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Mar 4, 2014 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Experimental musicians and Art into Music artists Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier have invited a roster of artist/musicians including Byron Westbrook and Rose Kallal to present an evening that blurs the boundaries of art event, music show and social experience. The artists will investigate the connections of recording and playback methods through music and sound. The communal evening of live performance will be given permanence through special objects that the viewer will take away and that will also be exhibited in the Art Into Music exhibition.

Kurosaki and Pelletier work within the structure of musical performances and are interested in exploring the participatory nature of music after an event. They see the recorded soundtrack as a document that encourages a relationship to the music which is malleable and personal. "The listener creates their own experience by choosing when and where, and by what circumstances they listen to the music. Thus, the listener develops an ownership over the music; it becomes 'their' music" say the artists. Into the Loop is an evening of a live performances with Byron Westbrook and Rose Kallal that follows in a lineage created by the experimental music and 'scores' of John Cage, the art rock performances of Laurie Anderson, ambient compositions of Brian Eno, and the guerrilla performance of noise acts such as Lightning Bolt. This unique, time based, live experience will be documented through a screen-printed ticket, object momento, and recording of the soundtrack, and will be given out to each attendee as well as installed in the gallery.

BRIC’s Stoop Series illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances and presentations, framed by dynamic conversations with some of the city’s most innovative artists, thinkers, and tastemakers.  Programs will explore the performing arts, film, media, visual arts, spoken word, and other creative fields.  Engage with of the most innovative artistic voices in Brooklyn's ever-expanding cultural scene on the monumental interior stoop of BRIC House, Brooklyn's new home for the arts in downtown Brooklyn.  Free, on most Tuesday nights.

 About the Artists:

Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier are a collaborative duo based in Brooklyn, New York. They create multi-layered narrative projects using sculpture, video, music and performance. They met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and have been working together since 2006. Kurosaki and Pelletier have recently exhibited and performed at Vox Populi, PA; Space Gallery, ME, Wave Hill Gardens, NY; Abrons Arts Center, NY; Flux Factory, NY; Dumbo Arts Festival, NY; a 2010 European and Scandic performance tour; among others. They have held residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Painting Space 122; and Sculpture Space.

Byron Westbrook is an artist and composer working with the dynamic quality of physical space through site-specific installations and unique listening formats to activate architecture and community. He has presented work at Clocktower Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Diapason Gallery, LMAK Projects, ExitArt (NYC), ICA London, Human Resources (Los Angeles), The LAB (San Francisco), VIVO MediaArtCenter (Vancouver), O' (Milan). He has been an artist in residence at Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project, Diapason Gallery, Hotel Pupik, and Institute of Intermedia. He has releases with Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records. He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College and lives and works in Brooklyn NY.

Rose Kallal is a NYC based 16mm film and sound artist. Her performances combine multiple 16mm film loop projections with repeating patterns, geometic forms and animations along with live sound using modular synthesizer. Her installations and performances have been presented internationally at venues and galleries such as Participant Inc (NYC), Ramiken Crucible (NYC), MoMA PS1 (Queens NY), Empac (Troy NY), Contemporary Museum of Art Bologna (Italy), Spike Island Art Center (Bristol UK), The Hidden Noise (Glasgow UK), festivals include Sonic Acts (Amsterdam NL), Performa (NYC). Her music has been released on UK experimental electronics label We Can Elude Control. 


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