JOIN US for a very special Sugar City presentation at Soundlab!
Soundlab 110 Pearl ST Buffalo, NY
UVB-76 (Sherri and Mario’s new musical collaboration)
Films by Sophie Hamacher
THE EXTREME ANIMALS SIT DOWN:
music is a question with no answer
Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman (Extreme Animals, Paper Rad, You Can’t Do That on Television) present a mash-up of live music, video, staged theatrics, and global meltdowns. They choreograph a disjunctive array of live shredding, extreme feedback, youtube bombardment, ecstatic dance moves, and sunday morning cartoons. Their newest performance delves into the world of tween culture and the current obsession with the infinite hall of mirrors known as “forever young”. Performers sell their soul Paganini-style to become vampires cursed to bleed all over their instruments for all time.
Jacob Ciocci is an artist and current eyebeam fellow notably regarded as one third of the American art collective Paper Rad; prolific producer of music, installations, websites, and animations. David Wightman is completing a PHD in music composition at UCSD where he is a lecturer of pop music studies. Some of his many music projects include Fortress of Amplitude, Powdered Wigs, and Chariots of Fire. Together Jacob and David form like Voltron in the high-NRG electronic music band Extreme Animals and have toured the country every summer for the past 8 years presenting their music, videos, and art.
Sophie Hamacher, an artist and filmmaker from Berlin, Germany, works primarily with collage, reconfiguring media images by using documents and reclaiming them from their mere informative quality. She has written extensively on the relationship between art and document, and the unconscious or conscious witnessing of historical events through photography and film.