Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst present:
Performance / Concert
Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs “The Wired Salutation”
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Door at 8 pm. Concert from 8.30 pm
Theater der Künste, Gessnerallee 9, CH-8001 Zurich
Tickets available at the box office.
In this premiere performance visual artist Angela Bulloch and composer and musician David Grubbs present their newest collaboration.
“The Wired Salutation,” Angela Bulloch sets into motion the process by which images and ideas degrade — decline, simplify — while expanding to encompass video, live performance, and a composition for theatre lighting, taking the audience on a trip inside the image. David Grubbs stresses and strains an initially coherent piece of music until its constituent parts agree to peacefully disassemble. The live musical component is undertaken by a group featuring Grubbs (electric guitar and voice) and Italian musicians Andrea Belfi (drums and electronics) and Stefano Pilia (electric guitar), who were last heard impersonating a thunderstorm viewed from a mountaintop on the 2009 album Onrushing Cloud.
Angela Bulloch’s conceptually rigorous works deal with systems and structures that engage the expectations of her audience. Her sculptures often incorporate light, sound or text that address issues of authorship and aspects of time. She played bass guitar with the band Big Bottom.
David Grubbs is known for his participation in Gastr del Sol and the Red Krayola, as well as for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with Susan Howe and Anthony McCall. He is the author of the forthcoming book Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, and Sound Recording.