Pooh Kaye presents “A Performance by ‘Emergent Score Lab’” featuring lone Beauchamp, Paul de Jong, Pooh Kaye, Jack Magai, Leah Walsh, and special guest, Gary Mayer at Green Kill on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM. $10 at the door or on eventbrite.com. Seating limitted to 45. Light refereshments and snacks are available at the in-house Ozubar.
About “Emergent Score Lab”
“Emergent Score Lab,” an artist collective founded by Jack Magai of Troy N.Y., is a periodic meeting of artists working in temporal media.
By having no beginning, no plan, the arc of (elements in) the work of E.S.L. can be continuous, or at least parallel, with the arc of everyday life. And so a natural sense obtains, each of us making decisions in much the same way that we do in the rest of our lives. The elements/actions arrived at can be eccentric, but the initiations and causal links are perfectly ordinary, based on a lifetime of working within varying systems of social norms.
The beauty of the process, when it is beautiful, may be the result of the tension between the eccentric actions and the socially prosaic relationships.
About Jack Magai
Jack Magai employs objects, methods and sites traditionally beyond the theatrical in order to perform theatrical investigations of the evolution of attitudes about nature. This has led him to form the Troy Chainsaw Ensemble and to dance with chickens. In 2008 he co-founded with Helene Lesterlin the Emergent Scores Lab, a weekly meeting of time-based artists in Troy, NY to study the spontaneous development of improvisational structures.
He studied dance and literature at Bennington College, and has collaborated with, among others, Dayna Hanson, Heather Kravas, Lori Goldston, and Ada