West Nile Style
D’Amelio Terras, New York
July 9 – August 15, 2008
M.V. Carbon with works and performances by Cat Chow, Tony Conrad, Chris Duffy, Nicholas Emmet, Brooke Hamre Gillespie, Jay King, Zeljko McMullen and Doron Sadja
D’Amelio Terras invites Brooklyn-based, artistic performance space Paris London / West Nile to inhabit the gallery and present a group exhibition of animated objects, sound, sculptures and performance. “West Nile” is a street-level warehouse founded in October 2006 by M.V. Carbon, Zeljko McMullen and Doron Sadja. In addition to free events open to the public, West Nile houses studios used for photography, painting, video and sound. With high, arched, corrugated metal ceilings, West Nile is hot for live recording and rehearsing. Their selective program brings together an array of internationally active performers working at the forefront of visual music.
The spirit of collaboration central to West Nile’s programming will be highlighted in the multifarious display of works at D’Amelio Terras. Workspace installations will theatrically reframe active atmospheres, punctuated with live performance. West Nile produces experimental ideas in a shared site where people meet, perform, work and influence one another. This re-presentation of West Nile artists and actions aims to address new models for exhibiting time-based media.