The C.X. Silver Gallery, on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, is home to one-of-a-kind art from ancient and modern times, the best dim sum in Vermont, and, for the past several years, the work of Nye Ffarrabas, a Brattleboro area resident for the past four decades, a conceptual visual artist for seven decades, a poet and writer for eight decades since early childhood, and, since the 60's, publisher and printer of The Black Thumb Press and a Fluxus artist. Growing out of the Happenings of the late 50s and early 60s, Fluxus is an international interdisciplinary community of artists, musicians, and poets, an ongoing laboratory of experimenting and exploring the boundaries of what is considered art, often performance-based, often text-based, intentionally defying definitions of itself, often playful, often contemplative and counter-intuitive drawing inspiration from the Zen Koan without specific contexts of religion. Now in her late 80s, Nye is annotating her Friday Book of White Noise in print through CX Silver Gallery Press, the first time these seminal works are appearing in their entirety in public after only excerpts in John Cage's 'Notations' Anthology. You can find her work in The Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center and The Getty Research Center, among other venues. She shares poems and words in this thoughtful audio segment.
Audio Producer: Adam Silver
Interview with: Nye Ffarrabas
Musical excerpts used by permission from Annea Lockwood's composition, 'Immersion' (1998) performed by Rebecca Celebulski and Peter Schoales, members of Auckland Chamber Orchestra, originally recorded for ANZ Concert (see Link below).
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