From 13 June to 17 June, a series of concerts will be held outside the exhibition, in the Foyer and Auditorium of the Bourse de Commerce, across three evenings pulsing with a spiritual, eternal, and frenetic sense of trance and questioning our notions of time and space.
On the second evening, the Bourse de Commerce and the New York label Blank Forms invite the New York collective Standing on the Corner, which was founded in 2014 by the Puerto Rican artist and composer Gio Escobar. This collective embodies New York’s new musical avant-garde and collaborates with renowned American musicians such as rapper Earl Sweatshirt and singer Solange Knowles.
American designer Dozie Kanu creates the stage design for the concert.
Standing on the Corner ranges freely between jazz improvisations, excursions into dub, garage-noise, and hip-hop lo-fi collages. In the manner of its own constantly evolving sound, the group has a predilection for multidisciplinary presentations, from a few singles to films and short video installations, concerts, and happenings held in clubs, DIY spaces, museums, and repertory theatres.
In 2017, they published the mixtape Red Burns, their only recorded track, a one hour-long invitation to travel through a city’s time and space. It combines elements of jazz, indie rock, soul, funk, and hip-hop, poetry and fictitious radio broadcasts, cacophonous samples and beatboxes to create this voyage across the city of New York.
En collaboration avec Blank Forms
Founded in 2016 and based in New-York, Blank Forms is a not-for-profit organisation that supports emerging, under-represented artists in the fields of interdisciplinary and time-based practices: experimental music, performance, dance, and sound arts. It strives to create new ways of preserving, nourishing, and exposing a broad audience to the work of these artists. Blank Forms provides curatorial support residencies, commissions, and publications to help artists document, distribute, and create.