Act Name: Amplified Heat
Running Time: 45 minutes
Location: Pilot+Projects - 1719 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19125
Accessibility: Our main gallery entrance is not ADA accessible and has a large step, however a ramp can be made available at the residential entrance to the north of the gallery (entry through studio is the back entrance to gallery).
Description: In the new work Amplified Heat, Academy Records presents a 16mm film, projected, with original score and script performed live. Loosely structured as a series of excursions into real and remembered landscapes, the 45-minute artwork is composed of original footage interlaced with found footage. Synced with the film, the performance consists of a stereo electric guitar composition, sound effects and live script reading. As a unified experience, the multimedia Amplified Heat functions like a lyric essay, poetically meditating on themes of nostalgia (for what is real and imagined); loss of memory (personal and collective); and decay (of landscapes, civilizations and traditions, as well as humans’ relationships to such grand entities).
Cast: Stephen Lacy
Seating: Seated and/or Standing first come first serve, no RSVP tickets
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Dates and Times: 7pm - 9/28/2019
BIO. Academy Records is an artistic platform that manifests site-specific installations, stages live performances, and exhibits visual artworks composed with various media, including but not limited to film, music/sound, sculpture, drawing and printed ephemera. Helmed by Stephen Lacy, Academy Records points to the relationships between media—that which is performed, recorded and distributed—and physical environments.
Stephen Lacy lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. As Academy Records, Lacy has exhibited as part of deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum’s New England Biennial and the Whitney Biennial in New York City, and presented solo shows and performances at Actual Size Los Angeles, GRIN Contemporary, Greenlease Gallery, Gallery Wassermuhle, Herron School of Art, Art Gallery of Knoxville, Hyde Park Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among other venues. He has been artist-in-residence at Good Hatchery in Ireland, Center for Land Use Interpretation in Utah, and Kunstlersta e Stuhr in Germany. Academy Records projects have been discussed in Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, Artnet News, Art New England, Boston Globe, Bull Tongue, New York Times, NPR and WIRE Magazine, among other outlets. Lacy is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Design at Providence College.