AMODA is excited to announce a special lecture this Saturday afternoon featuring Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) and Daniel Perlin, the headliner musician and live video artist who will be appearing at Digital Showcase 42.
Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) is a musician from New York who has performed in over 25 countries, released records on labels such as Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. His dynamic DJ sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones by mixing together a diverse selection of international urban music. A typical Rupture mix includes reggae, dubstep, hiphop, baile funk, worldbeat, breakcore, and everything in between.
In addition to being a musician, Clayton is also a writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wire, Bidoun, and other publications. He also maintains a blog (www.negrophonic.com) where he frequently posts thoughts on subjects such as worldwide street culture, internet activism, and modern-day sampling of traditional music. Through his writings, record label (Soot Records), and DJ sets, Clayton has become a powerful force in encouraging people to examine and explore cross-cultural links that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Our second speaker, Daniel Perlin, is an artist based in New York. He works across media creating sound, video, objects and installations. His work has been shown at The Chelsea Art Museum, Postmaster’s Gallery, D’Amelio Terras, TN Probe Tokyo, Temporary Contemporary London, Guggenheim Film, and the Centre Pompidou. Recently, he collaborated with Natalie Jermijenko on the installation For the Birds for the Whitney Biennial 2006, Rem Koolhaas and Sanford Kwinter on the installation of Mutations, and with Vito Acconci on the public sound installation Viraphone in Madrid, Spain. He was also the sound designer for such films as as Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Errol Morris’ Fog Of War and Phil Morrison’s Junebug. In 2006 he completed a residency as studio artist at the Whitney Independent Study program. Currently, he is performing live video and sound, and researching mapping techniques.
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