This Thursday (1/26/12) the USF Contemporary Art Museum will be hosting a performance by Christian Marclay and Shelley Hirsch. If Christian Marclay’s name is sounding familiar it may be for a couple reasons. Marclay is featured in Tempus Projects’ Things Not Seen Before exhibit but you may know him from winning the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Bienalle. If you’re unfamiliar with the Golden Lion, that’s like winning the World Series of art (if by ‘World Series’ they really meant the world and not just the US and Toronto).
Vocalist/composer/performance artist Shelley Hirsch will be interpreting and performing Marclay’s Manga Scroll (above), vocalising the onomatopoeic piece. The two artists will also perform Zoom Zoom (I bet you’re already thinking of Mazda) where Marclay displays images of onomatopoeia’s generally found in advertising and packaging while Hirsch vocally responds.
A night of out-loud onomatopoieas – you know this is more fun than what you had planned for Thursday. If you’re planning on going tickets are $15, $10 for staff, and free for students with an ID. I heard the tickets are selling quickly so pick them up as soon as you can and have a great time…POW!