Alex Nathanson

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March 7th

Fan Letters performs at I/O at the Museum of the Moving Image, presented by MATA Interval

36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria, Queens

April 12th

Fan Letters performs at the Silent Barn with Bill Baird, Ryan Sawyer, and Botello/Owen/ Tusman.

603 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

May 28th

Fan Letters performs at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

with Kendall Williams + TBA

144 W. 65th St.
New York, NY

June

Strobe Network

Flux Factory
39-31 29th St.
Long Island City, Queens

September

Crazy Russian Street Games with Flux Factory

St. Petersburg, Russia

Recent Press

"Experimental Sound at the Museum of the Moving Image," Omni Reboot

"This Week's Must-see Art Events," Art F City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rat King

Rat King is a 3 part project, by Alex Nathanson, which includes a performance, video and sound installation, and single channel video. The performance component is a collaboration with composer and violinist Dylan Neely.

The project explores the paranoia that comes with sharing your living space with mice or rats. Even the smallest rustle causes your mind to jump to the conclusion that some creature is behind the cabinet or under the bed, regardless of whether or not it may actually be present. Your mind will imagine sounds and you may think you see something move out of the corner of your eye. Rat kings are creatures that exist in the grey area between myth and natural phenomenon. They are created when the tails of a pile of rats become intertwined and the mass is forced to move as one, eventually growing together to the point where they begin thinking and acting as one.

Rat King (Performance)

Video and Programming by Alex Nathanson
Music by Dylan Neely.
Performed by Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely @ Galerija Jogurt, AKC Medika, Zagreb, Croatia

Rat King (Single Channel Video)

 

Rat King (Installation)

Rats...
Tatiana Kaptan
Emma Wiggins
Marvin Gonzalez
Tyler Hazui
Elana Belle Carroll
Sofya Yampolsky
Bill Driscoll
Margaret Jacobi