Wednesday, November 28th, Julia Santoli presents the third and final work of her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of a new work within her “Siren Sore” cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations.
Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the physical import of a collaborative, site-specific sonic approach. Through studying the transmission of body through voice, the “siren” emerges as a voice beyond the locus of capture or control — an avenger of bodies transgressed.
The evening premieres “Oneiric receiver (((night throat)))” with glockenspielist Trevor Saint, staged in a landscape of neon and steel made by multimedia artist Graciela Cassel. The work is a ballad of sleepwalking slippage, apparitions through the night.
Julia Santoli is a Brooklyn-based artist and experimental musician. Creating immersive and precarious environments with voice, feedback, electronics, and installation, her work deals with intergenerational hauntings and reclamation through the body. She has presented solo and collaborative works at Queens Museum, Flux Factory, ISSUE Project Room, New York Live Arts, Judson Memorial Church, LUMP, Disjecta, Widow Jane Mine cave, GRACE Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory; as well as presented and taught workshops during a 5-month residency in Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE.
Graciela Cassel (born in Argentina) is a New York-based artist. She received an MA in Studio Art from NYU (2012) and a MFA from SVA(2014). She is a multimedia artist whose work in the past three years has been inspired by rivers and ocean, as well as clouds. Cassel has exhibited internationally with paintings, etchings, and videos. Her videos received 14 awards and they were selected for inclusion in 32 film festivals. Her latest installation “Dreaming Clouds and Cloud Machine” was presented at the Museo del Barrio show at SVA (2017).
Trevor Saint plays the glockenspiel. He performs the first solo works for the extended-range instrument, and improvises wildly with the instrument’s extreme offerings. Trevor performs in the duos Skewed and Such (Jeff Herriott, laptop) and Tanngrisnir (Christopher Burns, electric guitar), with the duo Tongue Depressor (Henry Birdsey/Zach Rowden, fiddles), and in the Ever Present Orchestra.