William Villalongo, Dyani Douze, Claire Bishop, and Daniel Neumann
Saturday 11.08.2014 | 8pm
Listening Room is a focused aural event where four presenters share music and/or sound recordings from their collection in a controlled high quality sound environment to a group of astute listeners. The possibilities of a private intimate experience within a public environment allows one to be present in the moment, uninterrupted.
William Villalongo, born in 1975, received his BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. His work resides in several notable collections including The Studio Museum In Harlem, Princeton University Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art. William Villalongo currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is a Lecturer at Yale School of Art.
Dyani Douze is a Brooklyn-based multi-media artist and NYU student researching the relationship between aural and visual media through studies in sound design and film production.
Claire Bishop is an art historian and critic and professor at CUNY Graduate Center. Her books have been translated into over seventeen languages, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her current research addresses the impact of digital technologies on contemporary art, as well as questions of amateurism and 'de-skilling' in contemporary dance and performance art. Current dissertations under her supervision focus on art and pedagogy, performance art, exhibition history, Eastern European art, and theories of authorship.
Daniel Neumann is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, organizer and audio engineer, originally from Germany. He holds a master's degree in media art from the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig and also studied electronic music composition under Emanuelle Casale in Catania, Italy. In his artistic practice he is using conceptual and often collaborative strategies to explore sound, sound material and its modulation through space, situation and media.