VSF Sound Program curated by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and John Tain: Artificial Complexion Sound Corridor Program

The Artificial Complexion Sound Corridor Program, curated by Sarah Rara, Luke Fischbeck, and John Tain, will curate a rotating selection of rarely heard historical Dada and Fluxus pieces and complementary contemporary audio works for the VSF sound corridor.


Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, “L’amiral cherche une maison à louer,” 1916, 2 min. 34 sec.

Pauline Oliveros, “Beautiful Soop,” 1966, 27 min. 46 sec.

Dick Higgins with performers Alison Knowles, Beckett Gookin, Jessica Higgins, Kirby Gookin, Larry Miller, Nancy Hwang, Noura Al-Salem, and Taketo Shimada, “Danger Music #2,” 1961 [recorded 2005], 8 min. 19 sec.

Alison Knowles with Nelson Loskamp, “Nivea Cream Piece,” 1962 [recorded 2005], 5 min. 22 sec.

EXIT (Gee Vaucher, Penny Rimbaud, and Jim Clancy), Live Performance at ICES 72 Festival [excerpt], 1972, 10 min. 8 sec.

Hélène Sage and Bernard Vitet, “Machography,” 1992, 4 min. 44 sec.

Mark So, “though we haven’t read it, we know there is a script,” [So reading Eileen Myles’ “The End of New England”], 2012-13, 45 min. 55 sec.

Orchid Spangiafora, “Mondo Stupid,” c. 1972-79, 2 min. 8 sec.

Joe Meek, “The Beat of My Heart,” c.1960-67, 1 min. 56 sec.

Joan Labarbara, “Circular Song,” 1974, 7 min. 32 sec.

Ben Patterson, “Pond,” 1962, 5 min. 26 sec.

Always (Alex Vivian), “Pigg Playe,” 2007, 2 min. 32 sec.

Cosey Fanni Tutti, excerpt from “Time to Tell,” 1982, 12 min. 30 sec.

Lucky Dragons, “Alien Point of View (Nervous Gender),” 2011, 5 min. 40 sec.