After an encounter with a tensile testing machine—which measures the state of matter as it turns plastic, with elements traveling back and forth to produce resonance—Aki Sasamoto started to construct an installation to explore the need for sufficient elasticity in life. How close can one approach one’s breaking point, and what happens between one’s limit and one’s end? Objects will be quietly performing within a lighting design by Madeline Best, and Sasamoto will insert weekly performances to unpack elasticity, sometimes solo, and other times with saxophonist Matt Bauder or singer-songwriter Alsarah. Curated by Tim Griffin and Matthew Lyons as part of The Kitchen L.A.B.: Position.
April 6–May 13
Opening reception: April 6, 6–8pm
Thursday April 13, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto solo
Saturday April 15, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto solo
Thursday April 20, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto with Matt Bauder
Saturday April 22, 4pm: Aki Sasamoto with Matt Bauder
Thursday April 27, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto solo
Saturday April 29, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto solo
Thursday May 4, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto with Alsarah
Saturday May 6, 6pm: Aki Sasamoto with Alsarah
All performances are free. Capacity is limited.
Aki Sasamoto: "Yield Point" is made possible with support from VIA Art Fund and National Endowment for the Arts; annual grants from Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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