Sep 19–Dec 28, 2014

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports

Alex Da Corte & Jayson Musson: Easternsports, 2014, video still, color, sound.
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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.ClaireICA Annual Appeal—support exhibitions with a year-end gift!Video: Dev Hynes performing Easternsports score live at ICA“Philly’s Rock Star of Art:” Alex Da Corte Profiled in Philadelphia Magazine

Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 6:19AM
Opening and Walkthrough: Fall 2014
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Longtime friends and first-time collaborators Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson created a major new commission for ICA in 2014. Nearly two and a half hours in length, this in-the-round video installation was scripted by Jayson Musson, directed by Alex Da Corte, and with a score by composer Devonté Hynes. Easternsports is amorality tale for the digital age. Both deadly serious and heartbreakingly flippant, it embraces Gap commercials and grand jury rulings, middle-class aspirations and global imperialism. And it transforms a decade-long conversation between Musson and Da Corte into a work awash in the neon glow of their American milieu. This expansive catalogue includes an essay by ICA curator Kate Kraczon.

ISBN
9781942607168
Pages
270
Publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Year
2016
$35.00
ISBN 9781942607168
Publication Date
2016
Designer
KARMA
Publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Price
$35.00