The Chemical Marriage, and affiliated entities, will be busy this summer:
July 13th: Art at the Secret Spot Show
July 27th: Dr. Isbell and the Daytripper at the Secret Spot Show
July 30th: Art at The Shrine for the solsctice celebration~Somerset, Ky
August 2nd: HOMETRON Show~ Collab with B.S.O.A.J.G., E.L.EW., and Cum Dads~Lexington
August 5th: First Friday Festival~Berea
August 13th: Sip’n’Stroke wine and art event at Boone Tavern
September 16th-18th: Cirque De Virgo~absolute crazy unleashed in full~Homegrown Hideaways
September 30th-October 2nd: Patchwork Music Festival~Nicholasville, Ky
…and then there is October 🙂
Chris Christy, Salvatore, and Jim Dandy at the most recent American Erotica show we put on in New Orleans. Kajuns Pub.
Two completely different events. The energy couldn’t be more opposite…
Redmons, July 17th
Centered, July 19th
Here’s handy dandy flyers…
What: Fringe Fest 2013
Where: New Orleans
What: Invocation of the Androgynous Muse
Chemical Marriage is excited to announce our inclusion to the 2013 Fringe Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope to take what we learned from Playthink Festival and kick it up a notch.
….a few notches to be exact. The performance is scheduled to last 10 hours a day for all five days of Fringe Fest. That’s 50 hours of painting…. 50 hours of you, the audience, animating an androgynous goblin using music. 50 hours of FRINGE!
We’ll be posting more update as the days collapse toward November, but for now check out the official Fringe Fest website and get yer read on…..http://www.nofringe.org/
We hope to see you there.
This was a pivotal work. It’s idea was beautifully simple…
Set up a stage.
Sit in the middle of the stage like a statue, shape-shifted into an androgynous goblin.
instruments are placed around the stage.
The Creature comes to life and paints if music is played.
When the music stops, the creature returns to middle, attaining stillness.
This lasted for 12 hours.
The melding of music with visual art is an age-old romance, but this was a rare occasion with diverse musicians present; the work was created in real-time; direct interface. The sound varied…the first person to play the animating music was a young boy, perhaps 5 or 6. And it went from there…
….ambient drone from metal drums, revolution songs, rock-a-billy blues….even a full brass marching band with accompanying hoop dancers. One of my particularly fond collabs was with the group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins , part of central Kentucky’s Concentric Drone Cult. Was able to entirely invest in the creature.
The physical demand was a challenge….
I eagerly accepted. Though my body disagreed quite a bit the next day. Totally worth it! This performance falls in line with an idea I’ve been flirting with of Endurance Art performances. An artist taking on a physical extremes in addition to producing a raw creativity. This is a budding idea that will present itself again in my work…hope you catch it.
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