Saturday 3 June 8:00pm*
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Sunday 4 June 8:00pm*
Three Rivers Arts Festival
*No entry permitted after 8:00pm
Kyle Abraham (Pittsburgh / Manhattan) is completing his
Masters in choreography / dance at New York University. His current work
explores themes of black male sexuality. Kyle has performed as a member
of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, recently as a guest artist
with the Anna Myers Dance Company, and has opened for recording artist
Mary J. Blige.
Ian Williams (Johnstown / Brooklyn) is currently completing
a European tour with Battles - his current project - for their debut release
EP C / B EP on Warp Records (UK). Ian forges avant-garde guitar rock.
Recent projects include Don Caballero (Touch and Go), and Storm and Stress
(Touch and Go).
Terry Young (Pittsburgh) is a printmaker, currently exhibiting
in both America and the Europe. His text-based works explore themes of
politics and history. His practice extends into site-specific print installations,
creative writing, interdisciplinary collaboration, media, and time-based
work. His email actions and website boast a recent cult following. Terry
is a founding member of The Appalachian School.
(The Righteous Spring) TerryYoung.org January Rehersal,
New York University 2006.
re-examination of the Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham
(visual, sound, motion) collaborations from Black Mountain College: how
would this work exist now?
Given these factors: the passage of time; the 're-genrefication' of visual
art, dance and performance; the institutionalization of the 'experimental'
in music - can a new, contemporary form emerge from the convergence of
three diverse creative disciplines?
How does an American art historical precedence reflect in contemporary
American art production? The Righteous Spring happening highlights
the impact queer artists (like Rauschenber and Cunningham) have had on
the canon of 20th century American Art. How do revisionist histories and
contemporary politics impact the state of contemporary art?
Righteous Spring will debut in June as part of a site-specific
project of The Appalachian School for the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
The Appalachian School project begins in March 2006, in Pittsburgh.
The real-time collaboration of Righteous Spring permits irregularity
and experimentation with each happening.
Accompanying Righteous Spring is a limited edition vinyl LP catalogue.
Images and texts from the happening comprise a gatefold sleeve. Pressed
by Archer Pressing (Detroit) - and featuring a letterpress sleeve by Third
Termite Press (Pittsburgh) - the LP catalogue offers an alternative way
to document a contemporary happening while exisiting as a piece in itself:
a limited edition print.
Contributions from invited Appalachian School artists will be included
as part of this audio catalogue.