Posts Tagged ‘Tobias Madison’

Serra Site for End Times Therapy

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

flyer serra site for end times therapy

Friends and Comrades! Thanks for stopping by on Friday, September 13th, 2013, for the long-awaited opening of the Serra Site for End Times Therapy! You joined us between 9 and 10 p.m. in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art as we embraced the moment, expunged our fears, and explored our connections with the cosmos!

—Tom Sarver, Tobias Madison, Flavio Merlo & Daniel Baumann

Steel City Angels Present

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

2013 Carnegie International October 5, 2013–March 16, 2014 carnegieinternational.org

Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, The Collection, Nicole Eisenman, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Rodney Graham, Guo Fengyi, Wade Guyton, Rokni Haerizadeh, He An, Amar Kanwar, Dinh Q. Lê, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Madison, Zanele Muholi, Paulina Olowska, The Playground Project, Pedro Reyes, Kamran Shirdel, Gabriel Sierra, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Joel Sternfeld, Mladen Stilinović, Zoe Strauss, Henry Taylor, Tezuka Architects, Transformazium, Erika Verzutti, Joseph Yoakum. More information

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Book launch Pittsburgh L.A.

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Poster for book launch at Gooski's in Pittsburgh

The other night, Swiss artist Tobias Madison stopped in Pittsburgh to launch his new book Drawings at Gooski’s. It was Sandy’s night and Madison left town the next day for Los Angeles, for another book launch at Ooga Booga.

Richard’s Bar, Pittsburgh. The Housewarming Performance feat. Yamasuki

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

On Friday February 3, 2012, we met at 9 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Richard’s Bar at 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. We entered the freezing and badly lighted bar where Swiss artist Tobias Madison taught us the five movements as listed on the backside of the LP Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki (coll. John Paul MacDuffie Woodburn), an album described by Discdogs as follows: “The 1971 concept album was the brainchild of French pop composers Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde, who learnt Japanese before recording began and even enlisted the aid of a renowned black-belt Judo master to introduce the tracks, which were all sung in Japanese by a school choir. The result is theatrical, epic, freaky and exotic pseudo-Japanese pop that absolutely defies categorization.”

The performance that followed defied categorization as well. Due to lack of space, we had to go outside onto the bar’s vast terrace. There, we followed the movements / indications for a five-part performance as printed on the back of the LP Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki. Written in French, we translated it into English thanks to an Internet translator (which added some unexpected words and sense to the instructions, producing even more “de-categorization”):

the YAMASUKI is a sequence of attitudes and gestures that express the $ ·
of. Ia life. Is changed. position to each sound.

major themes

THE SALVATION:
clasped hands, ((n in prayer, we look forward slowly year
(photo 1), one recovers, we turn to his right
then left 0 (Jand I are Chmura, begin to sing, it starts
not place a sill). ilar to that Ia ~ e samba. (phot ~ 2)

JOY ·:
· and legs spread arms are swinging it right and turn
gauehe emphasizing one of mouvenlent. appears on the legs.
(photo 3)

FEAR:
Rapla arms around the face. (photo 4)

GRACE:
arms perform graceful movements of oriental style.
COM THE BAT:
Preparati9n: legs apart, hands on thighs, jump
there.

Attack: Taking the positions of karate (photo 5) shouting
“C • aa ooh n.

Hara Kiri: you push the cry of the Kwai •
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We start with THE SALVATION. JOY. and so on.

Richard’s Bar will open again, we will let you know!