Performance and installation: William Basinski and James Elaine

William Basinski, James Elaine and Three Poplars Records

Join for a special performance by acclaimed composer William Basinski and artist James Elaine. Basinski will perform a sound score accompanied by live projections by Elaine. Additionally, a site-specific installation will be on view at CAMH (Oct. 8-13) as well as at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair (Oct. 10-13).

Since 1978, Elaine and Basinski have worked together closely, creating some of the most visually poetic and aurally arresting installations and theatrical experiences. Using original compositions, found sound, tape loops and delay devices, Basinski's experimental music compositions provide a brilliant accompaniment to Elaine's fragmented and painterly moving images recorded using super-8 video.

By using obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, Basinki and Elaine explore the temporal nature of life, the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. The result of their collaboration provides a melancholic meditation on the passing of time and the decay that remains in its wake.



Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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