future death toll presents: "BEEGAS" Disjecta Portland2012 @ Marylhurst University Art Gym February 26 -- April 4, 2012 Gallery Hours: Tues through Sun 12-4pm Preview Reception: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 3-5pm 17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43) Marylhurst, OR 97036 MAP: http://g.co/maps/xcnvc A/V: http://micronemez.com
CHIPPER__SHREDDER: AN EVENT OF INDUSTRIAL INVOLUTION.
FUTURE DEATH TOLL IS A THROBBING MESS OF NOISE THAT CASTS BODY PARTS, FEEDS LIMBS THROUGH A GAS POWERED CHIPPER SHREDDER, AND STARTS FIRES. TRAUMATIC RITUAL (THE EVENT) PROVIDES ACTION TO THE SCULPTURAL OBJECT, RESULTING IN A MUTATED FORM. SPECTATOR PROVOKES DESTRUCTION IN AN OTHERWISE PRODUCTIVE PRAXIS.
CHURCH! is a ritualistic Sunday gathering to open dialogue in Portland’s creative community and expand on the narrow avenues that already exist for showing work. A gathering where nothing is sold, CHURCH! is a free space for sharing ideas and intermingling between artists working in a multitude of different media.
some new design work. hopefully you're getting 2010-flashbackz.
there's been incredible work done on a couple of online-based audio & video collaboration toolz.
anyhow, some very meaty beatz will be served up, very very soon. details very very very soon.
FUTURE_DEATH_TOLL + Little Field presentz:
performance, as embodiment.
capturing the form,
a preserved : physical likeness
a process : remnantz
a performance : resonatez
grab the body.
night has fallen.
so thingz here are going to be a bit fuktbar.
sorry, but the upgrade 2 f-dt.com/2 will be wonderbar.
December is action art at ROCKSBOXFINEART:
We will be doing a live audio performance at the Tribute Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts tomorrow around 12pm [NOON]
There will be enough blaze orange, safety, and bazz for everybody.
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So there are a few different events happening this week here in Portland that FDT will be attending and we thought it might be worth while to share with everyone. First off tonight at 7:30pm:
few years ago, historians were very proud to disco- ver that they could write not only the history of battles, of kings and in- stitutions but also of the economy, now they are all amazed because the shrewdest among them learned that it was poss- ible to write a history of feelings andthebody.
You you were to be killed and would you be they’ll do what you see don’t do keep reading
WHATZ UR CREDITCARD NUMBER?
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. . .The need to act directly and profoundly upon the sensibility through the sense organs invites research. . . into qualities and vibrations of sounds to which we are absolutely unaccustomed, qualities which contemporary instruments do not possess and which compel us to revive ancient and forgotten instruments or to create new ones.
LIGHTING. . .In view of the peculiar action of light on the mind, the effects of luminous vibration must be investigated, along with new ways of diffusing light in waves, or sheets, or in fusillades of fiery arrows. . . In order to produce particular tone qualities, one must reintroduce into light an element of thinness, density, opacity, with a view to producing heat, cold, anger, fear, etc.
SPECTACLE. . .There is an idea of total spectacle that must be revived. The problem is to make space speak, to enrich and furnish it; like mines laid in a wall of flat rocks which suddenly give birth to geysers and bouquets.
-Antonin Artaud “The Theater of Cruelty”
All of Artaud’s prescriptions for reifying expression and performance are based in the idea that “In the state. . . in which we live, it is through the skin that metaphysics will be made to reenter our minds”. The Theater of Cruelty requires “expression in space” to reach the spectator’s mind through a ruthless (though not uncalculated or illogical) barrage of the senses. The theater’s purpose is not its ability to entertain or its literary-ish construction of canon. Rather, its “only value lies in its excruciating, magical connection with reality and danger”.
For Artaud, a meaningful performance must result from both regression and research. Performers must make use of all levels of perception, from the most basic sensory reception to the most mysterious intuition to the most complex intellection. With a kind of academic diligence, the actor/artist must explore and develop languages of sound and light. Incorporating fragments of the recognizable world, the actor/artist will “rediscover the notion of a kind of unique language halfway between gesture and thought”.
Welcome to the laboratory.
scene 1 “initial alert”
scene 2 “retrieving the injured”
scene 1 “diagnosis”
scene 2 “we must rebuild”
ACT III [final act]
scene 1 “say your goodbyes”
scene 2 “possessions for dollarz”
Finally, you can order your very own future death toll bandana. These handmade bandanas are screen-printed on 100% cotton and available in safety orange with black text and black edge stitching. For all those times when you want to feel just a little safer.
Only 6 dollarz w/ shipping
note: bandanas may vary slightly as each one is handmade by us.
Future Death Toll is proud to announce the release of the trbn_fltz project in conjunction with The Benefactor. The full dvd is available exclusively in the Dec 08/Jan 09 issue of the independent literary magazine based out of Portland, OR . Check out the link below to purchase and support.