ARP live at The Berkeley Art Museum 12. November

Prosperity and Tranquility with ARP
November 12, 2010; 7:30 p.m.; Gallery B. Doors 5 p.m., D.J. 6:30 p.m. Programmed by Tomo Yasuda

“One-man bliss machine” Alexis Georgopoulos, the New York-by-way-of-San Francisco artist behind ARP, will send his atmospheric electronic sounds into the museum as if delivered via cloud. Noted for its hypnogogic, minimal music, ARP’s latest album, The Soft Wave, “creates enormous sound structures that, as they slowly unfold, become essays on scale,” said the New York Times. Georgopoulos’s BAM/PFA performance will be accompanied by original films by San Francisco experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson, and Los Angeles-based artist Sara Magenheimer will present a seasonal video loop, a meditation on the passage of time and the natural environment. The third installment of Tomo Yasuda’s series of L@TE events, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flowers of the Four Seasons, Prosperity and Tranquility uses sound and visuals to reflect upon autumn as well as the zeitgeist of Japan during the economic boom of the late Edo period, when the government ceded power to commercial interests and the people lived for the moment, heedless of the consequences.