All Data Lost is a new fest dedicated to highlighting experimental/noise acts in NC and beyond. It serves to help build connections between artists in order to strengthen and grow fringe art in NC.
Lineup (schedule will be released closer to Aug. 18.):
1970s Film Stock (Winston-Salem)
80 lb. Test (Raleigh)
Bryce Eiman (Bynum)
Caterpillar Hedge (Winston-Salem)
Clang Quartet (Stokesdale)
Cliona delitrix (Wilmington)
Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III (Greenville)
Discorporate Voyeur (Durham)
Empathic Window (Denver, CO)
Floor Model (Raleigh)
Heat Death (Baltimore, MD)
Jim Capps (Greenville)
knives of spain (Winston-Salem)
Michael Thomas Jackson (Winston-Salem)
Minthill (Mint Hill)
Mr Blank (Athens, GA)
Nite Gallery (Charlotte)
Rant Kissy (Charleston, SC)
Reflex Arc (Raleigh/Durham)
Sean Hamilton (Tampa, FL)
Small Life Form (Sanford)
Spectral Habitat (Asheville)
Strange Beaches (Boone)
Tavishi (Richmond, VA)
TRNGS x Cleo Miao (Boston, MA)
The Waking Life (Wilmington)
All Data Lost is a new fest dedicated to highlighting experimental/noise acts in NC and beyond. It serves to help build connections between artists in order to strengthen and grow fringe art in NC.
Ginger's headed to Asheville to meet up and collaborate with other NC improvisers!!
An evening of paired improvisations between one musician and one dancer with no preparation or rehearsal. Experimental, unplanned and unrepeatable.
Emmalee Hunnicutt + Jenni Cockrell
Liz Lang + Edwin Salas
Richard Brewster + Ginger Wagg
Presented by Pipsissewa Movement Project + REVOLVE
COMPANY and collaborators Heather Gordon, Alex Maness, and Chris Fleming will inhabit The Fruit on July 11-15, 8pm every night, to present SHOW.
SHOW is a two-part work—
Part 1, audiences are invited to set their own pace as they visit active performance sets in the warehouse. Gordon creates an installation in real time and performers contend with visibility.
*Wild Actions will be presenting work inspired by LITU, co-creator Mike Dimpfl. #LITU #lituisyou
*Other performances by Caitlyn Swett - Tommy Noonan - Chris Vitiello - John Osburn - Hunter Darnell - Stacy Kirby - Jude Casseday - Megan Yankee - Murielle Elizeon - Del Ward - Moogfest - Kristin Clotfelter and James Clotfelter / Studio C Projects
Part 2, visit a new choreographic work by COMPANY that unfolds inside a set of light and projections created by Fleming and Maness.
Documentation and shorts by Michelle Lotker
Event photo by Alex Maness
Tickets to SHOW tba
IF, BWANA AND JASON KAHN
WITH REFLEX ARC
Admission: $8 | All Ages
If, Bwana // (solo)
Al Margolis: alto clarinet, violin, contact microphones, objects.
Al Margolis is a composer/performer, improvisor and painter. Since 1984, often under his project name If, Bwana, he has worked in the feld of nonncommercial, nonnpopular music and sound.
Jason Kahn // (solo)
Voice, resonator guitar.
Born 1960 in New York. Moved to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zurich, where he is active as a musician, artist and writer.
This concert is presented with support from the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia.
photos: Jon Pfundstein
3 CHANCES to join us!
at 21c Museum Hotel
Thursday, May 17 at 4pm in Gallery 1
Friday, May 18 at 4pm in Gallery 3
Saturday, May 19 at 4pm in Gallery 3
An invitation. A clanging sound. A permutation.
Frivolous Artist: More Metal is an interactive live sound and movement installation. Audience/participants are invited to help build the installation and push against polite social boundaries while handling and moving scrap metal around the room. As movers Patience and Ginger Wagg attempt to pile as much metal on Ginger's body as possible, musician, Mike Geary, will capture live sounds and weave them into the soundscape.
photo credit Michelle Lotker
Reflex Arc is psyched to be a part of the Spring edition of
FOOD FOR THOUGHT - a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank
curated by Taryn Griggs
at The Ramkat
Sunday May 6, 4pm
$5 with 2 cans of food (which will be matched by a donation from Whole Foods!)
$10 with no donation
Food for Thought is a new performance series presented by Helen Simoneau Danse in collaboration with fellow artists Caitlyn Swett and Taryn Griggs. Modeled on the long running program of the same name at Danspace Project in NYC, Food for Thought is a platform to see thoughtfully curated performance and collect donations for the local Food Bank. The Spring Performance will be curated by Taryn Griggs and MC'd by the Yoggs, (aka Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon)
Wild Actions is over the moon to be able to collaborate with Mike Dimpfl to create the first installment of this large-scale installation.
Leaving Impossible Things Unattended is a site and viewer specific performance tracing the relationship between our bodies, the body politic, and the garbage we think we can leave behind. Part call-to-action, part call-and-response, it evokes a problem and the games we struggle to play in our daily life to avoid responsibility. You can play, but you don't get to make up the rules. Can you get out of the way? Should you? Will you?
Leaving Impossible Things Unattended (LITU)
presented as part of
an IntraHealth Production
April 26 & 27, 2018
SwitchPoint is a conference about creativity, partnership, and action. It’s where humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology collide.
It focuses on unusual collaborations, spreading great ideas from around the world, and incubating yours.
- 30+ powerful stage talks
- 20+ hands-on microlabs
- interactive networking
- mentoring sessions
- field trips
- great food
- live performances.
It’s all accomplished in a retreat setting down by the riverside in historic Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Come get away from it all, and get into it all!
The Durham Independent Dance Artists season
announces a new program:
DIDA Book Club Discussion Series
Ginger Wagg: Frivolous Artist
Facilitated by Kelly McChesney, City of Raleigh Public Art Director
Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 6:30pm
117 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
To engage with Durham dance-goers in a new format, we've created DIDA Book Club. Every Weds. following a DIDA performance, you're invited to discuss the work over wine in a laid-back environment. To facilitate, we have selected a group of people who we know to be highly personable and adept at critically processing dance.
Why not have post-performance discussions after each show?
DIDA thinks that interesting dialogue might happen when people have had a few days to process their experiences as audience members. DIDA Book Club takes this conversation outside of the performance environment, and in doing so, creates space for a more robust discussion about each individual work. Similar to a book club where the author is not involved in the discussions, the producing artist(s) will not be present at DIDA Book Club events.
DIDA Book Club events will be held at Bar Brunello each Wednesday following a DIDA show on Season 4. Drink specials will be offered to participants at each event.
We hope you'll help us spread the word about DIDA Book Club! We look forward to connecting with you!
Wild Actions presents
FRIVOLOUS ARTIST - a live performance installation
March 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30pm every night
**no early admission - doors open promptly at 7:30
**please dress for the weather - the performance begins outside
Frivolous Artist is an hour long movement based performance installation. This experience will begin outside The Fruit Co and then travel to 5 different locations in and around the building.
Part of the 2017-18 Durham Independent Dance Artists season 4
Visit our storefront to buy tickets!
Online ticket sales close at 5pm - tickets will available at the door (cash is best)
Wild Actions invites you to help us KICK THIS THING OFF!
We're almost at 1/4 of our fundraising goal to pay for artist fees, venue rental, costumes, installation materials, videography & photography & promotional material. Help us get the rest of the way there!
Frivolous Artist, a live performance installation, opens for 5 nights on Sunday, March 25th at The Fruit in Durham, NC
- BUT -
before that we wanna HANG OUT, DANCE, and CELEBRATE all that it takes to put up a show in the year 2018.
DJKB will be on the decks.
Snacks potluck style (bring a thing to share if you're into it).
Prosecco to drink
Ginger Wagg taking a bath in a fancy clawfoot bathtub filled with YOUR cash money.
Plus specials guests & more...stay tuned for what's to come!
Come on over for a minute or stay for a couple hours!
All donations to Wild Actions are now tax deductible through Fractured Atlas!
**Also, we need your help to gather as many used plastic bags as possible for our next project, Leaving Impossible Things Unattended, with collaborator Mike Dimpfl. Consider bringing us your bag of bags of bags instead of dropping them in the recycling bin. Our goal is to gather oh just ya know 1,000-2,000 - no biggie. Donate a bag of used bags and get a door prize!
If you can't make it to this partay but wanna to donate please visit Fractured Atlas
party poster design: Clark Blomquist / photos: Soleil Konkel
For more info about
Frivolous Artist at The Fruit
March 25-26, 29-30
7:30pm every night
go to gingerwagg.com
(p.s. tickets go on sale March 1st)
Frivolous Artist is part of the 2017-18 DIDA (Durham Independent Dance Artists) season! Check out the rest of the season shows at didaseason.com
*Wild Actions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wild Actions must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
O Moldy Night
Lobby Call presents A POP-UP MUSEUM OF MOLDED FOODS
curated by Kate Elia, Emily Wallace, and Kate Medley
Sunday March, 4th, 5-7pm, The Durham Hotel / FREE!
5-6:30pm Viewing / 6:30-7pm Devouring & awards ceremony with Trevor Schoonmaker (Nasher Museum of Art)
Wild Actions will be presenting/performing their molded food contribution along with 40 other contributors including The Lakewood, The Pig, Panciuto, Neal's Deli, Bill Thelen, a beloved grandmother, award-winning chefs, artists, home chefs, and more! Molded merch for sale by Parker & Otis.
Join Lump Projects on Friday, February 23rd in Specular Sounds Part II ~ Extending Her Vortex an exploration of queer/femme-ness as holistic spectacle through a showcase of seeing, hearing, and moving.
Free event - donations encouraged
Doors open at 8 starts at 9-late.
Gudiya (from sandpact)
Join us on October 27 at 21c Museum Hotel Durham Nc for an immersive evening of music, theater, dance, tarot, poetry, and circus arts at The Carrack Modern Art's third annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade!
Full info & tickets at thecarrack.org/muse, or read on!
For the third year, The Carrack will transform all three floors of 21c Museum Hotel Durham Nc into a music-and-art-filled labyrinth for 500 masked guests. Partygoers will be treated to a non-stop evening of entertainment that includes interactive performances, music, dancing, tarot, custom poetry, live art, aerials, and an all-night dance party.
The Muse Masquerade features:
- Live score by Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands performed to the 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- Interactive photo booth, aerials, and performance by Addled Muse Fire Theater
- The opening of Penelope’s Room, a site-specific installation in the Vault at 21c by Durham artist Liza Chabot of Buckwheat & Grits
- Aerial arts & acrobatics by Lux Performance Arts
- Live visuals by thefacesblur
- All-night dance party with Durham DJs The Floor
- Live music by Janxx, Tea Cup Gin, Mark Little, Charles Latham, and Tescon Pol
- Vinyl in the Vault with Vespertine Chikirin Evening
- Movement and theatrical encounters by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Amanda Saxe Barr & Ginger Wagg, Imagine Circus, Queer Youth Circus NC, and Culture Mill
- Film experiences by Durham Cinematheque
- Monsters by illustrator Tedd Championship Anderson and crochet creatures by Amanda Blanchard
- Tarot readings with Jameela Fay Dallis, Kathleen Ibis, Gina Wisotzky, Philip Franklin Young, and Magdalena Young
- Spontaneous, custom poems from the Poetry Fox
Tickets are $65 and are available beginning September 15, 2017.
As in past years, costumes remain a hallmark of The Muse Masquerade. Guests are encouraged to don masks and outrageous garb and, for one unpredictable night, channel their wildest inner "muse." Guests can prepare in advance at Pop-up Shops featuring costumes from the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and local mask artisans and vendors, plus art activities for the whole family.
- 9/15 at The Carrack for Third Friday Ticket Release Party for The Muse Masquerade
- 9/24 at Ponysaurus Brewing for Pop-up Costume Shop for The Muse Masquerade
This year we are raising the stakes! A 2018 Muse Masquerade ticket will be awarded for categories of best mask, best costume and best group costume by a selected panel of fashion-forward jurors.
STAY THE NIGHT
Due to 21c Museum Hotel Durham’s generous partnership, we're pleased to offer Muse Masquerade guests a discounted rate for hotel rooms on the night of 10/27/17. Full info is available at http://thecarrack.org/stay-the-night.
WHAT THIS EVENT SUPPORTS
Proceeds raised at The Muse Masquerade support The Carrack in 2018. The Carrack was founded in 2011 and is a free, zero-commission community art space that provides exhibition and performance opportunities to underrepresented artists, and space for community-focused events. We are 100% supported by grassroots donations. Funds raised at The Muse Masquerade support the artists participating in the event and help make possible 20+ annual exhibitions, 50+ annual performances, and numerous workshops, gatherings, and events at The Carrack each year, all at no cost to artists and organizers. Most of our programming (gallery hours, bi-weekly artist talks and receptions, monthly drawing workshops/concerts/art salons and more) is also free to attend year-round.
Our goal is to raise $30,000, half of our annual operating budget, from tickets sold for The Muse Masquerade. We'll work to raise our remaining budget through a crowdfunding campaign following the event. For more information about The Carrack and how to support this project, please visit thecarrack.org.
Promote your brand to 500 of Durham’s most creatively inspired guests at The Muse Masquerade while supporting its only zero-commission community art space. Find out about corporate sponsorship opportunities at thecarrack.org/sponsorship.
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors & Partners: 21c Museum Hotel Durham, The Fruit, Hamilton Hill Jewelry, HappyMess Art Studios, Classes & Supplies, Caktus Group, Durham Magazine, MAXX Adult Emporium, Net Friends, The Floor, Imagine Circus, Eno Ventures, Addled Muse Fire Theater, Moogfest, Smashing Boxes, Beverly and Robert Atwood & the Fab Femmes, INHABIT, Durham Distillery, and Brother Vilgalys.
Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium
Living Arts Collective (410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701)
Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 3pm.
$15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists
Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.articulatingvalue.com
*Full schedule below
Articulating Value in the Arts will be a gathering of artists, administrators and arts advocates that will include inspiring presentations, discussions on Artmaking and Politics, Public Funding, and Tools available to Artists in the Triangle. It will also include a panel discussion on Art and Value from arts leaders and professionals.
Guests will include Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Petus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Murielle Elizéon (Culture Mill), Ginger Wagg (Wild Actions), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh), Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek), Jessica Jones, Beth Yerxa (Triangle ArtWorks), Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), and Monét Noelle Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company). *Full schedule listed below.
This event is an opportunity to network, to connect and learn about valuable arts resources available to you here in the Triangle. It's an opportunity to forge new relationships and discuss important issues not often discussed with people that you may not already know. You'll get the chance to learn about how others in the arts field think about issues of value, politics, money, space in art and have specific insight into how ARTISTS are thinking and feeling about these issues here and now.
There will be presentations on research into the Durham Art Market, new initiatives towards a Professional Artist Resource Center for the Triangle, and insights from a year of conversations about Art and Value with Area artists. There will be discussion / networking groups around the themes of Being an Artist in Today’s Political Reality (hosted by Durham Artists Movement) Developing tools and resources for artists to thrive in the Triangle (hosted by Triangle Artworks) and Artists and the Public Sector (hosted by members of the North Carolina Arts Council and Raleigh Arts). We'll finish the day with a panel discussion on Art and Value with leading arts professionals ranging from the North Carolina Arts Council to Independent Non-profit institutions to freelance artist/activists.
9:45 - 10:15: Arrival with Coffee and Snacks
10:15 - 10:30: Introduction - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg
10:30 - 10:50: Assumptions - Tommy Noonan
10:50 - 11:10: How Can We Leverage the Arts to Challenge Gentrification?- Laura Ritchie
11:10 - 11:30: A Future Professional Artist Resource Center - Jessica Jones
11:30 - 11:45: Break
11:45 - 12:45: Breakout Discussion Groups:
1. Artists and the Public Sector: Jeff Pettus & Sarah Powers
2. Developing Tools and Resources for Artists to Thrive in the Triangle - Beth Yerxa
3. Making Art in Today’s Political Reality - with Saba Taj & Monét Marshall
12:45 - 1:30: Break for Lunch
1:30 - 2:45: Panel Discussion: Art and Value
With: Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Pettus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Monét Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company), Moderated by Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek)
2:45 - 3:00: Closing - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg
Reflex Arc & Daniel Levin will improvise and play.
Cellist Daniel Levin has been a major presence on the New York scene for nearly two decades as an active bandleader and as an innovative sideman. A recipient of a Jerome Foundation award, he has released more than 20 albums as a leader or co-leader on labels such as Clean Feed, HatOLOGY, Not Two, Trost, Riti, and others. This performance finds him in the midst of a southern US tour in support of his new solo record, Living, scheduled for release by Smeraldina-Rima on September 15th.
Proxemic Media presents:
featuring Mike Geary & Blakeney Bullock
previews FRIVOLOUS ARTIST an excerpt
9pm & 10pm - FREE!
more info below & on facebook
WHO: real.live.people.durham | ShaLeigh Dance Works | Ginger Wagg & Wild Actions
WHAT: dance performances in downtown Durham during Third Friday
WHEN: Friday, Septemeber 15
8:30PM - real.live.people (durham) will perform "'and what about this' and other false starts", exploring the self-criticism and self-doubt that exists within the echo chamber of a solo creative process.
8:45PM - ShaLeigh Dance Works will perform an excerpt of 'I Promise', drawing on the imagery of rioting and rebellion to question how we define our tribe, what connects us, and what separates us. The full-length work will be presented in December 2017 as part of the DIDA 2017 season.
9PM - Ginger Wagg & Wild Actions will perform an excerpt of 'Frivolous Artist', a full length show that will be presented in March 2018 as part of the DIDA 2017 season.
9:30PM repeat performances the three companies
WHERE: Empower Dance Studio, 109 Parrish Street, Durham, NC
WHY: because the arts scene in Durham is not complete without the dance!
HOW: by the immense generosity of some very fine folk.
**Proxemic Media is a new local dance service and production organization! Read their statement below & check out more info here.
Proxemic Media, simply put, believes that artists should be able to have full focus on developing their craft and artistic vision without having to also handle the administrative details. More often than not, artists have to be their own administrators – seeking a venue, raising funds, handling marketing, and their work is undoubtedly affected. But, what happens when an artist has access to an affordable, customizable, pro-active arts administration team who can aid in manifesting his/her vision? Answering this question is the primary mission of Proxemic Media.
GRANITE IN REVERSE
A sculptural alleyway performance by Jaclyn Bowie & Ginger Wagg
Block2 Video Series at Market Plaza, Downtown Raleigh
Friday, June 14. 9- 9:30pm + 10- 10:30pm
PLAUSIBLE WORLDS presents a site-specific outdoor performance by Ginger Wagg in collaboration with Jaclyn Bowie, featured video artist. Viewers are invited to participate in a silent tour of the alleyway park and enjoy environmental enhancements provided by Bowie and Wagg.
PLAUSIBLE WORLDS is presented by Raleigh Arts, a division of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. The City of Raleigh and the Office of Raleigh Arts gratefully acknowledge First Citizen. Block2 on view May 15 – September 30, 2017.
Reflex Arc plays its first long form endurance show as part of Under Pressure, the VAE's first performance art series. We'll start at noon and go as many rounds as we can!
Wednesday July 12
Performances - every hour on the hour from 12pm-5pm
Chat time/nap time - 5:30 - 6:00pm
Visual Art Exchange - Under Pressure
Nightlight Bar & Club
$8 / doors @ 9:00 / music @ 9:30 / all ages / FB event page
JASON LESCALLEET - Nightlight is always excited to host this electro-acoustic sound explorer / innovator from Maine. The methodology of his performances varys, from tape-based applications to hi-definition digital expressions and various avenues in between, the results are unique, varied, mind-expanding excursions into the world of sound... DO NOT MISS THIS NIGHTLIGHT FAVORITE!!!
CHEER-ACCIDENT - This long-standing, Chicago-based ensemble led by Thymme Jones will be making their first appearance at the club. They're touring in support of their 18th(!!!) album (and third on the Cuneiform label).
WAGG+WET WORK - ok, seriously, this is Mike Geary, "Crowmeat" Bob Pence, and Ginger Wagg performing together in a new configuration... this is like a mashup of Reflex Arc and Wet Work
$8 / doors @ 9:00 / music @ 9:30 / all ages
Flatsitter returns to Durham for the second year with MoogFest!
The Dream Wanderer virtual reality bus will be parked in Durham with periodic performances in and around the bus by Wild Actions.
More details on where to find the bus coming soon...
Local music maker and curator Ryan Martin continues to blast us out into space in this 6th year of Savage.
Nightlight Bar & Club hosts 2 days of back-to-back 15-minute sets from over 80 sound/music/noise/beat makers coming all the way from Berlin to Kansas City to New Orleans and NC.
Reflex Arc plays early on Friday 12th
$20 per day
FB invite and line-up here
I'm psyched to take a workshop and then perform as part of the...
NGO, NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA, is a contemporary live Sound Art project that tours throughout North and Central America.
Kings in Raleigh, Doors at 8pm
NGO is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowing Gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences.
The gong bows and surrounding instrumentation equipment are handmade by Nakatani Kobo. For each performance, participating gong players are selected by a local presenter.
Nakatani gives a specialized training workshop to gong players in preparation for the performance. Players will also experience Nakatani’s own unique point of view regarding Gong techniques, and will experience undiscovered dimensions while immersed in the vibrations and sounds during a training workshop. Nakatani is the composer and conductor for the evening of the performance.
“and Every Color You Have Ever Seen”
Album Release Show
The Wyrms, S E Ward, Reflex Arc
Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Doors 7:30 PM / 8:30PM Show
Cat's Cradle - tickets & more info here
S E Ward
In a scene where bands hatch and dissolve, sometimes in the span of months, North Elementary have been stalwarts who continue on with a determined pacing that’s lent them a longevity other groups can only envy. Thiers’ is a history that one could spend paragraphs unravelling, but let it suffice to say that over more than a decade of music with 7 full lengths and various EPs and 7” releases under their belts, North Elementary have plundered and explored the cosmic depths of rock and roll. Their forthcoming 8th full length, “And Every Color You Have Ever Seen” is a document of the group’s curiosity and restlessness. There’s more space left to be explored, and they are happy to rocket into that unknown with discovery on the brain.
That’s not to say that North Elementary has forsaken what they do best. There are still starry-eyed lyrical musings paired with six-string supernovas. Psychedelic textures are still punctuated by aggressive counterpoints. Harmonies and hypnotic keys create a nebulous rainbow that fill the void between solar systems. And all the while the well-tuned rhythm machine serves as an engine that never fails to push the group wherever the ship gets steered. The differences here are mostly in time, not texture. Previous releases have leaned towards songs that stretch out and get where they want to go… eventually. Most of the tracks on “And Every Color You Have Ever Seen”, however, clock in around three and a half minutes or less. This just might be the first proper Pop record that North Elementary has recorded.
While most groups start pop and end up experimental, North Elementary have never been ones to do things conventionally. With their collective experience they have managed to incorporate the aforementioned hallmarks of their sound in a more concise structure, and it works to great effect. This record is full of songs that feel longer than they actually are, and still end earlier than you want them to. “Waste A Day” squeezes a serpentine jam in the middle of a tight tune. “Wrapped Up Like Glass” veers into Pop-Punk territory but still swirls with tripped out sonic tracers. “Slippin’ Into the Sun” might contain the mantra of the whole record with the lyric, “I’m slippin’ into the Sun, but I’m not burnin’ up.” North Elementary certainly haven’t burned up, but they are on fire. “And Every Color You Have Ever Seen” is a testament to this fact.
wild jagged no wavey post punk
releases on Feeding Tube Records, new lp on Wharf Cat
new band comprised of local heavy-hitting personalities! First show in Chapel Hill I think
inspired movement artist Ginger Wagg & co
9:30 doors / 10PM show
Prison Books Collective Fundraiser
Friday, February 17 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Nightlight Bar & Club, Chapel Hill
RA wants you to come show love and support for those incarcerated and in need. See you there!
100% of proceeds go to Prison Books Collective (an all volunteer collective).
Nicki Rivers + band
Nicki studied vocal performance at the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NY. She has performed in various venues from Japan to Paris, and has studied with Jazz masters from Shelia Jordan, to DeeDee Bridgewater, Drum Maestro Chico Hamilton, and mentored by pianist Jim Bell.
Reflex Arc + friends
A two piece experimental and improvisational band. Crowmeat Bob plays a variety of horns + sometimes electric guitar while Ginger Wagg plays a variety of body parts, spaces, and emotional states.
ALL money from the event will go to Prison Books Collective to help them support people in prison by sending them books and zines. https://prisonbooks.info/
If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting here: http://bit.ly/2h9Nb49
8-11 pm, $10, $8 low-income/senior/student discount, all ages
Every Wednesday in February The Paul Swest is taking over The Cave. We're happy to be joining them on their mission to incite chaos and wonder. See you there!
452 1/2 West Franklin St (down the stairs) Chapel Hill, NC
Wild Actions is stoked to be performing THREE TIMES for the relaunch of Lump in Raleigh, NC!
Saturday January 28th with Mike Geary & Liam O'Neill during the Kick Off party
Thursday February 2nd with Amanda Barr
Saturday February 4th 3pm-7pm WANNA FEEL THE HEAT
Ginger Wagg & Wild Actions present the first exploration of Wanna Feel the Heat, a new long-format live movement and music work. Over the course of four hours the audience is invited to interact and direct the performers, essentially creating the performance structure in real time. The audience will be invited to choose which instrument or sound score is played; what objects are used or not; what space the performers occupy; and (probably the most presumptuous) the option to join in and move whenever and however they want. There will be a rule or two for public safety but other than that it will be a (wink, wink) open canvas.
Director - Audience
Mover – Ginger Wagg
Horns – Crowmeat Bob
Drums – Charles Chace
Electronics - Jil Christensen
check out teamlump
"Lump is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Combining the rigor and professionalism of a commercial gallery with the experimental attitude of alternative spaces, we present exhibitions and projects with emerging, mid-career and under-recognized artists. With a fifteen year history, we remain committed to the exhibition of challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art that falls outside the confines of a commodity-driven art market.
Lump is an artist-run space that does not represent artists and and conducts itself without commercial compromise."
Yup, it's time to hit the road and stand up for what we believe in.
We will be joining many many other women (of all varieties) acting wild, showing their conviction and strength. Please join us.
"We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE."
Oh yes. Wild Actions is getting join the inaugural ride of the Dream Wanderer Virtual Reality bus by FLATSITTER (Buffalo, NY).
More info to come but here are some things to peek at in the meantime:
Bus.Flatsitter.com to learn more about the project, the bus, and how to help make it all happen. Cuz that's how this works right?! We gotta make it happen...been talking a lot about social capital round here lately...
The Creators Project highlighted FLATSITTER & the bus! Check out what they had to say.
And from what a birdie's been saying in my ear, the bus *should* be visiting Durham, NC next Spring!