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Krista Faist Artist-in-Residence show #3: Krista Faist + Timmy Reed collab

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$8 – $10

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On the evening of Saturday, July 20th, we are thrilled and delighted to feature a collaboration between VR/AI/moving image artist Krista Faist and writer/poet/spoken word artist Timmy Reed as part of Krista’s 2024 Fuse Factory artist residency. Opening for Krista and Gerard is the Licata/Miller duo, comprised of Julie Licata and Caleb Miller. Doors 7:30pm, show starts 8:00pm sharp. Tickets $8 online, $10 at the door.

Our 2024 artist-in-residence program is supported by the mediaThe Foundation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus City Council, Columbus Mayor, and Franklin County Commissioners.

About the artists:

VR/AI/moving image artist Krista’s physical work is largely comprised of watercolor crayon and reductive wax paintings on decorative plate glass, as well as intricate sculptures made from found objects and junk store items. With both mediums, she has sought to represent aesthetic over-stimulation that leads to expansiveness of imagination and wonder, much like that experienced in childhood when one visits a candy shop. As a child, she had a strong desire to see all colors and textures at once, including colors never seen before. With each project, she sets out to re-capture this feeling of simulated desire and satisfaction. She believes that this desire to satiate our hunger for wonderment with consumerist impulses is innately human, and her aim is to bring this incongruence to light via her immersive, audio reactive, and VR works.

Timmy Reed is a writer, teacher, and native of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BA from College of Charleston, where he worked for the Crazyhorse literary journal, and his MFA from University of Baltimore. Timmy is the author of the books Tell God I Don’t Exist, The Ghosts That Surrounded Them, Miraculous Fauna, Star Backwards, and IRL as well as a couple of chapbooks: Stray/Pest and Zeb And Bunny Build Russian Dolls. His short fiction has appeared in many places including Necessary Fiction, Atticus Review, Curbside Splendor, as well as featured in the Wigleaf Top 50 on multiple occasions. In 2015, he won the Baker Artist Awards Semmes G. Walsh Award. He teaches English at Stevenson University and Community College of Baltimore County and English as a Second Language at Morgan State University.

Julie Licata (b. 1980 in Ashtabula, OH) is a percussionist/drummer, noisemaker, collaborator, and educator. Her performances range from improvisational soundscapes and works with computer processing, to solo marimba and percussion, chamber ensembles, orchestras, theater pits, Indonesian gamelan and West African drum ensembles. Julie recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Percussion at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. As a performer, Julie focuses on promoting emerging composers and seeking new modes of musical expression with particular emphasis on improvisation and the integration of live analog and digital electronics. She recently released an album, resound/unsound, with co-creators Andris Balins and Brett Masteller; the album features percussive improvisations with time lag accumulation, feedback looping, and modular synthesis. Within this musical realm, Julie has performed at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US, the International Computer Music Conference, CHIMEFest in Chicago, IL, and numerous new music venues across the US.

Caleb Miller is a keyboardist, saxophonist, composer and educator currently residing in Columbus, OH. His work mostly focuses on midwestern perspectives surrounding improvisational-based music and projects. In addition to his personally lead projects (Gault, pincer, Here Here & solo work) Caleb plays, writes and subs in many jazz-adjacent projects (Sun Trash, Yumbambe, Radarhill, Ryan Jewell Quintet, Troy Kunkler 4tet), songs-oriented groups (Zack Kouns and His Insatiable Orchestra, Confusions, Francis Bacon Band, Taylor K Conrad, Keating, Fables), contemporary classical settings (dance accompanist, classical pianist) and other settings (solo work, audio work, Very Much Recordings, music videos, album artwork, improvising/ creative ensembles). As output he is most interested in productions that show a true synthesis of perspectives, sounds, individuals and communities. Music and projects that truly strive for some form of “newness” regardless of the setting, people or situation. Simply stated things that try to be “their own” in some way or another. Caleb also currently operates the Columbus-based recording label Very Much Recordings and teaches in the American public (!) school system.