London-based artist Ryan Gander will present Loose Associations Lecture (Version 1.1), a touring lecture first staged by the artist in 2001 and continuously adapted and added to ever since. Performed as a thoughtful and widely ruminative meditation on cultural phenomena, Gander??™s presentation of video, images, and sound leaps from such disparate subjects as architecture and design to James Bond. Gander weaves a narrative that not only reveals??”or more appropriately, obscures??”his complex working method, but also highlights his ongoing project of expanding the parameters of artistic discourse.
Also, specially commissioned by PERFORMA Radio, a collaborative radio work by
British artist Ryan Gander and New York-based collective Dexter Sinister will be on WFMU.
The radio work merges the script of a TV pilot with the form of a radio play. Interspersed with musical elements, 8 voices read from a script for a TV pilot written by the artists (and recently published as the book "Appendix Appendix"). A selection of Gander's earlier sound works are also incorporated within the script to become part of the radio play. Continuing the path of one medium wandering into another -- a TV pilot into a radio play -- radio merges with physical space, and the live broadcast is complemented by a performative presentation with a live audience in real space, filled with old radios all tuned to WFMU.
About the Artist
Ryan Gander (b. Chester, England, 1976) works in installation, print, performance, sculpture, and social intervention, and maintains a conceptual rigor and visual simplicity that has garnered him the 2003 Prix de Rome for sculpture, the 2005 Baloise Art Statements Prize at Art Basel, and a place on the shortlist for the 2005 Beck??™s Futures Prize. He holds a degree in Interactive Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has completed residencies at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. In 2003 Gander published Appendix, the first of a number of artist books, and continues to contribute regularly to art and design periodicals. He is a frequent visiting lecturer, most recently at the Slade School of Art and Goldsmiths College, both London. Gander was included in the 2006 Tate Triennial, and has staged solo exhibitions at the Galleria d??™Arte Moderna in Bologna, Italy, Artists Space in New York, and STORE in London.
Loose Associations Lecture (Version 1.1) is presented by The Drawing Center. Curated by Joao Ribas.
Aiming at expanding the field of performance to include radio-space and encouraging artists to use radio as an artistic medium, PERFORMA Radio invites visual artists to present works specifically designed for radio broadcast.
Curated by Anthony Huberman.
Presented by Bethany Ryker on WFMU, 91.1FM-NYC and www.wfmu.org.