Nick Cave views his work as “An elaborate community forum, as much as a work of sculpture,” and as such, the gallery doubles as a stage for singer-songwriters, pop artists, poets, and composers, and performance artist Helga Davis will respond in her own unique way.
In Mass MoCA’s massive gallery there’s an immersive Nick Cave installation opening at Mass MoCA on October 15 with musicians Brenda Wimberly and Sereca Henderson, followed by a full tilt performance by Mercury Prize-winning singer-poet Benjamin Clementine.
John Kelly brings his “Time No Line” to MASS MoCA on Oct. 22, exploring the hardships of life as a young, queer individual during the HIV/AIDS outbreak, using movement, projections, song, and spoken word to express the crippling fear of disease, loss, and loneliness.
With four composers creating new works for this group, their residency at Mass MoCA also includes serious study of death metal techniques with Androo O’Hearn of the Texas-based group Shaolin Death Squad. It culminates Friday, August 19 with a performance in the Hunter Center.
Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project is a ticketed event in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard C (or inside our Hunter Center, if it rains) on Saturday, July 18, at 2pm. Go early for a celebration of Here Comes the Sun, which is free to the public, opening in Kidspace at 11am.
Joe Pera plans to tackle subjects such as race and also talk about pancakes (and possibly sex with maple syrup) on MASS MoCA’s Dré Pavilion (or up in Club B10 if it rains) on Saturday, July 9, at 8pm.
Planning a stop at Mass MoCA, the lively and delightfully exuberant Ghost Train Orchestra draws from the musical greats of the ’20s, such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.