Two artists discuss the art of war. An exchange of audio and visual evidence of conspiracy theories and red herrings. Toby Heys investigates soundscapes used as weapons of deception and control; Lisi Raskin discovers bombing surveys that bloom into chakra maps; war games that become theaters of battle. Together they trouble over Squark Boxes, scuttling U-Boats, the Barney theme song, and other Trojan horses.
Presented in conjunction with AUDiNT: Dead Record Office, an Art in General New Commission, on view through July 27.
Lisi Raskin’s on-site research of Cold War relics has informed the making of drawings, objects, videos, and large, constructed environments that simultaneously quell and stimulate her fear of technological progress and pathology. She is currently working on a performance and a series of constructions designed to send healing energy into the past, present, and future. Raskin has exhibited her artwork at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, MoMA PS1, and the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. In 2009, Raskin participated in the Istanbul Biennale.
Toby Heys produces music, sound, video, and Web projects as a member of Battery Operated and the KIT Collaboration. He runs the sound and video label Cocosolidciti and works in AUDiNT with Steve Goodman and Jon Cohrs. HRecently he finished a year-long ‘visiting scholar’ post in the Music department of New York University and is currently an AHRC scholar finishing a PhD at John Moores University in England as well as a resident artist at Eyebeam in New York. AUDiNT’s Dead Record Office is on display at Art in General from June 17 to July 27, 2011.
Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them.
The New Commissions Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Jerome Foundation; Agnes Gund; and The Greenwall Foundation. Support has also been provided by Commissioners Circle leaders Joseph and Sue Berland, Toby Devan Lewis and Cher Lewis, and Commissioners Circle members Pamela Averick, Louise Phillips Forbes, Sean Johnson, Mary Lapides, Diane Max, Joyce Siegel, and Jeremy E. Steinke. Additional support for AUDiNT’s project has been provided by the Puffin Foundation, Black Gold Records, Rhizome, and Traction Sound.
General support of Art in General is provided by General Tools & Instruments LLC; the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation; Abraham and Lillian Rosenberg Foundation; public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; National Endowment for the Arts; Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Bloomberg; ConEdison; The Greenwich Collection; Cowles Charitable Trust; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; and by individuals.
Art in General, 79 Walker Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY