WARREN NEIDICH: NOISE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A FUTURE
A four-day event of performances, lectures and screenings
Zuecca Projects is happy to announce “Noise and the Possibility of a Future”, a four-day happening consisting of lectures, sound works, workshops and performances taking place at different locations in Venice, and focused on the cultural and political potentialities of noise.
Initiated in collaboration with Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, AplusA Gallery and bruno, “Noise and the Possibility of a Future” celebrates and accompanies Warren Neidich´s solo exhibition “Rumor to Delusion” which is currently on view at the Zuecca Project Space as part of the La Biennale di Venezia.
Noise is prevalent in our postindustrial society, whether it be the cacophony of the factory, the war machine that inspired such Futurists as Luigi Russolo, the dissonance of the public space, or the loud music blaring over a loudspeaker in a mall. Noise gets a bad rap as something considered offensive and that needs to be controlled or mitigated. However, noise has another side more positive and emancipatory. These events stake a claim for noise as a liberating mode of production.
NOVEMBER 20, 2019
Due to the exceptional high-tide of previous days in Venice, and to the damages occurred to the City and several institutions, we regret to inform you that the events scheduled for November 20th at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello have been postponed to a future date.
Thank you for your understanding
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
AplusA Gallery | S. Marco 3073, Venice
. Private Workshop: “Performing the Statisticon Diagram”, curated by Ilaria Margherita Mannoni, with artist Warren Neidich for the students from the School For Curatorial Studies, Venice.
. Public presentation
NOVEMBER 22, 2019
bruno | Dorsoduro 2729, Venice
06.00 pm – 08.00 pm
. Book launch: “The Glossary of Cognitive Activism, a conversation with Warren Neidich and Charles T. Wolfe”, by Warren Neidich and Archive Books, comments by Charles T. Wolfe.
Followed by a talk at 6.30 pm with the participation of Warren Neidich and Charles T. Wolfe, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.
NOVEMBER 23, 2019
Zuecca Project Space | Giudecca 33, Venice
04.00 pm – 07.00 pm
. Live Performance: “Rehearsing Rehearsal”, by Warren Neidich, with the participation of performers Nabila Santos, Claudia Graziadei, Ana Carolina, Francisco Bois and Lucas Lopes. Duration: 15 min.
Five singers warm up their voices for 15 minutes.
.Video Screening: “Untuning of Six Steinway Pianos at Three Times During the Day”, by Warren Neidich. Duration: 23 min.
Three professional piano tuners were asked to untune a black Steinway piano at three different times during the day to a point they considered maximally entropic. Each event was live-video recorded. Their audio streams were mashed together as one single recording which will accompany the projection.
. Video Screening: “Pizzagate from Rumor to Delusion”, by Warren Neidich. Duration: 19:19 min
Using Internet news streams and raw footage filmed at the Comet Ping Pong, the video collages the tale of Edgar Welch, with that of the exaggerated reaction on right-wing news feeds to the discovery of Marina Abramovic’s work Spirit Cooking, 1997, in the WikiLeaks emails of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager.
. Live Performance: “Performing the Neon with Scoring the Tweets”, by Warren Neidich, with the participation of performers Giovanni Mancuso, Cecilia Vendrasco, Nabila Santos, Claudia Graziadei, Nina Baietta. Duration: 30 min.
A blindfolded performative lecture that takes place in front of different points of view of Neidich’s Pizzagate Neon. The artist will be wearing four different masks of carnival with the eyes occluded. There are four acts and each act is interrupted by an improvisational performance of scoring the tweets which will be brought back into Zuecca Project Space.
. Video screening: “Cruise”, by Warren Neidich followed by a panel discussion led by Marica Denora, project manager of Zuecca Projects and co-founder of The PhotoPhore, and Ilaria Margherita Mannoni, curator and founder of Wabi Sabi.
The Cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas makes its way from the Canale della Giudecca to the Canale di San Marco. As it does this, it totally obliterates the city of Venice and the beautiful evening sky. The movement of the ship is accompanied by a Death Metal version of activist Greta Thunberg’s speech to
the United Nations about climate changing.
Followed by a talk with Antonia Alampi, exhibition curator.
Finissage cocktail to follow.
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