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CANCELED: NEGATIVLAND & SUE-C

November 23 @ 8:00 pm

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Our show with NEGATIVLAND & SUE-C has unfortunately been canceled. Stay tuned for a new date as we work to get this one rescheduled!

A note from the band, regarding the cancellation:

With health concerns at an all-time high and some recent scares from within the camp, Negativland is restructuring how they are touring. This means shorter tours, which means we are having to cut some of the dates from the November tour. We will be keeping the AZ and NM shows as scheduled, but will be looking for new dates for the remaining stops. As soon as availability is confirmed, we’ll announce new dates. This is not fun and we are sorry to do this to you…again. The ground keeps shifting underneath our feet though and we’re doing everything we can to keep band and fans and venue staff and everyone safe. Please contact your local venue + keep eyes peeled for updates.

  • ALL AGES
  • 8PM SHOW / 7PM DOORS
  • PARTIALLY SEATED SHOW (SEATS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE)

IT’S NORMAL FROM SOMETHINGS TO COME TO YOUR ATTENTION

Created in collaboration with “live cinema” visual artist SUE-C www.sue-c.net, the legendary sound collage group’s new audio-visual performance project is about the world we live in, the minds that perceive it, and all of the evolving forms of media and technology that inevitably insert themselves between those two things.

Negativland creates art that draws attention to its own frame, and any frame designed to be invisible (as all the most lucrative ones are). In today’s media climate, it’s harder than ever to resist a voice designed to make you think it’s your own.

If going to a concert sounds like the risk you’re looking for, safety protocols permitting — then we’d love to see you in the room. Time is passing quickly, and it’s not going to stop being normal for things to come to your attention.

NEGATIVLAND

Since 1980, the 4 or 5 or 6 (or more) Floptops known as Negativland, a multimedia collective originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, have been creating records, CDs, video, fine art, books, radio and live performance using appropriated sounds, images, objects, and text. Mixing original materials and original music with things taken from corporately owned mass culture and the world around them, Negativland surreally re-arrange these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and “culture jamming” (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.

Over the years Negativland’s “illegal” collage and appropriation-based audio and visual works have touched on many things – pranks, media hoaxes, advertising, media literacy, religion, death, the evolving art of collage, the bizarre banality of suburban existence, creative activism in our media-saturated and multi-national world, file sharing, intellectual property issues, wacky surrealism, evolving notions of art and ownership and law in a digital age, and artistic and humorous observations of mass media and mass culture.

While it is true that, after being sued, Negativland became more publicly involved in advocating significant reforms of our nation’s copyright laws (even finding themselves being brought to Washington DC and Capitol Hill as citizen lobbyists for copyright and art issues), Negativland are artists first and activists second. All of their art and media interventions have intended to pose both serious and silly questions about the nature of sound, media, control, ownership, propaganda, power, and perception in the United States of America. Their work is now referenced and taught in many college courses in the US, has been written and cited about in over 150 books and legal journals, and they sometimes lecture about their work here and in Europe.

While their tactics and art practices have now become something a tween can do with a few clicks on their smartphone, Negativland is still interested in unusual noises and images (especially ones that are found close at hand), unusual ways to restructure such things and combine them with their own music and art, and mass media transmissions which have been sources and subjects for much of their work.

Negativland covets insightful humor and wackiness from anywhere, low-tech approaches whenever possible, and vital social targets of any kind. Foregoing ideological preaching, but interested in side effects, Negativland is a subliminal cultural sampling service concerned with making art about everything we aren’t supposed to notice.

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Date:
November 23
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Venue

The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Organizer

The Grey Eagle
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