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Marking the 50th anniversary of one of the first computer-generated poems and the “house” it inspired, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) will celebrate Fluxus artist Alison Knowles’ seminal project, House of Dust, with “Reframing The House of Dust: Activations”, a day of performances on campus Friday, March 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and “Reframing the House of Dust: A Symposium” at Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Read more in the press release [here].

An afternoon and evening of activations of will take place in the newly constructed House of Glass on the CalArts campus. This event is part of a semester-long reconsideration of Alison Knowles’s 1967-71 House of Dust project. Current faculty, students and guest artists will perform pieces scored or inspired by Knowles and other Fluxus artists who once taught at CalArts. Knowles herself will participate in performances of her iconic scores Newspaper Music and Make a Salad.

Presented and sponsored by the CalArts MA Aesthetics and Politics Program and Art by Translation in collaboration with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX). Curated by Maud Jacquin, Sébastien Pluot and Janet Sarbanes.

Program
• Braiding, scored by Alison Knowles, interpreted by CalArts students and faculty

• Selections, The Readers Chorus

• Dragging Suite, scored by Nam June Paik, interpreted by CalArts students and faculty

• A Dance, A House, A Poem, scored by Felicia Atkinson, interpreted by CalArts students and faculty

• Shuffle, scored by Alison Knowles, interpreted by CalArts students and faculty

• < > or Talking (with or without words) and Audience Dog, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, Yann Sérandour

• Second part of a performance presented in the context of While I was also listening to NY&LA, (conceived at LA Criee Center for Contemporary Art, France) (curated by the artists and Sophie Kaplan, director).

• Choir Of Babble, Jasmin Blasco

• Newspaper Music, scored by Alison Knowles, interpreted by Alison Knowles with CalArts students and faculty

• Make a Salad, scored by Alison Knowles, interpreted by Art by Translation and CalArts students

Break to Eat Salad

• SUPERDECADENCE, Slow Reading Group (Henry Andersen and Bryana Fritz)

• There are Already Too Many Things, Daniel Frota

• Hearing 4:33, Alison O’Daniel

• Swell Piece (for Alison Knowles), scored by James Tenney, interpreted by CalArts students and faculty

• Command-X/In the System, Nicholas Knight

• Short film of the original House of Dust

• Mechanisms of Approximation, Exercises in extraction, capture, measurement and collection of data by human and technical instruments, repeated hourly, Lila Athanasiadou

Lila Athanasiadou, Jasmin Blasco, Daniel Frota and Slow Reading Group are the 2018-2019 participants in the research and exhibition program Art by translation/ESBA, TALM (Angers) and ENSA Paris-Cergy.

Reframing The House of Dust: Activations
Program notes
House of Glass, Lulu von Hagen Courtyard, CalArts
Friday, March 23, 2018
3-8 pm

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