Man Bartlett

Recent works by Man Bartlett

Recent works from New York-based multidisciplinary artist Man Bartlett.

 
 

END GAME

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End Game is a multimedia installation that plots the path of consciousness through the end of history. A hypnotic and immersive dirge, it uses video, light, sound, and installation to ask, “What is the transference method of our psychic energies after the destruction of our planet? Where might the remaining matter of our essence travel to when our physical home is no more?" In this regard, End Game is both a vessel and a sarcophagus for the human spirit, traveling to an unknown and unknowable destination.

On view at Bert Green Fine Art November 9 - December 21.

Opening reception
Saturday November 9, 5p - 8p
8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620
Chicago IL 60603

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Signal Culture

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A special place where magic happens. I was in residency for a week in April 2019. Works currently in progress.


Winter Drone

20190210
Audio composition for vocals, electronic woodwind, singing bowl, and cassette.

An hourlong set (overlapping with Will Owen) as part of the 10-hour Winter Drone show at Secret Project Robot on February 10, 2019. Organized by Death By Audio Arcade/Mark Kleback.

Photos by Mengwen Cao.


The Vibratory Healing League: 20180901

Dedicated to water and whale energy, this assembly of The Vibratory Healing League featured a durational audio performance (noon to 6pm) delivered via FM radio headphones with taste and scent activations.

Sounds by Man Bartlett, activated nourishment by Anne Apparu, and scents by Incausa. Curated by Brent Birnbaum for Shows in Spaces at The Castle Rockaway. Special thanks to David Selig for hosting.

Photos by Brent Birnbaum.


The Vibratory Healing League: 20180623

A 6-hour audio performance from 12am to 6am. The night offered a dream state of durational drones with youth and self-help as thematic overtones. Created for Springboard Collective's 'One Spa on a Time'; co-directed by Danny Crump, Micah Snyder and Sarah Dahlinger in collaboration with Kyung jin Kim and Will Owen at Flux Factory.

Photos by Mengwen Cao.


SPACE ON EARTH IV

spread your light.
available on cassette.
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Side 1: Korg Gadget with Tap Delay iOS apps (through Audiobus), vocals (TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony-G XT, Empress Echosystem).
Side 2: Korg Gadget with Echo Pad, Crystalline, and Tap Delay iOS apps (through Audiobus).

Recording, production, and art design by Man.
Cassette manufacturing by Cryptic Carousel.


Drone Commute

All works composed, edited and recorded exclusively on my smartphone during my ~45-minute commute to my day job.

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