Exhibition at Work Gallery


The Movement of People Working

Phill Niblock

March 19 - April 5th, 2014
Work Gallery | 306 State St. | Ann Arbor, MI

Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 19th, from 6-8pm with Phill Niblock in attendance.  

The Movement of People Working features over 20 hours of 16mm films Phill Niblock shot from 1973-1991 in the Arctic, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Indonesia, Hungary, Peru, Portugal, Lesotho, Romania, and Mexico.  These films focus on the rhythm and bodily movements of manual laborers within the frame, outside of sociological and anthropological concerns. Multiple video projections of these films are set to many hours of Niblock's minimal, microtonal compositions he composed and recorded from the early 1970s through 2012.

Phill Niblock (b.1933) a New York-based composer and multi-media musician internationally recognized for his minimalist compositions. He is the director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a parallel branch in Ghent, Belgium.
Niblock has been based in New York since 1958, initially working as a photographer and filmmaker. His first musical compositions date from 1968.

Presented with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Roman J. Witt Residency Program, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will host a live concert performance with Niblock on Thursday, March 20th at 7pm.  Admission is $7 ($5 for AAFF and MOCAD members).