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MCA Live: The Work of Light

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

"**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

Daniel Wyche presents a new composition and aural display for guitars, electronics, and broken laptops.

"The Work of Light" emerged out of Wyche's translation of Raoul Moati’s "Levinas and the Night of Being" (a commentary on Emmanuel Levinas’s 1961 "Totality and Infinity"), which he began working on in 2013 and appeared in print in fall 2016. The piece was conceived of as aural display of suspicion for the “work that light performs,” that power which “reduces the future to that which is not yet present,” although there is no reason anyone other than myself has to understand these sounds in that way. "The Work of Light" debuted at the Omaha Under the Radar festival of new music in June 2016, and during a stay as a visiting artist at the ACRE residency that same month. It will be performed in collaboration with the video artist Jon Cates. Learn more:"

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