The recording will released this year on the Entr’acte label out of London.
Destroyer of Naivetés is a musical recording by CAVE BACCHUS (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) of Joseph Nechvatal’s sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés that was released last year on Punctum Books (also the publisher of Nechvatal’s book (ed.) on the sound artist Minóy). Destroyer of Naivetés is an epic passion poem, powerfully read by Black Sifichi, that takes up a position of excess from within a society that believes that the less you conceal, the stranger you become. All music created by Rhys Chatham.
Friday May 27 – 7 pm. FREE
1 hour 10 minutes
Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Destroyer of Naivetés is a musical recording by CAVE BACCHUS (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) of Joseph Nechvatal’s sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés (Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books, 110 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0692573129. OPEN-ACCESS e-book and $15.00 [€12.00/£10.00] in print: paperbound/5 X 8 in. https://punctumbooks.com/titles/destroyer-of-naivetes/) Destroyer of Naivetés, takes up a position of excess from within a society that believes that the less you conceal, the stranger you become. We live and love in a culture where surveillance/intrusion is tied to our drive for self-revealing everything (an anti-private-life culture of curiosity, egotism, solitude, fear, voyeurism, exhibitionism and resentment – where the feeling is that nothing could or should remain unknown to us). The sex farce poetic overindulgence of the Destroyer of Naivetés takes inspiration from the books of Jean Genet, Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, drawings of Hans Bellmer, film/performances of Bradley Eros, and the erotic scribblings of Giacomo Casanova, Georges Bataille, Petronius, Vladimir Nabokov, Marquis de Sade, Yukio Mishima, Ovid, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Kathy Acker and I Am a Beautiful Monster by Francis Picabia.
Joseph Nechvatal is a post-conceptual painter, media and audio artist, poet, art theoretician, and co-founder of the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine project. http://www.nechvatal.net – http://nechvatal.net – Twitter @twinkletwink
Rhys Chatham is an American composer, guitarist, trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist (flutes in C, alto and bass, keyboard), primarily active in avant-garde and minimalist music. He is best known for his “guitar orchestra” compositions. http://www.rhyschatham.net – http://www.rhyschatham.net/ – Twitter @rhyschatham
Destroyer of Naivetés (book) https://punctumbooks.com/titles/destroyer-of-naivetes/
YouTube: Destroyer of Naivetés (short excerpt #1) by CAVE BACCHUS https://youtu.be/r6_Pi0w6-Wg
Punctum Books @punctum_books on Twitter