ISSUE and supporter Robert Bielecki present a special preview night for Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain with performances by pioneering artists Tony Conrad and Yasunao Tone. This event is open exclusively to supporters of our Ten Years Alive Campaign. To receive your invitation, join or renew your membership today.
In Fall 2013, ISSUE presents Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain– a two-month festival bringing together a rich cross-section of over 50 groundbreaking interdisciplinary artists from Brooklyn and beyond, in celebration of ISSUE’s ten year history of artist innovation. Across more than 20 performances, the festival will reflect upon the last ten years and look towards the future, as ISSUE prepares to occupy our newly renovated theater in Downtown Brooklyn.
To support this landmark festival, ISSUE has been offered a special challenge grant opportunity by supporter Robert Bielecki, requiring a 2:1 match. If ISSUE raises $20,000 in support for Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain, Bielecki will contribute an additional $10,000. All Membership pledges or renewals made before July 30 will help ISSUE reach this critical goal. In addition to our year-round Membership benefits, all contributors to this campaign receive an invitation to this exclusive July 2 preview event.
Learn more about Ten Years on the Infinite Plain including the full list of confirmed artists at 10years.issueprojectroom.org
Polymath Tony Conrad is known by many names: composer, filmmaker, video artist, media activist, writer, and educator. Associated with the founding of minimal music and underground film, he is well known for his pivotal role in the formation of the Velvet Underground and The Dream Syndicate, as well as his 1966 film masterwork The Flicker. He performs and exhibits widely internationally, the present decade has seen a series of releases and exhibitions confirming his indefatigable creative legacy. Conrad is a founding member of the ISSUE Project Room Board.
Yasunao Tone was one of the first Japanese artists active in composing “events” and improvisational music. Active in the Fluxus movement since 1962, he has been an organizer and participant in many important performance groups including Group Ongaku, Hi-Red Center, and Team Random. Tone has worked in many media, creating pieces for electronics, computer systems, film, radio and television, and environmental art.