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“Hear, Here” Gallery Sessions: Rainy Orteca: “Field Recordings”

Cover Image:

Background of Cover Image: Jeanine Oleson, Untitled, 2014. Intaglio print, 12 × 7 ¼ in (30.5 × 18.5 cm). Printed by Marina Ancona, 10 Grand Press. Courtesy the artist

Presented in conjunction with “Hear, Here” and the spring R&D Season: VOICE.

“Hear, Here” Gallery Sessions is a series of public events that take place within the exhibition “Hear, Here” by Jeanine Oleson, presented in the Fifth Floor Gallery. The set and objects for an opera created by Oleson (to premiere in the New Museum Theater June 13–14) will be present during the run of the exhibition, forming an impromptu stage set and catalyst for this series. Each session is led by an invited guest or guests who react to the concepts and objects presented in the exhibition.

Saturday May 10 at 3 PM
Rainy Orteca: “Field Recordings”

Rainy Orteca will make field recordings of the exhibition, finding the voice/character of some of the objects presented in “Hear, Here.” Recording, editing, looping, playing these respective “voices” back from their physical location, Orteca will generate diegetic and [SS1] non-diegetic sounds that riff on “public” versus “private.”

Rainy Orteca is an internationally known musician, sound designer, DJ, and composer based in New York. Currently, her concentration is expanding to accommodate a growing interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and process. She attended Smith College, the School of Visual Arts, and SUNY at Empire State. Her work has appeared in and been written about in Time Out (London), GQ Magazine, Times (London), Independent, GLEICH MAGAZIN, and What Can A body Do? (published by Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery). Recent work has been performed at Exit Art, Recess Art Gallery, and 25CPW in New York. As a performing musician, she has worked with notable artists, such as Sarah Silverman, Antony and the Johnsons, Lou Reed, Lloyd Cole, The Blow, Divinyls, Nina Persson, Maggie Cheung, Lesley Gore, Mascott, and Cat Power. In 2008, under the moniker Dead Air, she released an album on the UK label Reveal Records that features songs with “…scatter gun delivery, trash aesthetic and electro-analogue tension…” (Times, London).

A complete list of “Hear, Here” Gallery Sessions and participants includes:

May 1 – Angel Nevarez/Valerie Tevere
May 4 – Jean Casella and Five Mualimm-ak
May 9 – Joy Askew
May 10 – Rainy Orteca
May 18 – Courtesy the Artists
May 24 – Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
May 31 – Cara Baldwin
June 1 – Jaleh Mansoor
June 5 – Kelly Pratt


“Jeanine Oleson: Hear, Here” is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support for artist residencies is made possible by Laurie Wolfert.
Generous endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.
The curator would like to extend a special thanks to the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Parsons The New School for Design, and Dazian Creative Fabric Environments.

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