We are proud to host the second season of The Impossible Project Artist Talks.
Art practices are not only related to the artwork made in the studio; artists create projects that bring their practice into many different settings outside of the formal exhibition space. These projects, the products of creative minds, usually go beyond reality and what is actually possible. It is at this point that the project becomes the art-work.
The Impossible Project will present and discuss the conceptions of creative minds in a casual, open forum. We believe that a public presentation of any project can be an influential part of the creative process and can act as an opportunity for these ideas to grow.
The Impossible Project talk series seeks to promote dialogue, exchange, and interaction between artists and general public. We encourage everyone to particpate and bring their ideas into the table.
On successive Wednesdays: February 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30pm we will be presenting the projects of different artists at REVERSE art space on 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The selected artists and the dates on which they will present their work are as follows:
February 13th —
MATTHEW MATTHEW, ON A HUMAN SCALE & ARIA AD INFINITUM
A glimpse at two similarly impossible musical ideas; an instrument made of everyone and a song that lasts forever. On a Human Scale is a series of interactive musical installations that reconfigure human populations into playable pianos. Aria Ad Infinitum is an operatic challenge to the immortality of melody through computer assisted composition.
February 20th —
JUAN OBANDO, MUSEUM MIXTAPE: DIRTY SOUTH EDITION
Museum Mixtape is an album and a series of videos in which amateur rappers perform freestyle rhymes as live critiques of museums in the southeast United States. The project aims to create a playful connection between hip-hop narratives and institutional art spaces while reflecting on the current state of cultural economies, institutional community engagement and emerging subcultural forms and their intersections.
February 27th —
ESTHER NEFF, APPLIED PERFORMANCE
Applied Performance discusses how the construction of institutions can operate as critical performance. The core example is the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF), which is currently being performed online through networked organizing, one-on-one meetings, and live group gatherings to conclude in a month of public events in July 2013. BIPAF, as an Impossible Project, will implicate all individuals who attend this presentation in its own design and realization.