Day 10

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Bastard Children of Dada: Happenings, Fluxus, Mail Art, Punk, and beyond..
Location:  Latino Room, Main Branch, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, Admission Free
with Emily Hage, John Law, Winston Smith, Kal Spelletich, and V. Vale, moderated by Peter Maravelis (City Lights) Dada’s influence upon the 20th century avante-garde has been immeasurable. It’s political and aesthetic stance, as well as its confrontational approach to the art world and bourgeois sensibilities, has spread widely amongst artists, musicians, writers, poets, and performers. From the Beat Generation to Punk and beyond, Dada’s “bastard children” are with us to this day.  Five voices that are firmly embedded in the theory, history, and practice of the avante garde will explore the artistic movements that followed Dada into the 21st century.
Day 11

Friday, November 11, 2016, Doors 8:30 p.m. to midnight, performance ongoing.
The Kal Spelletich Experience
Location: Undisclosed and secret. Ticket availability, method of acquisition, and admission charge information to be announced 11/1, in this listing.
Master machine artist Kal Spelletich presents an evening of revery exposing his inner dada-ist. A variety of devices will be displayed and in motion for your viewing pleasure.
Day 13

Sunday, November 13, 2016, Doors 3:00 p.m.
Location: Undisclosed and secret. Ticket availability, method of acquisition, and admission charge information to be announced 11/1, in this listing.
An afternoon with Matt Heckert and Kal Spelletich, moderated by Peter Maravelis
A dismemberment of the carcasses of Futurist, Dada, and 20th Century Avante-Garde tendencies.
Sponsored by the Catharine Clark Gallery


Marie Osmond doing Hugo Ball
Performed by Hanna Aurbacher, Teophil Maier, Ewald Liska (known as Trio Exvoco)
From the LP Futura Poesia Sonora.
Lyrics :
jolifanto bambla o falli bambla
großiga m’pfa habla horem
egiga goramen
higo bloiko russula huju
hollaka hollala
anlogo bung
blago bung blago bung
bosso fataka
ü üü ü
schampa wulla wussa olobo
hej tatta gorem
eschige zunbada
wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
tumba ba-umf
kusa gauma
ba – umf

city lights dada show

We, Kal and Matt,  propose an installation of Interactive machines and robots operated by the audience. The robots will have sensors (medical data harvesting), EEG split brain duo robots, and interfaces the audience can operate. The robots are controlled by the audience via biofeedback sensors, think of it as a form of future state bio-metric surveillance entertainment.

Some of the robots will be death defying. They all will have a voice (make sounds), sometimes lots of sounds, funny and scary at the same time. Think Arthur Craven machine (drunken rants and gunshots) and Duchamp’s light, space and time machines amplified.
Sonic chest thumping robot noise to sublime whispers, robots that hug and grab and lift you. Other robots will be sublime. Some will copulate.

The robots will be installed as installations with video projections and dioramas. Live video cameras will be on some robots, with audiences projected into the mix.

something like this;

or this;

The installation room will have dramatic lighting.
There will be a route one can take from machine to robot to mad scientist invention.
There will be amplified sounds from the robots.
There will be live cam footage of the audience from the robots view with a view of the audience as well, a sort of self with a robot..
There will be video projections of writers reading science fiction recorded opening night.
There will be fog, steam and scents.
The audience will trigger the robots and machines via interactive interfaces.
One could think of it as the audience operating an opera or funhouse of death defying robots.

Arthur Craven vs Jack Johnson

the author of The Surrealist Manifesto (1924), André Breton (books by this author), born in Tinchebray, France (1896).

As a young man, Breton was interested in mental illness and Freud’s theory of the unconscious. Breton studied to become a doctor but never qualified, and in World War I served in a neurological ward for the wounded. After the war ended, Breton joined the Dada movement, an anti-war art movement that rejected convention and emphasized the illogic and absurd, but he was disturbed by Dada’s negativity and wanted instead to figure out if man could be reconciled with the world.

In 1924, Breton wrote The First Surrealist Manifesto, recommending mankind put aside inhibition and prejudice and adopt a new state of being where dream and fantasy are joined to the everyday world. The manifesto was meant to be a revolutionary document and was signed by a number of French artists and writers.


~ by kaltek on October 30, 2016.

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