Hello friends, I want to share with you an exciting fall and some other cool news.
I've been selected to participate Connersmith's annual Academy show, which can be seen online here.
THIS WEEKEND!! I am really excited to participate in the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, September 9-11 at Logan Fringe Arts Space in DC. I will perform on Sunday. Sonic Circuits has been dedicated to showing and promoting experimental music in the DC area since 2001, and I am so pleased to perform and to partner with them on my upcoming exhibition- Noise Body Music
In the winter, I was chosen to participate in VisArts 2016 Emerging Curator Program, under the guidance of mentor curator Jacqueline Maria Milad. The exhibition I organized centers queer and gender non-conforming artists working across interdisciplinary visual art, dance, punk, and experimental electronic music, with contributions from artists who participated in a teen workshop I led this summer. more information on VisArts website.
I am very, very excited about this show. I've posted my curator statement and other info on my website.
There will be a zine/catalogue to accompany the exhibition, so if you can't make it I will be happy to send you a copy.
Noise Body Music
VisArts at Rockville
Kaplan Gallery, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD
exhibition on view 9/6-10/16/2016
opening party Friday, September 16, 7-11pm
the show is FREE and open to the public
music co-presented with SelectDC
exhibition artists: Michael Schiffer & Nate Alex Lewis, Farrah Skeiky, FK Alexander, Antibody Corporation, Fire-Toolz, dreamcrusher, Amy kc Oden, Homosuperior, and participants from a teen workshop
Closing party Sunday, October 16 with performance by FK Alexander (Glasgow, Scotland) http://fkalexan.de/r/
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program is generously funded by the Windgate Charitable Fund
THE SAME WEEKEND
September 15-18 I will participate in the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music in Baltimore.
The fest is half local artists and half from afar, very humbled to be invited to take part in this very cool fest.
hope you can catch my last performance for Turf and Terrain, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, curated by Danielle O'Steen
It is on Saturday, October 22, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, it is the closing day of this excellent show and my piece slowly moves around the whole exhibition area so you can see all the other terrific pieces.
On Sunday October 23 I'm performing at CHEAPFEST in Richmond VA
and get your tickets for the Transformer 13th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party, November 19.
I have a painting in it, and it is always the best
and finally (for now)
I'm thrilled to have an exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC in collaboration with John Moletress
The exhibition will be on view January 14 - February 4, 2017
opening reception January 13, additional performances & programming TBA
and check out these delightful interviews I've done recently for Bmore Art
Noise Music and Visual Art: Tom Boram (in which we talk about high zero)
The Maker in Residence (in which we talk about the current show at Flashpoint in collab with makerspace at the DC public library)
As many of you know, I am about to be released back into the world after completing my MFA at George Washington University. In celebration, I have a wonderfully busy month of May. I'm moving into a new studio shortly, so hit me up about coming to visit.
I am excited to announce that I was selected to participate in the emerging curator program at VisArts, Rockville, MD. Please join me on Friday, May 13 for the opening of mentoring curator Jackie Milad's exhibition Bend and Hold, 7-9pm, performance at 8pm. My exhibition will be in the early fall, stay tuned.
I am honored to participate in the Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Turf and Terrain.
There will be a walking tour and reception on Saturday, May 14, 4pm followed by a reception at the Watergate Gallery, where I will have some drawings on view along with other biennial artists.
On Sunday, May 15 I will perform the first of three public performances as part of the biennial. The performance will take place from 6:30-9:30pm. Curator Danielle O’Steen will lead an introduction prior to the performance. Meet at 842 New Hampshire Ave. NW (at the yellow house on the corner of New Hampshire Ave. and I St. NW). My forthcoming performances will be on July 15 & October 22.
See the website for more information about the other amazing participating artists and events.
I'm doing weirdo witch sound stuff with my band Sunn:):):) on Wednesday, May 18 at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan, 8pm. We're playing with Park Snakes. Sunn:):):) is me, Kunj, and Cory O'Brien.
I am very pleased to announce another new one-night-only performance:
May 20, 7:00-9:30pm
Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA
Stay a spell, spell a word, cast a spell.
This experimental new performance looks at how we mark time, language that is unspoken, and the everyday rituals that permeate our lives. Can we evade fixedness through abstraction, can gestures be transformative? This performance is about searching through the ordinary for new processes of becoming.
On the eve of the May full moon, dance is an invocation, a celebration of confusion and multiplicity. Armstrong developed the choreography and performs Spell with Hayley Cutler/darlingdance. The duo responds to the unique architecture and long atrium of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Chris Rasley‘s live electronic music will accompany them.
Spell is an evening-length event with a discussion following the performance.
The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.
RSVP and more info on the website
While I'm not participating in this, I'm pleased to share my friend Alexandra "Rex" Delafkaran's curatorial project Intimately Public: An Evening of Live Performance, on Sunday, May 22, starting at 3pm. It will take place in public spaces around Dupont Circle and end at a reception at Hillyer Art Space. more info here. The call is still out to participate, deadline May 10.
On Thursday, May 26 I am performing in Baltimore at E.M.P. Collective's Pulse:Salon, 7pm, along with DC friends Rex and Jane Claire Remick, as well as Baltimore artists Nicoletta de la Brown and Kristin McWharter.
Looking ahead- I'm participating in the Kitchen Sink Fest at Dance Place, Washington, D.C. 7/30-7/31, and in the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music in Baltimore, 9/15-9/18.
All this and more on my website.
Thanks as always for the support, I hope to see you all soon!
Much more to come.
Check out my feet in the weekend section of the Washington Post:
photo credit for SPELL flyer: Eames Armstrong, Perdita, 2015. live performance at Mobius, Cambridge, MA. photo by Phil Freyer