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Audio/Visual Performance

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ESTA NESBITT'S EVERYMAN AS ANYMAN, OR PUTTING ON, ON, ON, ON

Everyman as Anyman, or Putting On, On, On, On, On (1969) by Esta Nesbitt, from the Esta Nesbitt papers, 1941-1981, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (20 minutes) A 5-screen film and sound performance reconstructed and performed as a video and sound performance by the artist and filmmaker Kristen Anchor.

Friday, March 27, 2015
6:00pm  7:15pm
National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium
8th and G St Washington, DC USA

You Are What You Eat  

(ANIMATION WITH LIVE SOUND EFFECTS PERFORMANCE)

Animation and sound design by Kristen Anchor, performed by Kristen Anchor and Andrea Shearer

You Are What You Eat is a rotoscoped animation of kitchen disaster scenes, the sourced from Hollywood films.  Using studio foley sound techniques, fruit, kitchen appliances, and modified objects create the soundscape to the animation -- live and visible, in front of the audience.

 

Metro Gallery, May 2013

Metro Gallery, May 2013

Magic Movie Machines (Series) 

Live visual and audio performances with modified projectors, found 16mm film, leader, stock, spray paint, bleach, power tools, dirt, abrasives, etc.  Looping 16mm is manipulated live, changing the visuals, audio, and "narrative" over time.

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Sunset Lake Montebello Kristen Anchor Outer Visions High Zero Festival Sep 16, 2014

Monster Drummer Thunderupagus

Kristen Anchor and Andrea Shearer are Monster Drummer Thunderupagus, the out of this world monster drummer from another dimension.  MDT has played Transmodern Festival, Artscape, Creative Alliance, and many other venues across the multiverse!

Costume designed and constructed by Kristen Anchor

The Facts About The Cats

Video by Kristen Anchor (created at Experimental Television Center artist residency) 
Music by Rahne Alexander and Kristen Anchor
Performed by Rahne Alexander and Rahne Alexander

The Degenerettes

The Degenerettes are a lofi art pop group from Baltimore, MD. The all-girl group, originally formed in a Baltimore basement in 2005, brings together three magnates of Baltimore's DIY art and music scenes. In addition to performing in rock clubs, warehouses, and galleries on the East Coast, The Degenerettes collaborate with The Miss America Puppet Show, and are among the subjects of Riot Acts, an indie doc on transgender musicians released in 2009, have contributed music to films by Chris LaMartina and Jeanie Clark. and will also have a song featured in the forthcoming film version of Michelle Tea's acclaimed novel Valencia. 

The Degenerettes have released two albums, Bad Girls Go To Hell and Philosopher Queens are available on iTunes.

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Photo Credit: Carol Lehman

Photo Credit: Carol Lehman