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                      Three exhibitions as part of Fort Point Open Studios


                                •Where: 35 Channel Center St, (corner; Thompson Design Group)

                                •When: Friday October 17 - Sunday Oct. 19; hours Fri - 4-7pm;

                                Sat, and Sun: 11am-6pm.

                                Reception: Sunday October 19, 6-8pm


                           

               Transposing Bumpkin Island's Art Encampment and Community


                                                          Artists, curators and respondents from the Bumpkin Island Art
                                                          Encampment exhibit their findings through recreated installations,
                                                          photographic images, slides, video, discussion, and artwork created
                                                          during and in response to the encampment. The artists and groups will
                                                          also investigate the significance of being part of a temporary
                                                          community, and explore the adaptation and evolution of their artistic
                                                          experience from initial vision to completed form. The Bumpkin Island
                                                          Art Encampment has taken place over the past two years during a
                                                          five-day period around Labor Day, and has involved over 18 projects
                                                          and 40 artists. The project is curated and produced by Carolyn
                                                          Lewenberg, Megan Dickerson of Berwick Institute, Jed Speare of Studio
                                                          Soto, and Island Alliance.

                                                          works by

                                                        Astrodime Transit Authority
                                                        Laurinda Bedingfield, Barbara Cone
                                                        Jane Van Cleef, Jack McGrath
                                                        Erik Conrad
                                                        Tiffany Dumont, Else Eaton, Raymond Garrett, and Rory Jackson
                                                        Sharon Dunn
                                                        Madhu Kaza
                                                        Wenxiong Lin
                                                        Gabe Moylan, Rachel Roberts
                                                        Joshua Rosenstock
                                                        Kristjan Varnik
                                                        Jason Sanford
                                                        Hanna Shell, Dan Hisel, Etienne Benson
                                                        Jane Van Cleef, Jack McGrath
                                                        Dedalus Wainwright, Bryan Long, Micheal D. Andelman
                                                        Alison Wood


                              

                                 The Economy of Seeds

                                 Gina Badger


                                Gina Badger will present one of her current research projects, The Economy of Seeds.  Her installation will                                                     consist of a large two- and three-dimensional process diagram that will invite viewers to consider the                                                             relationship between the simple practice of seed saving and utopian political visions.

                                Gina Badger is a public amateur who alternately poses as visual artist, curator, gardener, and writer.                                                             Recent products of her research include radioactively-colored seed bombs, pedagogical experiments in                                                         collaborative practice, a garden of weeds, and a series of workshops on herbal gynecology.

                              
                             

   

                                    Compulsive Notation

                                    Lewis Gesner



                               The graphic notations I present here represent a large part of five years work. I composed from then to the present                                    nearly daily. I conservatively estimate about 100,000 notations are represented. There are more in various places, in                                    different people's possession and simply lost. The compulsive aspect is one not easily explained, but I will attempt to.                                It involves the nature of composition as performance.

                              As an overriding state, such composition necessarily is about invention, and the formation of the most direct                                               compositional response possible. As each moment changes in a series of moments, and as our memory becomes                                       increasingly less important, a mechanism is set in place, a reflex that is a compositional form, established through                                       repetition based on the compulsion of the moment, and the continuity of feeling/expression, and becomes fixed as a                               muscular conditioning, from eye to inward perception to hand, and not necessarily in that order. (and, all considered                                   as muscular) Compositions then vary within that establish reflex, and the basic compulsion to DO continues to produce                               compositions in long or endless series from a single established reflex.



                            








                           

                           

                           


International Noise Awareness Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

at Twisted Village 12B Eliot St. Cambridge



 

                                           for more information, go here





Non Event in conjunction with Studio Soto presents

IKUE MORI at Mobius


Friday, February 22, 2008, 8pm

An Evening of Experimental Music

IKUE MORI

with special guests Jessica Rylan, Howard Stelzer, Vic Rawlings, and Jorritt Dijkstra

Mobius
725 Harrison Ave
Boston (South End)
617.638.0020

About Ikue Mori:

Ikue Mori moved from her native city of Tokyo to New York in 1977. She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal NO WAVE band DNA, with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. DNA enjoyed legendary cult status, while creating a new brand of radical rhythms and dissonant sounds; forever altering the face of rock music.

In the mid-80’s Ikue started in employ drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music. While limited to the standard technology provided by the drum machine, she has nevertheless forged her own highly sensitive signature style. In 2000 Ikue started using the laptop computer to expand on her already signature sound, thus broadening her scope of musical expression. She has subsequently collaborated with numerous improvisers throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and record her own music. Current working groups include MEPHISTA with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra, projects with Kim Gordon, the duo project PHANTOM ORCHARD with Zeena Parkins, and various projects with John Zorn.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation.






                            from Heard Laboratories, by Ernst Karel, 10/07

Studio Soto vacated its location on 63 Melcher Street on November 15, 2007, when its lease expired along with all of the artists and tenants leases on 63, 51, and 49 Melcher Street. Corporate developers implementing the "second phase" of their three-phase plan declined to extend our leases or relocate us.


Studio Soto is currently negotiating on a number of fronts to remain in Fort Point and create a new venue for our activities. We are also setting forth on the path to incorporation and non-profit status early this year. This will increase our ability and efforts to gain financial support for our programs through foundations and individuals like you. News of our relocation will be announced as soon as we can confirm it, and we will be pleased to resume our diverse and exciting programs with you when that time comes. Thank you to all of our audiences, supporters and artists who give Studio Soto its special niche in the cultural scene of Boston, and beyond. We look forward to seeing you all again soon in our next incarnation.







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