tracks curated by Joseph Nechvatal & Black Sifichi mixed by Black Sifichi
March 4, 2023
Audiometric broadcast weekly on 5 Independent French FM stations : – Jet FM 91.2 Nantes [Samedi 21:00] Aligre FM 93.1 Paris [Samedi Soir 22:30] Radio Active 100 FM Toulon [Samedi 21:00] Eko des Garrigues 88.5 Montpellier [Dimanche 20:00] Radio Grenouille 88.8 FM Marseille [Dimanche Minuit] – Archives & the Podcasts: https://www.mixcloud.com/BlackSifichi – the playlist :— – ESG – Moody (Spaced Out) Patti Smith – Jesus Christ Ike Yard – M. Kurtz Mudmen – Disco Inferno (pitched) Joseph Nechvatal – Crown of Thorns (1981) The Static (Drums – Christine Hahn, Guitar – Barbara Ess, Guitar,Vocals – Glenn Branca) – Don’t Let Me Stop You Sonic Youth – Early American The Girls – The Elephant Man James White & the Blacks – Contort Yourself (August Darnell Mix) Mars – Immediate Stages of the Erotic Au Pairs – Dear John Barbara Ess and Peggy Awesh – Radio Guitar 3 Three Alan Vega – Saturn Drive DNA – Size Black Sifichi Ukraine Radio Surfing – Fev 27 2022 via Radio Garden Sonic Youth – NYC Ghosts & Flowers David Byrne – Cage and the Long Island Expressway / Enlightened Whistler James White & The Blacks – Off Black The Grief – Lilou Can Dance Too Black Sifichi Ukraine Radio Surfing – Fev 27 2022 via Radio Garden Rhys Chatham – Excerpt from XS ESG – Dance Tim Schellenbaum – El Baile de la Penitencia Dolorosa Bush Tetras – Too Many Creeps WEACE repet jeudi feat Black Sifichi – Life During Wartime Lydia Lunch and Lucy Hamilton – Lucy’s Lost Her Head Again Pulsallama – Ungawa Pt.2 (Way Out Guyana) Remix Malaria! – Your Turn to Run (I Will be Your only One)
Joseph Nechvatal is an American post-conceptual artist who creates virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations. Themes he has addressed in his art include the apocalyptic, communication excess, the virus, and gender fluidity.
In 1975, he moved from Chicago to the downtown Tribeca area of New York City. He began studying at Columbia University with the philosopher Arthur Danto while working for the Dia Art Foundation as archivist to the minimalist composer La Monte Young.
In 1980, he moved from Tribeca to the sordid Lower East Side where he found artistic camaraderie and politically inspired creative energy. There he became closely associated with Collaborative Projects (Colab), the influential post-punk artists’ group that included Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer, among others. Those were glory days for the famous Colab projects, such as Just Another Asshole, The Real Estate Show and The Times Square Show. He also helped establish the non-profit cultural space ABC No Rio, where exhibitions were animated by political purpose.
In the early 1980s, his art consisted of dense post-minimalist gray graphite drawings (that were sometimes photo-mechanically enlarged), of sculpture, of photographs, and of musique concrète audio collages.
In 1983, he co-founded the famous avant-garde art music project Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine.
In 1984, he created an opera called XS: The Opera Opus (1984-6) with the no wave musical composer Rhys Chatham that was presented in Boston and New York.
In 1986, Nechvatal began using computer-robotics to make conceptual paintings. Some were exhibited at Documenta VIII in 1987.
In 1992, when he was artist-in-residence at the Louis Pasteur Atelier in Arbois and at the Saline royale d’Arc-et-Senans, he created computer virus codes that he used as an artistic tool. This work was a reflection on his personal experiences of risk and loss with the AIDS epidemic.
In 1999, he earned his doctorat in the philosophy of aesthetics and technology in England and soon wrote two art theory books: Towards an Immersive Intelligence and Immersion Into Noise.
In 2001, he extended his initial experimentations into the virus as an artistic painterly tool in a series of artificial life works. These works include various series of paintings, animations, and a lengthy audio composition entitled viral symphOny. He has created a series of virus-based themed exhibitions of artificial life paintings and animation projections that explore the fragility and fluidity of the human body.
You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage: http://www.nechvatal.net