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Moral Kombat: Pete Nolan vs. G Lucas Crane



On May 3, 2011 in the Clocktower Gallery, audio manipulationist G Lucas Crane encountered noise rock aficionado Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) in a improvisational battle with the newly re-designed and upgraded Moral Magistrate presiding. The Moral Magistrate is a machine/computer/construction that listens, gathers data, and calculates morality. It is literally patched into the signal path of each player. At the conclusion of each performance the machine indicates the morally superior performance.
 

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The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

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. .
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