Organized with Bill Kouligas, featuring Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Terre Thaemlitz, Honey Dijon, Juliana Huxtable, Elysia Crampton, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Code Liberation and Dreamcrusher, Between 0 and 1: Remixing Gender, Technology, and Music is a series of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops that highlight and investigate the relationship between gender nonconforming identities, technology, and electronic music. For three consecutive weekends, the series focuses on gender positions that reject and challenge a binary world view and looks at the historical role that electronic music plays in creating alternative spaces allowing for multitudes of identities, desires, and affects.
The second Sunday of Between 0 and 1 is built around a live performance of Cantos I-IV, an extract from Terre Thaemlitz’s larger multi-media sound work Soulnessless, which, at over 32 hours in its entirety, is the longest mass produced album in history. Introduced by Thaemlitz, who also performs as DJ Sprinkles and K-S.H.E, the performance highlights Thaemlitz’s self-critical and fluid identity politic, exploring gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity, race, and mobility. Soulnessless considers the conservative, perhaps problematic, function of the soul, meditation, spirituality, and religiosity in the music industry.
Following the performance, Thaemlitz is joined in conversation by Honey Dijon. Moderated by artist Juliana Huxtable, Thaemlitz and Dijon discuss their work, non-essentialist approaches to life and art-making, and how electronic music has helped shaped their ideas of self and community.
3:00 p.m. - Soulnessless: Cantos I-IV, introduced by Terre Thaemlitz
5:00 p.m. - Terre Thaemlitz and Honey Dijon in conversation, moderated by Juliana Huxtable
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and moving images the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.
MoMA PS1 offers one of the most extensive museum programs dedicated to live art in the world, representing a core component of the institution's mission since its founding.
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VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Coordinator.
VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program for five years since its inception.