Whistlegraph (Alex Freundlich, Camille Klein, and Jeffrey Scudder) pose underneath a blackboard with chalk drawings. Courtesy Whistlegraph
For their first live appearance in New York, the artist-run Whistlegraph Company will debut a new composition, The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far), at the New Museum, commissioned by Rhizome.
Whistlegraphs are audio-visual digital artworks performed manually by drawing and singing. Every whistlegraph results in a poetic image through the performance of a reproducible score. The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far) will be demonstrated in chalk on a blackboard, followed by a Q&A with Rhizome Curator, Celine Wong Katzman.
Alex Freundlich, Camille Klein, and Jeffrey Scudder draw, sing, and make videos together as Whistlegraph. They regularly share their work on their TikTok account, @whistlegraph, where they have over two million followers. The group formed during the 2020 pandemic in a cabin in Ashland, Oregon, which remains their creative base. Over the past few years, they have honed a distinctive style and practice that speaks to embodied cognition, art education, and experimental composition for live performance.
The Longest Whistlegraph Ever (so far) is organized by Celine Wong Katzman, Curator, Rhizome with Zion Douglass, Program Assistant, Rhizome.
This program will be presented onsite in the New Museum theater. All attendees are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Guest speakers may be un-masked and will be socially distanced from the audience while speaking onstage. Review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.
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