Simmons & Burke - Cry Me A River

Cry Me A River

Simmons & Burke, Zoe Crosher, Jen DeNike, Todd Gray, Tanya Haden, Janet Levy, Rachael Neubauer,
Ariana Papademetropoulos, Alia Penner, Fay Ray, Jim Shaw, Penny Slinger, Lola Rose Thompson

Etoile Polaire Lodge #1
1433 N. Rampart St., New Orleans LA 70116

October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Preview: October 23, 2014
Opening reception: November 14, 2014 6-9pm

Opening Night Performance:
"Elegy for a Public Woman,"   
by Nina Schwanse

Simmons & Burke are participating in a group show called "Cry Me a River" at Etoile Polaire #1 on Rampart Street.   October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. Cry Me a River  is included in  P.3 + the satellite program of Prospect.3 New Orleans, the third edition of New Orleans International Contemporary Art Biennial.

The largest International Biennial in the United States. Prospect.3 will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015, and will present around 48 international and national artists in different venues around the city. As part of its mission to support the local arts community, Prospect New Orleans has implemented a Satellite Program for each biennial edition. This program is directed at highlighting and promoting concurrent exhibitions and arts events put up by local curators and artists during the opening weekend and throughout the course of the Biennial.

Project Description

Excess Meridian Quilt, by Simmons & Burke is a two-channel sound piece that densely entwines thousands of audio samples from ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos. ASMR defines the tingling sensation some humans experience while stimulated with certain sounds. Usually the sounds of ASMR are soft, short, and dry such as whispers, rustles, taps, and murmurs. The piece explores the depth and diversity of culture that has arisen around the community of people claiming to experience ASMR, while warping the source material’s inherent fragility through over-embellished layering.