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Victoria Stanton and Christian Richer: When Parts of You Are Still Arriving

Open Source Gallery
255 17th street, 718-877-5712
Brooklyn Misc.
October 10 - October 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, October 10, 7 - 10 PM
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Victoria Stanton and Christian Richer will present a live performance of their current work-in-progress. Blending their two distinct, yet complimentary practices, this piece will be an inquiry into collaborative audio-visual and intertextual explorations.

With a background in narrative, relational, infiltrating, and visual performance, Stanton has lately been examining comprehensive states of “performative consciousness,” investing a “performative” presence within multiple spaces / times. Using video montages of taped public interpolations, within a live setting, she has been layering recorded and live performance to produce a composite presence – fractured, whole, congruent, in transition; at times obscured but nevertheless felt.

An emerging electro-acoustic composer and tape-deck performer, Richer combines analogue and digital technologies, building and deconstructing sound loops for audio recordings and live presentations. With field recordings from both urban and rural settings, he takes the seemingly mundane and transforms it into architecturally responsive, multi-textured environments, creating atmospheric (and at times unsettling) spaces with, and through, sound.
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