ONGOING INSTALLATIONS

AMEND x 19
Artist: Kathy Leiner
LOCATION: THE ROUNDHOUSE (MAP #7)
(Ongoing with 19-minute performances every hour)
An interactive installation/movement piece in response to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment exploring the history, the challenges, and the innovative spirit of women who keep moving and persevere. Audience members are invited to amend the ongoing installation and engage with the 19-minute performance every hour in a collaborative effort with dancer Kathy Leiner.

 

WASTEFUL THINKING
Artists: The Different Wrld Team: Honey Simone, Maxwell Sauls, Devyn Vasquez, Julianna Chioma, Wyatt Roper, Allyson Seifert, Dani Giannone, and Glenda Romualdo
LOCATION: FIELD BELOW THE GYMNASIUM (MAP #16)
(Ongoing) – An interactive installation & conversation about textile waste & solutions.

 

CAKE BY THE LAKE
Artists: Julie J. Thomson and friends 
LOCATION: BEACH (MAP #13)

(Ongoing) – Cake by the Lake is an invitation to taste Johanna Jalowetz’s Hazelnut Torte (the cake) next to Lake Eden (the lake). Johanna Jalowetz came to Black Mountain College in Fall 1939 with her husband Heinrich Jalowetz. She taught bookbinding and voice at Black Mountain College and lived at the college for fourteen years, through the Spring of 1953. This gesture, offered by Julie J. Thomson—and made possible with the help of many friends—offers one answer to these questions: What did Black Mountain College taste like? Who was Johanna Jalowetz? What do you do with something small that you discover while doing Black Mountain College research that you can’t forget?

 

COOKING AND CLEANING IN THE SHADOWS: THE (SPECULATIVE) WORK OF BMC COOK CORNELIA WILLIAMS
Artists: Anna Helgeson and Lori Horvitz
LOCATION: THE KITCHEN (MAP #5)
(Ongoing) – As a way to honor the creative labor done by all women working in the shadows of men, behind the (metaphorical) kitchen door we will speculate/recreate Cornelia Williams’ kitchen, a vibrant and inspiring place where creativity thrived not in spite of, but because of its darkness. 

 

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT UNION
Artists: Susan Smith and Students from University of Maine
LOCATION: BOATHOUSE (MAP #15)
(Ongoing) – Perfectly Imperfect Union is a participatory project aimed at creating a collective borderless union within the {Re}HAPPENING. Passport distribution, flag making and manifesto proclamation bring us together as one. In honor of Owen Smith.

 

RE:VISIONS
Artist: Ant M Lobo-Ladd
LOCATION: NORTH LODGE PORCH (MAP #4)
(Ongoing) – “Re:Visions” is an exhibition of works that were created in the vein of the legacies of both chance operation and photography at Black Mountain College. It looks at experimental photographs made on Lake Eden’s Campus by artist and curator, Ant M Lobo-Ladd, during the ReViewing Conference in September 2019. They will also be facilitating a collaborative sun printing project throughout the day.

ROAD SIGNS
Artists: Daniel Abide, Byron Browne, Kaylee Dunn, Zach Sarvis, Katrina Ohstrom, Christopher O’Leary, Madalyn Wofford, Carley Dergins
LOCATION: NORTH LODGE LOBBY (MAP #4)
“Road Signs” is an interactive experiment that explores the ways in which we search for messages and meaning in the romantic notion of a road trip. Using imagery and sounds, from symbolism to the non-sequitur, and transforming space through art, light, video, and movement, we will emulate the poetry in roadside culture and leave the participants in a state of wanderlust. 

STRING THEORY
Artist: Zach Aliotta
LOCATION: QUIET HOUSE (MAP #21)
(Ongoing with performances at 5:00 and 7:15pm) – Zach Aliotta explores the edges of sonic possibility for bowed strings with a collection of modified and altered violins. Scheduled performances will feature music by John Cage and Pauline Oliveros, interwoven with Bach, Fluxus, and other elements from a classically-rooted past and a postmodern future. Attendees are invited to play or interact with the instruments throughout the day and participate in an ongoing improvisatory performance. 

 

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS

3:00-5:00pm
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT #2
Artists: Lisa Blackburn and Mark Boyd
LOCATION: THEATER (MAP #20)
(2 hours) – In the spirit of Theater Piece #1, this unscripted participatory installation will include poetry, sound, video projection, and various environmentally triggered elements happening in real time that will combine with audience driven poetry readings using excerpts from poems associated primarily with Black Mountain College.

3:00-6:00pm
ENCOMIA ABSTRACTION
Artist: Jenni Cockrell
LOCATION: FIRE PIT/LAKESIDE (MAP #14)
(3 hours) – “Encomia abstraction” is a 3 hour Butoh dance solo performance/improvisation exploring and celebrating the lives and works of various female artists who followed their own visions, pushed boundaries and experimented in their chosen mediums. The audience may come and go, watching for as long as they would like, with the option to draw an image card for dance inspiration and may select costume changes as well. 

 

3:00-6:00pm
MUSICAL TABLE
Artists: Martha Skinner with sound by Night Wasp: Elisa Faires, Chandra Shukla, and Scott Gornick
LOCATION: DINING HALL DECK (MAP #8)
(3 hours) – The drawing takes its form on a large table through the impromptu participation of visitors to the stop and go of music. The participants draw each other’s faces from across the table, and much like the game of Musical Chairs, shift positions when interrupted by the gaps in sound. We continue each other’s drawings, start new ones, creating a cacophony of faces on top of faces and gestures, a palimpsest of people and process, a community-made community portrait and a drawing by all of us, of all of us. 

3:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm
MOVEMENT + MONOPRINT
Artist: Jamie Karolich
LOCATION: ARCHERY RANGE (MAP #2)
This performance will use human movement and pressure to create large scale monoprints. Each print pulled will be a record of time and movement-translated through marks on the page.

3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm (Ongoing installation with 19 minute performances)
AMEND x 19
Artists: Kathy Leiner
LOCATION: THE ROUNDHOUSE (MAP #7)
(Ongoing with 19-minute performances every hour)
An interactive installation/movement piece in response to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment exploring the history, the challenges, and the innovative spirit of women who keep moving and persevere. Audience members are invited to amend the ongoing installation and engage with the 19-minute performance every hour on the hour in a collaborative effort with dancer Kathy Leiner.

 

4:00-5:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm
THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE
LOCATION: DINING HALL (MAP #6)
(60 minutes) – Michael Riesman (music director, piano), Ryan Kelly (sound), Mick Rossi (piano), Andrew Sterman (flute, piccolo, saxophone), Ann Cecil-Sterman (flute). The Philip Glass Ensemble will perform a repertoire for amplified pianos and woodwinds. The program will include selections from Music in Twelve Parts (Parts 9 and 10), Façades from Glassworks, Music in Similar Motion and Spaceship from Einstein on the Beach. In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music. Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions. In pioneering this approach, the PGE became a creative wellspring for Glass, and its members remain inimitable interpreters of his work. The Philip Glass Ensemble is the exclusive performer of its repertoire. Please note that Philip Glass will not perform as part of this concert. By special arrangement with Philip Glass and Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.

 

5:00 and 7:15pm
STRING THEORY
Artist: Zach Aliotta
LOCATION: QUIET HOUSE (MAP #21)
(Ongoing with performances at 5:00 and 7:15pm) – Zach Aliotta explores the edges of sonic possibility for bowed strings with a collection of modified and altered violins. Scheduled performances will feature music by John Cage and Pauline Oliveros, interwoven with Bach, Fluxus, and other elements from a classically-rooted past and a postmodern future. Attendees are invited to play or interact with the instruments throughout the day and participate in an ongoing improvisatory performance. 

 

5:15-6:15pm and 7:15-8:15pm
CAGEVENT 2{020}2: SOMETIMES IT WORKS, SOMETIMES  IT DOESN’T REDUX
Artists: Joséphine A. Garibaldi, Paul Zmolek, Bridget Close, Julie Leir-VanSickle, David Ollington, and Julie Stoverink
LOCATION: NORTH LODGE UPSTAIRS RIGHT (MAP #4)
Through collaborative writing sessions reminiscent of the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, we played with the words “Cage”, “Event”, “Re” and “Happening” to create the content for Cagevent 2{020}2. Following John Cage’s use of chance operations and time brackets to structure theatrical scores, determinately timed scores of spoken, sound, and movement events will be indeterminately performed by collaborating artists. A playful event of discrete and overlapping timed events within the duration of 00:00-60:00 (60 minutes).

 

5:30-5:55pm
GEOMETRY OF STARDUST
Artists: Alli Marshall and Ryan Glass
LOCATION: THEATER (MAP #20)
This spoken word/theater piece is inspired by the 2009-2011 collection titled “Geometry of Stardust” by Black Mountain College alumna Dorothea Rockburne. Dorothea is an abstract painter whose work explores mathematics and astronomy, but is also evocative (through titles, shapes, materials, textures, etc.) of narrative. Spoken word artist Alli Marshall and playwright / musician Ryan Glass will team up to present a series of vignettes — presented mostly as monologues but sometimes in tandem or in dialogue — influenced by Dorothea’s paintings.

 

6:00-7:00pm
THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE
LOCATION: DINING HALL (MAP #6)
(60 minutes) – Michael Riesman (music director, piano), Ryan Kelly (sound), Mick Rossi (piano), Andrew Sterman (flute, piccolo, saxophone), Ann Cecil-Sterman (flute). The Philip Glass Ensemble will perform a repertoire for amplified pianos and woodwinds. The program will include selections from Music in Twelve Parts (Parts 9 and 10), Façades from Glassworks, Music in Similar Motion and Spaceship from Einstein on the Beach. 

 

7:00-7:45pm
VISITORS [JUST INTONATION SONGS]
Artists: Vinesines (Ben Hjertmann and Emmalee Hunnicutt)
LOCATION: THEATER (MAP #20)
New songs in Just Intonation, composed by Ben Hjertmann. Open your ears to beautiful new harmonies and melodies not possible on standard-tuned instruments, performed with voices, guitars, cello, zither, pedal steel guitar, and bowed psaltery. They include original surreal lyrics, grungy Country-esque slide guitar, microtonal quasi-Medieval zither canons, Augmented “magic” tuning on pedal steel, fretless electric warped-Blues, improvised solos in alternate scales, and lush two-part vocal harmonies throughout.

 

7:15-9:00pm
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Artists: Geo Lynx, Cilla Vee, and Pax
LOCATION: NORTH LODGE UPPER LEFT (MAP #4)
“Smoke & Mirrors” is an intimate and immersive environment of projected imagery, movement and sound that conjures into being multi-faceted layers – quite literally with the use of smoke and mirrors!

 

7:45-8:45pm
SOUND-NATURE-RESONANCE
Artists: Two-Way Street
LOCATION: THEATER (MAP #20)
“Sound-Nature-Resonance” explores the inextricable link between nature and music, and the nature of music. This concept is explored through several different musical processes, and focuses on its presence in the environment, our instruments, and in performance/collaboration. The program includes: Alvin Lucier – Silver Streetcar for The Orchestra (c. 1988 for solo percussion), Kaija Saariaho – Sept Pappillions (c. 2009 for solo cello), and Adam Lion and Ashlee Booth- Rewilding (c. 2021 for cello/percussion duo).

 

8:00-9:00pm
EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER
Artists: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater (Dancers: Sharon Cooper, Melissa Wilhoit, Angela Gorman, and Giles Collard. Musician / Vocalist: Liz Lang)
LOCATION: TENNIS COURTS (MAP #3)
“Everything is in Order” is an interdisciplinary work about border bureaucracy, repression, hope, success, and failure. This work features dance, theatre, sculptural installation created by a Mexican artist Gildo Gonzalez, live music and voice.

 

8:00-9:00pm
MIN XIAO-FEN & RIVER GUERGUERIAN
LOCATION: DINING HALL (MAP #6)
An evening of genre-blurring duets featuring pipa master Min Xiao-Fen and renowned percussionist River Guerguerian. Performing together for the second time, these internationally acclaimed musicians forge fresh pathways of cross-cultural expression by using traditional instruments to create evocative  new sounds.

 

8:00-10:00pm
SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
Artist: Adam Larsen
LOCATION: LAKE EDEN (MAP #17)
A multi-media work on the lake honoring the luminaries of Black Mountain College. 

 

9:00-10:00pm
REMEMBERING MICHAEL RUMAKER
Artist: Ted Pope
LOCATION: LOCATION: THEATER (MAP #20) AND FIRE PIT (MAP #14)
A tribute to the late Black Mountain College alumnus Michael Rumaker.