La Monte Young Projects

La Monte Young Projects
Artists: 
Dates: 
Friday, September 7, 2018, 12:00 pm to Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5:00 pm

La Monte Young Projects is a response to the conceptual musician’s Compositions 1960. Some fifty years later, Young’s experimental compositions continue to resonate, providing a convergence point for divergent interpretations in this body of work by David Khang.
 
Through installation, video, and performance works, David Khang uses entities that are foreign to the human body – raw beef tongue, live monarch butterflies, and a Clydesdale horse – as prosthetic, visual, and metonymic devices to facilitate the performance of a non-verbal language. If a horse, butterfly or a disembodied tongue could speak, she/he/it/they might ask what these compositions might mean for us today.
 
“His fashioning of the body, and his human/animal hybridity want to tell us a story of ourselves that we cannot yet speak, but need to hear. This story is one of our Relation, and its cosmopolitical ethics requires a language not yet heard.” —Rinaldo Walcott, "Strategic Creolization: Desiring / Visualising New Humans"
 
Performance and opening reception: Friday, September 7, 7-10pm (performance starting at 8:00)
Artist talk: Saturday, September 8, 2-4pm
 
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