No Longer Showing.
Kitchen Broadcast is a new livestream performance series taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EDT.
Our artist community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through the sudden loss of jobs and presenting opportunities, and we have postponed our previously scheduled Winter/Spring 2020 events. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together hasn’t changed, even if the circumstances have. Since gathering at The Kitchen is not currently possible, we have invited artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit.
We are happy to welcome you to experience these Kitchen Broadcasts and to join the dialogue around them on our social media channels. To get announcements and updates on the series, follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up for our mailing list here. To contact us with questions about Kitchen Broadcast or to submit questions to the participating artists, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings of Broadcast Week 9 performances are below. To see videos of additional Kitchen Broadcast performances, please visit our Vimeo page.
Tuesday, May 26, 6pm EDT — Lea Bertucci and Bradley Eros (Instagram: @lilbertucci, Venmo: @lea-bertucci, PayPal: paypal.me/leabertucci1)
Thursday, May 28, 6pm EDT — Ivan Forde (Instagram: @workdaily, Venmo: @ivan-forde, PayPal: ivan forde)
Lea Bertucci is a composer, performer, and sound designer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice with woodwind instruments, she incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique, and tape collage. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-responsive and site-specific sonic investigations of architecture. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation.
Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels and in 2018, she released the critically acclaimed Metal Aether on NNA tapes. Bertucci is co-editor of the multi-volume artists book The Tonebook, a survey of graphic scores by contemporary composers, published on Inpatient Press. As a sound designer, Bertucci has collaborated with dance and theater companies including Big Dance Theater, Pig Iron Theater, Piehole!, and director Mallory Catlett. Her musical collaborations extend to other chamber-noise projects, notably a recently formed duo with vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, who released their debut album Phase Eclipse (recorded live at The Kitchen) on Astral Spirits Records in the fall of 2019. As a solo artist, she has performed extensively across the US and Europe. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence. In 2018, she received a commission from the American Composers’ Forum for a new percussion trio as well as a brass octet commissioned by the Levy Gorvy Gallery in New York.
Bradley Eros is an artist working in myriad media: experimental film & video, collage, photography, performance, sound, text, installation, and expanded & contracted cinema. Eros is also a maverick curator, designer, researcher, composer & investigator. Concepts include: ephemeral cinema, mediamystics, erotic psyche, subterranean science, cinema povera, poetic accidents, fragmentstein, musique plastique, narcolepsy cinema, vampirates, metaBody, Optipus, Ocula, Owl of Minerva, Artaud-Butoh, Mushroom Archive, Velvet Hermetic System, Oysters of the Id, & Black Hole Cinema. In many ways an animating spirit and catalyzing agent of the NYC underground film scene from the 1980s to the present, their radical, sumptuous expanded cinema works stand at the forefront of a movement to redefine our understanding of film as an art form.
Eros worked for many years with the Filmmakers Coop, Anthology Film Archives, and Robert Beck Mercurial Cinema. Eros is represented by Microscope Gallery and in the collection of the Whitney Museum. They have presented work at The Kitchen on several occasions over the past decades.
Ivan Forde works across printmaking, digital animation, sound performance, and installation. Using a wide variety of photo-based and print-making processes (and more recently music and performance), Ivan Forde retells stories from epic poetry casting himself as every character. His non-linear versions of these time-worn tales open the possibility of new archetypes and alternative endings. By crafting his own unique mythology and inserting himself in historical narratives, he connects the personal to the universal and offers a transformative view of prevailing narratives in the broader culture.
Forde has been included in recent group exhibitions and performances at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Museum of Art. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship shortlisted finalist, as well as residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop and Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works. He received his MFA from Columbia University and has a BA in Literature from SUNY Purchase College.
Kitchen Broadcast is made possible with the support of the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Howard Gilman 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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