Thursday, February 22, 2007

New Langton Event, February 23rd

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Join us this Friday for a not to be missed night with Julian Myers and
Edgar Arceneaux talking about Detroit's history and sub-culture,
followed by a party with special guest DJ Ian Zazueta spinning Detroit
Sounds. (see details below)

You can email me or call the gallery if you would like to reserve a
seat. (415) 626-5416

Interrogating Ideas:
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City
A conversation between Edgar Arceneaux and Julian Myers

Friday, February 23, 2007
8 pm
$10 general, $8 students and members

Langton's new lecture series Interrogating Ideas presents
Mirror-Travel in the Motor City, a conversation between Los
Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux and San Francisco-based writer
Julian Myers.

The artist and writer will put forward passages from their ongoing
investigation of subterranean Detroit, including discussions of
Michael Heizer's 1971 earthwork Dragged Mass; the buried basement
under a park on Clairmont and Rosa Parks Boulevard where the urban
riots of 1967 began; Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto's 1966 single
"In the Basement" and the "Submerge'd" afro-futuristic worlds of
Underground Resistance and Drexciya.

The presenters will delve below the surface of Detroit's ruined
modernity in order to explore the grottos of its vibrant underground.

The conversation will be followed by a reception with the special
appearance of DJ Ian Zazueta spinning "Detroit sounds." The DJs sound
has been influenced by techno music that emerged in Detroit in the
mid-1980's, when DJs produced tracks in their basements using analog
synthesizers and drum machines.

Interrogating Ideas aims to expose the Bay Area art community to some
of the most challenging discussions about contemporary art practice
today. The invitees to these public conversations share a fascination
for exploring ideas, and expanding their practice into a performative
intellectual event.

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