An Evening with Tapes, the first of five of the Dilating Nexus Series, will be held on Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Artifact Gallery, 1080 Duncan Ave. Admission is $5 at the door.
Review for An Evening with Tapes:
A magnetic night of chance exclusively utilizing tape as instrument, featuring a mixtape exchange (bring/take a mix), a cassette installation, tape DJs and unlikely soloists, duos, trios, and quartets presenting musical, visual, and performative sets using tape: reel-to-reel, audio cassette, videotape, adhesive, Elcaset, 8-track, 4-track, etc.
An auxiliary event will be presented the day after An Evening with Tapes, featuring Catholic Guilt, Secret Guilt, Rurnt, Torschlusspanik, Baby Magic and Subconscious Colors at Sluggo's North, 501 Cherokee Blvd., at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Admission at the door is $5.
The Dilating Nexus (shakingray.com/nexus/) is a monthly series of non-conventional events and ritualized social experiments housed in a variety of “total environments” throughout Chattanooga. The 5-month series aims to stimulate rarefied, esoteric and unknown actions within the region, while honoring and highlighting cutting-edge work that is already in existence. Each of the five events is presented as a provocation to galvanize marginalized performers and artists from all disciplines, pushing them into unforeseen situations and inspiring them to respond in genuinely spontaneous, creative and resourceful ways, said officials.