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2004.11.12

TIANNA KENNEDY'S "STUBBLEFIELD'S BLACK BOX: AN INTRICATE GAME OF POSITION EXHIBITION OPENING

Friday 11.12.04.TIANNA KENNEDY'S "STUBBLEFIELD'S BLACK BOX: AN INTRICATE GAME OF POSITION EXHIBITION OPENING @ free103point9 Gallery, Second Floor, 97 S. 6th St. btw Bedford Ave. + Berry St., Southside, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8 p.m., free. Gallery hours Tuesdays 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 10.

Stubblefield's Black Box: An Intricate Game of Position "...an intricate game of position - a game that unfolds among far-flung bodies, for the most part unknown to each other...." --Gregory Whitehead

Tianna Kennedy will broadcast from the black box Friday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. A party will follow. Participants will receive the broadcast and respond in their chosen medium. Throughout the duration of the show, during gallery hours (Tuesday nights 6-10 p.m.) Kennedy will continue her broadcast, and will accept and install participant responses in person. If a participant is unable to visit during the scheduled hours, Kennedy will accept documentation of responses to be sent to the free103point9 Brooklyn mailing address (free103point9, 302 Bedford Ave., Box 261, Brooklyn, NY 11211). These will be displayed, played, and used as well. There will be a closing party Friday, Dec. 10 to review and celebrate all participants' contributions. In this exercise, Kennedy hopes to demonstrate that sound will
always be a practice as well as a representation. Kennedy is interested in furthering the idea of a praxical transmission, which would occasion vast networks of communication and participation and which would be inextricably bound up with uniqueness, plurality and action. Tianna hopes that by participating in this game we are in some small way participating in the deconstruction of the dominant one-way-broadcast radio paradigm, because we are no longer listeners, but actors in the performance. She also hopes to promote a non- hierarchic/distributed approach to art(and politics)making, and to generate a small space of camaraderie in an environment of complexity and disequilibrium

For my far-flung pals, you will be able to listen to the broadcast on-line at free103point9.org. It should also be on FM by friday, but maybe only in the gallery. i'll keep you posted. Try to pick up the web-stream now and if you have problems e-mail me and i'll walk you through it... tk"at" free103point9 "dot" org.

Everyone's welcome. The idea, in plain english, is that this 'opening' is about getting the ball rolling – Kennedy is working with a couple of transmission groups and, they would like to get more people involved. Kind of like the old 'telephone' game only the message goes around the table for a month or so. If you have technical questions about whether your response has to be sound, or whether you could write a letter, or whether videos are ok, or if you can put on a play, or if you'd like to bake a pie, or whatnot - the answers are: not necessarily, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes most definitely and, we'll figure out how to go about it.

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