Kristin Loree, Jack Ox, Jane (aka Jane daPain) Crayton: Ursonate Project

  • ©, Kristin Loree, Jack Ox, and Jane (aka Jane daPain) Crayton, Ursonate Project

Artist Statement:


    This performance of Ursonate by Dada/Intermedia artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) merges two distinct approaches. Kristen Loree gives a tour de force performance of the complete text, set against a backdrop of 1260 projections by Jack Ox. The digital syllables derived from Ox’s visualization move simultaneously with the sound. Her original 800 sq.ft. (74 m²) painting is a metaphorical mapping from Schwitters’ original composition and performance. The performance includes information on mapping techniques, visual sources and readings from Kurt Schwitters’s son’s (Ernst) letters to Ox. Introduced in this performance is the VJDJ artist, Jane daPain, creating electronically collaged views of the performers and an improvised cadenza with Loree.


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