ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY - Live at Honor Fraser Gallery




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Streamed live on May 21, 2015

Honor Fraser Gallery in conjunction with Commonwealth & Council present ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY, a performance collaboration joining performance and media collectives Mutant Salon, Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen.

This even is being simulcast at the Live to Tape Festival in Chicago. http://livetotapefestival.tumblr.com/

Referencing a synthesizer's parameters of the sound­shaping envelope generator, ASRD uses a diagrammatic score to orient sound, movement, voice, and video amidst a ritual of preparatory beautification. The sound­ enabled tools used by the performers to apply makeup, cut hair, and otherwise beautify themselves are such that each transformative gesture undertaken by the performers triggers different sound effects and affects, highlighting the body as a ritual site of transformation. ASRD also incorporates chromakey (“green screen”) technology with the performers wielding matching chromakeyed objects and costumes, reimagining the body and site in a relationship of indeterminate materiality. ASRD offers a collective vision of self care to expand parameters for synthesis: ATTACK (Identity), SUSTAIN (The Flame That Lights the Way Toward the Destruction of the Patriarchy), RELEASE (The Monster), DECAY (& Regenerate Our Bodies).

Eva Aguila
Marvin Astorga
Alice Cunt
Travis D
Brock Fansler
Elisa Harkins
Young Joon Kwak
Alli Miller
Vik Victorious



Mutant Salon Open Hours: 6 pm - 7pm
ASRD performance begins promptly at 7pm (Doors close at
7:30 pm)


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