This Week! Friday! FREE EVENT! Friday, Jan 20th, 8 pm 1665 Norman St Ridgewood, NY 11385 Outpost Artists Resources – SeeThru Event Series featuring a video screening of Aldo Tambellini and Otto Piene’s “Black Gate Cologne” as well as musical performances by Aki Onda and Hahn Rowe
«Black Gate Cologne» ‘Black Gate Cologne’ is often cited as the first television programme made by artists. It was a live event involving films, light objects and the participation of the studio audience. A comparable event took place in New York in 1967, the inter-media piece ‘Black Gate Theater’, which was now expanded by the possibilities of the new ‘Electronic Studio’ of WDR television, whose electronic video mixing facilities could now be creatively deployed for the first time. The close co-operation between artists and TV crew created a synthesis of live atmosphere, Light Art, experimental film and electronic image aesthetics.
Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and visual artist. Onda was born in Japan and currently resides in New York. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda shows slide projections of still photo images, shot by himself, as a performance or installation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Paul Clipson, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, MV Carbon, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, Lionel Marchetti, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld.
Hahn Rowe is an internationally renowned violinist, guitarist, composer, and record producer involved in a wide-range of projects. Originally a violinist and guitarist with New York City dream-poppers Hugo Largo, Rowe became a session player in the New York scene.As a musician, he has played on Glenn Branca’s Symphony No. 5 and songs by J. G. Thirlwell (as Foetus, Steroid Maximus and Wiseblood), Swans, R.E.M., and Moby. Behind the boards, he engineered recordings for Branca, Thirlwell, Antony and the Johnsons, and David Byrne. Rowe also composes music for other media, including film and dance, the latter via long-standing collaborations with choreographer Meg Stuart. Rowe is also a film music composer who is responsible for, among other work, the original music for Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven.