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Olivia Block, Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder at CAM
CAM - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
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Olivia Block, Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder at CAM
Olivia Block - Electronic Sound for 4-Channel Speakers
Sandra Gibson - Film, Live Projection
Luis Recoder - Film, Live Projection

New York filmmakers and artists, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will present an original piece of "live cinema" using film projectors and simple mechanical means to create slowly shifting abstract light sculptures, and will be joined by the live sound accompaniment of noted Chicago electronic musician and sound artist, Olivia Block.

Gibson and Recoder often manipulate, modify, and construct their own apparatus to produce ethereal light effects. For example, In Untitled (2008) they constructed an electric humidification system to mist glass panes situated in front of two projectors running monochromatic 16mm films, thus creating beautiful and constantly changing abstractions on screen.

Olivia Block combines field recording, scored segments for acoustic instruments, and electronically generated sound. Her release Mobius Fuse was voted one of the best albums of the decade by Pitchfork. In a recent feature article in the The Wire magazine Block's compositions were described as "finely nuanced textures of environmental material and occasional surges of sonic power blended with an elegant instrumental architecture." Her compositions often include field recordings, scored segments for chamber instruments, and electronic textures.

Since 2007 Gibson, Recoder, and Block have continued their film and sound collaborations around the world, to include recent performances at the Tate Modern and Chicago Underground Film Festival.

This performance is presented by New Music Circle in partnership with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.



CAM - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (View)
3750 Washington Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63108
United States


Arts > Visual
Music > Ambient
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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