MoMA PS1

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.

Schedule
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 performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

Special thanks to B&O PLAY.

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.

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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.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2016.