Nothing’s Happening: A Black Mountain College Project – UNC Asheville / SITI
John Cage’s Lecture On Nothing (1959) is a “composed talk” in which the form, composed using techniques that would later lead to Cage’s seminal 4’33”, is as significant as the meanings of the words in it. Lecture On Nothing transcends both writing and speaking to delicately dance with the changing nature of music and weave a meditation on semantic emptiness that is still ahead of its time.
This is a work in progress presentation of a larger work, centered on Lecture On Nothing, being developed at the University Of North Carolina Asheville in collaboration with New York City based SITI Company as part of the Black Mountain College Legacy Fellowship.
Mechthild of Magdeburg, M.C. Richards and the Mystical Meristem – Joan Heller, Samuel Humphreys, Clara Zander, and Nathaniel Humphreys
Poems of Mechthild the Beguine, her story and the words of potter-poet M.C. Richards inform movement to the pulse of the potter’s kick wheel. Spiraling out from the center, dancers lead passers-by into the gestural shape as it grows upward.
Untitled Toilet Piece – DJ Kutzu
A lighthearted homage to the use of toilets as art objects (or anit-art) in modern art. A white porcelain toilet will be placed in an open outdoor space, inviting you to sit and experience hidden components.
the bio:graph – The Uprooted Collective
The Uprooted Collective, traveling from the north woods of central Maine is focusing on the “living mark” created by locally sourced found materials. Brooms and branches, barks and nuts, on repurposed textiles; participants will create their instruments and leave their marks.