BLOOD TRANSFUSION NEXT SATURDAY
BLOOD TRANSFUSION FOR A GHOST
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009
P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
In celebration of the summer solstice, PopRally presents an evening of ritualistic, mysterious, and mystical performances, music, film, and spoken word. Artist Frank Haines has assembled four performers—the trio Blanko & Noiry; 16mm filmmaker Rose Kallal and curator Mark Beasley; psychedelic metal band Miracle of Birth; and poet Cedar Sigo—each of whom will perform in a different corner of a single gallery. ARP (DFA/Smalltown Supersound) will provide musical transitions between each performance.
In a reference to his artistic relationship to the cult filmmaker Kenneth Anger, Haines borrowed this event's title from Hugh Kenner's novel The Pound Era, in which the author notes that Pound "came to think of translation as a model for the poetic act: blood brought to ghosts...essentially creating new life from old texts." Anger's current P.S.1 exhibition will be on view throughout the evening.
I"D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE