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Michael Clemow
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work explores serendipitous encounters while exploring. I contrive to have a cause for exploration, often a stated destination or objective, and allow myself to be distracted, side-tracked by events, objects, and people along the way. Documenting these by collecting found materials, field recordings, photography, drawing and writing, I build an archive of materials on my journey. Later in my studio, I continue my exploration through these materials and build a re-imagined landscape of my experience using an impressionistic, montage approach. The final form of a work may range from time-based media, to performance, to objects and installation. The issues engaged in my work are a function of the context of the expedition and my internal state and each piece reflects my personal interest in the peripheral encounters while on the journey. A personal myth of searching for a lost city, “la Cuidad Blanca,” rumored to be somewhere in the rainforests of eastern Honduras, and sought by many explorers but never found, drives my own vision of my practice; since art hides in the periphery of experience, actually finding the lost city would mean the end of the journey. I therefore view my art making as endless searching while remaining open to discovering art along the way. I am inspired by artists who must go out and search for their art as part of their experience. For instance Francisco Lopez, whose field recording practice brings him to remote areas of the world in search of new sounds, and Andy Goldsworthy, who must journey away from his studio to discover his art in the materials he finds in the physical landscape. Unlike these artists, however, my work is more overtly concerned with my own internal experience and often that of the other people around me, which both add rich and surprising dimensions to the work.

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Michael Clemow

453 6th Ave. Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
T 646 784 4298

New York University — MPS Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) — 2009

Ithaca College — BA Philosophy / Studio Art / Photography — 2001

"LMCC Workspace Residency" New York, NY 2017-2018
"LABVERDE Art Immersion Program" Manaus, Brazil 2017
"Mana BSMT Residency" Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ 2016-2017
“Sonic Mmabolela 2015” (Francisco Lopez) Field Recording Residency/Workshop, South Africa — 2015
AUNTS Residency at Ace Hotel, New York, NY — 2015
“Gamelan Dharma Swara: Summer Institute” College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA — 2014
“Team Effort!” Performance Residency, Glasgow, Scotland — 2013
“Sonic Mmabolela 2013” (Francisco Lopez) Field Recording Residency/Workshop, South Africa — 2013

Tabaci Memoriae (solo exhibition) Mana Contemporary (2017)

[ASMR] Relax with Fascist Censorship, Center for Book Arts (2017)

Mirage (multi-channel sound performance) Mana Contemporary (2016)

C∆N-D (SciFi Rap Performance with Amy Khoshbin and Liz McAuliffe)
River to River Festival, New York, NY – June, 2015
Radiator Gallery, Brooklyn, NY— Apr. 3, 2015
JackNY, Brooklyn, NY— Dec. 31 2014

Waver (Improvised Performance for Laptop and Piano)
IBeam Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY — 2015
Spectrum, New York, NY — Sept. 2, 2014
Shapeshifter Lab, New York, NY — 2014
IBeam Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY — 2012

Lost in the Veld (Composition for Processed Field Recordings) — 2014

Caledonia (Performance for Electronics and Field Recordings)
Glad Café, Glasgow, Scotland — 2014

Philament(s) (Performance for Electronics and Live Visuals with Rui Pereira)
Galapagos, New York, NY — 2013
FestivalMOD, Guadalajara, Mexico — 2012
Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY — 2012

999: The Masked Dyer of Merv (Performance with Ben Simington)
Panoply Performance Lab, New York, NY — 2013
Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY — 2011

Industrie (Performance for Guitar and Electronics)
Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY — 2011

Outis (Performance using the Outis Audio/Visual Instrument)
Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY — 2011
The Tank, New York, NY with Tim Szetela — 2010
The Tank, New York, NY — 2009
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY — 2008

Dream Shadows (Performance with Amy Khoshbin)
Exit Art, New York, NY — 2008

3Coil (Composition for Laptop and Induction Coil Pickups)
Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY — 2011

Drawing Restraints (Composition for Tablet Interface and Custom Software)
Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY — 2011

Cloud Seeding (Performance for Granular Synthesis instruments)
The Stone, New York, NY — 2011

And Um Yeah (Improvisations for Electronics, Vocals, Guitar and Synthesiser)
Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY — 2010
Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY — 2010
Theater Lab, New York, NY — 2009
The Tank, New York, NY — 2009
DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY — 2009
Art in Odd Places Festival, “Sign,” New York, NY— 2009

“Introduction to Sound Art” (Guest Lecturer) Public School New York, Eyebeam NYC — 2011
“Introduction to Puredata and Arduino for Live Performance” Outpost Artist Resources NYC — 2011
“Introduction to Puredata and Arduino for Live Performance” Outpost Artist Resources NYC — 2010
“Open Source Computer Music” Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University — 2009
“Semiotech: Wearable Instruments” Dance Across the Board Conference, New York University — 2008

Abattoir Projects Presents: CODE, Shea Stadium BK, New York, NY — 2010
Abattoir Projects Presents: HARDWARE, Shea Stadium BK, New York, NY — 2012
Abattoir Projects Presents: Open Piano, IBeam Brooklyn, New York, NY — 2012
SHOVE: Interactive Sound Art, The Tank NYC, New York, NY — 2009

Anne Carson and Bob Currie — “Ghost House” Poetry Performance / Installation
Eleonor Sandresky — The Wonder Suit
Ben Simington — 999: The Masked Dyer of Merv

“Power Bike Parade,” Computer Music Journal, Vol. 34, MIT Press — 2010
“Dream Squawk,” Make Magazine, — Dec. 2008
“And Um Yeah’s Perceptual Expansion Space/Suit,”, — May 13, 2008

Philament(s) — 2014

Michael Clemow
Sonic Mmabolela 2015 Compilation (Lost in the Veld) — 2015
Sonic Mmabolela 2013 Compilation (Lost in the Veld) — 2014

Waver — 2014

Murder (Improvised Noise Band)
Muder von Viets — 2007
Bomba II — 2007
Bomba I — 2007
Murder, Live at ReBar — 2007

Angel of the Odd
Footage from the Film — 2006
Fear of Flying EP — 2004
Angel of the Odd (blue) — 2002
Angel of the Odd (red) — 2000

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