Moacir quickly reminds everyone to tune in to the “10001” Unveiling announcement on Friday, September 11, at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Find out more at: http://10001.undercurrent.nyc/unveiling
Adriana and Moacir review the second week of videos to the virtual collaboration “10001,” focusing on Team T, featuring Saddie Choua and Anna Bera, and Team I, with Kira Nova and Jonas Tarm. Saddie and Anna seem like a terrible fit as a team, but their eagerness to work around their differences is inspiring. In the meantime, Kira and Jonas take advantage of a rooftop in Manhattan to meet up. Adriana also talks about what she’s learning from editing team videos.
Follow “10001” at 10001.undercurrent.nyc.
Next, Adriana asks Moacir for more detail about Daniel Jodocy’s show, Soundboxgarden, which is open at Undercurrent until October 10, and they discuss about how to consider art that might look wrong or broken.
Adriana and Moacir discuss Daniel Jodocy’s upcoming show, Soundboxgarden, which opens on August 29 at Undercurrent, as the first show back onsite at 70 John Street in Brooklyn since quarantine began. Bring your PPE!
In the meantime, the collaborative online virtual project “10001” continues to grow at 10001.undercurrent.nyc.
Sorry for Adriana’s audio, but thank heavens for backup recordings!
Moacir introduces the six teams making up the collaborative virtual project “10001”:
He talks about how the various artists have a varying sense of belonging both to New York City and to their sponsor/home countries and wonders about how they’ll collaborate over the next few weeks to try and imagine a post-pandemic New York City.
“10001” will be growing during August at 10001.undercurrent.nyc.
Moacir also briefly mentions the upcoming Daniel Jodocy show at Undercurrent, Soundboxgarden
Adriana and Moacir preview the collaborative virtual project “10001,” featuring six two-person teams made up of European Union artists Anna Bera (Poland), Alex Camilleri (Malta), Mariella Cassar-Cordina (Malta), Saddie Choua (Flanders, Belgium), Nicola Ginzel (Austria), Justyna Górowska (Poland), Ada Van Hoorebeke (Flanders, Belgium), Ieva Mediodia (Lithuania), Luisa Muhr (Austria), Kira Nova (Lithuania), Jonas Tarm (Estonia), and Terttu Uibopuu (Estonia). “10001” will be growing during August at 10001.undercurrent.nyc.
Moacir also briefly mentions the previous online virtual project, “COVIDEO-19 NOTES.”
Jeanne Brasile moderates a conversation with artists Travis LeRoy Southworth, Gianluca Bianchino, Lorrie Fredette, and Shoshanna Weinberger. They discuss artists and their day jobs. Labor, both in and out of the studio, is a seldom discussed topic. The artists delved into how they negotiate the reality of balancing the space/time/work conundrum, and how these concerns inadvertently or intentionally shape their artistic practices.
Travis LeRoy Southworth discusses how one’s “day job” and artistic practice can be indelibly intertwined, and Moacir and Adriana ask about the underlying order of both the cosmos and cosmetics. Travis’s show, I Am a Portrait, opens on Friday, January 10, at 6pm.
Adriana recommends the show Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars, 1991 – 2011 at MoMA PS1.
Happy Holidays! Here’s a stocking stuffer for you all: a sampler mix of five musical acts that performed at Undercurrent in 2019. Enjoy and we hope you attend the next concert in person!
4. “Šypsena.” Written and performed by Migloko. Recorded on October 10, 2019.
6. “Father’s Day.” Performed by Scott Rudd. Recorded on November 23, 2019.
7. “Playing with My Heart.” Performed by Scott Rudd. Recorded on November 23, 2019.
9. “Title TK 2.” Performed by Dalius Naujokaitis-Naujo and Panagiotis Mavridis with Moacir P. de Sá Pereira. Recorded on November 23, 2019.
Amazing cover art by Adriana Furlong
Podcast by Adriana Furlong and Moacir P. de Sá Pereira.
During the giving season, please consider donating to Undercurrent.
Undercurrent Co-Director and curator of the group show After Light Daina Mattis joins Moacir and Adriana to talk about curation and its relationship with artistic practice. An artist and educator herself, Mattis approaches the art world from many perspectives.
Additionally, we have a bonus mini-interview from October between Moacir and Ashley Jonas, discussing curation and vulnerability.
Adriana recommends Richard McDonough’s show An Anniversary at Gymnasium.
Moacir recommends Nick Drnaso’s graphic novel Beverly, published by Drawn and Quarterly.
During the giving season, please consider donating to Undercurrent.
Jennifer Slavin Harris drops by Undercurrent Studios to discuss assemblage and the Optimistic Post-Apocalyptic with Adriana and Moacir.
Be sure to come to the opening of Jennifer’s show at Undercurrent, The (missing) Piece, on Thursday November 21 at 6pm. Then, come on by on November 23 at 7pm, pay a suggested $8 donation, and enjoy a concert double-header with lo-fi musician Scott Rudd and the droning soundscapes of Dalius Naujokaitis-Naujo and Panagiotis Mavridis.
Adriana recommends seeing the Material Girls’ show My Shell Makes Itself at the 5-50 Gallery in Long Island City.
Moacir recommends the Guggenheim audio tour from 99% Invisible, “Audio Guide to the Imperfections of a Perfect Masterpiece.”
Migloko, a singer-songwriter from Lithuania, performed at Undercurrent on October 10. The evening before, she gave us an interview. The interview precedes three songs from the concert, “I Know It,” “Come to Me,” and “Skumba Tarška.”
You have until November 9 to see the After Light group show at Undercurrent. The next show, Jennifer Slavin Harris’s The (missing) Piece, opens on November 21. On November 23, Undercurrent will host a musical double-header with lo-fi singer-songwriter Scott Rudd and the duo of Dalius Naujokaitis-Naujo and Panagiotis Mavridis.
* Undercurrent: https://www.undercurrent70.org/
* Migloko: https://www.facebook.com/migloko
* Jennifer Slavin Harris: https://www.jenniferslavinharris.com/
* Scott Rudd: https://scottruddmusic.com
* Dalius Naujokaitis-Naujo: https://www.mic.lt/en/database/jazz/composers-artists/naujokaitis/
* Panagiotis Mavridis: https://www.panagiotismavridis.com/
Cover photo by Laura Zaveckaite.
Undercurrent’s first group show is After Light, curated by Undercurrent Co-Director Daina Mattis. The show features works by five artists, Michael Villarreal, Megan Stroech, Ashley Jonas, Saar Shemesh, and Elisabeth Roth.
The show closes November 9.
This episode was narrated by Undercurrent’s Adriana Furlong.
Artist Rodney Dickson speaks with Undercurrent’s Adriana Furlong about his show, Rodney Dickson Paintings, 2009–2019, which opens Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 6pm at Undercurrent, 70 John St., Brooklyn.
The show presents three different aspects of Dickson’s creative interests. The large paintings (8ft x 5ft) are paired with smaller works (2ft x 2ft) as well as 22 of the artist’s sketchbooks and the immense installation or painting or sculpture Shanty Town, never before exhibited.
The show closes on Sept. 28.
01:02 Conversation about Dickson with Adriana Furlong
05:05 Conversation with Dickson begins about Northern Ireland and violence
07:53 Digging into the past via Dickson’s work
09:51 Spirituality and Buddhism
11:30 Change and flux
13:03 When is a painting finished?
16:55 Shanty Town
20:27 Courage and painting
22:30 Motorbikes, thrillseeking, and the danger of painting
24:30 Rituals before painting
26:00 Timing of painting
27:53 Closing remarks and outro
During the conversation, Carl discusses the personal nature of the works, how they foreground the act of seeing, and how “Last House” in particular addresses the loss brought about by American deindustrialization.
Carl references David Schalliol’s “Telescope Houses of Buffalo, New York (2013–Present).”