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Oscillations: Alejandro Acierto / Allen Moore

Alejandro Acierto performs Transmit, a performance installation for voice and breath mediated through an 8-channel speaker system in multiple rooms.


Allen Moore is a Black American male born and raised in the small town of Robbins, IL. His work converses with the signifiers of African American and popular culture, bringing to view the underlying themes of our racial and emotional experiences. Moore creates experimental sounds and objects that parallel his own biographical narrative, casting inverted recordings (graphite and adhesive) from popular vinyl records from his childhood. His subjects/compositions exist in an environment on the fringe of order and disorder, and then are stripped down to an elemental form. The conception is an attempt to deconstruct and then reassemble the subjects/symbols, making sense of discourse, and portraying the subjects with elegance and volume through the formal principals rhythm, repetition.

Moore's use of materials necessitates a variety of found and handmade objects, “Relics” emerging from the formal elements of Music, Painting, and Design. In his recent work, the use of graphite/carbon has been a continual thread. The bodies of work employ traditional 2-D materials with 3-D substrates, whose surfaces are gradually manipulated and carefully engineered.

Earlier Event: November 12
Nine to Five @ Nightingale