoletto often explores through his work, one which draws visitors through a maze of sculptures throughout the Serpentine Gallery. He describes the labyrinth as ‘a winding and unforeseeable road that leads us to the place of revelation, of knowledge.’

Pistoletto’s maze alters the viewers’ understanding of the architecture and makes each one a fundamental part of the work itself. Throughout his career, Pistoletto has worked as a theorist and activist using art to inspire and produce social change. In 2004 he announced the most recent phase of his work, the Third Paradise, an imagined new level of human civilization. The exhibition will include elements from the Third Paradise series and representations of four major religions; Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

Born in Biella, Italy, in 1933, Pistoletto began as a painter in the mid-1950′s and in the 1960′s received critical acclaim for his series of Mirror Paintings. These works broke down the traditional notions of figurative art by reflecting their surroundings and the viewer as a part of the image, linking art and life in an ever changing spectacle.

The exhibition at the Serpentine continues the artist’s exploration of participation. In the late 1960′s, Pistoletto established The Zoo, a workshop open to artists, filmmakers, intellectuals, poets and the public that focused on collaboration and performance. The projects he worked on with The Zoo were closely entwined with his individual studio practice, with both of these combining material form, pictorial space and theatrical gesture. This focus on participation developed in 1998 with the creation ofCittadellarte : Fondazione Pistoletto, a centre for the study and promotion of creativity of all kinds. This interdisciplinary approach is an intrinsic part of his goal to unite the diverse strands of human civilisation through art.

Also on view is the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011, designed by Peter Zumthor, 1 July – 16 October.

Michelangelo Pistoletto Labirinto e Grande Pozzo 1969–2008
Corrugated cardboard, mirror
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin
Photograph: Bertrand Huet
© 2011 Michelangelo Pistoletto
Michelangelo Pistoletto Labirinto e Megafoni 1969
Installation view at Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin
© 2011 Michelangelo Pistoletto
Michelangelo Pistoletto The Cubic Meter of Infinity in a Mirroring Cube 1966–2007
Mirror, neon lights, plaster
500 x 500 x 500 cm
Courtesy of Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin
Photograph: Oak Taylor-Smith
© 2011 Michelangelo Pistoletto

25 06 2011

David Grubbs in Paris July 2011



Dear friends:

Attached please find a flyer for the talk "Records Ruin the Landscape" that I will be giving at the University of Chicago Center in Paris on July 9 at 7:30pm.  This event is free and open to the public -- and it would be a pleasure to see you.  

The talk comes from the central chapter from Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording, a book that I’m currently finishing for Duke University Press.
The University of Chicago Center in Paris
6, rue Thomas Mann
75013 Paris, France
Telephone: 33 (0) 1 53 94 78
I will also be playing in Paris on July 8 in a trio with Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia at Les Voûtes (www.lesvoutes.org).  A flyer is attached for that as well.

All best,


23 06 2011

King Buzzo connect the dots



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Æthenor Liverpool 0611 review by Stool Pigeon



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17 06 2011

"The Phantom Carriage" to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD by Criterion Collection, including KTL original score




We are very pleased to announce that the score KTL created in 2007 for "The Phantom Carriage" will be included in an amazing restored version of the film being released by the incredible label Criterion Collection. This score was originally released on a DVD version byTartan UK, but the company folded soon after. Peter Rehberg and I have performed the score live at screenings of the film at Wien Modern (2009) and Bayerische Staatsoper (2009).

The Phantom Carriage
Victor Sjöström

Sweden / 1920
107 minutes
Black and White
Spine #579
SYNOPSIS: The last person to die on New Year’s Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death’s chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen), directed by the father of Swedish cinema, Victor Sjöström, about an alcoholic, abusive ne’er-do-well (Sjöström himself) who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, this extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

David Holm: Victor Sjöström
Mrs. Holm: Hilda Borgström
Georges: Tore Svennberg
Sister Edit: Astrid Holm
Edit's mother: Concordia Selander

Director: Victor Sjöström
Based on the novel by Selma Lagerlöf
Script: Victor Sjöström
Cinematography: Julius Jaenzon
Producer: Charles Magnusson
Art direction: Alexander Bakó and Axel Esbensen
• New digital transfer, restored in collaboration with the Archival Film Collections of the Swedish Film Institute
• Two scores, one by acclaimed Swedish composer Matti Bye and the other by the experimental duo KTL
• Audio commentary featuring film historian Casper Tybjerg
• Interview with Ingmar Bergman excerpted from the 1981 documentary Victor Sjöström: A Portrait, by Gösta Werner
• The Bergman Connection, an original visual essay by film historian and Bergman scholar Peter Cowie on The Phantom Carriage’s influence on Bergman
• Archival footage from 1919 of the construction of Räsunda Studios, where The Phantom Carriagewas filmed
• New and improved English subtitle translation
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Mayersberg
Release date: 27th September 2011
15 06 2011

Documentary on Han Bennink (1968)

Cheers to Voegtlin for this tip


A Dutch documentary from 1968 on Han Bennink, one of the pioneers of european free jazz and improvisation. "Unfortunately there are no subtitles and it's in Dutch."

14 06 2011

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar - yaman, ahir lalit


Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
(rudra vina)

01. yaman: alaap (61:51)
02. ahir lalit: alaap (22:15)

private recording, 1990
unknown venue


Thanks to ragavibrations.blogspot.com for originally posting this.

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