MoMA: Mark Leckey | Sunday Sessions

Excerpts from Mark Leckey’s video piece and conversation in the “Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera” Sunday Sessions.

Sunday Sessions presents the US premiere of “Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera” as part of a day organized by Bill Kouligas, founder PAN, Berlin.

Collaborators since 2010, acclaimed sound experimentalist Florian Hecker and multidisciplinary artist Mark Leckey are both interested in the exploration of sound and its material effects. Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera brings together two discrete solo works to form a mutant configuration in which Hecker decomposes, modulates, and re-synthesizes the vocal track from Leckey’s 2010 performance piece “GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction” (for which Leckey intoned the inner monologue of a black Samsung fridge) and Hecker’s own “3 Channel Chronics” installation from that same year. The resulting work is a multivalent, tri-part hybrid in which heavily distorted fragments of Leckey’s narrative intersperse Hecker’s synthetic textures and fidgety tonal patterns.

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