Sabina Lee Gallery presents
AUGUST 25, 2012 8-9pm
SPLAY [Money Mark + Roxanne Steinberg]
971 Chung King Rd Los Angeles, CA 90012
XQZT [edition three]
MONEY MARK electronics / turntables
ROXANNE STEINBERG dance
curated by Kio Griffith
in conjunction with KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights 2012
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012 between the hours of 8 and 9pm
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SABINA LEE GALLERY
971 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012
SPLAY is the third edition of XQZT, a non-structural performance series presented by Kio Griffith currently at Sabina Lee Gallery on Chung King Road / Chinatown. Each performance is an improvised collaboration between a musician and a dancer with no rehearsals and in some situations a first time meeting in the spirit of ichigo-ichie, (literally “one time, one meeting”), the japanese term that describes a cultural concept of transience, and the contemplation of a singular and decisive event.
Money Mark is a musician, composer and producer who is most noted for his collaborations with the Beastie Boys. His first album, the critically applauded “Mark’s Keyboard Repair” (1995), was made up of keyboard driven pop‐funk songs recorded at demo quality. It was followed up by his second full‐length, “Push the Button” in 1998. “Push the Button” eclectic and forward thinking, combines aspects of Rock and Pop with Soul, Funk and Hip‐Hop. It contains seminal tracks such as “Hand In Your Head” and the eponymous “Push the Button”, which catapulted Mark to the top of the British Pop Charts, and cemented his status as a prominent and cutting edge solo artist in the US.
His 2001 follow up “Change is Coming” was critically acclaimed; a top 10 record for critics and collectors alike. His most notable contribution to popular music thus far might be the famous keyboard phrase that opens and underpins “Where It’s At” from Beck’s 1996 album, Odelay. In September 2006 Money Mark signed to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records label. Brand New By Tomorrow, his first album in 6 years, was released in February 2007 to the critical acclaim that accompanies all of Mark’s solo endeavors.
Most recently, Mark composed the score to the feature documentary Beautiful Losers. He continues to produce, remix, compose for film, TV, and video games, collaborate and co‐write with artists as diverse as Yoko Ono and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and to tour as a solo artist.
Roxanne Steinberg, dancer/choreographer, has danced with composers and musicians Yas Kaz, Paul Chavez, Kenta Nagai, Tatsuya Nakatani, Leon Mobley, Myra Melford, Nels Cline & Alex Cline and dancers Min Tanaka and Amagatsu of Sankai Juku. A founder of Body Weather Laboratory in L.A. (1987), she teaches and performs with dancer Oguri. She has been presented by Dance Conversations at the Flea since 2005 and in Flower of the Season, a dance series she now co-directs. She choreographed for Body Vox in Portland and for artist Lauren Bon’s projects Not a Cornfield, Farmlab and Strawberry Flag. Working at Bon’s Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles, dance is her language to coordinate space and community. Grants: Annenberg Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Durfee Foundation, artist-in-residence Electric Lodge, Venice.