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Nighttime at The Hollows Live Art Series presents: Clara Claus, Amble Timbre
May 21, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Clara Claus, Amble Timbre
Sat May 21, 9-11pm
Curated by Marion Guiraud and Pırıl Gündüz
For the May iteration of “NightTime at The Hollows” live art series, curators Marion Guiraud and Pırıl Gündüz have invited French artist Clara Claus to conceive a five-part audio-visual installation/live performance aligned with her ongoing “Graphic Score” project. Amble Timbre will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 9-11pm throughout four floors of The Hollows’ five-story townhouse in Williamsburg.
Amble Timbre is a five-part performance weaving together visual, sound, and video to create a synesthetic experience that explores the relationship between visual mark-making and sound. In five distinct rooms on four floors of The Hollows, filmed-versions of Claus’ visual work will be interpreted by musicians through live and recorded music, creating cross-disciplinary and multi-sensorial dialogues. Happening sequentially throughout the house, these performances will create an immersive journey activated by multiple modes of visual and sonic narrations as light and sound guide visitors.
Starting with the musical interpretation of a video animating microscopic views of gouache and pencil drawings, the performance progresses toward the live-music translation of an on-site wood-and-drawing modules installation. Unlike a traditional score that defines a codified language to be mechanically read, the graphic scores focus on an intuitive translation based on a
shared vocabulary between musical and visual art practices, such as gesture, composition, rhythm, color, texture and silence. Amble Timbre moves across scale and material to create symbiotic sonic and visual compositions, where music gives its own singular response to the secret, unspoken stories Claus’ pieces hold.
From the immaterial and microscopic to the material and architectural scale, the five performances are all constitutive parts of a larger synesthetic investigation that creates new correspondences between mark- making, image, sound, and language.
Live music by Ryan Seaton, Eliot Krimsky, Emilie Weibel and Nick Podgurski Music recording by Amedeo Pace
Drawings animated by Anton Tokar
Drawings and artworks filmed by Natacha Ikoli and Clara Claus