Political Speech # 13 - Dean Spunt
Photos by Stathis Mamalakis

Artistic performance by Dean Spunt
Party followed with DJ set by Lo-Fi
On Saturday, June 7th, 20:30, Kunsthalle Athena proudly presented Dean Spunt, member of noise punk act No Age and visual artist, for a unique artistic performance for the first time in Greece.

As part of the performance series Political Speeches, Dean Spunt presented a special action.
By drowning cassette players in paint inside vessels of glass, Spunt approaches sound almost as matter, but also as spectre, and through its slow degradation he allows sculptural sonic ‘objects’ to evolve. What we see (and especially what we hear) is the sound of disintegration, a representational approach to sound itself. By damaging the initial record on tape, we become witnesses of another carving on tape, that of an artistic gesture, where we experience the friction amongst the materials and perceive an almost tangible aspect of sound the moment we see its trace dematerialising.
Dean Spunt was again in Greece in 2011. The duo No Age played music that accompanied Doug Aitken’s Black Mirror live theatre performance, produced by the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Athens Festival.

Dean Allen Spunt (born November 30 1981) is an artist and musician from Los Angeles, CA. He was a founding member of the performance art punk group JEWS and band WIVES in 2000 and started his Post Present Medium record label in 2001. In 2006, alongside Randy Randall he co-founded the band / project NO AGE who have toured the world and have played such venues as The Museum Of Modern Art in New York City, The ICA in London and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Spunt's recent solo practice has taken the form of sound generated into an immediate physical object. In 2012 Spunt performed at The ICA in Philadelphia, USA. In 2013 he performed at Public Fiction Gallery in Los Angeles, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and at PERFORMA 13 in New York City.
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