All posts for the month October, 2019

I’m not breaking the internet, nor am I on TV, but today you can find me in two new books:

  1. My friend and collaborator, Gryphon Rue, is in Marfa, Texas tonight to celebrate the release of Strange Attractor. This double book is more than a catalog of the exhibition Gryphon curated at Ballroom Marfa. It’s an extension of the exhibition, including additional artworks and essays from Gryphon and the artists. A shot of my projections with Lonnie Holley from the opening during Marfa Myths brings back memories of a packed event that a rainstorm couldn’t keep away. Have a great celebration at Ballroom Marfa tonight, Gryphon! October 11, 2019 | Gryphon Rue | Strange Attractor Book Launch & Remarks at 5pm | Performance by Gryphon Rue at 7:30pm | Location: Ballroom Marfa | Made in Marfa event during Chinati Weekend, Marfa, Texas .

2. Vector Synthesis by Derek Holzer. If the words “lissajous light drawings” make you feel phosphorescent, this is essential reading. Thanks, Macumbista, for mentioning my Lisa Joy artworks and collaboration with Gryphon: Rue Bainbridge

There are just a couple dozen tickets left for our Rue Bainbridge show at Pace Gallery on October 22; it’s free with RSVP!

My jam-packed Fall continues with shows at Pace and SVA and the last days of the MoMA/AFH and Parrish Museum group shows.

Rue Bainbridge at Hepworth Wakefield. photo by David Lindsay
Rue Bainbridge at Hepworth Wakefield. photo by David Lindsay

A Performance by Rue Bainbridge
Pace Gallery
540 West 25th Street | Seventh Floor
Tuesday, Oct 22 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Rue Bainbridge: improvised light drawings and music at the new Pace building in Chelsea, NYC.

On the occasion of the exhibition, Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere, Pace Gallery hosts a performance by Rue Bainbridge. Rue Bainbridge will premiere a new staging in which the duo is immersed in their improvised audiovisuals; this design was developed within the CultureHub NYC Residency Program.

This event has SOLD OUT!

Benton C Bainbridge: AImurica, 2019 (studio view)
Benton C Bainbridge: AImurica, 2019 (studio view)

I ____ America and America ____ Me
Exhibition on View: October 19 – November 16, 2019
Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm
SVA MFA Computer Arts
133 West 21 Street, NYC

My media artwork AImurica is an abstract video sculpture made with analog synthesizers. The work captures my mood these days; I love the idea of my country, though I feel like I barely comprehend the reality as so many Americans are cheering the greedy usurpers who wish to transform this nation into a fascist oligarchy governed by algorithms.

Platform: OptoSonic Echoes at Parrish
Platform: OptoSonic Echoes at Parrish

Through October 31, 2019

My sound art is part of an outdoor installation curated by OptoSonic Tea and Corinne Erni. Standing outside the Tate Modern, I recorded a monolog for this 8-channel continuous sound installation positioned at the exterior of the Parrish Museum’s north entrance. OptoSonic Echoes is an 8-channel continuous sound installation positioned at the exterior of the Museum’s north entrance, containing the voices and sounds of participants in the September 27 performance, OptoSonic Tea @ the Parrish, an evening-length group improvisation featuring some of the world’s most innovative video and sound artists. Artists: Benton C Bainbridge, Marcia Bassett, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Kit Fitzgerald, Andy Guhl, Shelley Hirsch, CHiKA, Chris Jordan (cj), Katherine Liberovskaya, LoVid, Laura Ortman, Ursula Scherrer, Emma Souharce, Shane Weeks.

Benton C Bainbridge: Beauteous (Reason to Live), 2019 [installation view]
Benton C Bainbridge: Beauteous (Reason to Live), 2019 [installation view]

PS1 MoMA PopRally presents:
SEA: My Journey, an immersive installation by Alice Mizrachi
Reception: October 4, 2019 | 6-10 pm
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NYC

The opening of Alice Mizrachi’s immersive installation at AFH is the last day to catch my large scale multichannel video sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art / Andrew Freedman Home Beauteous exhibition.

If you missed the Beauteous PopRally, BronxNet captured the theatrical media spectacle: