Ad Hoc recap & Kid’s video from a talk I organized the other day for my dayjob / lifejob.
New York City
Man Forever is Kid Millions is John Colpitts — a founding member of Oneida, touring member of Spiritualized and one of the most omnipresent percussive forces in NYC. Under the Man Forever handle, Kid crafts intricate walls of pure percussion — long, rhythmic explorations that swell and pulse in a well-crafted cacophony.
Man Forever’s new record Ryonen — recorded with contemporary classical ensemble So Percussion — drops today on Thrill Jockey, and he’s passed along this video to give us a brief glimpse into some of his more, well, challenging explorations. We’ll be celebrating the new record every Tuesday this month, with Man Forever-related friends and family spinning records in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York.
Our friends at Ad Hoc stopped by a couple weeks ago, sitting down to discuss the new record with Kid Millions and So Percussion — you can take a look at the interview over at their site.
Man Forever dominates the eastern half of these United States from now through the end of June.
Ace x Rhizome: Internet Aware (opens 04.09.14)
Selections from Rhizome.org
Opening reception April 9th, 7-9pm
The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
Internet Aware is an overview of artistic practices that engage with technology after the Internet. The exhibition features four contemporary artists drawn from the archives of Rhizome, an Internet-based organization that supports art engaged with technology.
Featuring works by Clement Valla, Joe Hamilton, Sara Ludy and Rafaël Rozendaal, the exhibition is part of a month-long residency at Ace Hotel on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Rhizome’s Seven on Seven series. Seven on Seven pairs artists with luminary technologists to make something new in just one day.
Ace Hotel New York — who also celebrate their 5th year this May — are proud to be the official hotel partner to Rhizome for Seven on Seven. Catch Rhizome-curated DJs in the lobby of Ace Hotel every Saturday night in April, too.
The Rhizome DJ residency schedule:
April 5: Maria Minerva
April 12: Colin Self
April 19: Michael Bell-Smith and Sara Magenheimer
April 26: Rhizome Friends & Family (i.e. us, Rhizome staff)
Gumsmell (shelf test), 2014
Interview for The Outlet (Electric Literature)
"The afternoon of Saturday, March 7th, I was walking down Broadway along the division between Bed-Stuy and Bushwick when I saw books on display in a gallery. To be more precise, I saw the same title shelved over and over. I walked into “Used Books,” an exhibition by Ben Sisto, curated by Joshua Caleb Weibley … I emailed Sisto to find out more about the exhibition, which runs through March 16th at Scott Goodman’s Good Work Gallery (1100 Broadway, Brooklyn), and about his take on books as objects.” - Josh Milberg
Read the full interview on Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet.
Went to the flea market at Knockdown Center; one vendor had these 26 dice in a small tray; I bought them all and then went out for some Bánh mì. After, I met up with Denise at her studio. There were exactly enough dice, and with the right letters, for us to make this dice game.
Gameplay: $1 per roll. Roll “Kupferschmidt” and you win the dice. No refunds.
Some photos from Used Books, more on Flickr.
Spirit of ‘76 (What I’m Trying to Say)
Web crawl, choreography (feat. SR Palm)
For Parallelograms, 2014
Click here to view on Parallelograms.info
Ben Sisto: Used Books
March 7 - 16, 2014
Opening reception: Friday March 7, 2014 7 - 10 PM
Opening hours: Sat March 8, Sun March 9, Sat March 15, Sun March 16, 2014. 10 AM - 6 PM
Good Work Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Ben Sisto.
Taking nods from Conceptualism, and with a fondness for free culture and secondary markets, Ben Sisto’s work cuts —sometimes literally— through years of canonical figures from art history up to the present. The punningly descriptive title Used Books explains both the collected works’ methodology and sources: all materials on display have been purchased second-hand via online retailers (Albris, Abe Books, etc) and local shops (The Strand, Book Thug Nation, Spoonbill & Sugartown, etc).
More info at the Good Work Gallery page
Good Work Gallery
1100 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
March 8, 9, 15, 16, 12 - 6 PM
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寶貝城堡: ART VIDEO GAMES IN CHINA
A month-long pop-up arcade curated by Bryan Ma for Babycastles
Presented by Ace Hotel New York with support from The Armory Show
The gallery at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th Street, New York, NY
Opening reception March 6, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public daily, 24 hours
Art Video Games in China is an investigation into works by Chinese game designers that attempt to break the norms and subvert the mainstream narratives of the Chinese video game industry through works focused on personal expression and values. At the invitation of Ace Hotel New York, works curated by Bryan Ma will be installed into playable upright arcade cabinets designed by Babycastles featuring bold, one-of-a-kind paint jobs by local New York artists.
Bound by Chance - Ace Hotel x WORD Bookstore
You approach the grand study table at Ace Hotel on March 8 2014 and are handed a multi-sided die. Looking up, you notice 200 copies of 16 unique stories. Each page is 5.5” x 8.5”. The stacks are neat. Uniform. As instructed, you roll the die 8 times, and, with each roll add one work to your collection.
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
7PM, Thursday Feb 20, 2014
All ages, free & open to the public
Ace Hotel New York, Boardroom
20 West 29th St, New York, NY 1001
Collaborators since 2000, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder unite the rich traditions of the experimental film and the multi-modal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, in which the moving image was woven into the labile space of performance, sound and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into the museum and art gallery.
Park & Parcel
Watercolor paintings by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
February 5 - 28 2014
The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th St, New York NY 10001
Reception February 5, 6p - 8p; Open 24 hours / day
Created in early 2013 by Brooklyn-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, the works - rarely seen by the public - were originally produced in conjunction with the duo’s installation of a walk-in camera obscura in Madison Square Park. With both the camera obscura and these works, viewers are presented with a new way of viewing one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods.
More info on the Ace Hotel website
Squatting as Social Practice
Tumblr blog URL
Ben Sisto, 2014
This Feb acehotel New York — nice mix of old pals from Boston and newer pals from The Apple. Free and open to the public.