Boredoms 77 Drum @ Deitch Projects 7/7-8/15, 2 free shows
“For this exhibition, opening 7/7, the four band members will be filling 18 Wooster Street with 77 drum kits, which they will be using both as artwork, architecture, and principally for activation. Rivers of cymbals and mountains of drums flank the centerpiece of the show: a circular platform on which the band Boredoms will play and unprecedented two free live shows (July 7 & 8). Filling out the exhibition will be contributions by Hisham Bharoocha, Tomo Gokita, Naohiro Ukawa, and Seigo Fukuda.
Eye, Yoshimi, ATR, and Yojiro make up the band Boredoms in its current incarnation. Eye is a cult-legend musician and artist living and working in Tokyo who has shown visual art in the past. For many years, the public’s only contact with his visual art output was the amazing drawings and collages he made for his band Boredoms album covers and liner notes. A few books and zines made it over here from Japan, but it was not until his 2004 show at the now-defunct Transplant Gallery that he was featured in a fine art setting in his own right.”
These free NYC shows come one week after Boredoms play the Philly show that ends their summer tour.