Emily Harvey Foundation is proud to announce Brain Damage on Broadway,
an evening of hypnosis, experimentaion and psychedelia organized by Taketo Shimada.
Jeff Perkins (Single Wing Turquoise Bird, who provided light shows to Velvet Underground,
Grateful Dead and Dr. John to name a few) provides his first light show in thirty years with the
hypnotic glistening sound of Messages.
Caitlin Cook + Calder Martin of Vizusa effuse echoed out voice on top of distorted fuzzed guitar,
along with large format projection reminiscent of Flicker by Tony Conrad.
Caitlin Cook and Calder Martin
The live dance and collaborative performances of
Caitlin Cook are
characterized by chaotic improvisational reactions to the moment and
surroundings, as well as carefully designed surrealism. New York Times
dance critic Jennifer Dunning has compared her to "a Pavlova swan" who
"alights and disappears like a pale butterfly". John Rockwell (NYT)
describes her as having "eerie charm." Cook is also an accomplished
vocalist. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth notes, "The exquisite Caitlin Cook
lassoes your brain with siren improv-vox." Synaesthetic dimensions of
Cook's dance are emphasized in collaboration with musician and visual artist
Calder Martin. Martin's large format projections and guitar effusions rely
on chance synthesis and choreographed layering of elements. Jennifer
Dunning says of Cook and Martin, ".a compendium of suggestions about
perception, illusion, and reality."
Live in Philly,
High Frontier pt. 1
Jeff Perkins is a Visual Artist / Film Maker.
While serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Tokyo, he met
Yoko Ono and her husband Anthony Cox. Through them he was exposed to
the works of
Cage, Duchamp, LaMonte Young, et al. and began participating in events,
performances and concerts.
In 1967 he moved to LA and began appearing in performance festivals,
primarily at UCLA, organized by Joseph Byrd & Fredrich Liberman. He
co-founded 'Single Wing Turquoise Bird', a multimedia group doing Light
Shows for Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead and Dr. John to name a few.
Jeff became involved with the painter Sam Francis
who became a primary patron of the group; it was also at this time that he
began filming Sam Francis. He continued to work on his own projects,
exhibited and performed with Terry Jennings, Angus MacLise & Peter
In 1981 Jeff moved back to NYC and began exhibiting at Emily Harvey
Gallery. His work 'Column' was exhibited at the 1992 Venice Biennial.
His project 'Movies for the Blind' consists of audio recordings of
conversations and interviews with passengers in a NYC taxi he drove.
He is now finishing up his new film 'The Painter Sam Francis'.
Single Wing Turquoise Bird,
Movies for the
Messages, a duo comprising Tres Warren of Psychic Ills and visual
artist Taketo Shimada. Their sound explores somewhere between drone,
raga, techno and psychedelia - mashing guitar, homemade tanpura,
voice, percussion, turntables and everything else they can get their
hands on. On their first EP from The Social Registry, Dusted
proclaimed ""This is some heavy, humid drone, pregnant with 4am
electricity and, in the end, thick fuzzy beats. A beautiful surprise,
engaging even in its abstract tendencies. Best record in the Social
Registry's singles series to date."
The Social Registry,