December 12: Saturday Sessions with Wayne Hodge and Daniel Perlin
Saturday, December 12, 2009
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
P.S.1 announces Saturday Sessions, a new program of emerging performance art that will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences, the events will range from music to site-specific actions, Saturday Sessions debuted on November 14 with multimedia performances by Sahra Motalebi and J. Patrick Walsh 3. While P.S.1 has had a long tradition of showcasing performance-based art, from the Butoh dance of Min Tanaka to the films of Jack Smith, this is a new formalized program presenting a younger generation of artists.
December 12, 2009 at 4pm
Wayne Hodge and Daniel Perlin
Wayne Hodge's artwork is strongly influenced by early cinema and popular culture. His videos, drawings, and performances have referenced minstrel performers and silent films to engage notions of race, identity, and representation. For Saturday Sessions, Hodge will present a new piece in which he will sing minstrel and other popular tunes through variously sized megaphones. By combining physical endurance with popular songs, Hodge tests stereotypes and ideas of entertainment.
An artist and sound designer who often collaborates with architects, Daniel Perlin performs Re: construction, an attempt to simultaneously build a model house and create an audio composition based on the sounds of its construction. Referencing both Robert Morris' Box with the Sound of its Own Making (1961) and the sampling work of Matthew Herbert, Perlin makes full use of hammers, screw drivers, and other tools for their physical and sonic capabilities.
For more information about Saturday Sessions, please visit www.ps1.org