MoMA PS1
William Basinski, 2016, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2016 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Derek Schultz

William Basinski and Grouper are paired in the dome for an afternoon of ethereal ambient drone soundscapes. Basinski performs his recent tape-loop delay composition, “Cascade/The Deluge”, synced to projected visuals. He is joined by Grouper, the hauntingly dreamy solo project of artist Liz Harris, who performs an entirely new set of music in collaboration with filmmaker Paul Clipson, accompanying her music with a 16mm video projection made especially for this performance.

Broadcast live by Boiler Room.

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.

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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 Assistant.

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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.