NET Nights: Art Performs Oct. 14 at Moore

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) The Galleries at Moore present NET Nights at Moore: Art Performs on Thursday, October 14, featuring musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole/Smashing Pumpkins) and Barbara Bickart.

The evening event, from 6 - 8 pm, will present multi-media, cross disciplinary works by Auf der Maur and Bickart. Each engages in creative collaborations that result in rich, storied works in various media. After screening their respective videos, both women will discuss their work, insights and inspirations.
 
Musician Auf Der Maur presents, OOOM, a 28-minute mini epic that weaves together music, video and comic book illustrations in a collision of past and present in a fantasy world where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect.

Inspired by mythic Viking tales and legends, OOOM hauntingly speaks to a universal tale of vulnerability and connectedness using music rather than dialogue. Out Of Our Minds /OOOM is a film, an album and a comic conceived by Auf der Maur. The film is directed by Tony Stone (Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America) and the comic is by Jack Forbes.
 
Bickart, who is screening clips of recent video works, often collaborates with artists, activists, choreographers and communities to create interdisciplinary video works that explore the intimate connections between history, memory, and the body as a historic site. Her work is presented in cooperation with Philadelphia's Painted Bride Art Center in anticipation of WHEN: Philadelphia, the second in a series of video performance installations that engages questions about institutionalized violence in the American landscape as seen through the "found choreography" of visitors to historic sites and monuments. 

NET (New Emerging Talent) Nights are presented with support from Moore and
Your Part-time Controller. NET Nights is a program for graduates and students of local art and design colleges to network with peers and heads of area business associations and arts organizations as well as build relationships with other arts professionals.

All events are FREE and open to the public. For more information call 215-965-4027.

Read about Melissa Auf der Maur in Philadelphia Weekly and Phillyist.


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October 1, 2010
The Galleries at Moore present NET Nights at Moore: Art Performs on Thursday, October 14, featuring musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole/Smashing Pumpkins) and Barbara Bickart.

Published on October 13th, 2010