Bergen Hill Sound/Image

June 8, 2011

Four times a year the wonderful people at Art House Productions invite the Jersey City arts community to open their doors and share their work with the public. Zack and I are proud to have been apart of this June’s event. We’ve only been in JC for less than a year and we already feel richly connected to this side of the river. Thank you JC for the warm welcome!

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Our event, titled Bergen Hill Sound/Image, included video art and performance work by Nyugen E. Smith, myself and Zack Lischer Katz.  In addition two Rogue Video curators, Marie Sullivan and Meghan Blowers, presented a video piece including 20 artists from around the world, titled, “Trashed”.

Our awesome neighbors, Perryn and Sharmalyn Lord grilled up talapia and jerk chicken in the back patio, while the Brooklyn-based music ensemble, Hwi Noree started off the music portion of the evening with their blend of video and experimental music, answering the question “What would tie-dyes sound like if they could speak?”

Too Many Frets and members of Smoove Sailors and Stars Bars & Mars rounded out the event filling the space with hypnotic blends of avantgarde drone and funk. Thanks to Zack Lischer-Katz for projecting his beautiful Brakhage-esque handpainted 16mm film – that was the highlight for me!

The evening was a great success! A big thanks to our host Jean-Franck Maurice who opened his space to us for free! It’s available to rent at Bergen/Hill at Communipaw and Grand. Check it out!

Thanks to everyone who helped and contributed their time. Here’s to JC!


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