The 7th Annual Transmodern Festival!!
Four Days of Avant Performance, Installation, Sound, Film, Mayhem, Ecstasy, and Radical Culture! The Transmodern Festival – voted “Baltimore’s Best Art Event” – City Paper – returns for its seventh year in April, 2010 riding the vibrant downtown scene the festival was instrumental in creating.
Apr 15: Baltimore Museum of Art
Apr 16-17: H&H Building
Apr 18: Baltimore Waterfront
Directions and showtimes available on the website: www.transmodernfestival.org
Advance tickets on sale now through PayPal: http://www.transmodernfestival.org/2010/?page_id=400
Download a schedule here: http://www.transmodernfestival.org/TransmodernSchedule2010.jpg
The 7th Annual Transmodern Festival (Live.Art.Action) will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the H&H Building galleries and Baltimore waterfront from April 15th to Sunday, April 18th. Following last year’s record attendance and crowds, the festival expands programming to the Baltimore Museum of Art, continues programming on all four floors of the H&H Building and moves outdoor site-specific work to selected areas of Baltimore waterfront. The festival’s visionary approach to presenting new multi-disciplinary work continues to attract regional art lovers, local cultural mavens, occasional passers-by, critical acclaim, and on-going academic interest.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 15th at the Baltimore Museum of Art with an hour-long experimental film program including three recent Guggenheim fellows. The evening continues with cutting-edge performance art and experimental pop music from Dynasty Handbag (NYC), Lexie Mountain Boys (Balto.), Melissa Dyne (NYC), and Khaela Maricich (aka The Blow, NYC).
On Friday, April 16th Nudashank Gallery, Gallery Four, The 5th Dimension, and the Whole Gallery will open for three floors of sensory delight, interactive art, roaming performances, and other major installations. A sample of featured local artists include: April Lewis, Sarah Jablecki, Jen Kirby, and the Annex Theater presenting a full immersion theatrical production with a live band based on the 1973 film “Fantastic Planet.” National artists include: Harrison Haynes (NC), Dan Gluibizzi, Benjamin Phalen (NYC), Laura Brothers, Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) (Chicago), Robert Lowe (Chicago), Stephanie Rothenberg (NYC), Ben Russell (Chicago), and Zaïmph. aka Marcia Bassett of the critically-acclaimed NYC underground band Double Leopards.
Saturday evening, April 17th brings the opening of all four floors of the H&H. Major installations from previous nights will be available for viewing and a stage-oriented show will take place at Floristree on the 6th Floor at 8:30pm. Artists presenting at Floristree: People Like Us (UK) comprised of Vicki Bennett a major voice in European multidisciplinary A/V work. Ms. Bennett’s work has been featured at the Tate Modern, Pompidou Centre, Sydney Opera House, and she also presents a regular radio program on WFMU in NYC – also featured – Carly Ptak (Balto.), Joseph Keckler (NYC), Robby Rackleff (Balto.), and Blues Control (Philadelphia).
Sunday, April 18th brings Pedestrian Services Exquisite a site-specific free afternoon program featuring over 30 artists presenting work in and around the Baltimore waterfront. The event will feature exuberant community arts group Fluid Movement, as well as a mobile art center for urban youth – the Urban Engine. The event will begin in Tide Point at 11:00am.
The Transmodern Festival will partner with Johns Hopkins University later on Sunday, April 18th at 4:00pm to present a lecture by Vicki Bennett of People Like Us (UK.) This special free lecture will be available to the general public.
On Sunday, April 18th in the evening, the Transmodern Festival will be partnering with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC to present “Maggots and Men” an experimental, historical narrative set in post-revolutionary Russia. The film re-tells the story of the 1921 uprising of the Kronstadt sailors with a subtext of gender anarchy. The film screening is free and will occur at 6:00pm at UMBC.
The Transmodern Festival continues to be a one-of-a-kind Baltimore phenomenon presenting experimental, expectation-defying work from local and national artists. We continue to hold fast and proud to our mission of highly representing women, minority, and GLBTQ artists.
People Like Us
Floristree: 4/17/10 @ 8:30 PM