A Weekend of Music + Art
September 16 – 18
110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY
We are thrilled to collaborate with Basilica Hudson for this year's SoundScape weekend, with site specific works by NY-based sculptor Cal Lane. Basilica SoundScape, the weekend of music + art that’s been called “one of the more adventurously curated and intimate programs in the NY area.” Lane will be exhibiting alongside sex-psyche Illustrator Heather Benjamin, and set designer Lisa Laratta. Basilica SoundScape is a carefully curated two-day event that’s been called “the anti-festival” for offering a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature, co-curated by Brandon Stosuy (The Creative Independent), Brian DeRan (Leg Up! Management), Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, founders of Basilica Hudson.
Every year we have invited a very serious visual artist to activate our building at SoundScape. This year we have crafted an all-female counterpoint to the epic masculine weight of years passed, presenting the work of three women: Cal Lane, Lisa Laratta and Heather Benjamin, whose installations will be inside and outside, spilling into each area of the weekend, filling the Main Hall and grounds, added Auf der Maur. We are honored to be collaborating with many friends on these projects: Kristen Dodge, who has just opened the new SEPTEMBER gallery here in Hudson, on the project with Cal Lane; SoundScape devotee and Sacred Bones label head Caleb Braaten brought in Heather Benjamin; and headliners Explosions in the Sky introduced us to their collaborator Lisa Laratta. We are excited to invite a trilogy of women to try something very different in our space once again.
“I am drawn to the relationships of industrial and domestic, as well as the physical and mental properties of strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, practical and frivolity, ornament and function. Lace intrigues me- its associations of hiding and exposing at the same time; like a veil to cover, or lingerie to reveal. It also introduces a kind of humor through the form of unexpected relationships, like a wrestler in a tutu. The absurdity of having opposing extremist stances prompts reaction and not rational understanding; the rational discussion arises in the search for how one thing defines the other by its proximity.” — Cal Lane
Kristen Dodge and Cal Lane first worked together in Boston in 2008, and are thrilled to be collaborating again for Lane’s installation at Basilica, Hudson during SoundScape. Working with the raw architecture of the factory’s steel beams and industrial artifacts, Lane will install her rusted and cut i-beams, oil barrels, and steel drums. Installed both in the Basilica’s main room and an outside site, Lane’s plasma cut forms will integrate and disrupt. Custom lighting will cast laced shadows, blurring the viewer’s sense of the interior and exterior of the objects themselves, and of the surrounding context. The topics of her forms are panties, Persian rugs, and dancing devils. In addition Panty Tank, a collaborative video with Nick Bohun will be installed on the exterior of Basilica's bell tower.
Lane incises industrial objects with clashing, detailed imagery that recalls maps, medieval tapestries, architectural ornamentation, and bodily adornment. Notable works include I-beams cut into towers of lace, wheelbarrows converted into intricate doilies, a crushed automobile transmuted into patterned drapery, ammunition boxes split open and amended with narrative, and most recently oil tanks donned with laced panties. Lane often characterizes her work as industrial doilies rigorously and humorously demonstrating a “tasteless relationship of images.” She is interested in toying with oppositions, depleting the functionality of implicated objects and repositioning them as sites of aesthetic play.
SEPETMBER will be open throughout the weekend, Thursday-Sunday, from 12-6PM and will include an additional work by Cal Lane.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Tim Reinke
ABOUT CAL LANE
Cal Lane (b. 1968, Halifax, Nova Scotia) lives and works in Putnam Valley, NY. Lane received her BA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from SUNY Purchase. Lane has exhibited extensively including the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Burlington City Arts (Burlington, VT), Hunter College (New York, NY), Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY), DeCordova Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), Museum of Art and Design (New York, NY), Musea Brugge (Brugge, Belgium), the Musée des Manufactures des Dentelles (France), The Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco, CA), Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon (Lyon, FR), the Design Center at Philadelphia University (Philadelphia, PA), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ), Socrates Sculpture Park (Long island City, NY), and the 18th Biennale de Sydney (Sydney, Australia). She was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design to install a major work at the Knickerbocker Station, Brooklyn, NY. Lane has been the recipient of several fellowships including, Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award, Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, and Steckler Scholarship For The Arts. Lane’s work has been covered by ArtForum, Art News, New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine, among others. In the fall of 2016, Lane will have a solo exhibition at ArtMur in Leipzig, Germany.
ABOUT BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE
Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape 2016 will feature a lineup of some to the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists, and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines. Past talent includes Richard Hell, Gamelan Dharma Swara, Tim Hecker, Swans, Matthew Barney, Gang Gang Dance, Liturgy, Julianna Barwick, Dan Colen, Sterling Ruby, HEALTH, Perfume Genius, Pharmakon, Guardian Alien, Deafheaven, Jenny Hval, and The Haxan Cloak.
Visit basilicahudson.org/soundscape for more information about SoundScape.