RICHARD GARET at the Axiom Gallery
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Non-Event and Axiom present

RICHARD GARET (sound and video)
w/C. Kellam Scott
and special guest Brendan Murray

AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media
141 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
8 p.m. / $7 suggested donation

RICHARD GARET is a sound and video artist. He is interested in the phenomena found and produced in aural and visual time-based media, in nature’s processes and human beings’ relationship with both artificial and natural environments. Garet explores the it-referential, communicational, and sensory characteristics of the various media he uses. Additionally, he focuses on the investigation of aural and visual spatial-contexts, relational structures, process, materiality and form. In the past he has collaborated such artists as Brendan Murray, Andre Goncalves, Bruce McClure, Sawako and Shimpei Takada. He has releases on the Non-Visual Objects and Winds Measure Recordings label, and forthcoming releases on AND/OAR, Leeraum and Unframed.

C. KELLAM SCOTT’s work relies on the old-form sound aesthetic of cut and paste and the utilization of “found sounds.” Coming from a kind of punk ethos that incorporates both ignorance and a strong work ethic, Scott tries to push his way into ideas of destruction and harmony. Scott says, “I have never really understood music, but on the same note, I have always loved it. My work is an attempt to make a poet’s jab at the musical inclination, while also employing the tendency to try and break things. I have a faith in chaos and naiveté both.”

Non-Event concerts are supported in part by a grant from the LEF foundation.