September 19–December 28, 2014

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports video still

Longtime friends and first-time collaborators Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson create a major new commission for ICA. Featuring lesser-known strengths in their practices—video for Da Corte and language for Musson—Easternsports is a four-channel, multilingual soap opera starring the artists, both of whom have deep Philadelphia roots. A vignette-driven update of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town—equal parts Peter Greenaway and Jim Henson, David Lynch and Duck Amuck—the work will be presented as an in-the-round video installation. Scripted by Musson and directed by Da Corte, this institutional telenovela will be developed and filmed in the summer of 2014.

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Organized by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2014Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson in Conversation with Michael SmithScreening at IHP: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her LoverICA Presents: Blue Velvet at the Philadelphia Film Festival2014–15 Exhibitions"Philly artists branch out to collaborate for first time"—Peter Crimmins on Easternsports for WHYYA rapt audience: Penn Art and Culture captures fall 2014 members walkthrough in picturesVICE calls Easternsports "a baroque, surrealist masterpiece"Inspired by Our Town: Huff Post on EasternsportsCultural comedians: Philly.com on EasternsportsPlay Your Stripes: Alex Da Corte and Blood Orange collaborate on a GAP videoInspired by Edna Andrade: The *Easternsports* aesthetic"Narcissus’ Reflecting Pool" — *Easternsports* Review in *The St.Claire*ICA Annual Appeal—support exhibitions with a year-end gift!Video: Dev Hynes performing *Easternsports* score live at ICA

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