Bushel announces a screening of The Manual Project, a collaborative video / audio piece by visual artist Christina Hunt Wood, musicians Julie Licata and Darwin Marcus Johnson, and audio engineer Andris Balins. The 6-minute film borrows from the “how-to video” genre and examines the normalization of the absurd and the disorientation felt when in dialog with it.Doors open at 4:45pm. A discussion with the creators will follow. [Masks Required / Limited Seating]
Christina Hunt Wood is a multimedia artist exploring her rural, predominantly white community’s relationship with race and everyday expressions of power. Her work was recently exhibited at Collar Works (Troy, NY), Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY), and The Painting Center (NYC). Wood earned her MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley Art+Design and her BA in Studio Art from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She is a member of Bushel’s Working Collective.
Julie Licata is a percussionist, improvisor, collaborator, and music educator. She maintains an active performance career as soloist and chamber musician, performing improvisational soundscapes, musical theater, solo marimba, works with live digital and analog processing, and more. Julie is currently Associate Professor of Percussion at SUNY Oneonta where she teaches percussion and drumset, West African and Brazilian drumming, Balinese gamelan, West Sumatran folk percussion music, and a seminar course about music cultures around the world.
Darwin Marcus Johnson is an experimental musician living in Delhi, NY. In the ’90’s Darwin was the lead vocalist of the underground Brooklyn based post-funk band The Pleasure Unit. He produces live music shows in and around Delaware County NY—sometimes this is as a member of the Bushel Collective. Darwin’s primary instruments for his musical exploration are acoustic and electronic banjos. Darwin runs a data focused IT consultancy and is co-founder of an education focused electronic game development company.
Andris Balins is a recording studio professional with over 15 years of experience. In his career, he has worked with countless artists including Nels Cline, Lana Del Ray, and Sean Lennon. Balins teaches audio arts at SUNY Oneonta and recently earned his master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.
The Manual Project is made possible in part with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.