30.03.2014 to 03.06.2014 - TONSPUR_passage
TONSPUR 61: Charles Atlas (USA): Dance On The Radio
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Opening: Sun, Mar 30, 17:00
“Dance On The Radio” is a polyphonic collage of soundtrack excerpts from dance videos I began collecting in NY in the mid-1990s.
Starting in 1997 I began to make found-footage montages for a once-a month downtown NY performance club called “Martha @ Mother”. It was hosted by the performance artist Richard Move in his satirical impersonation of Martha Graham, the iconic 20th century modern dance choreographer. My videos presented a hyperactive mix of all kinds of dance styles ranging from the serious and minimal to the entertaining and irreverent – all sprinkled with comments about dance and call-outs to “Martha” characters from Hollywood films.
Selections from these excerpts form the building blocks of this “choreographed” 8-channel sound installation -- evoking experimental radio pieces of the 1950’s avant-garde and NY club culture of the 1990’s.
Charles Atlas, born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1949, lives and works in New York City, USA. <link http: www.quartier21.at en artists-in-residence artists artistinfo _blank>Artist-in-Residence at quartier21/MQ recommended by TONSPUR.
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Picture: MARTHA © Charles Atlas