PERFORMANCE “Hello, My Name Is ___,” at MATCH presented by DiverseWorks

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PERFORMANCE “Hello, My Name Is ___,” at MATCH presented by DiverseWorks

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

INSTALLATION ON VIEW MARCH 1 – 16, 2024 (Thursday–Saturday at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM): “Hello, My Name Is ___,” is a multi-channel video and sound installation about art and work by artist and composer Anthony Almendárez at MATCH.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 1 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Friday, March 8 at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A musician and visual artist, Almendárez experiments with unconventional modes of storytelling to reveal the nuanced, layered, and complex realities of how identities are constructed. He often employs strategies that challenge the hierarchy between audio and visual stimuli, opening new pathways to interpret our environment.

Parallels and contradictions between predominantly accepted notions of work versus artistic labor are explored in “Hello, My Name Is ___,” a multi-channel video and sound installation for which Almendárez asked performers to recite survey questions related to employment and labor policies in the United States as a lead up to an interpretative sound performance using their instruments of choice.

The installation presented at DiverseWorks at the MATCH brings together videos of different iterations of Almendárez’s project performed in Houston and investigated across the U.S. and internationally in Banff, Alberta, Paris, London, and Dublin.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Anthony Almendárez is an artist and composer working with sound, improvisation, performance, video, photography, and writing. His work has been presented at the local, national, and international stage including the Cité International des Arts, Paris, France; the Virginia Center for the Arts, Amherst, Virginia; the Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada; and CIRCA, London, UK. He is the recipient of artist grants from Bard College, YES Contemporary, and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Writing on his work has been featured in publications including Moving Image Art London, The Invisible Archive, and Glasstire. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Almendárez is based in Houston where he is an Administrative Coordinator and Artist Facilitator for Nameless Sound and Musical Director for TEATRX. He received his BA in Music Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills; his MA in Music Theory and Composition from Marshall University; and his MFA in Music/Sound from Bard College.

Venue

MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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(713) 521-4533
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