Co-Lab Projects, Sean Ripple, and Vault Fine Art Services present:
It’s All True
by Object Collection
Stateside at The Paramount, 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Friday, May 18th, 8 PM // Saturday, May 19th, 8 PM // Sunday, May 20th, 5 PM
It’s All True is an opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore outfit’s 1987-2002 Live Archive series, the work uses only the incidental music, text and sounds; none of Fugazi’s actual songs. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus – random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, police breaking up gigs – form the foundation of an ear-body-and-mind-flossing 100 minutes for 4 voices/performers, 4 electric guitars/basses and 2 drummers. It’s All True is overloaded, maddening, mundane, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action.
Watch the promotional video on Vimeo
Listen to the album Here
Read about the performance in Conflict of Interest, Sightlines, The Austin American Statesman, The Wire, Pitchfork, Spin, The Guardian, Noisey/Vice, AV Club, Fact, and Bandcamp Daily
Written/Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just
Scenography by Peter Ksander
Stage Managed by Liz Nielsen
Voice and Performance by Catrin-Lloyd Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson and Deborah Wallace
Drums by Shayna Dunkelman and Clara Warnaar
Electric Guitar and Bass by Dither: Taylor Levine, James Moore and Brendan Randall-Myers
Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. We are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects, and processes. We work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Our works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. We value accumulation above cohesion. www.objectcollection.us
This project is produced in proud partnership with Vault Fine Art Services, Stateside at the Paramount, and Fusebox Festival.
Artist accommodations sponsored in part by Native Experiential Hostels.
CURRENT #bitres ARTIST
Julia Betts #bitresBet
My work veers toward the intersection of sculpture, performance, and installation; and is defined by a series of radically disparate multimedia projects unified by their intentional unpredictability, use of unstable materials, and orchestration of situations in which my body and/or a constructed space are subjected to various hazards and forces of disorder. With each piece, my intent—although never completely pre-determined—is to push a range of materials to the limits of their utility, while placing myself in precarious circumstances that simultaneously function as metaphors of emotional/psychic vulnerability and pure demonstrations of intentional disarray. Generally, I make a mess—but it’s a purposeful, highly textured mess.
Julia Betts (b. 1991) is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2014, Betts graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA and, in 2017, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Sculpture. At both institutions, she was recognized with a multitude of awards and fellowships. Betts has exhibited in numerous solo shows at Second Sight Studio (Columbus, OH), and Unsmoke Systems (Pittsburgh, PA). In addition, she completed artist-in-residence programs at Second Sight Studio (OH) and Bunker Projects (PA). She has also participated in group exhibitions in NYC at Microscope Gallery, Re:art Show, Flux Factory, and Viridian Artists. In 2019, she will participate in residencies at Montgomery College (Rockville, MD) and at Pilotenkuche (Leipzig, Germany). At Montgomery College, she will instruct the student body in tandem to working on her artwork in a provided studio. At Pilotenkuchen, she will become part of an international roster of artists, create work in a provided studio, and, ultimately, display the work in a final exhibition.