*Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera*, 2015, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Mark Cole

With James Hoff; Bill Kouligas; TCF; M.E.S.H.; Aleksandra Domanovic; Harm Van den Dorpel

Sunday Sessions presents the US premiere of Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera as part of a day organised by Bill Kouligas, founder PAN, Berlin.

Collaborators since 2010, acclaimed sound experimentalist Florian Hecker and multidisciplinary artist Mark Leckey are both interested in the exploration of sound and its material effects. Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera brings together two discrete solo works to form a mutant configuration in which Hecker decomposes, modulates, and re-synthesizes the vocal track from Leckey’s 2010 performance piece GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction (for which Leckey intoned the inner monologue of a black Samsung fridge) and Hecker’s own 3 Channel Chronics installation from that same year. The resulting work is a multivalent, tri-part hybrid in which heavily distorted fragments of Leckey’s narrative intersperse Hecker’s synthetic textures and fidgety tonal patterns.

James Hoff often engages with culture and technology through parasitic and disruptive interventions. For this event he joins Norwegian artist TCF to present a new work — a sonification and visualization of the hidden traffic of cell phone signals, radio waves, wifi signals, and electromagnetic fields.

M.E.S.H. (James Whipple) and Aleksandra Domanović present an expanded visual and audio performance of their recent collaborative installation.

Bill Kouligas performs a live refactoring of music from PAN, specifically focusing on the artists involved with the event and drawing connections between radically disparate releases. Examining the role of the label as an artist-run initiative, Kouligas filters the works of label artists through his own creative practice.

In conjunction with this event Harm van der Dorpel streams content from, Deli Near PAN Franchise (Autosurfing) β, which maps decaying actor-network theory visuals across the VW Dome.

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James Hoff

TCF

Bill Kouligas

M.E.S.H. and Aleksandra Domanović, FKK in Jugoslawien, 2015

Conversation with Jenny Schlenzka, Bill Kouligas, Mark Leckey and Florian Hecker

Mark Leckey, GreenScreenRefrigerator, 2010

Florian Hecker, 3 Channel Chronics, 2010

Florian Hecker and Mark Leckey, Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, 2015

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, 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.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

With special thanks to PAN.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.