Scroll Improvisation: Collaboration featuring Joe Hedges and Jiemei Lin

June 24th, 2013 8:00 PM
44 E 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.345.8400

The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati will host a performance featuring yours truly Joe Hedges and Jiemei Lin this Monday, June 24, 2013 at 8:00pm in The Living Room.  The Living Room is a current exhibition located on Level 2 of CAC that also serves as a flexible arena for summer performances every other monday.  Our performance, Scroll Improvisation, is a collaboration that celebrates the connection between art and music.  Jiemei and I graduated together from the University of Cincinnati’s MFA program.  This is our first performance together.

Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

During the hour long performance I will create improvisational music that combines pre-recorded and live elements while Mei creates a large scroll drawing on the floor.  The piece will investigate the function and history of narrative Chinese scrolls in a contemporary fashion while exploring the idea of the western living room as a venue for improvisational ambient and folk music.  Other themes include notation and recording as well as cultural identity and control.

Jiemei Lin is an artist, designer, and total badass from Hangzhou, China now living in Cincinnati, OH. Her most recent works combine sculptural elements, found objects, drawings and video works that interrogate the effects of the industrial revolution on Eastern culture, while revealing and questioning her own hybrid identity as an immigrant.  But Lin’s greatest passion is drawing. Her ability to create beautiful, spontaneous drawings with graceful natural lines is truly remarkable. Please consider stopping by to see this in progress while I try to keep up!

Here is a link to the event on the CAC’s website.