Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints exhibition & concert by Lee Ranaldo at NOME / Saturday, 27.8.2022

NOME is pleased to announce a concert and exhibition by the American musician and visual artist Lee Ranaldo on August 27th. The vernissage will last from 6-9 pm and at 7 pm Ranaldo will perform his composition “In Virus Times”, an instrumental acoustic piece in four parts that explores the sense of motionless time through sparse, meandering melodies and spacious chordal drones.

In his artwork, Ranaldo uses old vinyl records as plates for drypoint engraving – scratching directly on the vinyl surface and then printing the results. His exhibition Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints will present a series of prints related to In Virus Times that includes, among other images, a work based on an electron microscope shot of the Covid-19 virus. In Virus Times and Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints are the inaugural events in the multi-part sonic project entitled Suoni e Tracce * Sounds and Traces * Klänge und Spuren, which is curated by the artist, musician, and music historian Luciano Chessa.

Lee Ranaldo is a musician, composer, visual artist, writer, producer. Ranaldo was a founding member of Sonic Youth, from their debut in 1981 until they disbanded in 2011. His artworks and videos have recently been exhibited in gallery and museum shows in Porto, Halifax, Miami, Tampa, Vienna, Prague, Gent, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City, Austin, Brooklyn, at the VOLTA fair in Manhattan and in Menen, Belgium. He has been an artist-in-Residence: at CNEAI, Paris (2007, 2008); NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2013); Villa Arson, Nice, France (2014).

Luciano Chessa is an Italian musician, artist, and music historian. He has been commissioned multiple times by the Performa Biennial. In 2014 he presented three events at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe.

Vinyl Record Drypoint Prints exhibition and In Virus Times – live concert by Lee Ranaldo

Saturday, 27.8.2022 | Starts: 18:00 / Concert: 19:00 CET
NOME | Potsdamer Strasse 72 in 10785 Berlin

Founded in 2015, NOME works with international emerging and mid-career artists whose practices engage diverse disciplines and involve a broad range of media. NOME enables artists to deepen their research and further their artistic potential by collaborating with various cultural institutions and facilitating the production of new works for each exhibition. The curated program of the gallery aims to raise critical awareness of the crucial issues facing our age.
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