Dixon and Invisible Make “The New Obsolete”

On Friday, September 30th, Guilford sculpture instructor Mark Dixon will step out of the classroom and onto the stage as his collaborative project Invisible presents their latest performance piece, “The New obsolete,” as part of UNC-G’s New Music Festival. Concentrating on obsolescence in technology and the human body, “The New Obsolete” features new sound and video content, plus two of Invisible’s one-of-a-kind contraptions: The Selectric Piano and Elsewhere’s Roof.

The Selectric Piano is an IBM Selectric typewriter that has been electromechanically rigged to a piano in a manner in which every letter typed results in a note played. Elsewhere’s roof (named after a damp evening at Greensboro’s living art museum) uses dripping water and human hearts as triggers for acoustic sound devices.

Friday’s show will be held at Mack and Mack Clothing on Elm Street and will run from 9:00 to 10:15 p.m. General admission is $10, senior tickets are $6, students will be admitted for $4, and UNC-G students pay $3.

“The New Obsolete” has been produced with support of the North Carolin Arts Council and the partnering arts councils of the Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Program.

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