Beth Wexler plays with temporal transformations of popular culture. Sampling from 80s and 90s television, the artist manipulates imagery that is fading into obsolescence to create new meaning. Her time based pieces add a humanizing touch of spectacle to previously over scripted narratives. Her generative works are systems that provoke the way that we digest media.
Read Jeffrey Pena’s interview with Beth about remixing and generative art.
via Curbs and Stoops
Here is a funky jazz gem from Art Ensemble Of Chicago titled “Funky AECO“. This track represents one of the more funkier songs written by the group, who is usually more know for their avant-garde free jazz compositions. The funky groove oriented track was included on the group’s 1985 album The Third Decade , which was released by ECM Records. The album features founding members Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, and Malachi Favors who is responsible for the tracks heavy bass groove. Overall, the track represents a different side to one of jazz music’s most notable and accomplished avant-garde ensembles.
via American Athlete *
The Jazzmobile – The Billy Taylor Quintet – 1977
Frank Wess, Jimmy Owens, Freddie Waits & the Jazzmobile Guy
by Tom Marcello
hat tip: Analog Burners
See Patti Smith’s Photos of Rimbaud’s Spoon, Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, and Other Obscure Arts Relics:
Known primarily as a musician and writer — of both poetry and the memoir “Just Kids” — Patti Smith is also a prolific photographer. Opening on October 21 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the exhibition “Patti Smith: Camera Solo,” curated by Susan Talbott, comprises some 60 of her photographs plus two multimedia installations. Isaac Kaplan spoke with Smith at Electric Lady Studios, in New York, where she was recording an album.
Continued + Interview: http://bit.ly/piAgnh