Basement Performances: Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes
Fridays and Saturdays in late January and early February, The Drawing Center will present "Basement Performances" curated by renowned composer and performer John Zorn. The six cutting edge multi-media performances in our Lab will bring together improvised music with expanded cinema and feature some of Downtown New York's most adventurous musicians and visual artists.
Ela Troyano (filmmaker, actress) and Uzi Parnes (photographer, performer)
Parnes and Troyano will work environmentally, presenting two works: "The Silence of Marcel Duchamp" with John Zorn's "BeuysBlock" as a soundtrack and a live film version of "Bubble People," featuring legendary filmmaker Jack Smith along with Parnes and Polly Bradfield. Bradfield, one of downtown's earliest improvisers, can be seen and heard on violin and record player. Bubble People Troyano's first film was shot at Parnes' loft Performances Staged and includes his environments and artworks.
Ela Troyano is an interdisciplinary filmmaker, born in Cuba and based in NYC. Most recently, RECYCLING ATLANTIS, an exhibition in collaboration with Uzi Parnes and Carmelita Tropicana in celebration of legendary filmmaker Jack Smith and his influence in NYC's downtown in the late 1970's and early 1980's was presented at the 80WSE Gallery in 2014.
Uzi Parnes is best known as a photographer of New York's performance artists, such as Jack Smith. His visual works integrate photography with multi-media performance.
Image: Raha Raissnia, Longing, 2014. 16 mm film, color, 20-minute loop, optical sound. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.
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