Khaela Maricich (The Blow) + Melissa Dyne

This Thursday, performance artist and pop musician Khaela Maricich (who performs as The Blow) and installation and conceptual artist Melissa Dyne present a lecture about their current collaboration, which is a music-based performance piece being presented in a diversity of contexts–from rock clubs to museums–exploring the possibilities and assumptions inherent in each setting. They will demonstrate, among other things, their experience brushing against the invisible boundary lines of convention, the strangeness of the creation of a pop icon, and the intricacies of the collaborative process.

Maricich is a performing artist and pop musician. Under the name, The Blow, she has released a number of music albums and toured nationally and internationally. Working in music venues as well as art spaces, her performances explore and exploit the conventions of each format. Her recent work interweaves elements of narrative performance art with traditional pop-show dynamics. She has presented at such venues as The Kitchen, Irving Plaza, The Warhol Museum, Henry Fonda Theater, Great American Music Hall, and Wexner Center. She lives and works in New York City.

Dyne is a conceptual and installation artist, whose large-scale, site-specific pieces have been exhibited in museums in the US and abroad. Her installations incorporate the physics of sound, light and spatial phenomena, frequently engaging in conversation with industry, as well as spectator. Dyne’s solo exhibition, Glass, was presented at The Museum of Contemporary Craft, in 2008, and her works have been commissioned by the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, and performed in festivals in Mexico City, Hong Kong, and the United States. She currently lives in New York.

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