Summer Schedule

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The Chemical Marriage, and affiliated entities, will be busy this summer:

July 13th: Art at the Secret Spot Show

July 27th: Dr. Isbell and the Daytripper at the Secret Spot Show

July 30th: Art at The Shrine for the solsctice celebration~Somerset, Ky

August 2nd: HOMETRON Show~ Collab with B.S.O.A.J.G., E.L.EW., and Cum Dads~Lexington

August 5th: First Friday Festival~Berea

August 13th: Sip’n’Stroke wine and art event at Boone Tavern

September 16th-18th: Cirque De Virgo~absolute crazy unleashed in full~Homegrown Hideaways

September 30th-October 2nd: Patchwork Music Festival~Nicholasville, Ky

…and then there is October 🙂

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Scenes from Americana Erotica: Swamp Ass

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Chris Christy, Salvatore, and Jim Dandy at the most recent American Erotica show we put on in New Orleans. Kajuns Pub.


Upcoming Shows: Lexington

Two completely different events. The energy couldn’t be more opposite…

Redmons, July 17th
Centered, July 19th

Here’s handy dandy flyers…

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Dick Deluxe’s Americana Erotica

COMING SOON
MAY 2
NEW ORLEANS

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Click this link for Show Info.


(Click HERE) Ritual Performance Art PLAYLIST

(Click HERE) Ritual Performance Art PLAYLIST

It is ritual. It is art. It is what makes us human. 

Enjoy this updated playlist of Chemical Marriage performances.


Fringe Fest 2013: New Orleans

Photo Cred to Erica Chambers Photography

Photo Cred to Erica Chambers Photography

What: Fringe Fest 2013

Where: New Orleans

What: Invocation of the Androgynous Muse

Chemical Marriage is excited to announce our inclusion to the 2013 Fringe Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope to take what we learned from Playthink Festival and kick it up a notch.

….a few notches to be exact. The performance is scheduled to last 10 hours a day for all five days of Fringe Fest. That’s 50 hours of painting…. 50 hours of you, the audience, animating an androgynous goblin using music. 50 hours of FRINGE!

We’ll be posting more update as the days collapse toward November, but for now check out the official Fringe Fest website and get yer read on…..http://www.nofringe.org/

We hope to see you there.

~ASLK

 

 

 

 

 


Playthink 2013: Invocation of the Androgynous Muse

This was a pivotal work. It’s idea was beautifully simple

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Set up a stage.

Sit in the middle of the stage like a statue, shape-shifted into an androgynous goblin.

instruments are placed around the stage.

The Creature comes to life and paints if music is played.

When the music stops, the creature returns to middle, attaining stillness.

This lasted for 12 hours.

 

The melding of music with visual art is an age-old romance, but this was a rare occasion with diverse musicians present; the work was created in real-time; direct interface. The sound varied…the first person to play the animating music was a young boy, perhaps 5 or 6. And it went from there…

 

sax….ambient drone from metal drums, revolution songs, rock-a-billy blues….even a full brass marching band with accompanying hoop dancers.  One of my particularly fond collabs was with the group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins , part of central Kentucky’s Concentric Drone Cult. Was able to entirely invest in the creature.

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The physical demand was a challenge….

I eagerly accepted. Though my body disagreed quite a bit the next day. Totally worth it! This performance falls in line with an idea I’ve been flirting with of Endurance Art performances. An artist taking on a physical extremes in addition to producing a raw creativity. This is a budding idea that will present itself again in my work…hope you catch it.

 

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Special thanks to Homegrown Hideaways for hosting and Playthink Festival for organizing.

For booking at your event, contact at info@chemicalmarriage.com