ALT SPACE LOOP, ARRAYMUSIC, AVATAR, CRiSAP, ERRANT BODIES PRESS, FADO, RADIUS, RESONANCE EXTRA, SQUINT.PRESS, WAVE FARM, WESTERN UNIVERSITY, ZONE SOUND CREATIVE present
December 12, 2021
Organized by Christof Migone
The second in a series of twelve annual events taking place on December 12 from 12 noon to midnight (EST). Each year the event moves through each word of the 12-word phrase ‘you and I are water earth fire air of life and death’ and activates the word of the year in myriad ways. This year the word is ‘and’, consequently the focus is on repetitions, conjunctions, and duos. Last year it started with ‘you’, this year we connect you to anything and everything, we connect you to all that you are together-with. Or, we get stuck in the very act that ‘and’ opens up, into the enormity that the so-what-next that ‘and’ implies. ‘And’ is all possibilities in a nutshell.
-AND- HOUR 1 (12h)
Fado (Toronto) PRESENTS Erika DeFreitas (Toronto) and Adrian Piper (Berlin)
Seriation #2: Now (1968)
Seriation #2a: _and (with thoughts of Adrian Piper) (2021)
In #2, DeFreitas performs Piper’s audio work Seriation #2: Now with visuals created by DeFreitas to question our presence in the ‘now’. In #2a, DeFreitas creates a score based on Piper’s essay “Passing for White, Passing for Black” by isolating the word ‘and’ on the pages it appears.
-AND- HOUR 2 (13h)
Radius (Chicago) PRESENTS Anna Friz (Santa Cruz) and Jeff Kolar (Chicago)
The end is pretend
Time does not pass, it accumulates. A series of gestures, repetitions, and refrains; human loops which may not last but do linger. A gesture, and a gesture, and a gesture. And another. And an other. And each other.
-AND- HOUR 3 (14h)
Zone Sound Creative (Taipei) PRESENTS Po-Hao Chi (Taipei)
In this project, I dove deep into the fields of the Internet and gathered the most popular hashtags of instagrammable plants through algorithms to explore connectivity and collectivity.
-AND- HOUR 4 (15h)
Resonance Extra (London UK) PRESENTS James Greer & Neil Luck, Merlin Nova, and Milo Thesiger-Meacham
Ghost Hotel by James Greer & Neil Luck
Can’t Do Anything Now, It’s Too Late by Merlin Nova
The Secret Set by Milo Thesiger-Meacham
-AND- HOUR 5 (16h)
ALT SPACE LOOP (Seoul) PRESENTS Byungjun Kwon (Seoul)
Lyrics of Cheap Android 2 (Robot Nocturne)
Designed with the memory of the 90s club scene and the alienated people in the streets, these robots dance and sing to each other in limited gestures. The clunky movement of the deformed one-armed robot raises the illusion of ‘human familiarity’ to us through the process of overlapping and distorting shadows.
-AND- HOUR 6 (17h)
CRiSAP (London UK) PRESENTS They are all of them themselves and they repeat it and I hear it (Anna Barham & Irene Revell) (London UK)
Stein in Island Gardens again
A camera captures a group reading from Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans in a park by the river Thames. The reading is unrehearsed. Readers: Cathy Lane, Miranda Clow, Sarah Chatwin, Sarbina Fuller, Julia Calver, Irene Revell, and Anna Barham.
-AND- HOUR 7 (18h)
squint press (Québec/Toronto) PRESENTS Different From The One You Are In Now with Mary Walling Blackburn, Allison Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Darren Copeland, Renato Grieco, Michaela Grill, Sarah Hennies, Marla Hlady, Seth Kim-Cohen, Francisco Meirino, Salomé Voegelin.
For Alvin Lucier. 12×12 rooms we are not in. 12 minute recordings of 12 rooms by 12 artists.
-AND- HOUR 8 (19h)
Arraymusic (Toronto) PRESENTS Renée Lear (Toronto) and Christof Migone (Toronto)
Psycho Flicker by Renée Lear
Premiere of work combining Tony Conrad’s The Flicker and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho: two psychological thrillers together at last! Watch as the dominant narrative Psycho becomes subordinate to the pulsing demands of The Flicker—flashing frequencies riding alpha waves and bringing viewers into a semi-hypnotic realm.
The Hyphenation – Of Americans by Christof Migone
Premiere of work based on Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans. The video takes the appearance of hyphens in Stein’s mammoth tome (3107 over the span of 925 pages) as its main structural device.
-AND- HOUR 9 (20h)
Western University (London ON) PRESENTS Ellen Moffat (London ON) & Eeva Siivonen (London ON)
a rested development
A timespace of soundimage that intersect and diverge as autonomous entities. A constellation of images expands and contracts within the undulations and oscillations of sound. As emerging entities, these components are in a suspended state of betweenness in which otherness and difference co-exist.
-AND- HOUR 10 (21h)
Avatar (Québec) PRESENTS Béchard Hudon (Montréal)
And, the Coexistence of Temporalities
We connected with a couple of Peregrine falcons that were nesting at the top of the Roger-Gaudry tower at the Université de Montréal. Using webcams we observed and recorded them for several months in 2021. One of our main interests was to observe how they survive in this anthropogenic place devoid of vegetation. We were captivated by the life of these urban birds of prey and their unique space-time.
-AND- HOUR 11 (22h)
Wave Farm (New York) PRESENTS LoVid (New York)
LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) maintain a signature visual and sonic aesthetic of color, pattern, and texture density, incorporating glitch and noise. Our process: navigating between the handmade and the machine-produced, highlights the challenges and possibilities of the networked age—particularly one that intermixes virtual and physical, materials and simulations, hope and despair, connectivity and isolation.
-AND- HOUR 12 (23h)
Errant Bodies Press (Berlin) PRESENTS undo (Christof Migone (Toronto) & Alexandre St-Onge (Québec))
seize me by the horns (2000)
Vito Acconci’s undoing (2001)
Four never before seen video documents of performative gestures by the duo undo centered on orality in its blunt physiology, contingent spatiality, tense viscosity, and emergent animality. Performed twenty years ago, digitized and edited in the summer of 2021.
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For the full programme go to -AND- or you and I are water earth fire air of life and death.