May 27th playback performance of the Destroyer of Naivetés recording by Cave Bacchus (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham)

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May 27th (7pm) playback performance of the Destroyer of Naivetés recording by Cave Bacchus (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) at Harvestworks 596 Broadway, #602 NYC 10012 (Phone: 212-431-1130) Entry is free of cost.

Destroyer of Naivetés is a 1 hour 10 minute musical recording by Cave Bacchus (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) of Joseph Nechvatal’s sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés that was released last year on Punctum Books. Destroyer of Naivetés is an epic passion poem, powerfully read by Black Sifichi, that takes up a position of excess from within a society that believes that the less you conceal, the stranger you become. All music created by Rhys Chatham. The recording Destroyer of Naivetés will be released this year on the Entr’acte label out of Antwerp.
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About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net
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