Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist. Based in the United States, he has released over 80 recordings in the last two decades and toured all over the world. Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation and extended techniques, creating new sounds utilizing gongs, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the idiosyncratic bows and mallets he handcrafts in his workshop. He sculpts an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive sound form that defies genre.
HERE TO BE HEARD The Story of The Slits is a film about the world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.
"Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was a successful computer programmer for AT&T when he saw a printing press at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and stopped in his tracks. At age 40, he decided that his corporate life was over. He had found his calling, he says, as a printer and provocateur. He now runs a highly regarded letterpress poster shop in the town of Gordo, Alabama, and is a vibrant example of the revival of handmade crafts.
The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed.
SPACE is pleased to present, The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials, a new window installation by Portland-based artist, Justin Levesque. The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials responds to Levesque's participation in The Arctic Circle artist residency and is a product of an interdisciplinary practice.
SPACE is proud to raise artist Trevor Paglen’s flag, Weeping Angel as part of Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance project.
Building off December's Disco Forever program, join us for a conversation exploring the historical elements of hip-hop, its socio-political vibes and discontents, along with trends in contemporary practice.
Hip-Hop Heaven is in respect of the truths of black artists in response to police violence, gender violence, racism, American politics, religion, poverty and the hustle; as writer Alejandro Nava writes,