ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:
Thursday, July 12 | 9pm - 11pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe | 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
ABOUT THE COLLABORATION:
The Feed Me Weird Things collaboration is a series of online visual “mixtapes” created in response to a series of music performances. Each mixtape (or group of art) is culled from the permanent collections of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art and paired with short essays. These essays and images provide an avenue for exploring overlaps between the aesthetic sensibilities of visual and sonic artforms.
A central endeavor of art exhibitions and concert series alike is to introduce audiences to new ideas, or novel combinations and juxtapositions of old ideas. Musical curator Chris Wiersema (Mission Creek Festival) and visual curator Vero Rose Smith (Stanley Museum of Art) are united in their effort to carve out cavities for interesting conversations and cross-disciplinary connections. What is music? What is art? Where are the spaces between, and the intersections? What does it mean to listen and see deeply? The curators hold in common a belief that learning to listen and see with depth and empathy should not be limited to those able to receive specialized training. Sharing time, and attention, and physical proximity with others can create a natural empathy despite differences in personal identities and cultures.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
Unapologetically queer, feminist, and aggressively danceable no-wave meets confrontational performance art.“Danceable post-punk similar to X-Ray Specs but with an innovative and deep creativity. Think the raw personal expletives of Poly Styrene, with the unhinged chaos of jazz fusion, a well-focused punk drive, and with a vocal pedalboard to give it a 3RA1N1AC palette. I literally thought the cassette was damaged… They really do sound like that, and they really do create a swirl of manic expression.” - Maximum RocknRoll