Space Time x MCASD presents: Jacolby Satterwhite and Super Squirrel
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Space Time to produce a series of events that consider works on display at MCASD while presenting rare artist videos and live performances and lectures. Our first event takes place during Free Third Thursday in Jacobs Hall on January 19, from 5PM –7PM with performances at 5:30 and 6:30 PM.
Jacolby Satterwhite, Country Ball 1989-2012, 2012. 12:38 min, color, sound, HD video. (video on loop)
In Country Ball, Satterwhite fuses drawing, live performance and digital technology to translate and document personal mythology. Here the artist's sources are a home video of a family cookout and his mother's drawings. Hand-tracing the drawings and importing them into a 3D animation program, Satterwhite builds a lush, computer-generated landscape. Performing in front of the camera and "green screen" 100 times, he inserts his dance performances into the virtual space to create what he terms "a Hieronymous Bosch 'Garden of Earthly Delights' inspired landscape."
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Super Squirrel performance at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Super Squirrel (Sarah Hankins) is a DJ, producer, ethnomusicologist, and electronic noisemaker. Working with samples, VSTs, and analog synths, she explores themes of psychopathology, the carnivalesque, horror, oddity, intimacy, and haunting. Super Squirrel is compelled by the duality of sound as both material force and sociocultural text; she enjoys playing at the intersections and disjunctures of these two dimensions. In live performance, she creates quasi-narratives by way of irrational pop/electronic/folk mashups, which are smeared with noise and paired with curious videos.