VisArts Emerging Curator Program: NOISE, BODY, MUSIC

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Kaplan Gallery

September 7 – October 16, 2016
Kaplan Gallery

Curated by Eames Armstrong

Reception and Curator/Artist Talk: Friday, September 16, 7 – 9 PM
Live Performances: Friday, September 16, 8 – 11:00 PM presented in collaboration with SelectDC

Closing Reception and performances: Sunday, October 16, 2 – 4 PM with performance by FK Alexander (Glasgow, Scotland)

FREE and open to the public

Noise Body Music brings together works by both musicians and visual artists that explore how who we are shapes sound, and how sound informs how we relate to the world. Glasgow-based performance and noise artist FK Alexander will perform at the closing reception. The exhibition includes video, audio, unique artworks, and ephemera from queercore band Homosuperior, Luwayne Glass (dreamcrusher), Angel Marcloid (Fire-Toolz), and trans-disciplinary performance group Antibody Corporation. There will be a selection of works by local photographer Farrah Skeiky. “From the Back of the Room,” a documentary on female involvement in DIY punk by Amy kc Oden (of Homosuperior) will be screened continuously. Washington, DC-based artists Nate Alex Lewis and Michael Schiffer collaborate for the first time on a participatory installation, part of their work will be presented at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, which takes place September 9-11 at Logan Fringe Arts Space in Washington, DC. Sakeenah Nasser, Ilana Maiman, and Jasmine Taylor participated in a workshop for teens in conjunction with the exhibition; the pieces they developed will be on view. Noise Body Music is curated by Eames Armstrong as part of the 2016 VisArts Emerging Curator Program, under the guidance of Jacqueline Maria Milad.

Exhibition artists:
Michael Schiffer & Nate Alex Lewis, Farrah Skeiky, FK Alexander, Antibody Corporation, Fire-Toolz, dreamcrusher, Amy kc Oden, Homosuperior, and participants from a teen workshop.


Homosuperior (DC)
queercore punk transcore
dreamcrusher (Brooklyn)
nihilist queer revolt musik
Fire-Toolz (Chicago)
psychedelic avant-garde electro-industrial vapor-rave cyber-noise blackened-laptop rainbow-drenched drip mental music
Antibody Corporation (Chicago)
Antibody Corporation is a mission based organization specializing in mind-body integration. Founded in 2009, Antibody creates trans-disciplinary performance works spanning dance, music, and language.

Eames Armstrong, 2016 VisArts Emerging Curator

About the Emerging Curator for the 2016 VisArts Emerging Curator Program:

Eames Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist and curator, and the founder and director of Aether Art Projects, an organization which emphasizes experimentation, performance, and collaboration through exhibitions and events. Eames received a B.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 with emphasis on painting, writing, and performance. Eames recently received an M.F.A. in studio art at George Washington University in Washington, DC.


About the VisArts Emerging Curator Program:
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program pairs an emerging curator with an experienced mentoring curator to produce new exhibitions and related programming. The program is generously funded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The 2016 VisArts Emerging Curator Program features Curator/Artist Jacqueline Maria Milad as the 2016 Mentoring Curator and Emerging Curator/Artist Eames Armstrong as the 2016 Emerging Curator. Jacqueline Maria Milad curated Bend and Hold at VisArts May 6 – June 12, 2016.


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