“We Are All Living Installations”Curated by Emily Colucci
Dumbo Arts Center (111 Front Street, Suite 212)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Two Shows: 7pm and 10:15pm
Tickets $15 online; $20 at the door
*Tickets and more information at:http://www.michaelalanart.com/art/upcoming-projects/
Michael Alan’s Living Installation is proud to present Brooklyn Arts Council Community Art Fund Regrant-awarded project We Are All Living Installations, 2 shows in one night curated by Emily Colucci, hosted by the Dumbo Arts Center.
Revealing and forging the connections between Michael, the performers, the collaborating musicians on the soundtrack and the audience, We Are All Living Installations shows that all people, no matter our differences, experience the same pain, emotions, consequences and joys. From a same-sex couple stuck together to a baby dancing to Michael’s own mom, the performers will move, dance and act as if in a live music video and Alan, who will be painting, tin-foiling, wrapping, sculpting, spraying, smashing and transforming them into living sculptures, prove that we all are made up of bodies and minds that must endure whether it is a 6 hour performance or the twists and turns of life.
A New York staple for 7 years, Michael Alan’s Living Installation has recently evolved into a larger musical project entitled Sound Drawing, gathering together musicians from across the globe to collaborate with Alan on a live soundtrack for the Living Installations. The soundtrack from Sound Drawing ranges from collaborations with Alan and artist Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Vas Deferens Organization, Jibz Cameron, Japanther, Maripol,Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf, Ramsey Jones, Tim “Love” Lee, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Geneva Jacuzzi, Noah Becker, and many, many more. A new way of merging art and music and bringing it into a gallery and performance space, the Living Installation asks the audience to slow down, listen to the soundtrack, watch the performers act out the music while Alan turns himself, the performers and the space into an installation. Michael Alan Alien’s 35-song album, including songs with Japanther, Kenny Scharf, Vas Deferens Organization, Jeff and Jane Hudson and more as well as solo tracks by Michael Alan Alien, will be released on Bed Bug Records the night of the show.
With 5 of Michael Alan’s drawings and paintings placed around the space, becoming performers themselves with their drawn movement, a sculpture that will be built during the show, a photo slideshow of past Living Installation photos by Worm Carnevale and a video of the Living Installation by Michael Alan, We Are All Living Installations is a celebration of creativity in all of its forms. Despite our differences, all people forget so much in life. We Are All Living Installations is about coming together and creating an experience that you will not forget.
Michael Alan’s Living Installation We Are All Living Installations is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
ABOUT BAC’S COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTSBAC Community Arts Grants help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations. Grants are made possible through the generous support of: the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York State Assembly and Senate; the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); New York City Council; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.