New curatorial platform announces its first programme of events exploring the work of sound artist Maryanne Amacher
The former Issue Project Room artistic director Lawrence Kumpf has started a new curatorial platform called Blank Forms. “Dedicated to the presentation and preservation of time-based performance practices”, the project will kick off with a series of events dedicated to the work of the late sound artist Maryanne Amacher (1938–2009). Called Labyrinth Gives Way To Skin after one of Amacher's works, the first event will be held on 4 March and in collaboration with the Maryanne Amacher Archive. Robert The and Bill Dietz will be presenting a seminar investigating Amacher’s work on the psychoacoustic dimensions of perception, followed by a listening session comprising entirely of unpublished audio, images of scores, notes and texts selected from the archive. According to Kumpf, the project is set to continue for the next two years, with two concerts in preparation for this autumn.
Labyrinth Gives Way To Skin: Seminar 1 will take place on 4 March at New York Emily Harvey Foundation, 3pm. Tickets are available here.