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Silver Ochre

  • Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

The project Silver Ochre combines the voracious curiosity and perpetual-road-dog ethos of photographer/videographer Angela Villa and experimental keyboardist Thollem McDonas (whose collaborators have ranged from guitarist Nels Cline to Madison-based multi-instrumentalist Brian Grimm). During their travels across the country, the two have created footage and music that aims to open up big questions about life in America. They're currently in the middle of a three-year project called "Who Are U.S.," which poses the rather broad question of what the United States is. The project draws on the fractious political moment, and the duo even note on their website that "We, as a nation, are losing our sense of a shared reality." The phase of the project performed here is called "Hyperspeed Overdrive," and will find the duo exploring American identity through what they've dubbed a "rapid fire live audio/visual experience," involving video from their cross-continental journeys and music spanning influences as diverse as gamelan and free jazz. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: June 23
Rooftop Cinema: Born In Flames
Later Event: June 24
EMS, nothing natural, Kleptix