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Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18, 2020, 7:30 PM

Cube

$25 general admission
$10 students with ID and youth 18 and under

Kaki King’s DATA NOT FOUND, in collaboration with Giorgia Lupi, is a contemporary musical and visual journey, powered by the study and illustration of data. It explores how big data and personal data have come to affect our lives, and what those effects look and sound like.

Drawing on the success of her first multimedia production, The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body, King’s guitar playing is centerpiece, joined together with Lupi’s data visualization and analysis. King fans will find themselves immersed in her music, while aficionados of contemporary performance will be riveted by the innovative video pieces, audio-reactive guitar performances, distinct animations, sound design architecture, and other technological content. Expect quick changes of pace, thought-provoking evocations, and lots and lots of...sand!

We are living in an age where data is king. In its most basic form, data is just a collection of facts and statistics, and we humans have been collecting it since the dawn of time. But in today’s world, data isn’t limited to academic study and record-keeping. Today, data is for everyone. Never before have we had such unparalleled access and computational tools. How are we using this power? How should we use that power?

DATA NOT FOUND will be the joint effort of a team of artists and experts. The Moss Arts Center is a co-commissioner for the project, along with the the Arts Center at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi and the International Festival of Ideas, with a creative residency taking place at MASS MoCA, a creative and planning residency at the the Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, and residencies elsewhere.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist King has released eight albums over the past 13 years. She has presented her work in prestigious arts centers around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, MoMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Met. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including August Rush and Sean Penn's Into the Wild, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination alongside Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook for Best Original Score.

Lupi is an information designer, artist, and author. Data is her tool, medium, and material to tell stories. With her practice, she creates visual languages to represent data to make them more contextual, engaging, and human.

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