The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture proudly presents, promotes, and supports emerging visual artists whose work engages its viewers in a civic dialog and challenges preexisting assumptions about the world around us.
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 The Center for Strategic Art and Agriculture, CSAA, proudly presents Rachel Mason’s It All Started Right Here. An evolving video collage, installation, and performance series, It All Started Right Here will change daily, feeding back into events and performances, resulting in a constantly expanding story.
It All Started Right Here transports viewers into the fantastical world of FutureClown. Existing in a parallel universe made up in equal parts of the digital cloud and the physical world, FutureClown is a whimsically interventionist character who invades mundane situations and historic events alike.
Wednesday 16 October, 7:00
Mark Golamco and Rachel Mason @ Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, Manhattan
Monday 21 October, 7:30
Geo Wyeth and his companions Kitchen Steve and Joanne, and Rachel Mason @ CSAA 603 Bushwick Ave
Wednesday 23 October, 8:30
Michael Durek and Rachel Mason @ CSAA 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Monday 28 October, 8:30
Brute Force & Daughter of Force @ CSAA 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Wednesday 30 October, 8:30
David Smith and Rachel Mason @ CSAA, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Thursday 31 October
Friday 1 November, 8:30
Ritual Exorcism of the United States Government @ CSAA, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November
Through the Mountain, a Rock Opera by Rachel Mason @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave
Scenes will include performances by numerous contributors who will perform live and in videos. The evolving playlist will be projected throughout the two-month show on the interior wall of Silent Barn’s courtyard.
It All Started Right Here will expand upon live performances, music, objects and videos by collaborators including Brute Force, Bryan Zanisnik, Shana Moulton, C Spencer Yeh, Roberto Lange (Helado Negro), Brian Chase (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), Deville Cohen, Marcia, Basset (Zaimph), Amazing Amy, Geo Wyeth, Billy Miller, Pia Wilson, Dawn Kasper, John Knuth, Pat Noecker, Michael Durek, Aksel Stasny, Thermos Unigard, RAFT, David B. Smith, Sophia Peer.
As the name suggests, It All Started Right Here, is just the beginning. Its narrative will continue to develop – and its next physical permutation will appear in December at Primetime Gallery in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Located within Silent Barn at 603 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, CSAA is a non-profit guided by the belief that art and urban agriculture have the profound ability to transform the spaces we inhabit into sites of creativity, empowerment, and community.
Rachel Mason has exhibited work and performed at venues and institutions including Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, James Gallery at CUNY, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Zurich, The New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Galapagos, Dixon Place, and Empac Center for Performance, among other venues. Reviews include New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, and Artforum. Mason is currently represented by envoy enterprises. This project was supported in part through the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program.
This project is supported in part through the Harvestworks Artist In Residence Program.
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that presents experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. The Harvestworks TEAM Lab is an environment that provides project expertise from consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts.
Many of Mason’s sculptural works in It All Started Right Here were made while in residence at LMCC.