sabato 29 marzo 2014


Dance On The Radio • 8-channel sound installation, 7-part series of posters duration approx. / ca. 20’00’’ • soundtrack excerpts, found-footage - Charles Atlas • installation set up - Peter Szely • production TONSPUR / artistic director - Georg Weckwerth • thanks to Angela Stief


TONSPUR_passage  - MQ Wien
31.03.14 – 03.06.14
daily 10 – 20 h

“Dance On The Radio” is a polyphonic collage of soundtrack excerpts from
dance videos I began collecting in NY in the mid-1990s. Starting in 1997 I began to make found-footage montages for a once-a month downtown NY performance club called “Martha @ Mother”. It was hosted by the performance artist Richard Move in his satirical impersonation of Martha Graham, the iconic 20th century modern dance choreographer. My videos presented a hyperactive mix of all kinds of dance styles ranging from the serious and minimal to the entertaining and irreverent – all sprinkled with comments about dance and call-outs to “Martha” characters from Hollywood films. Selections from these excerpts form the building blocks of this “choreographed” 8-channel sound installation -- evoking experimental radio pieces of the 1950’s avant-garde and NY club culture of the 1990’s.

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