It took me a few years to "come out" about my drag persona as a performative practice, but as I started working with more and more professional musicians in Israel, I began to realize how important music and performance was for me. It was a combination of that, and not being able to find a suitable lip sync for my drag performances at bar shows, which led me to create my own music under alter ego Randy Miller. And now, after a year, I'm so excited to annouce that I'm diving head first in making my(his) first full length album: Randy Miller and the Earthly Crisis!
It will be a multi-genre, post-apocalyptic rock opera set in the future. I've opened a Patreon page to start raising some support and awareness around the project. And I'm looking forward to a near future of more live performance and work with musicians.
And in other good news: I just found out that Randy's first "hit single" and music video, Lone Wolf, as been accepted into the ClexaCon Film Festival in Nevada, USA! It will be making it's US premiere at the festival in April.
June has been a particularly exciting and busy month for me - on the 6th, I presented a paper at the University of Liverpool on two of my works: xPlace/Space and a new work in progress within the context of Speculative Art.
Then, this past week, my film xPlace/Space:008 screened at Splice Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
I'm glad for these opportunities to have public conversations about my work, especially as it relates to a growing fascination on the philosophy existing as a person in 2019 both virtually and physically and how our ideas of borders must be challenged in such times. If we are able to virtually traverse so many places through our screens, we must seriously consider how that translates to the physical world.
We had a great run of our new, site-specific work 'Reconstruct in Minshar' at Gallery Minshar in Tel Aviv and can now share the freshly cut documentation excerpt from the installation. Thanks to all who came to the opening, and throughout the duration of the exhibition.
KinoEar (myself and composer/musican Maayan Tsakda) premiered a new 2(.5) channel installation at Gallery Minshar in Tel Aviv. The work opened February 7th and was open until February 28th as a site specific work of the place, sourcing images and sound from Minshar School which we edited into a re-composition of the space. Documentation coming soon...
שיח לוחמים: פרולוג | Soldier's Talks: Prologue
opened September 20th at Binyamin Gallery in Tel Aviv
יוני ניב ותום סולוביציק
אורי נועם ודני ויליאמסון
Yoni Niv and Tom Soloveitzik
Uri Noam and Dani Williamson
בהשתתפות: אלכס דרול, יוסי מר חיים, פסח סלבוסקי וחגי פרטשמן.
Featuring: Alex Drool, Yossi Mar-Chaim, Pesach Slabosky and Haggai Fershtman
מיצב אופראי. ארבעה גברים לבנים,למודי קרבות בשדה האמנות והחיים, מתכנסים על גבי מסכי וידאו לשיחה מדומיינת סביב מושגים של חברות,אמנות זמן וזיכרון.
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XPS exhibited at Rules to Play By in St. Louis, MO - July 27-29, 2018
גג אורדר | Gag Order No. 2 - July 6, 2018 with performances by: Yael Barolsky, Orr Sinay, Maayan Tsadka + myself
New projects and other happenings on the horizon.. and I'm happy to announce that xPlace/Space will be shown at the Rules to Play By exhibition at the Flow Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, July 27-29.
Also around the corner are two new experimental events which I am organizing in Tel Aviv:
Gag Order | גג אורדר - a night of live video + sound on a rooftop in Jaffa.
Boidem Gallery: Exhibition no. 01 - a bathroom gallery with premieres of a new sound installation by Maayan Tsadka and video installation by me (plus live performances by Chanan Ben Simon and more).