Aug 30, 2013
Open Video Call 2012/13
Works by area artists and filmmakers were screened at this annual selection of videos juried by local curators. Artists Billy and Steven Dufala hosted this edition of OVC, serendipitously scheduled for Halloween.
Aug 30, 2013
ICA Salon: Sound/Music
Feedback loops, technological manipulation, noise, and fandom are just some of the ways that music has been incorporated into artistic practice. In this discussion we considered the use of sound as a raw material and asked how artists continue to find inspiration in a variety of acoustic sources. Participants included Mark Beasley, Kamau Amu Patton,…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Madchester
Visitors learned about one of Jeremy Deller’s favorite bands, the Happy Mondays, with “Madchester” fanatics, artists, and childhood friends Anthony Campuzano and Dan Murphy during an afternoon of anecdotal lore, music, and video clips, followed by a dance party in the ICA’s own version of The Haçienda. Dave Haslam, legendary Haçienda DJ, made a surprise…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Dean Allen Spunt
Dean Allen Spunt, drummer and vocalist for the Los Angeles-based experimental, punk rock duo NO AGE gave a special cassette tape performance before participating in the ICA Salon Sound/Music. View the Excursus website. Ex III Dean Allen Spunt 1Ex III Dean Allen Spunt 2Ex III Dean Allen Spunt 3Ex III Dean Allen Spunt 4Ex III…
Aug 30, 2013
PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Steffani Jemison
Steffani Jemison is a writer and artist working in a variety of media. Jemison’s projects explore issues of African American history and vernacular culture using video, photography, and printed materials. Recent projects within the realm of curatorial and social projects include Alpha’s Bet is not Over Yet with Jamal Cyrus, an exhibition, reading room, and…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Coffee & Conversation
Penn History of Art PhD candidate Iggy Cortez led an intimate conversation over complimentary La Colombe coffee about attachment, fandom, and adolescence. Prompted by the ICA exhibition Jeremy Deller: Joy in People. View the Excursus website. Coffee and Conversation 11.10.2012_1Coffee and Conversation 11.10.2012_2Coffee and Conversation 11.10.2012_3Coffee and Conversation 11.10.2012_4 Coffee & ConversationExcursus (2011–13)
Aug 30, 2013
Screening: Arbeit and In Free Fall
Just over a decade into the 21st century and one has the pervasive feeling that we’ve been here before. The ebb and flow of the global economic systems that push and pull against the arenas of cultural production is a dizzying déjà vu. As we are now in the midst of another great global recession,…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Don’t Need You
Don’t Need You (dir. Kerri Koch, 2006, 40 min.) offers a firsthand account of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the 1990s. The screening was followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Kerri Koch, and Grace Ambrose, co-organizer of Ladyfest Philly 2013 and ICA Spiegel Fellow, about feminism, music, and DIY culture. View the Excursus…
Aug 30, 2013
Excursus III: Cory Arcangel and Hanne Mugaas
Cory Arcangel and Hanne Mugaas shared two special collections. We spent the afternoon listening to “Reproduction,” a DJ set by Arcangel from a collection of 12-inch records inspired by his work on pianist Glenn Gould, and perusing a group of books curated by Mugaas that were selected by artist friends and family. The event celebrated…