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, Fusebox Festival, and Royal Blue Grocery.
Artist accommodations sponsored in part by Native Experiential Hostels.
CURRENT #bitres ARTIST
Jennifer Pate A.K.A. Maridad #bitresMar
Many people take comfort in food, the dependency to rely on hungers' insistent schedule to satisfy our need for gratification. We balance between affordability, conscience, and desire to control and moderate what we accept into our bodies. In my illustrative work, I portray food with anthropomorphic qualities in order to explore both the healthy and unhealthy relationships people have with food. I am interested in breaking down barriers and discussing the joy and fulfillment found in the mundane ritual of sustaining life. I hope to remind people of the simple pleasure of an active imagination and sometimes, yes, it is okay to play with your food.
"My inspiration lies in the mundane and everyday actions that can remind people the beauty of being alive today. Food instills such a visceral memory of life, it connects people together"
I've shown in the EAST Austin Studio Tour, Flatbed Press, The Visual Arts Center, and The Southern Gallery in South Carolina.
I founded Maridad, LLC in 2016 after graduating with my BFA. I was interested in creating a platform for myself as an artist to connect to a wider audience. Based in Austin, Texas Maridad designs and creates custom artworks for art patrons, local businesses, publishers, media and technology clients, and also produces contemporary art for sale online to the public. Get in contact with me through my website www.maridadfineart.com and check out my online store for illustrations and art gifts.