Cooler Night #4 featuring Ikue Mori, LN Celestine, sadnoise, Many Many Girls
For Cooler Night #4, taking place on Monday, August 7, Voluminous Arts artists Anka Raczynska and Rat Porridge have invited Ikue Mori, LN Celestine, sadnoise, and Many Many Girls. You’re invited to a richly sonic environment, a space for wordlessness and play, insisting on the possibilities of the felt and the somatic as resistances to formulation, and the difficulty—if not impossibility—of naming.
SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHITTY FAVORITISM STUFF HERE BUT THERE ARE WAYS IT COULD BENEFIT HER, SO IT'S COMPLICATED
SO SHE IS ADOPTING THIS ROLE TO CONTINUE TO HONOR & PARTICIPATE IN THESE FORMATIVE EXPERIENCES
TURNED INTO A DIVA, BEGAN TAKING IT OUT ON OTHER PARTICIPANTS
PERVERTS ARE CREATED THROUGH VOYEURISM, AND IN THAT SENSE WE ALL ARE TODAY. PERVERTS ARE CREATED BY BEING TOLD, NO, YOU CAN'T PARTICIPATE YOU CAN ONLY OBSERVE. THIS CREATES DESPERATE LONGING, ETERNAL WITHHOLDING, HOPING AND DREAMING WITHOUT ACTION.
— Anka Raczynska and Rat Porridge
Cooler Nights is part of our summer program bloom how you must, wild until we are free, and is inspired by Voluminous Arts Founder Gavilán Rayna Russom's memories of the free, artist-curated “Monday Nite” series that took place between 1993 and 2001 at The Cooler, a club in the pre-gentrification Meatpacking District, not far from CARA. Instigated by Voluminous Arts’ work during the summer program, Cooler Nights at CARA aim to reconnect with and revitalize the legacy of our neighborhood, referencing the history of The Cooler and bringing in the voices of contemporary artists.
Learn more about Cooler Nights here!
More about the Cooler Night #4 Artists
Ikue Mori arrived to New York in 1977 and joined the original NoWave band DNA started playing drums. In mid 80’s started playing drum machines in the unlikely context of improvised music forged own highly sensitive signature style and involved in downtown improving community since. she has collaborated with numerous musicians and artists throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and publish her own music. Ikue won the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electronics Digital Music category in 1999 and shortly after started using laptop computer to expand her vocabulary not only playing sounds but create and control the visual work as well. Received grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2006, Instant Award for improvising music in 2019. JJA 2021 Winners for Jazz Performance and Recordings. Named MacArthur fellowship in 2022.
Many Many Girls is a trio of 3 nice girls who are slowly working towards short circuiting themselves together to create the most super slamming sounds of music imaginable. Everyone is allowed to play.
Femi/sadnoise is an architect and sound artist from New York with a heavy emphasis on experimental sound synthesis and live coding languages. Femi works with modular synthesizers, DIY electronics and various coding languages to discuss the organic within electronics and technology through sound art and composition. His work explores the intersections of sound and space though spatial audio and architectural design as an experimental practice. He’s most interested in generative systems, chance, ambiance and texture within sonic soundscapes. Femi’s architectural work explores minimalism and sustainability, with a focus on aperture, light and sound. Femi has been performing as a solo experimental electronic improvisation artist since 2018 as sadnoise.
LN Celestine (Ellen K) is a multi-media artist working with sound, fabric, collage, and movement currently based in Providence, RI. They have been playing within and helping to run DIY venues in various cities since 2012 and are committed to helping foment and sustain DIY and liminal spaces for alternative, queer, and underground cultures. They improvise experimental noise soundscapes using viola, voice, a drum pad, and various distortion pedals. LN often plays the viola more rhythmically than melodically, incorporating dry scraping sounds with droney overtones, while leaning into uncomfortable and harsh sounds.Foster) is a multi-media artist working with sound, fabric, collage, and movement currently based in Providence, RI. They have been playing within and helping to run DIY venues in various cities since 2012 and are committed to helping foment and sustain DIY and liminal spaces for alternative, queer, and underground cultures. They improvise experimental noise soundscapes using viola, voice, a drum pad, and various distortion pedals. LN often plays the viola more rhythmically than melodically, incorporating dry scraping sounds with droney overtones, while leaning into uncomfortable and harsh sounds.
Cooler Night #4
Monday, August 7, 2023
7 pm — doors 6:30
Free and open to the public.
Reservations strongly encouraged. RSVP here.
We ask that visitors stay home if feeling sick, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Testing before joining us at CARA if feeling symptomatic is strongly recommended. Masks will be available for free.
The closest wheelchair accessible subway is 14th St/8th Avenue station. The entry to CARA is ADA-compliant and our bookstore and galleries are barrier free throughout, with all gender, wheelchair accessible restrooms. CARA has wheelchairs available for guest use. Please request in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org. Service animals are welcome.