Alex Waterman Solo at Issue Project Room
Sat, February 16, 2013 - 8:00pm
155 Freeman St., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)
Alex Waterman presents a set of new solo works for amplified cello, radios, found sounds, and assorted strings. A rare outing for this renowned performer, the event marks his first solo performance in two years. The evening opens with Cameron Keith Gainer's Luna del Mar, a short film featuring a soundtrack composed and performed by Waterman.
Notes on the film:
Luna del Mar, Cameron Keith Gainer’s filmic representation of organisms in the deep sea reflects the artist’s child-like fascination with the living world in a way that engages a not-so-child-like formal investigation. Originally shot in 16mm format and transferred to DVD, Luna del Mar was sparked by an initial interest in Pyrodinium bahamense, a bioluminescent organism specific to the region of the coast of Puerto Mosquito, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Gainer’s research led him on a journey that culminated in a captivating 16mm film that is, in his words, “a filmic representation of deep space created by choreographing millions of single-cell organisms through the movement of an Olympic synchronized swimmer named Luna del Mar.” His work approaches nature on a formal level, and coupled with desire to know more, the work exhibits the compulsion to flex between the “big idea” and one’s personal experience; it explores the boundaries between what we know and what we know of.
see also PROJECTS section for photos of this project and a sample of the soundtrack.