Flinching Eye Collective is a group of new-media artists located in the Denver-Boulder, Colorado region. Since autumn of 2011, F.E.C. have been performing regularly in various alternative art spaces within the Colorado area. At the end of May 2012 they are embarking on a one-week traveling performance exhibition running from the Southwest, up to Salt Lake City then landing back in Denver. This traveling exhibition is titled “Flinching Eye Collective presents: Atemporal Radio Tour: A Traveling Sound Performance”.
Each show will be a collection of live performances, video works, and mixed-media collaborations within the group. On May 27th, at the University of Utah’s Black Box Theater, the collective will take a different route and perform a larger-scale, circus-esque production, taking on an alternative version to their line-up, and experimenting with each other within the site specificity of the theater.
Flinching Eye’s shared explorations come from a concentration of sound into a set of constraints and queries bringing about a new relationship to the auditory experiences that pass through us every day. Experimental composer John Cage once said, “Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating”. It is this exploration of noise and its relationship to the body that is at the heart of Flinching Eye Collective. Their process and attitude has its histories in artists like John Cage, or the Neo-Dadaists, such as Joseph Beuys, with their curiosities lying heavily on the indeterminate act within a larger visual culture. All artists within the group, with their various interests in divergent media, have a focused consideration of the sonic experience and how that experience develops, changes and collapses within differing architectural and social spaces. Entry to the exhibitions will be open to the public and the entry cost is donation based. Shows will begin at 7PM. For more information please visit their website http://flinchingeyecollective.tumblr.com. Featured artists/acts include:
RZR/BLD/HND/JB, SEX MILK INSTRUMENT, STEAM PARADE, THE HIDDEN DESIGN, Mark McCoin, Max Bernstein, Ryan W. Ruehlen, Adán De La Garza, Tobias Fike, Matt Weedman, Mark Banzhoff, Scott Ferguson, Benjamin Gale-Schreck
- (13 days)