mume FIVE : SOLD OUT
released in January 2017
with guest curator by Audra Wolowiec
co-edited by Heather Frasch, Ryoko Akama
an extract from Maria Chavez
155 x 230 mm
Audra Wolowiec is a multidisciplinary artist based between New York and Detroit whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her poetic sound installations and experimental language scores often use the gap, space, or breath in between speech—not as forms of negation, but as complex generators of meaning. Her work has been shown internationally and featured in the New York Times, Modern Painters, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail and Mumei Journal, Issue Four.
Ben Vida is an artist and composer based in New York. He works with video, text, writing and sound to
examine the complex relationships between language, voice, and listening. As an active member of theexperimental music community, his work has been performed and presented at the Guggenheim (NewYork), The Kitchen (New York), The Artist’s Institute (New York), LAMPO (Chicago), Leap Gallery (Berlin), Sydney Opera House, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Meltdown Festival (London). Recent solo exhibitions include [Smile on.]…[Pause.]…[Smile off.] at Lisa Cooley Gallery in New York City and Slipping Control (West) at 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles.
Emmalea Russo is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn. Through writing, installation, drawing and photography, her work explores edge spaces that bridge the physicality of environments with language. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently in collaboration with Michael Newton, Eternal Apprentice (DoubleCross Press, 2016). She is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective and her book, G, is forthcoming from Futurepoem. She is currently in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program.
Maria Chavez is an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ based in New York. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and solo turntable performances. She has presented lectures on sound art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Stony Brook University, Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), and Berklee College (Valencia, Spain). She was awarded a research fellowship with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith’s University (London) and was the inaugural artist featured at Judd Foundation to present new sculptural works in Marfa, Texas. Upcoming residencies include CEC Artslink in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida.
Steve Roden is an artist, musician and composer based in Los Angeles, California. He began making music as the lead singer of the “seditionaries,” a Los Angeles punk band from 1979-82. Since then his sound works have become quieter and quieter, unfolding to reach international audiences. Working with painting, sculpture, video and film, writing, sound and collage, his work is fueled by self-made systems and chance operations. Recent exhibitions include Muntref Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and several new releases including “steve roden / every color moves,” a box set retrospective of early rare and unreleased recordings from the French label Sonoris and the cd “striations” from Nature Bliss, Japan.