David Byrne has long fascinated me because while he put out some amazing music both solo and with The Talking Heads, he's really much more than just a musicial one-trick pony. Much like a modern-day Renaissance Man, Byrne dabbles and shows proclivity in all aspects that fall under the umbrella of "art." He's written and published music and books, curated Academy Award-winning foreign language film scores, shoots photographs, paints, does art installations, brought musical styles and careers back to life, and collaborated with everyone from Brian Eno to more modern day artists like The Dirty Projectors and Fat Boy Slim (Byrne and Slim are creating a musical piece that invokes the life of Imelda Marcos...yes, that right, you did read "musical" and "Imelda Marcos" in the same sentence). Oh and on the side, he's a biking enthusiast who designed a series of artistic bike racks to be installed throughout New York City.
This Monday, Byrne will be at doing a video/audio lecture called "Creation in Reverse" on the ways that a venue and its context shape artistic creation at Brooklyn's Bell House...for FREE even, with a Q&A to follow. It's not many artists who can do all of this merging of art and function AND rock a fuzzy pink suit like it was a pair of jeans, but that's what long been so interesting about Byrne: you never know what to expect next with him, but you know that whatever it is, it's definitely going to be savvy and exceptional.
MON 1/11: 8pm / FREE : first come first served
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The Bell House
DAVID BYRNE: CREATION IN REVERSE
David will present a short video/audio lecture called "Creation in Reverse," speaking to the ways that venue and context shape artistic creation, followed by a Q&A.