Plant Joke Book Launch Performance Cue and Hey Game for a Prize
Performers: Barbara Rosenthal, Lehman Wechselbaum, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Based on the Plant Joke book produced by Barbara Rosenthal with contributions by Lehman and Jeff, the three will circulate and take the stage to hand out free cards with Plant Jokes (riddles) on them, and interact with crowd to guess the answers. Whoever guesses the most answers wins a set of pages from the Plant Joke Book.
Performers: Catherine Clover/Viv Corringham
In this collaborative performance Viv Corringham and Catherine Clover draw connections between urban green spaces and the sounds of urban birds. Sound–a key and overlooked component of biodiversity–plays a role in the greening of New York’s space. The performance addresses migratory birds that fly through New York on the Atlantic flyway: a specific route which millions of birds use; it sonically connects New York with central and south America. Rural and urban landscapes shape the sounds of voices and through migration, and the sounds of the birds’ voices link geographies that are thousands of miles apart.
Vocalist and soundscape artist Viv Corringham creates music, installations, radio works, and soundwalks. Work has appeared dozens dozen countries across five continents. She has received two Composer Fellowships from the McKnight Foundation. She has an MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London and is certified to teach Deep Listening by composer Pauline Oliveros. Articles on her work appear in Art of Immersive Soundscapes (Canada), Catskill Made (US), Playing With Words (UK) and For Those Who Have Ears (Ireland).
Catherine Clover’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through hearing and seeing. The artworks prompt transmission and reception through fluidity and instability, they frequently involve other artists and audiences, in forms including texts/scores, soundworks, installations, public artworks, readings,and artist books. The London native moved to Melbourne through a Gertrude Contemporary residency in the 1990s. Exhibiting and performing within Australia and internationally, she teaches at Swinburne University Melbourne, and holds a PhD through RMIT University.