Friday, June 28, 2013
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale
The Lab presents the Division of Labor Festival 2013 - 8 nights of experimental music, performance, and art. Division of Labor Festival runs from Thursday, June 13th through Friday, June 28th for three weeks of ambitious adventures in sound and performance.
Co-curated by Sarah Lockhart, Sky Madden, James Decker, and Theresa Rebecca Lucy Currie
Division of Labor presents a diverse community of performers in the genres of improvised music, experimental instrumentation and composition, electronic music performance, interdisciplinary performance, literary and media art. Division of Labor showcases the breadth of the Lab's acclaimed experimental performance programming and features local, national and international artists. This year's festival will kick off the Lab's 30th Anniversary season. The festival takes its name from The Lab’s former occupant - the Labor Temple.
Their first live performance in over a decade, this special field trip from the Coalinga youth asylum precedes their unexpected new album on Web of Mimicry. Unwilling survivors of an absurdly-disfiguring and failed suicide pact, founding members include: extruded-neck acephalic guitarist, Neck Head; plaid-tartan skin graft paraplegic, McPatrick Head on vocals; geometrically shattered Jigsaw Puzzle Head on bass; with Pleistocene-era petroleum-fleshed drummer LaBrea Tar Pits Head; and accomplished metal-detecting mime, Fifth Head, on electronics.
Nate Young, of Detroit noise band Wolf Eyes, Moon Pool & Dead Band, Demons, Hatred, Regression and the amazing AA Records, reprises his early persona, Jean Street, in an extended intuitive battle with rudimentary and handmade electronics.
Stochastic synthesis of light, sound, and face drive the live masterpieces of San Francisco maestro Jake Rodriguez acclaimed over his fifteen year career in theater performance and sound. As you enter this sideshow where a tightrope stretches between the ridiculous and the terrifying, beware the curtain-behind-the-man.
For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/459517527476474/ or http://divisionoflaborfestival.tumblr.com/