Public programming that happens
between regularly scheduled shows
Lizzi Bougatsos + Kim Gordon x Penny Slinger
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Thursday, August 8
Lizzi Bougatsos and Kim Gordon perform sonic improvisation to the projections of artist Penny Slinger's early experimental silent films from 1969. After returning from a Gang Gang Dance Japan tour last winter, Bougatsos found herself emerged in the films of Jane Arden, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Penny Slinger, part of an experimental feminist film series curated by Alison Gingeras and Nicoletta Beyer at the Anthology Film Archives. She began writing text while watching the Slinger films in the theater, and thereafter asked her friend Kim Gordon to perform a sonic reaction. The two artists will improvise to the films teetering on the elemental, surreal, metaphysical, and distinctly feminine raw poetry of the sublime unconscious – an almost Artaudian parallel for the unconscious leadings of the nature of improvisation in art and life, shared in the three practices of Bougatsos, Gordon, and Slinger.
Lizzi Bougatsos is a visual and performance artist and musician (Gang Gang Dance, I.U.D.) living in New York City. Kim Gordon is a visual artist and musician (Sonic Youth, Body/Head) living in Los Angeles – a new solo album is forthcoming on Matador Records.