Andrea Galvani at the Calder Foundation

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Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap 5 Maggio 2012 In his interview with Katherine Kuh from 1962, Calder recreates the term realist within his own vocation: to envision a thought and “conjure” it into space. As Kuh moves to center the dialogue, Calder’s ultimate remark “Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap” clarifies that the modern world and its materials alone were not as important as his aim to lead the viewer to understand a concept—often not even a visual one. Through the innovative, unconventional use of materials, industrial or otherwise, he conceived works that could activate their environment with unpredictable entities such as sound, movement, chance, and anticipation. Immateriality and its transformation of space, so integral to Calder’s work, underscores the Calder Foundation’s Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap. Embodying Calder’s equivocal sentiment through visual and performance art, music, film and video, the 12-hour programming takes as its point of departure a 1933 sound-making mobile that conjures into space not a tangible representation of an object, but the disquieting experience of sound and anticipation. Provoking a similarly immersive experience will be works by contemporary artists and performers that swell beyond their material confines, activating the larger space around them with such phenomena as light, scent, sound, air, anticipation, and disorientation. Rather than fixed, the curating is open form and gives precedence to components of real-time experience such as chance and the unexpected. Performance, sculpture, installations and film by: Cory Arcangel, Darren Bader, Alexander Calder, Nina Canell, Dan Flavin, Andrea Galvani, Haroon Mirza, Kira Lynn Harris, Zilvinas Kempinas, James Turrell, Allora and Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Sebastian Buerkner, Mary Ellen Bute, Amy Granat, Laurent Grasso, Yves Klein, Duncan Marquiss, Laurent Montaron, Alexandre Singh, Anri Sala, and Roman Signer, James Lee Byars, Mayumi Ishino, Liz Magic Laser, Haroon Mirza, Aki Sasamoto, and Jacolby Satterwhite. Music by: Dan Friel, Loud Objects, Ikue Mori, Gryphon Rue, Sightings, Trockeneis, White Suns, and C Spencer Yeh. Free and open to the public. NYC location to be disclosed 3 May and schedule of programming available on www.calder.orgimmagine andrea galvani calder foundation  Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap 5 Maggio 2012 In his interview with Katherine Kuh from 1962, Calder recreates the term realist within his own vocation: to envision a thought and “conjure” it into space. As Kuh moves to center the dialogue, Calder’s ultimate remark “Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap” clarifies that the modern world and its materials alone were not as important as his aim to lead the viewer to understand a concept—often not even a visual one. Through the innovative, unconventional use of materials, industrial or otherwise, he conceived works that could activate their environment with unpredictable entities such as sound, movement, chance, and anticipation. Immateriality and its transformation of space, so integral to Calder’s work, underscores the Calder Foundation’s Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap. Embodying Calder’s equivocal sentiment through visual and performance art, music, film and video, the 12-hour programming takes as its point of departure a 1933 sound-making mobile that conjures into space not a tangible representation of an object, but the disquieting experience of sound and anticipation. Provoking a similarly immersive experience will be works by contemporary artists and performers that swell beyond their material confines, activating the larger space around them with such phenomena as light, scent, sound, air, anticipation, and disorientation. Rather than fixed, the curating is open form and gives precedence to components of real-time experience such as chance and the unexpected. Performance, sculpture, installations and film by: Cory Arcangel, Darren Bader, Alexander Calder, Nina Canell, Dan Flavin, Andrea Galvani, Haroon Mirza, Kira Lynn Harris, Zilvinas Kempinas, James Turrell, Allora and Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Sebastian Buerkner, Mary Ellen Bute, Amy Granat, Laurent Grasso, Yves Klein, Duncan Marquiss, Laurent Montaron, Alexandre Singh, Anri Sala, and Roman Signer, James Lee Byars, Mayumi Ishino, Liz Magic Laser, Haroon Mirza, Aki Sasamoto, and Jacolby Satterwhite. Music by: Dan Friel, Loud Objects, Ikue Mori, Gryphon Rue, Sightings, Trockeneis, White Suns, and C Spencer Yeh. Free and open to the public. NYC location to be disclosed 3 May and schedule of programming available on www.calder.org

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