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Mary Mattingly's Flock House Performances

Appearing at the Clocktower Gallery, the Flock House Project is a group of self-contained ecosystems migrating around New York City’s five boroughs. The project consists of a group of sculptural microspheres in an effort to move toward an open shelter framework where created environments are adaptable, collapsible, and modular. Flock House microspheres can be built in, transported to, and survive in and among urban centers along three planes of living (subterranean, ground, and sky).

Performances by Greenpot Bluepot, DW-DK and sound by Maria Chavez.



Natalie Rose LeBrecht, who released her first albums under the name Greenpot Bluepot, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Devoted to studies in sound, texture and emotion, LeBrecht creates an intriguing sphere of her own in her artwork, and somehow preserves a fantastic sense of humour in the process. She is also known for an unsettlingly schizophrenic voice that morphs into different personalities within each song, invading the listener’s senses and illusions.

DW-DK is comprised of Darren Will and David Kanbergs. They perform long-form compositions with guitars and synthesizers. For this event they performed a piece called Twenty Minutes for two Roland Juno 60 synths, Casio keyboard, guitar and prepared cassette tape.

Mary Mattingly's practice collapses boundaries between performance, sculpture, architecture, and photography through creating and documenting wearable environments and autonomous living systems. Mary has participated in exhibitions at deCordova Sculpture Park, the International Center of Photography, Palais de Tokyo, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Occurrence Espace d’art et d’essai Contemporains in Montreal, Robert Mann Gallery, the New York Public Library, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Galerie Adler in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2009, she launched the Waterpod Project, a floating sculptural living system and public space in New York City. In 2010, she participated in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation residency (NYC), Skowhegan (ME), and was awarded an Art Matters Foundation travel grant. Currently, Mattingly is a fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology.

Flock House Living System Pods

In May 2012, the Flock House Project, a group of self-contained ecosystems migrating around New York City’s five boroughs, premiered at the Clocktower Gallery. It comprised a group of sculptural microspheres that imagine and begin to construct an open framework where created environments are adaptable, collapsible, and modular. Flock House microspheres can be built in, transported to, and survive in and among urban centers along three planes of living (subterranean, ground, and sky). Built collaboratively upon reclaimed, recycled, redesigned, and rethought materials, Flock House microspheres promote wider adoption of rainwater capture, inner-city agriculture, and solar and human-powered energy technologies. During Mattingly's residency at Clocktower Gallery, visitors were allowed to experience these pods through solitary time living-system experiments and radio interviews.
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Greenpot Bluepot

Operating under the name Greenpot Bluepot, Natalie Rose LeBrecht creates music which incorporates primal overtones and incantations. She forms her sound with self played percussion, harmonium, and layering of her own voice. This solo performance took place inside Mary Mattingly's Flock House pod in the Clocktower Gallery in June 2012.
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DW-DK, Twenty Minutes

Twenty Minutes is a piece of experimental music composed by Darren Will and David Kanbergs (DW-DK) for two Roland Juno 60 synthesizers, Casio keyboard, guitar and prepared cassette tape. It was performed in a setting of synthetic hair and summer heat amidst an attentive crowd on June 21, 2012.
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