experimental film, heavy metal jazz, and neo-fictional electronics
The last Hoot of the Ivy curated by artist Kattt Atchley who walked into the Hoot many moons ago and (a) instantly ordered a martini, so should you they’re really very good here and (b) declared the whole thing reminded her of Berlin, something Hoot founder Lucio Menegon said he wanted to achieve from the beginning. It is an honor to close the Hoot’s residency at the Ivy with a show springing from the creative mind of Kattt.
About the Artists
Kerry Laitala is a media archeologist who investigates the past and retrieves cultural artifacts from the limbo of forgotten things, and has a penchant for medical imagery and artifacts of decay. Laitala is deeply invested in the process of working directly with the film medium basically is involved in all aspects of production: shooting, developing, editing and sound design as well as optical printing much of material to further re-work it into another form.
Go-Go Fightmaster is a band. Go-Go Fightmaster is Aaron Bennett (saxophones and drinking straw), John Finkbeiner (guitar and drinking straw), Vijay Anderson (drum set), Lisa Mezzacappa (contrabass), Aram Shelton (saxophone), and maybe a special guest.
Kenneth Atchley is a composer and performer who uses a laptop computer, sine waves, electro-acoustic signals, and noise in service to absorbed attention: to detail in which one’s own thoughts are another aspect of the electro-acoustic soundscape; hierarchies noticed to form then shift or disappear, not struggling to hold, an appreciation of the being and the passing on; yet in near-constant, languidly awake and awaiting the frameless mind; and in it’s absence.
Do. Not. Miss.
:: hey, people, it’s the last the ivy room improv/experimental hootenanny and social club ::
comfy couches • delicious beverages • NEVER a cover • many musicians • total surprises