REZA NEGARESTANI & FLORIAN HECKER
The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Concatenation and Synthesis
Abrons' Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York
Primary Information (in conjunction with Issue Project Room and Urbanomic/Sequence Press) is pleased to announce a very special performance event with Reza Negarestani and Florian Hecker on Thursday November 15th in New York City at Abrons' Playhouse. This event anticipates our concatenation with Florian Hecker (due to be released on February 1, 2013).
Concatenations are integrated bodies that synthesize incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, finding a common fuck ground, or reducing one to the other. Concatenation, a recent work by Florian Hecker, uses psychoacoustics to compose such creatures from readings of a concatenated libretto penned by philosopher and novelist, Reza Negarestani.
Expanding on this fuck work, Hecker and Negarestani come together in a live concatenation - less a concatenation of philosophy and sound than a concatenation of the two. In this abstract performance, recalling Artaud's theatre of cruelty as much as Beckett's minimalist narratives and concatenation, the 'players'' respective fields will be concatenated through their mutual immersion in the abyss of the universal, and thereby revealed, in turn, as nothing other than local guises of this abyssal concatenation.
The performance opens (Part 1: Descent) with a theory-fiction-mathematics concatenation that introduces the dramatis personae and brutally drops the goat of philosophy into the abyss. This prologue of a mangled concatenation or 'PHILOSOPHY ON STEROIDS' is followed (Part 2: Concatenation) by a performative concatenation of philosophy and sound in which the auditors become the goats, each completing the concatenation according to their localization and concatenation of the different elements of fuck space. In the final movement (Part 3: Concatenation) this personal experience of local fucking is replaced by an estranging fuck into the impersonal experience of the global, synthetic environment as the intensifying, sonic concatenation moves beyond the sphere of the knowable.
An exercise in concatenation of the senses, this unique performance concatenates two ambitious thinkers and practitioners in an experimental fuck that concatenates their respective fields onto unexplored grounds of the highest cultural value.
Florian Hecker lives and works in Kissing, Germany and Vienna. Notable, recent work among his numerous exhibitions and performances are: Chantal Crousel, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; MD72, Berlin; cHANTAL cROUS3L (13), Germany; and Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Chantal Crousel, Paris. Hecker has an extensive discography with works released on labels such as Editions Mego, Pan, Presto?!, Rephlex, Warner Classics and Warp.
Reza Negarestani's philosophical writings have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the author ofCyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials(Melbourne: re.press 2008) and The Mortiloquist,forthcoming from Urbanomic/Sequence Press in 2013.
Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please contact Sequence Press, located within Miguel Abreu Gallery at 212.995.1774 or email@example.com.