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For one week from Monday November 12 - Saturday November 17, DEXTER SINISTER expand its hours by 600%, opening as a bookstore every day from 12 - 6 pm. A selection of books and PERFORMA materials will be available.
Also, specially commissioned by PERFORMA Radio, a collaborative radio work by British artist Ryan Gander and New York-based collective Dexter Sinister will be featured 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
Dexter Sinister is the compound name of David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey. David graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993, Yale University in 1999, and went on to form O-R-G, a design studio in New York City. Stuart graduated from the University of Reading in 1994, the Werkplaats Typografie in 2000, and co-founded the arts journal Dot Dot Dot the same year. David currently teaches at Columbia University and Rhode Island School of Design. Stuart is currently involved in diverse projects at Parsons School of Design (NYC) and University of Southern California (LA).
Dexter Sinister recently established a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side in New York City. The workshop is intended to model a "Just-In-Time" economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution into one efficient activity.
a full list of the books that DS carry in the shop is available here
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.