SMEP 10 of 20, Gordon, Killian + Snapper
Matt Gordon and Kevin Killian (SF)
Juliana Snapper (LA)
At the home of Tracy Wheeler and Paul Rauschelbach
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Audience Capacity: 30 people
Artist and Project Information:
SOMETHING SPOKEN SOMETHING SUNG
Matt Gordon and Kevin Killian
The Wrong Goodbye
"Matthew Gordon's always had a hard time hearing what you're saying (he's got a hearing aid in each ear), but he has made this difficulty the basis for a new poetry that builds on his misunderstanding and misprision to show us a world beyond our senses. Which French philosopher talked about postmodern age in which the 'copy precedes the original'? He might have been prophesying Matt Gordon's writing." —Kevin Killian
Imagine for a moment that the sounds you make when you're at home – yes, the songs you make up for your dog, dialogues yelled up and down the stairwell, mutterings over the sink – is the score for an operatic spectacle you have been rehearsing since you moved in. What if an opera singer showed up at your house one day with a chorus and chamber orchestra to stage that work with you and your dog on-site...
Southern Machine Exposure Project events all take place in private homes that serve as public venues. As a result of the intimate nature of these 20 unique spaces there is limited attendance for each event. If you’d like to attend, you must sign up ahead of time and register online. Registration for each project opens seven days prior to the actual event. One new project opens daily at noon beginning June 4, 2012. Times and audience capacity varies for each project. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and all events are FREE.
Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30.