PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN EVENING EXPLORING DARKNESS IN TWO PARTS.
 

PITCH BLACK
DARKNESS IN TWO PARTS.
PART ONE: 
LAWRENCE RINDER WILL PRESENT A TEXT CONSIDERING DARKNESS
PART TWO:
A SOUND PERFORMANCE IN COMPLETE DARKNESS BY CHRIS DUNCAN 

DRINKS AND FELLOWSHIP AT 8PM
READING/PERFORMANCE BEGINS SHARPLY AT 9PM


PITCK BLACK IS A PLATFORM TO CONSIDER THE POSITIVE ASPECTS AND CAPABILITIES OF DARKNESS THROUGH WORDS, SOUND, COLLABORATION AND SHARED EXPERIENCES. 

FOR THE SECOND ITERATION OF PITCH BLACK,
 LAWRENCE RINDER(AUTHOR, CURATOR AND DIRECTOR OF BERKELEY ART MUSEUM) WILL PRESENT A READING ABOUT DARKNESS, AND 
CHRIS DUNCAN(ARTIST AND CO-PUBLISHER OF LAND AND SEA EDITIONS) WILL PRESENT A 40 MINUTE SOUND PIECE(UTILIZING THE ACCUMULATION OF BREATH VIA HARMONICAS AND A MELODICA, AS WELL AS LOOPED TONES FROM TUNING FORKS)  THAT WILL BE EXPERIENCED IN COMPLETE DARKNESS. 

 

HISTORICALLY AND CULTURALLY,  DARKNESS IS STIGMATIZED AS A NEGATIVE-ITS OPPOSITE, LIGHT, BEING A POSITIVE.
 PITCH BLACK IS AN OUTLET TO CHALLENGE THAT NOTION.


CHAIRS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM DURING THE READING. 
FEEL FREE TO BRING A BLANKET OR PILLOW TO SIT ON DURING THE SOUND PERFORMANCE. 

WE WILL ALL SIT ON THE FLOOR. 
WE ARE ASKING KINDLY THAT IF YOU COME PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR THE FULL PERFORMANCE. THERE WILL BE A MOMENT TO LEAVE BETWEEN THE READING AND THE PERFORMANCE. FOR THE PERFORMANCE WE WILL BE LOCKING THE DOORS AND TURNING ALL THE LIGHTS OFF. PHONES OFF. MOVING AROUND WOULD BE HARD IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE AND DISTRACTING TO ALL PRESENT. 
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND CONSIDERATION IN ADVANCE. 

HEAVY MELLOW

about larry:
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/about/rinder_bio
about chris:
http://christopherrobinduncan.virb.com/