Introducing A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D!
Artists merge contemporary art, sound and technology at the Museum of Science
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, May 2013, Boston, MA - Together Boston, an annual celebration of music, art and technology, based in Cambridge, MA has brought their collaboration with local artists and curators to a new level. Among the many exhibitions and panels slated to take place this May, an momentous partnership between Together, the Museum of Science, Boston, and experimental curator Maggie Cavallo has culminated in, A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D!, an exhibition of live sound and image at the Charles Hayden Planetarium. The event will take place Sunday, May 12th, launching the festival week off right.
A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D! will feature HEXbeam by Vela Phelan, LOOSE by D’hana Perry, BATHAUS, Bobby Andres and a video transmission with Yassy Goldie. Through the combination of live sound and moving image, these artists skillfully execute contemporary techniques of appropriation such as sampling, cutting and editing. Loosely inspired by La Raza Cósmica (1925), an essay written by Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos, along with contemporary theoretical models that have co-opted the term ‘remix’ as a way to study and describe culture and an interest in the 5th Dimension, Cavallo sought out live artists whose work celebrates and challenges our relationships with identity and the cosmos.
From the Curator: “This event will not only showcase quality work by contemporary artists, but will also highlight the cosmic exchange common in our community that takes places between live artists. This exchange disregards the pedantic nature of traditional learning and instead often takes place in nightclubs and alternative gallery spaces, offering the audience a temporary, yet transcendental experience through art, sound and new technologies. In A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D! we are excited to incite in the audience the urge to reconsider themselves, their world and the worlds beyond their own. This event would have not been possible without the dedication of Together Festival’s Visual Art Coordinator, Alexis Avedisian and the interest and support of both Together and the Museum of Science in the contemporary art community in Boston, MA. I am thrilled to imagine what sort of collaborations are ahead due to the courageous initiatives of both of these organizations.”
WHAT: A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D! WHEN: 6:30p & 8:30p | Sunday, May 12, 2013
WHERE: Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston, 11 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Vine video clips by Tom Maio