Artwork and Writings on Networked_Performance

Filed under: Press
Posted by jesse on August 31, 2005 at 12:53 pm

My recent project Crawling through Network Cable and my undergradtuate thesis, Activated Spaces were featured this week on Networked_Performance.

Networked_Performance is a blog hosted by, featuring posts from Jo-Ann Green, Michelle Riel, and Helen Thorington. The blog is an “open forum to discuss network-enabled performance,” including “locative media, augmented reality, distributed performance, environmental theatre, pervasive play, immersive gaming, [and] telepresence.” The Networked_Performance blog is laying the groundwork for a 2006 conference of the same name.

In Activated Spaces + Crawling through Network Cable: Sounding Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Jo introduced my 2003 work on effective political sound art and my iChat AV-driven two-location performance project.

Rapture/Rupture Extended

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on at 12:27 pm

The Tang Museum has decided to extend my installation, Rapture/Rupture past its September 11 closing date. The exhibition will now be on display for an additional few weeks. I’ll post the new closing date as soon as it is finalized.


Rapture/Rupture will close October 26.

Summer Singing in Alabama

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on August 22, 2005 at 7:03 pm

Thanks to grants from two organizations, I’ve been able to travel twice to Alabama this summer to deepen my understanding of Sacred Harp and shape note music, the community singing style that has played into recent projects of mine, such as Lawrence and Shade and Rapture/Rupture, and that continues to inform my practice as an artist.

The Joe Beasley Memorial Foundation, named for a deceased Sacred Harp singer from a long-time singing family, awarded me a grant “for the preservation and promotion of Sacred Harp and shape note music” that enabled me to attend Camp Fasola, a five-day-long camp in Anniston, Alabama featuring lots of singing, and lessons on Sacred Harp history and technique.

I also received a travel grant from The Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community-based singing from The Sacred Harp, that enabled me to travel to Alabama to attend the Camp, as well as All Day Singings in Muscadine, Henagar, Ider, and Dutton, Alabama.

I am thankful for the support of these organizations, as well as the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association, which organizes and runs Camp Fasola.