MV Carbon

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MV CARBON
190 BEDFORD AVENUE
SUITE 118
BROOKLYN, NY 11249

 

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MV Carbon is a composer, and inter-disciplinary artist. Her work is comprised of video, sculptural objects, sound, hand-built circuitry, projection and performance. Her current explorations deal with expectation, empowerment, magic, imagination, and interpretation, by way of questioning the associations made with imagery in the context of contemporary visual culture. Experiential situations are a significant component to her work as she embraces the immediacy of the situation at hand. Her intention is to objectify emotion through music, costume, manipulation of objects, and imagery, to investigate the multifaceted layers of sensory perception. MV Carbon is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.  Her extensive exhibition/performance history includes Moma PS1, The Guggenheim BMW Lab, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, and The Clocktower Gallery.

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Upcoming Events

2014
November 19
Film-Maker’s Coop Benefit, 96 Lafayette St, New York, NY

Past Events

 October 19th

Moma PS1

Sound/Source

w/ Lesley Flannigan, Maria Chavez and MV Carbon

October 24th

Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

June 4th
Silent Barn
June 21st 
Socrates Sculpture Park 
August 23rd
Fields Festival, Baltimore, MD – Metalux
June 4th
Silent Barn
June 21st
Socrates Sculpture Park 
April 22nd
Leeds, UK- Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street LS2 7EQ Leeds
April 24
Sheffield, UK-Audacious Space
April 25
Bradford, UK- Fuse Art Space
April 26
The Hotspur Press
Gloucester Street
M1 5QR Manchester, UK
April 27
Edinburgh, UK
The Drippy Cave
39 Niddry Street
April 30
New Castle, UK
May 1st 
Treize, Paris, France
May 3 and 4
“Which 7″ -Cafe Oto, London
May 6th
Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 9th
Ende Tymes Festival, Brooklyn, NY- MV Carbon and Bill Nace
March 14th
  Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY -MV Carbon Phillip White duo
March 8th
Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY – Mick Barr || Vampillia (Japan) || Kevin Hufnagel || MV Carbon
February 21st-
Grace Exhibition Space-840 broadway, Brooklyn, NY
February 15
 “Eighth White Columns Annual” -545 Greenwich Street, NY, NY
performances by: MV Carbon, Maria Chavez, Lesley Flannigan/Stefan Tcherepnin/New Humans
January 18
 at 285 Kent Ave  with Wolf Eyes, Noveller, Alberich, MV Carbon, Lussuria, Sugarm, Special Guest
2013
“Beyond the Dimensional Slope” -Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY
“Swedish Energies” at Issue Project Room-Brooklyn, NY, with Henrik Rylander
“Volumes for Sound” -Zabludowicz Collection, New York, NY-  with Lesley Flannigan and Maria Chavez
2012
 “String Theories”- Issue Project Room and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn Composer 
Dia Art Center, NYC- with Tony Conrad
 “Obelisk” -Knockdown Center, NYC
“Precognition” -New York University, ITP Winter Show
 “Lettered Address” -The Swiss Institute, NYC, with MPA
Harvestworks, NYC-with Lesley Flanigan and Maria Chavez
The Kitchen, NYC-with Bradley Eros and friends
The Stone, NYC
Roulette, NYC
2011
“Performa 2011″-Clemente Soto Velez, NYC
Guggenheim BMW Lab, NYC
“Cinema 16”-The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC 
2010
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY- 3 month AIR
“Shattered Patterns”-PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC
2009
“The Drone People” -Nefertiti Jazz Club, Sweden
Kulturbolaget, Sweden
2008
“Play the Building” -Maritime Building, NYC, David Byrne’s installation
 “Tony Conrad: Unprojectable: Projection and Perspective”-The Tate Modern, London, UK
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD
Café Oto, London, UK
2007
Copenhagen Music Theater-Copenhagen, Denmark
RIXC-Latvia, Riga
Museum of Contemporary Art-Detroit, MI
“Tony Conrad’s Forty Five years on the Infinite Plain (1972-2007)” -Tesla, Berlin, Germany
 “Tony Conrad’s Forty Five years on the Infinite Plain“ -Argos/ Bozar- Belgium, Brussels
Sonic Circuits-Washington, DC
Tryptych Festival- UK
The Point- Cardiff- UK
The Sage-Gateshead- UK
Wardrobe-Leeds- UK
Arnolfi-Bristol- UK
ULU-London
2006
Extrapool- Nimegen, Holland, Metalux
Worm, Rotterdam, Holland, Metalux
2005
Zedosbois-Lisbon, Portugal, Metalux
Casa des Artes, Familicao, Portugal, Metalux
No Fun Fest- NYC, Metalux
Roulette, NYC, solo composition with film
2004
“Solo Show Solo Soul” -Vedanta Gallery – Chicago, IL, curated by Chris Johanson, w/ Metalux
2003
Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, Community Arts Assistance Program
2002
“Media Convergence on the future of the Digital Commons”, Museum of Cont. Art -Chicago, IL, w/ Metalux
“All Tomorrow’s Parties” -UCLA- CA w/ Bride of No No
exhibitions/screenings
Clocktower Gallery, A.I.R- NYC
Cafe OTO and Electra Productions,” Which 7″, video screenings and performance
Louis V.E.S.P-NYC, “Poor Traits”, group show-painting
D’Amelio Gallery-NYC, “West Nile Style”- concept, painting, installation
McCaigwelles Gallery-NYC, “Collide”, group show- painting
Elk Gallery-NYC, “MV Carbon and Edie Fake”- painting, sculpture
Butcher Shop-Chicago, IL, ”Pairs”, group show-painting
Women In the Director’s Chair, Chicago, IL, ”The Bridge”, 16mm film
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pgh, PA, group show-painting
Brew House Association, Pgh, PA, group show-painting
Pittsburgh 3 Rivers Arts Festival, Pgh, PA, sculpture
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, ”The Bridge”, 16mm film
Doc Films, University of Chicago- Chicago, IL, “The Bridge”, 16mm film

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String Orchestra of Brooklyn – MV Carbon. “Out the Tomb”

2013

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“Out the Tomb” written for a special performance by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

String Theories commission from Issue Project Room and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

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 The Shaft 
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“The Shaft” is a sound piece recorded as part of a group on-site audio installation at the H and H Building in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of the 2010 Transmodern Festival. The piece demanded bass.  A PA system was installed at the bottom of a freight elevator shaft; the audience,who were moving around the various warehouse floors as they pleased, heard the composition from multiple perspectives and could observe the physical interaction between the audio and the acoustic properties of the space. The content of the piece abstractly recreats the auditory presence of a freight elevator moving through an abandoned shaft. Machinery, Creaky Cable,s Live Wires. All instrument processing was done on analog equipment without the use of computers. The recording process explored the uses of acoustic properties and feedback towards musical ends. Recording took place in multiple locations, spanning from large industrial space and hallways to… intimate settings. Open mics were used to capture the ambient sound of the surrounding environment… to create a controlled feedback effect. In this way the acoustic properties of the recordings’ location became a signature. Special thanks to Twig Harper for curating the event.

 

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FEAR IMPLANTATION VAPOR THEORY

16 MM FILM SHOT IN CHICAGO…

Emerald Fix’s paranoia, mistrust and fear drive her into a mental feedback loop where she is forced to confront the Bandit who occupies her mind.
Shot on 16 mm film. made possible by a grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

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THE TASTE OF PARFUM

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press

 

Which Seven?

interview – Metalux

Swedish Energies

The Drone People

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SoundSpill

Clocktower Gallery Residency A.I.R -press release

review-Dislodged Perihelion

review -Dislodged Perihelion

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Issue Project Room Residency 

article- Cinema 16 show at Metropolitan Museum of Art

review Metalux-Victim of Space

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BEYOND THE DIMENSIONAL SLOPE

at Clocktower Gallery July-August 2013

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Beyond the Dimensional Slope -

receptive installation

http://artonair.org/residency/mv-carbon-beyond-the-dimensional-slope

Live recording of flute and the Clocktower bell from the upstairs gallery became an ongoing, changing component to the receiving space.

The “helmets”offer a different composition  to each – based on how they are approached by the explorer.

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In this work, the participants play a detrimental role in the formation of the piece. Their touch determines what sounds are drawn from a database of 1000 pre-recorded words. state is determined when tongue is touched.
Special thanks to Clocktower Gallery, Dan O’Sullivan, Red Burns, ITP, Brendan Reilly

TV CELLO

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  Colored video feeds through the monitor and affects oscillations based on color and light .  Magnets are used to manipulate the electromagnetic waves on the television forming a vibrant visual / audio effect.  Photocells with RGB gels are used to read the color on the monitor.  

 

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THE HUMAN WISHING WELL

a chain around her waist lifts and lowers with each twist of the body

amplified objects within the wishing well form heavy metallic soundscapes

MV Carbon is joined with frequent collaborator Aki Onda during this 2010 artist in residency

Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY


SPIRAL STABILIMENTA

the  audio on the reel to reel tape –gathered from chatboards on the web. subject matter of  chats revolved around arachnophobia.  Collected dialog, translated it into spoken text –  manipulated and recorded— conversations on magnetic tape. …

weave a tangled web

the piece is a homage to the spiders that were used in experiments that explored their  ability to fine tune the frequency of a the web.

CLICK HERE TO READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THESE EXPERIMENTS

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