19/2 kl17: zach layton (US): the post-tropical
opening: friday 19/2 17 - 21
open: 19/2 - 28/2 weekends: 13 - 18 thursday + friday: 17-21 monday - wednesday closed
note: this exhibition is also viewable from the street, outside opening hours.
“the post-tropical” is a sound and video installation inspired by a recent series of field recordings made on the large island of hawaii. while making these recordings i was struck by the beauty of the flickering night sounds, a series of interlocking patterns that is not unlike the sound of synaptic firings i’ve encountered in my previous brainwave generated music. what i thought was a natural beauty, however, was in fact a hybridization of species that were indigenous and foreign to the ecosystem. some 10 years earlier, the multinational corporation wal-mart accidentally introduced frogs that are indigenous to the dominican republic / puerto rico within a shipment of packaged plants and soil. ultimately these frogs multiplied exponentially in hawaii in an environment without any natural predators. this installation is a meditation upon received notions of “nature” within a post-industrial and globalized world.
zach layton is a composer, curator, improviser and new media artist based in brooklyn with an interest in biofeedback, generative algorithms, experimental music, dada and chance. his work investigates complex relationships and topologies created through the interaction of simple core elements like sine waves, minimal surfaces and kinetic visual patterns.
zach’s work has been performed by the cleveland chamber symphony and he has performed and exhibited at the kitchen, roulette, joe’s pub, exit art, art forum berlin, new york electronic art festival, yerba buena center for the arts, eyebeam, sculpture center, diapason, issue project room, millenium film workshop, bushwick arts project, st. mark’s ontological theater, dumbo arts festival, new york digital salon, miguel abreu gallery, participant gallery, monkeytown and many other venues in new york, south america and europe. he has collaborated with luke dubois, vito acconci, joshua white, jonas mekas, bradley eros, andy graydon, nick hallett, matthew ostrowski, michael evans, mv carbon, seth kirby, matthew welch, christine bard, alex waterman, ryan sawyer, scott draves, emily manzo, patrick hambrect, marissa olsen, angie eng, adam kendall, chika ijima, peter gordon, tristan perich and ray sweeten among many other artists, filmmakers, curators and musicians.
zach is also founder of brooklyn’s monthly experimental music series, “darmstadt: classics of the avant garde” co-curated with nick hallett featuring leading local and international composers and improvisers, co-curator of the ps1 summer warmup music series and the chief curator of issue project room. zach has received grants from the netherlands america foundation, turbulence and the jerome foundation and is a graduate of the oberlin conservatory and the interactive telecommunications program.
this exhibition is made possible by the danish committee for visual art and cph air.
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- 19 Feb 2010, 15:29