First Friday: Elevator Musick by Evan Isoline, music by RAMP
Elevator Musick an exhibition by Evan Isoline
Opening Reception: January 6th, 6pm -10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 6th - January 31st
ELEVATOR MUSICK is the title of a book of writing Evan has been working on for over a year and a half. The writing is experimental and polymorphic, shifting in narrative pov, verb tenses, pronouns, genre and voice. I began by using online random sentence generators, language translators and cut-up machines, looking for strange arrangements of words and striking images. In the fashion of Dada poet Tristan Tsara and writer William S. Burroughs I would input my own text as well as pieces of appropriated texts such as pulp erotica and cheap sci-fi, biblical texts, chants, critical theory and philosophical excerpts etc. Using these random sentence generators and mixers as a means of generating a non-linear prose-poem, many times I would write back into what the ether had spit out. Out of this tug-o-war of form and void I was looking to build a body of text that would not only challenge conventions of narrative structure and authorship but narrative generation as well.
The body of text was then formatted into capitalized sand serif typography which changes in size throughout the work in order to sublimate the text into image. At this point I broke the body of text into parts and inkjet printed them individually as 12 books. Each has its own title, much like a chapter. A reader may begin reading the piece in any order. The fragmented narrative will appear and disappear regardless.
The result is an existential erotic thriller written in the 4th person; a vertiginous blend of symbolist poetry, science fiction, horror, pornography, carnivale, as well as a meta-critique of technology, religion, and late capitalism.
FUTURE SEX. FUTURE DEATH. FUTURE NIGHT. FUTURE SUN. FUTURE DRUG. FUTURE CHURCH. FUTURE THEATRE. FUTURE CRIME. FUTURE BODY. FUTURE FUTURE.
Come hear some great rising talent at the Downtown Artery, show produced by the Rising Artist Mentorship Program (RAMP). Tips encouraged! Grab a drink and settle into this great local venue for the first First Friday of 2017!
6:00pm ~ cello students of Amy Marie, from Post Paradise
6:45pm ~ students of Cheri Harms-Lamperes, from Get Real Music Studio
7:15pm ~ Bloom, featuring vocalist/guitarist Josh Rosen of Shakedown Street with his daughters Emily & Claire on main vocals. Hear some great covers of classic rock tunes.
8:15pm ~ The Adam Hureau Jazz Trio