Lux 03: Lapse – Arnold Dreyblatt

Lux 03: Lapse – Arnold Dreyblatt, 2018, poster.

September 1st – September 30th 2018
Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi
Vico Lupinato 1, Città Sant’Angelo (Pescara) – Italy
Opening and meeting with the artist, September 1st – 19.00

artist
Arnold Dreyblatt

curated by
Marco Marzuoli

coordinated by
Enzo De Leonibus

collaborators
Filippo Del Trappeto
Andrea Stazi
Rossano Polidoro
Martina Romanelli
Fabio Perletta
Daniele Cilli

graphic design
Mote Studio

Lapse. Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi has the pleasure to announce Lapse, the new chapter in the Lux series. Lapse is a site specific exhibition by the minimalist composer and media artist Arnold Dreyblatt.
The exhibition explores the relationship of Dreyblatt’s early video work from the 1970’s (European Premiere) to his research into string vibration in an immersive exploration of visual and audio perception.
Lapse will take place during the upcoming month of September 2018 (opening on Sept 1st) in the exhibition rooms of the Museolaboratorio (Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara – Italy).

Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is an American media artist and composer. He has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. In 2007, Dreyblatt was elected to lifetime membership in the visual arts section at the German Academy of Art (Akademie der Künste, Berlin). He is currently Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel, Germany. Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and media art with Woody and Steina Vasulka.
Arnold Dreyblatt has charted his own unique course in composition and music performance. He has invented a set of new and original instruments, performance techniques, and a system of tuning. Often characterized as one of the more rock-oriented of American minimalists, Dreyblatt has cultivated a strong underground base of fans for his transcendental and ecstatic music with his “Orchestra of Excited Strings”. His music has been performed by the Bang On A Can All-Stars in New York, Jim O’Rourke, The Great Learning Orchestra in Stockholm, Pellegrini String Quartet and the Crash Ensemble Dublin. He has recorded for such labels as Tzadik, Hat Hut, Table of the Elements, Cantaloupe, Choose and Black Truffel. Dreyblatt has taught music workshops resulting in performed compositions with musicians at The Music Gallery (Toronto), MIT (Boston), Serralves Foundation (Porto) and many others. He has performed with and without his ensemble at the Whitney Museum (New York), Maerz Music Festival (Berlin), Angelica Festival (Bologna), The Lab (San Francisco), Jazz House (Copenhagen) and countless other festivals and concert venues in Europe and in North America.

Dreyblatt’s visual artworks create complex textual and spatial visualizations for memory. These projects, which reflect on such themes as recollection and the archive, include permanent installations, digital room projections, dynamic textual objects and multi-layered lenticular text panels. His artistic practice of the last 20 years has ranged from large staged multi-day performances (“The Memory Projects”, 1995-2001), involved installations (such as “From the Archives”, 1999; “The Wunderblock”, 2000; “Turntable History”, 2009) and lenticular wall works (such as “Ephemeris Epigraphica”, 2006 and “Writing Cage”, 2012) as well as interactive artistic research projects such as the recent “Performing the Black Mountain Archive” (2015) at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art.

*This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Comune di Città Sant’Angelo and Fondazione Pescarabruzzo.