Wave Farm Mushrooms

Filed under: Projects
Posted by jesse on September 26, 2006 at 7:29 pm

I’m five days into my weeklong AIRtime Residency at free103point9‘s Wave Farm in Acra, NY. I’ve been making a lot of progress toward realizing an interactive installation of the Azariah songs in a forest setting.

I’ve also been captivated by the abundance of mushrooms along the paths through Wave Farm’s forest. There must be tens of thousands of mushrooms here, and dozens of varieties. I’ve been photographing the mushrooms as I work in the forest, and I’ve been posting the pictures to Flickr along with text mostly about the mushrooms, but intermittently detailing the work I’ve been doing.

See the Mushrooms:

AIRtime Residency

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on September 20, 2006 at 9:21 pm

I’m excited to have the opportunity to work on an installation version of my MFA Thesis project Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps in an AIRtime Residency at free103point9’s Wave Farm. My week-long residency this September will explore the thematic connection between radio and prophecy.

I will also be creating a prototype for an outdoor, radio version of the Azariah story installed in a forest setting.

See the free103point9 newsroom for more information on my project and a list of this year’s other Residency recipients.

Eat Meat Meteorite at Peekskill Project

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on September 8, 2006 at 5:14 pm

In 1992 a meteorite struck a parked car in Peekskill, NY. No one saw it hit, until now.

Carrie Dashow and I will present Eat Meat Meteorite, a new chapter in our Subliminal History of New York State, this month for the opening weekend of Peekskill Project, an annual arts festival organized by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

We’ll be at the city waterfront, relating the story of the Peekskill Fireball — a meteorite that struck a parked car in Peekskill on October 9, 1992 — running a hamburger stand and science fair display. Our stand will illuminate the experience of the peekskill fireball, inviting visitors to ingest a meteorite and reenact the famous collision.

We will be presenting Eat Meat Meteorite during the weekend of September 16-17. On Saturday, we will be at the waterfront in Peekskill, right by the Metro North train station. On Sunday we will be at the Charles Point ferry landing.

Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet at the Conflux Festival 2006

Filed under: Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music,Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on September 4, 2006 at 12:02 pm

For this year’s Conflux (a psychogeography festival co-produced by Glowlab and iKatun) I’ve organized The Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet, a quartet of street-walking shape note singers. The Quartet will conduct a singing tour of Brooklyn, beginning and ending at the McCaig-Welles Gallery. We will sing songs from the Sacred Harp on pages corresponding with the numbers that members of the quartet recognize as they walk.

The Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet is Greg Mulkern, treble; Allison Schofield, alto; Aldo Ceresa, tenor; and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, bass.

The Quartet will conduct two tours, beginning at noon and 6 PM on September 14. Visit the Quartet’s web site for more information.

Carrie and I Featured in the New York Sun

Filed under: Press
Posted by jesse on August 26, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Carrie and I were profiled yesterday in the New York Sun in the Knickerbocker column by Gary Shapiro. The article recounted our Rosendale singing school workshop and participatory assembly and explored the concept of subliminal history — the conceptual strategy that underpins our collaboration.

Read the article on the Sun‘s web site.

Subliminal Statements, Call for Submissions

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on August 13, 2006 at 11:53 am

Society for a Subliminal State Newsletter aka Subliminal Statements — Due Monday September 4, 2006

The ground speaks and has its way. It is beyond and below us yet we take claim for what we do atop of it. Does it not have a mind of its own — its own agency?

The Society for a Subliminal State is looking for your true stories:

  • Stories of land, sea, and air speaking,
  • Time when presence, past and future combine,
  • What is an alternative time of now,
  • Do you know that Islands move,
  • Dead little animals create our homes,
  • Lighthouses fall in love and transmit informative maps,
  • History is a feeling not just a fact.

If you know anything about this please write us.

Send us your articles and poetry for the first issue of Subliminal Statements, the Society for a Subliminal State Newsletter. Visit the Society web site before September 4 for details.

NYSCA Grant for the Subliminal History Project

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on August 12, 2006 at 9:15 pm

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded Carrie Dashow and me a project grant in Film & Media/New Tech Production for the integration of video into the subliminal history tour. The award recognizes our collaborative project, the Subliminal History of New York State, an ongoing series of singing and video workshops and participatory performances that seeks to present a broader reality of the history and present state of New York.

The grant comes in the wake of our second event, a singing school and performance/assembly in the Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, NY.

More information about the Subliminal History project and the Rosendale event is on our web site.

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