2010


Exhibitions


January 7 - february 7

Gwylene gallimard and jean marie PRESENT mauclet, olympia: an installation

“In our “Introduction to 701CCA”, we were projecting how the installation of what, at the time, we had called “Impressions of Olympia” would develop. We had a three-month residency at 701 to produce a work having to do with the social and architectural history of the Olympia Cotton Mills and the operatives’ living quarters called Olympia Village. This was October 2009.

Today, February 2nd, 2010 we are taking a critical look at what developed from the original projections. Today, in the space of 701CCA, there is, in reality, a vast installation in six parts dedicated to the different facets we explored of “OLYMPIA” – the name finally given to the show – with the help of the amazingly present and dedicated 701CCA volunteers and board members. There are also three OPEN SPACES.

Although we can say that, from our very first visit, we had acquired a precise sense of how to use the space of the gallery and of the visual anchors, (we have a freehand sketch, presented to our sponsors the second day of the residency, which is still relevant today), it is through research and discoveries that, little by little, we consolidated the ever growing scope of the show. Every final decision, formal, spacial and conceptual was informed by facts on the ground. The product we ended up with is due, as much and possibly more, to what we learned than to what we knew.” - JEMAGWA http://jemagwga.com/olympia/

 
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january 31 - february 28

Jocelyn Châteauvert: Within and Out

Jocelyn Châteauvert’s exhibition in the 701 CCA artist loft immediately presented visitors with the experience of pathways into space, light and sound. Châteauvert says she is drawn to paper because of its very nature – paper is sound absorbing with an ability to transmit light.

MARCH 11 - APRIL 25

michael nye, the fine line: mental health/mental illness

“Fine Line is a documentary of voices, stories and portraits that confronts stereotypes and reveals the courage and fragility of those living with mental illnesses. Photographer Michael Nye spent four years photographing and recording stories. Schizophrenia, depression, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety and bi-polar disorders are among the experiences considered. In simple and eloquent detail the 55 black-and-white portraits and voices draw you closer into each life by addressing and exploring many topics: family, confusion, pain, abuse, treatment and healing.” - Michael Nye

may 20 - july 11

bob trotman: business as usual

“It is one thing to believe that market forces should shape business models, but quite another to believe that they should be the sole basis upon which whole societies are organized. Societies are far more complex than businesses and the health of a society is not measured by profits on a balance sheet. Since 2005 I have been producing a growing body of work intended to critique this unfortunate tendency. It is called Business as Usual, and each exhibition, which always repeats that title, is a fresh combination of newer and older works assembled to address the inadequacies and injustices of using business as a social model.” - Bob Trotman

august 5 - september 19

Jan Banning: Bureaucratics

Dutch photographer Jan Banning compared the world’s various civil administrations with photographs of such structures in twenty countries, across five continents.  

 
 

october 28 - december 12

mike lavine: echoes

Mike Lavine, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., presented an exhibition that provided a sampling of his wood-based art from the past two decades. Lavine also was an artist-in-residence at 701 CCA from September 24 to October 28.

Through his eye-popping, site-specific installation Precious 020, made of colorful, small, tropical hardwood shavings shaped as mounds, waves, depressions, lines and flat expanses, Lavine comments on our paradoxical relationship with nature while providing a sensual and meditative experience.Through selections from his 1990s Dry Water series and Desert Series, he addresses his experiences in the American Southwest, where Lavine lived until the late 1980s.  Conceived as abstract representations of the desert environment, the two series also refer to human interaction with the natural world.

 

Events


january 27

art and the culture of mill villages

Presentation by University of South Carolina Anthropologist John Leader.

FEBRUARY 3

THE opposite of a train concert

The Opposite of a Train is a multi-instrumental trip comprised of Bill Carson (guitars, banjo, bicycle), Nathan Koci (accordion, brass, keyboards, metronome), and Ron Wiltrout (marimba, drum set, crash cymbals). The band celebrated the release of their new album, The Opposite of a Train, by coming to the Olympia exhibition in 701 CCA’s gallery.

FEBRUARY 5

the tipton’s sax quartet and drums

Based in New York and Seattle, the Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion. With concerts that cover musical territory from New Orleans “second-line” to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, Klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world. The group features original members Jessica Lurie and Amy Denio, along with Sue Orfield, Tina Richerson and drummer Lee Frisari (Inner Princess and Electric Junkyard Gamelan).

february 18

Jason Ajemian: A Solo Concert with Upright Bass 

Ajemian captivated an audience by drawing sounds from the bass not usually heard.

may 5

barbez concert

Barbez, a Brooklyn, NY-based punk chamber ensemble, weaves a haunting mosaic of old-world cabaret, Eastern European folksong, contemporary classical and experimental rock into a uniquely beautiful and personal soundscape. With its unconventional lineup mixing a rock rhythm section and theremin, clarinet, and classical percussion, one can hear echoes of such like-minded musical iconoclasts as Kurt Weill, Godspeed, you black emperor! and Russian composer Alfred Schnittke.

Barbez is comprised of the following musicians: Pamelia Kurstin, theremin, who has performed and recorded widely with numerous artists including John Zorn, David Byrne, and Jim Thirlwell (Foetus); Dan Kaufman (guitar) who also performs with downtown New York chanteuse Rebecca Moore and avant-vocalist Shelley Hirsch and is the Barbez’s main songwriter; Peter Hess (clarinet) who plays with a variety of groups including the Slavic-inspired Balkan Beat Box and World/Inferno Friendship Society; Andrew Jones (bass, electronics); and John Bollinger (drums), a West Coast native who plays for numerous groups including Antony and the Johnsons and the Sway Machine.

 
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may 21

Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP (with Toshimaru Nakamura & Kenta Nagai)

The experimental Ensemble N_JP was created in 2001 by composer Gene Coleman as a vehicle for his ongoing work with musicians from Japan. The main goal of the group is to explore and define new relationships between traditional and experimental aesthetics and to create a platform for cultural exchange between Japan and the West. Both the 701 CCA lecture and concert explored this exchange.

NJ_P is made up of about 10 musicians who work with Coleman on a project-by-project basis, uniting traditional, experimental and contemporary classical Japanese musicians with musicians from Europe and the USA. For the 701 CCA concert, Coleman performed on bass clarinet with Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixer, and Kenta Nagai, shamisen and electronics. Ensemble N_JP has performed at important festivals and venues in Japan, the United States and Europe. This performance was produced by the New Music Collective of Charleston, S.C.

 
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june 22

The Thing + Joe McPhee concert

The Thing + Joe McPhee performed at 701 CCA on June 22. London-based magazine Uncut states, “The Thing converts nouveau punk and vintage garage rock into a roaring scream-up, but the sheer energy and love of the music keeps gimmickry at bay.”

june 27

The Friction Brothers concert

As part of their first North American tour, The Friction Brothers performed on Sunday, June 27, at 701 CCA. The trio members have worked together in various configurations for more than 15 years; they formed The Friction Brothers in 2005 “to perform improvised works that explore their love of scraping, rubbing, hitting, and freezing various objects to the point of vibration.”

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july 29

Aram Shelton Quartet concert

Aram Shelton, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser was featured in DownBeat magazine because of his active ties to the creative music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago. Shelton began his music career with the tenor saxophone while growing up in Florida but switched to the alto sax in college where he focused on classical techniques. After moving to Chicago in 1999, he developed his style on the saxophone, which critics have compared to that of Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton. The quartet is completed with Keefe Jackson on saxophone and clarinet; Anton Hatwich on bass; and Marc Riordan on drums.

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august 20

Wideman/Davis Dance Studio Showing

Wideman/Davis Dance company brings different artists together to create dialogue about the human condition, by using dance as its central voice but not the sole voice. Wideman/Davis Dance is interested in bridging cultural gaps through dance by bringing all communities and ethnicities together to view dance in its contemporary aesthetic. The company is committed to creating performance that is accessible to audiences of all ages, by blurring the lines between dance, theatre, and reality.

september 12

Jeb Bishop Trio with Jason Roebke & Frank Rosaly

september 20

Michael Pisaro with Gre Stuart, promoter of New Music Collective

Curated by Jason Brogan and Sam Sfirri, this project served as a decade-long overview of chamber music by LA-based composer and educator Michael Pisaro.

october 19

The Tipton’s Sax Quartet and Drums

Based in New York and Seattle, the Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion. With concerts that cover musical territory from New Orleans “second-line” to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, Klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world. The group features original members Jessica Lurie and Amy Denio, along with Sue Orfield, Tina Richerson and drummer Lee Frisari (Inner Princess and Electric Junkyard Gamelan).

october 28

faun fables

Faun Fables returns to Columbia as they celebrate their sixth release, Light Of A Vaster Dark, a vibrant collection of songs and sound excavations which has crawled out of the glittering caverns of the soul.

november 9

University of SC World Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

A music, dance and media performance with a focus on diverse ethnic influences. The music featured in this concert has musical elements from the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and more. A special live multimedia event was revealed at the show, enhancing the international sounds of the music with enticing visuals in collaboration with graduate students and faculty from the visual arts and photojournalism departments.

november 16

Katherine Young & Jacob Wick

In November 2010, Brooklyn-based composer/improvisers Katherine Young and Jacob Wick embarked on a double solo tour throughout the East and Southeast performing material that explored and exploited the limits of their respective instruments.

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Workshops



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