Sound + Vision: It Never Really Happened (Cont.) by Biba Bell
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Sound + Vision presents experiments in sound, video, and performance. Designed in collaboration with contemporary artists, each program provides multisensory experiences through the pairing of visual art and non-traditional media.
Sound + Vision presents a performance by artist Biba Bell, whose recent work addresses issues of labor, domesticity, and site-specificity through what she calls a "post-studio" choreographic practice. Inserting herself into a series of private, domestic spaces during a week-long residency at the VAC, she will gather experiences, scenes, materials, and repetitive actions, which will later be incorporated into a performance oscillating between polished and improvised movements. Electronic musician, composer, and sound designer Chad Mossholder will perform a live improvised soundtrack to accompany It Never Really Happened (Cont.), which was created in collaboration with Biba Bell and especially for the occasion of this edition of Sound + Vision.
Biba Bell is a choreographer, dancer, and writer based in Detroit and New York. She received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University. Bell is a founding member of MGM Grand (Modern Garage Movement), and her performance work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, Performa, The Kitchen, Judson Memorial Church, as well as in theaters, libraries, spas, garages, and homes. She is currently a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU, where she is writing her dissertation titled Dancing There: (un)Specifying Site and Performing Space and teaching a course on contemporary experimental choreography.
Chad Mossholder performs under his own name, and as part of the internationally acclaimed electronic duo, Twine. His sound designs and compositions have been featured in numerous films, collaborative art projects, video games, record releases, and live performances. As Twine, Mossholder has released records with labels such as the Bip-Hop (France), Hefty Records (Chicago) and the lauded experimental-pop platform known as Ghostly International (Ann Arbor). He recently completed work on a new album of material soon to be released under his own name.
Sound + Vision is presented in collaboration with The Church of the Friendly Ghost, an Austin-based organization dedicated to creative music, future-minded expressions, sound, new media art, and counter-culture arts community.