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Moral Kombat : Casper Electronics vs. G Lucas Crane



Fight for justice, humanity, melody, and most of all morality. As part of the summer 2011 Moral Kombat concert series at the Clocktower, Casper Electronics (Peter Edwards) and G. Lucas Crane fought for glory in the ultimate battle of musical morality in this eighth encounter. The Moral Magistrate, a machine with an astute mathematical awareness created by Edwards himself, is the final determiner of the two friends' fates. Yet the battle goes beyond a humorous take on the character of music, and presents an open dialogue that explores morality processed by our own brain computer in comparison to the less cerebral machine.

Listen to the epic battle between the mastermind creator and the tape-throwing torrent, followed by an exclusive interview with Casper Electronics about the Moral Magistrate device.

Learn more about Peter Edwards and his installation at the Clocktower in August and September 2012 by clicking HERE.
 

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart.


NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including WPS1.org, artonair.org, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section. 

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