NY Art Book Fair: Sound and Text
Experiments in Transmedia Object Making
Friday 28 September, 2012
11:30am - 12:30pm, $0
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
James Hoff is an artist, editor, and art curator living in New York City. He works in a variety of mediums including painting, sound, and performance. He is the co-founder and editor of Primary Information, a non-profit publisher devoted to printing artists' books and multiples by artists. With Primary Information he has edited publications and multiples by John Cage, the Art Workers' Coalition, DISBAND, Dan Graham, Robert Filliou, Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, Lee Lozano, Dieter Roth, Aram Saroyan, Seth Siegelaub, and Emmett Williams, among many others. His audio installation and accompanying LP “How Wheeling Feels when the Ground Walks Away” premiered at Artists Space as part of Performa 09.
Robert Peterson is a sound artist, educator and curator from Louisiana. His work explores pedestrian ritual, daily life, sound as medicine and education as performance. The gifts, blessings, trash, and curses that come along with the transmission and reception of culture across the lines of race, religion, gender, and age are at the heart of Peterson’s work. Having grown up in Louisiana, where the sacred and the profane drink together, he is at once a part of that dialog and also a keen observer of it. He has exhibited work in Sweden, Haiti, Jamaica, Ireland, and the United States.