Saturday, May 30, 2009

No Fun 2009: Infinite Sound and Image: No Fun Goes to New York's New Museum

Still, Makino Takashi and Jim O’Rourke, The Seasons, 2009.

If a three-bar, bouncer-peppered, profit-centric venue like Music Hall of Williamsburg seems somewhat of stretch for a “show case” of what is ostensibly the most fiercely anti-commercial and anti-hegemonic music today, try a major metropolitan museum. Those of us who relied solely on the No Fun website for information on the lineup this year will be surprised to learn that the festival had not only one new home this year, but two — along with a brand new “Infinite Sound and Image” component, which is longhand for “film screening.” Recognizing that many of the artists on the bill this year are active outside the purely musical sphere — and, perhaps, that the noise experience in general is not only about what we hear, but, almost always also what we see and feel — Carlos Giffoni teamed with Rhizome’s ongoing “New Silent Series” for an afternoon of moving image work at the New Museum on the Bowery.

Read the rest on Tiny Mix Tapes.

Words: Emilie Friedlander

Like what we're doing here? Just a little pocket change gives Visitation Rites food to live on.