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Dan Friel & So So Glos

In this segment hear Dan Friel and the So So Glos recorded at an exhibition and party in the abandoned AIG world headquarters building in lower Manhattan. The art show and performances were presented by the Calder Foundation in association with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Clocktower Gallery, and The event, held concurrently with the 2011 Armory Show, was called Maybe I should have called it 'My Life in Nineteen Minutes' an exhibition of art and music on 5 March 2011.

Exhibiting artists include Dara Birnbaum, Steven Cairns, Alexander Calder, Ellen Cantor, Mike Cooter, Dan Friel, Michael Fullerton, Nick Hallett & Brock Monroe, Phillipa Horan, Yves Klein, Torsten Lauschmann, Jamie Davidovich & Gordon Matta-Clark, Herbert Matter, Matt McCormick, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tony Oursler, Pablo Pijnappel, Sally Potter, Laure Prouvost, Ash Reid, Hans Richter, Giles Round, Holton Rower, Gryphon Rue, Corin Sworn, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, William Wegman, Cara Tolmie, and others.

Music performances by Ava Luna, The So So Glos, Headless Horseman, Friends, PC Worship, Snowden Snowden, Mika Tajima / New Humans, White Suns.

Taking its name from Alexander Calder’s response to Work in Progress, his 1968 theatrical production, Maybe I should have called it ‘My Life in Nineteen Minutes’ was a twelve-hour one-day event that presents a continuous series of artist film screenings, performances and music.

This event was conceived by Victoria Brooks and curated by Brooks and Isla Leaver-Yap, Joe Ahearn, and Nicola Lees.



Emerging Underground


Delving deep into the the underground music scene, Clocktower hosts listen, comment, question and probe to get the latest and greatest of what's bubbling in the music scene. From jazz to metal to rock and all musical experiments in between, our hosts wade through the unknown areas of music to find, play, and interview the best new artists from way-out of the mainstream.

The Island


The Island radio series, produced and presented by curators Victoria Brooks and Andrew Bonacina, regularly presents on-site recordings of UK-based performance, music, panels and artist interviews. The Island also partners with the Clocktower Gallery on The Island Studio Sessions, a long-term research project that includes a series of residencies, exhibitions and radio broadcasts. The first two residents as part of the project are UK-based artists Haroon Mirza and Hannah Sawtell. These residencies are made possible by a collaboration between The Island (Andrew Bonacina and Victoria Brooks, curators) and the Clocktower (Alanna Heiss, curator). The Island is an itinerant non-profit organisation that develops curatorial projects in dialogue with international partners. The Island is committed to a collaborative model for working with organisations and artists across the globe to explore the critical potential of cultural exchange.