Thu, 25 October 2012
Deny Everything (adam overton)
i only perform this piece when i'm performing the non-performance of Deny Everything
Fri, 31 August 2012
ALL-MAN AXE (for Casey Anderson) (adam overton)
premiered 08.31.2012 as part of Casey Anderson's event, Dog Star 8: Almanacs, which featured "New works, for no instrumentation or objects, organized around almanacs. Performed by various persons."
realized as a drawing by Johnnie JungleGuts, commissioned by Adam Overton.
Fri, 3 August 2012
For Woodwinds (Tonglen Variations) (adam overton)
Let’s Start With The Obvious
A play by Johanna Reed starring Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Johanna Reed
featuring a follow-up appearance by Guru Rugu
presenting Robert Cheatham's BORDERS AND EXILES: apologetics, plus Adam Overton's experimental meditation, For Woodwinds (Tonglen Variations).
Let’s Start With The Obvious is a one-act play for two performers, with Johanna Reed starring as “A Hero” and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario as “Her Arch-nemesis.” Their lines are a transcription and impersonation two YouTube compilations of the greatest movie insults and threats of all time. At the origin of the first dramatic conflict ever told, there was a protagonist and an antagonist: they tried to communicate; they miscommunicated.
Since this 20 minute play quickly escalates into a frenzy of rage and unbridled epithets, Guru Rugu will be on hand afterward to lead everyone in an calming meditation session. Guru Rugu is a celebrated best-selling self-published self-helper from Los Angeles who has changed the lives of millions with his simple but effective experimental meditations. He has worked with many other illustrious experimental healers, artists, and writers, including Veranda Moot and Matador Oven. With artist Adam Overton he co-founded the experimental meditation center of Los Angeles, and currently hosts Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour every 1st Sunday, 10-11pm on KCHUNG Radio AM1630 Chinatown, Los Angeles and online at http://kchungradio.org.
For Woodwinds (Tonglen Variations) – Version ONE: Harmonicas
For Woodwinds (Tonglen Variations) – Version TWO: Kazoos
Wed, 20 June 2012
What Do We Do Now? Performance (adam overton)
performed at soapbox gallery, 636 dean street, brooklyn, ny 11238
as part of re/spond/re/peat, curated by Audra Woloweic
a group of about 20-30 of us came to consensus that we would "not do anything" for 1 minute – based on a list of group-approved kinds of 'not-doing-anything' – the timing of which would be indicated by facilitator Adam, via a surprise signal of his choice (also based on a list of signals generated by the group). at the end of 1-minute of not doing anything, the group was signaled to finish with the sound of an armpit fart.
more info: http://plus1plus1plus.org/event/re-spond-re-peat