Our November 2017 Frequency Fridays show features performance/video artist Tusia Dabrowska (NYC), intermedia performance artist Marcia Custer (CLE), experimental electronic musician Veronica Pejril (IN), and experimental multi-instrumentalist Bobb Hatt (CMH). Date: Friday, November 3 2017. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Rd., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2017-2018 season is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the performers:
Tusia Dabrowska is a time-based artist and writer. Her focus is on video and live art projects. Recent work has been seen at, among others, The Print Screen Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016), The Great Wall of Oakland (Oakland, CA, 2016), TAFNY (NY, NY, 2015), Loop Discovery (Barcelona, Spain 2015), CologneOff (Cologne, Germany/Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014), Slingshot (Athens, GA, 2014). Her writing/translation has appeared in the Nth Position (poetry), the Forward (translation), Aish (personal essay), Vida, and The Vassar Review (translation). Tusia is a recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant (2014) and an Asylum Arts alumni (2015 and 2016). In the winter 2017, she will attend the Signal Culture Residency. She holds degrees from the New School, Trinity College Dublin, and NYU. Tusia shares her time between Warsaw and Brooklyn.
Marcia Custer is a valley-girl-vocalizing, noise-making clown-witch with a penchant for both the bizarre and the sublime. She makes live performance and sound events by building worlds of psychic chaos and physical comedy in real time. There are usually wigs and dolls. Whatever happens on stage (or in a basement, or a bookstore, or a backyard) is informed by the moment, the feelings in the room, the taste of the air. Her premier one-woman noise-comedy i went down to the water and found myselfie there (co-produced by Cleveland Public Theater) has been seen in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Chapel Hill, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Marcia also sings with freak-pop band Half an Animal and has collaborated with artists like SPACEBEACH, Khaki Blazer, Faangface, Ben Oblivion, and NRML GRL. She holds a B.A. in Dance Studies from Kent State University, where she received the School of Theater and Dance Award for Outstanding choreographer, and completed a post-baccalaureate program at Headlong Performance Institute, where she learned about clowning- french style (Lecoq), performative presence, and alternative choreographic processes.
Veronica Pejril’s music explores the liminal space between found-sound and surreal soundscapes. Relying primarily on “ordinary” sounds from everyday life for source material, she manipulates and entangles those sounds into acoustically improbable realities. Veronica’s mentors and teachers include Paul Lansky, Milton Babbitt and JK Randall. She draws further inspiration from the worlds of blues and jazz. Her most recent large publication, Bluebird, is available on iTunes, Google Play, and other digital repositories.
Bobb Hatt is an experimental artist who has been active for the last decade in Columbus, OH. Drawing influence from free jazz, performance art, harsh noise, and power electronics, he has developed a sound that is abrasive, texturally complex, and very, very loud. This particular performance will be delivered in stereo with an alto saxophone filtered through an array of electronic pedals, utilizing beat frequencies, pitch modulation, layers of distortion, and various other manipulations via powerful amplifiers, with an animistic fascination for the sheer force the speakers can purvey.