press release

Taking inspiration from the anarchic history of Dada and their own involvement with punk rock, Jutta Koether and Steven Parrino have come together to create BLACK BONDS, an exhibition which reinvents anti-art's collaborative spirit. The gallery will feature Koether and Parrino's "failed paintings": blacked-out by the artists to cancel, and in turn, reconstruct their works. The black paintings will serve to define a conceptually destructed environment in which six noise performances will take place. Koether and Parrino will perform as Electrophilia at both the opening and closing events, and have invited Black Dice, Foot, Christian Marclay and Merzbow to join their collaboration. Looking to our avant-garde roots in Zurich, the SI will serve as a new Cabaret Voltaire, hosting a reincarnation of noise, and anarchic play, in the spirit of both Dada and punk rock. Pressetext

WITH THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES: ELECTROPHILIA / FEATURING KOETHER AND PARRINO / TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 / 7PM CHRISTIAN MARCLAY / TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19 / 8PM MERZBOW / FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 / 8PM (this performance was recorded and is available on CD) FOOT / FEATURING THURSTON MOORE, DON FLEMING and JIM DUNBAR / THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 / 8PM BLACK DICE / TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 / 8PM ELECTROPHILIA / FEATURING KOETHER AND PARRINO / SATURDAY JANUARY 4 / 8PM Sound equipment donated by Martin Kunz and Linda Salerno Pressetext

Jutta Koether and Steven Parrino: BLACK BONDS
with DICE, ELECTROPHILIA, FOOT, CHRISTIAN & MERZBOW