Dance On The Radio, 2014 • TONSPUR 61
DANCE ON THE RADIO
“Dance On The Radio” is a polyphonic collage of soundtrack excerpts from dance videos I began collecting in NY in the mid-1990s.
Starting in 1997 I began to make found-footage montages for a once-a month downtown NY performance club called “Martha @ Mother”. It was hosted by the performance artist Richard Move in his satirical impersonation of Martha Graham, the iconic 20th century modern dance choreographer. My videos presented a hyperactive mix of all kinds of dance styles ranging from the serious and minimal to the entertaining and irreverent – all sprinkled with comments about dance and call-outs to “Martha” characters from Hollywood films.
Selections from these excerpts form the building blocks of this “choreographed” 8-channel sound installation — evoking experimental radio pieces of the 1950’s avant-garde and NY club culture of the 1990’s.
Charles Atlas, born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1949, lives and works in New York City, USA
- Charles Atlas [USA]*
- Dance On The Radio, 2014
- 8-channel sound installation,
- 7-part series of posters
- Length ~ 20:00 min
- Sound track, found-footage: Charles Atlas
- *48th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at quartier21/MQ
- MuseumsQuartier Wien
- [between MQ court 7 and 8]
- Daily 10am to 8pm
- Opening: Su 30.03.14, 5pm
- Opening words:
- Georg Weckwerth
- [artistic director TONSPUR]
- Angela Stief [art historian, curator]