Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and Norte Maar, a nonprofit arts organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., host a night of collaborative performance, poetry, music and dance at the Masonic Temple Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. The show’s title remains prospective: Untitled (as of yet). They’d better hurry! The event is tonight!
Do you have a title to suggest? Here are the constituent elements to consider.
A performance by Asheville singer Elisa Faires, “an improviser as well as a composer of modern classical, electronic music, experimental cabaret, quirky pop music, twelve-tone composition and avant-garde art songs,” according to her bio. How about now?
Poetry readings by Tim Peeler, Ted Pope and Eric Steineger. Getting close?
A performance by dancer and choreographer Janice Lancaster with projection designs by Adam Larsen. What do we call this thing? How about “Happening”? I think that’s already been used. Let’s turn to the press release for some more information while we wait for some nominal inspiration:
Untitled (as of yet) unites two communities, Asheville and New York City, and draws inspiration from the momentous Theater Piece (No.1) by John Cage, performed in the summer of 1952 at Black Mountain College. The event is co-curated by Jason Andrew (Norte Maar) and Alice Sebrell (BMCM+AC), and will be held at the Masonic Temple (80 Broadway, Downtown Asheville) on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, or $10 for BMCM+AC members and students with ID.
This event is part of the special programming to highlight the current loan exhibition “Jack Tworkov: Accident of Choice, The Artist” at Black Mountain College, featuring historic paintings and drawings, letters and memorabilia, curated by Jason Andrew and on view at BMCM+AC through Sept. 17. For more information about this exhibition and more visit http://www.blackmountaincollege.org.