Sound check for tonight’s performance with Brandi Carlile at the amazing Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
'What a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers. I make my work about this kind of sadly foolish farce. I’m waiting for all of them to sue me for copyright infringement.'
Artist Barbara Kruger tells it like it is in response to streetwear brand Supreme’s baldly hypocritical intellectual property lawsuit against another apparel maker.
Interesting cycle here: artist’s massively influential critique of branding gets blatantly ripped off in the actual branding of one company, who in turn try to sue their way into protection of their derivative branding, leading the artist to assume that her commentary on the ill effects of branding will itself be subjected to those ill effects.
As an artist myself I have to ask: Wouldn’t we all be better off with a more productive aesthetic and legal framework for dealing with influence and intellectual property?
Cannot even begin to express how excited I am about this:
Our latest short film explores Holst’s Planets through the eyes, ears and hands of world famous illustrator Gary Kelley. We are certain that once you see it you won’t want to miss our performance of Gary’s deeply creative and powerful reimagination of the Planets this Saturday.
Forgive me, but as Artistic Director/CEO I need to shep nachas here for a minute: For the second time in as many months wcfsymphony upends the conventional wisdom that smaller regional orchestras are unable to initiate and present striking, industry-leading multimedia productions.
Over the past decade musicians have increasingly utilized video screens in their performances, with decidedly mixed results. One of the many unique aspects of tomorrow’s presentation of the Planets at wcfsymphony is the way we incorporate video into the experience of live music, an approach that is informed by our prior work with both narrative film and abstract video art. In this excerpt from a recent interview at IPR I discuss what distinguishes our efforts in this arena from the kinds of things you are likely to see at other orchestras.
[Many thanks to Jacqueline Halbloom for hosting and sharing this interview.]