20:00 – 22:00
Mark Booth (US) & Michael Graeve (AU)
THE SLOW RUNNING MOUTH OF THE BROOK
// Bækkens Langsomt Løbende Munding //
Mark Booth and Michael Graeve have collaborated since 2011 in sight, sound and word. The performance they are developing on site for KoncertKirken will include spoken word, turntablism, organ, field recording and live electronics.
Each collaboration between the artists is a process lab – discovering sounds, images, and language in proximity to one another, in relation to the uniqueness of architectural spaces, and within the confines and duration of a particular time.
They have previously collaborated on exhibitions, installations and performances created in residence, developing complex narratives featuring multi-media environments, installation, multi-channel sound, visual and sculptural intervention and live audio performance.
An audio cassette of their first collaboration installation THE SPEED OF THE WORD SOUND/THE SOUND OF THE WORD SPEED was released on Patient Sounds.
Photo: Mark Booth and Michael Graeve: Blindside ARI, Melbourne 2017
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Mark Booth (us)
is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. His work in language, image, performance, and sound explores the tension between observation, description, invention, imagination, and the generative possibilities of error. His work explores the material qualities of language, as well as the ways that language functions and fails to describe human experience. Having learned to read and navigate the world as a dyslexic, Booth uses his work to make sense of his own slippery experience with language, error, understanding, and meaning.
Booth teaches creative writing and sound art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where his courses focus on the historical and creative aspects of audible poetics, language based sound art, concrete poetry, text art, and poetic process.
Booth collaborates on ongoing artistic projects with a number of collaborators, including Michael Graeve in the collaborative duo MGMB, and with Shawn Decker in the violin and electronics band Grykes, and others. He frequently creates audio for the projects of other artists for live performance and installations.
Booth received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited, played, and performed his work in a variety of established, peripheral, and obscure venues in the United States, Scandinavia, Australia, and Germany.
Michael Graeve (au)
is a visual and sound artist based in Melbourne Australia. He exhibits, performs and teaches internationally. He works across painting and sound disciplines through easel painting, site-specific installation, painting and sound installation, sound performance and composition. His works are held in collections in Australia, Germany and the USA. Awards and residencies include Tonspur 19 in Vienna 2007, Australia Council residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York 2005, Samstag International Travelling Scholarship 2004, Arts Victoria New Work 2004 and Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence 2003. He has held 15 solo exhibitions at venues in Australia and Chicago. Group exhibitions and collaborations include dialog I with Christoph Dahlhausen (raum 2810, Bonn), Sonambiente Berlin 2006, Your Sky (Gigantic Art Space, New York), 2004 Australian Culture Now (Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne) and Primavera (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney). Completed degrees include Master of Fine Art (MFA Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2007), Masters in Arts (MA Media Arts, RMIT University Melbourne 2004), Bachelor of Arts (BA Media Arts, RMIT University Melbourne 1999) and Bachelor of Arts (BA Honours Fine Art Painting, RMIT Melbourne 1995). His work has been reviewed by Branden W. Joseph (Artforum International, March 2005), Nicholas Chambers (Eyeline No 50, 2002), Ros Bandt (Sound Sculpture – Intersections in Sound and Sculpture in Australian Artworks, 2001) and Stephen O’Connell (Art/Text No 59, 1997). He has been involved in artist-run galleries as founding committee member of Grey Area Art Space Inc (1996-1999), and Program Manager at West Space Inc (2002-2004). He currently teaches at RMIT University and Victoria University, Melbourne, and has taught at various colleges and universities in Melbourne and Chicago since 1998.