Vogue'ology. Organized Listening: Sound Art, Collectivity and Politics

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 6:30pm


The sound-art collective Ultra-red presents “Organized Listening: Sound Art, Collectivity, and Politics” as part of their exhibition Vogue'ology (the Aronson Gallery, Parsons, November 17–30), which examines the possibilities for establishing an archive of the House and Ballroom community. Based on the concept of collective listening, the exhibition features fragments and phrases from House and Ballroom oral histories and vogue descriptions.

For the exhibition Vogue'olgy, members of Ultra-red consider the intersection of sound and politics in a public event with artists, union organizers, historians, and representatives of Ballroom ministries. The audience is invited to engage with sound as an object of reflection and with listening as a means of political organizing.

Facilitators include: Dont Rhine, member of Ultra-red and Robert Sember, 2009–2010 Vera List Center Fellow and member of Ultra-red.

Participants include:

* Edgar Riviera Colon and Rev. Jamaul Roots, Ballroom Ministries
* Karen Hakobian, human rights advocate and filmmaker
* Paige Sarlin, artist and member of 16 Beaver
* Alex Waterman, musician, writer, curator, and member of Plus Minus Ensemble and Either/Or Ensemble

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
Contact Information:

vlc@newschool.edu / 212.229.2436