Friday, June 21st
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale
Festival passes available at: http://divisionoflabor.brownpapertickets.com/
Featuring: Pharmakon (Sacred Bones, Brooklyn), Gerritt Wittmer (Misanthropic Agenda), O.P.P. (members of Ale Mania & Beaters), and DJs Rachel Aiello and Kerri LeBon (Twitch/Red Light)
Margaret Chardiet has been a figurehead in New York's underground experimental scene since the age of seventeen when she was active in the Red Light District collective in Far Rockaway, NY. Unlike other experimental projects, Pharmakon does not improvise when performing or recording. She is concise and exact; each song/movement is linear with a clear trajectory. She glowers in measured silence as often as she shrieks, and every serrated tone is a carefully calibrated interplay between frequency and resistance.
Gerritt Wittmer is a sound and performance artist based in Oakland, California. His work often articulates abstract narratives through vocal expression, body performance, and intense theatrical lighting. He has performed and recorded as Gerritt, Ginnungagap (with Stephen O'Malley and Tim Wyskida), Deathroes (with Sixes), and has performed and/or collaborated on projects with Sunn O))), Sissy Spacek, John Wiese, and Paul Knowles. He also directs the publishing house Misanthropic Agenda.
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