“Why did you want to be a gay boy?” “Because I wanted to be a girl, I just like it.” In conjunction with our exhibition Semiotics of Cruising : Exhibit A : Tearoom by William E Jones (courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA) we will be screening Toshio Motsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses. Funeral Parade of Roses was released in Tokyo in 1969, it stands as a championing voice for Queer Film and the Japanese new-wave genre. Loosely based off Oedipus Rex, the film follows young Eddie (played by transgender actress Peter/Pita) through drag-queen bars, student protest, and personal memories as she fuels a violent love triangle between fellow diva, Leda and the alpha, Gonda. During the time of filming Japan experienced a major rise in grass-root organization and student protest against the presence of American […]
Trace message from under quarry stone. October 12 – November 17 A group exhibition with works by Tarik Garrett (Los Angeles), Doris Guo (NYC), Sarah Viviana Valdez (NYC), and Jack Crowley (NC). The objects in this exhibition come from the present day with the speculation that they are 50-60 years wiser. Crystallized behaviors. Dust covered anxieties. We hold them, turn them over, observe the geological imprint of their creators. A home is found in the coordination of superposition, a mutual understanding of where we are layered. With the fossilized process of trace dreaming, the future self follows the creators footprints toward present desires and fears as though they have been petrified for rediscovery.
The Semiotics of Cruising Exhibit A : Tearoom by William E. Jones October 12 – November 17 The Semiotics of Cruising presents seminal works that explore the intersection of “cruising” and contemporary art practices. The exhibition will address cruising from a historical perspective. Works from artists William E. Jones – “Tearoom” (1960’s), Robert Blanchon “untitled (s/m top/bottom)” (1970’s), Dean Sameshima (1980’s) among others will be presented singularly in stand alone exhibitions that will one day cultivate into a cohesive group show. The exhibition(s) will be curated by Bill Thelen and initiated at Lump Projects in Raleigh, NC. Exhibit A: William E. Jones – Tearoom (16mm film transferred to video, color, silent, 56 minutes, 1962/2007) Tearoom consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio, Police Department photographed men […]
The So & So Series- one of the Triangle’s longest running reading series – will host an evening of readings at LUMP on October 19 at 7:00 pm. Donations to Lump are greatly appreciated. The Readers: Threa Almontaser is an Arab-American writer born and raised in New York City. She is a MFA candidate in poetry at North Carolina State University and the recipient of scholarships from Tin House, Winter Tangerine, the Fine Arts Work Center, and elsewhere. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets, she is winner of the 2017 Unsilenced Grant for Muslim American Women Writers as well as the 9th annual Nazim Hikmet poetry competition. Her work is published in Baltimore Review, Track//Four, Kakalak, Gravel, Day One, and elsewhere. She currently teaches English to immigrants and refugees in Raleigh. Brian Howe is a journalist and […]
Janks Archive: Research Triangle Opens Friday September 7 Artists Jerstin Crosby (NC), Ben Kinsley (CO) and Jessica Langley (CO) will present Janks Archive: Research Triangle. This exhibition is part of their ongoing Janks Archive project (2012-present) which investigates traditions of insult humor in cultures from around the world. This multifaceted study documents this tradition through field recording, and presents the collection through an online database, public events, exhibitions, installations, publications, and a podcast. Janks Archive: Research Triangle will include a two-channel video installation, a series of sandwich boards donning insult jokes, and a Janks Archive research library. They will also be staging a series of public events around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, where they will interview residents to learn more about local traditions of insult humor. Using signs, banners, billboards, and sometimes murals, they re-present insults from their archive […]
We invite you to come and watch Liquid Sky with us. August 18, at 6:30pm As this will be the final day to view Siebren Versteeg’s exhibition, windowseat, we will be projecting, Slava Tsukerman’s, Liquid Sky — a 1982 independent, science fiction film — into Versteeg’s Thoughts, Without A Thinker installation. During the screening, the figurative, image capturing, sculptural element from the installation, will be seated within the audience. This sculptural element will collect Liquid Sky’s projection, delivering it thru an image recognition A.I. Screens hung within the space will present these results in real time throughout Liquid Sky‘s screening. Liquid Sky gives neon revelation to a New York that existed between late disco and the AIDS epidemic. Opening with disjointed synth sounds, we follow the heroin (sometimes hero), Margaret, into a high-fashion, drug fueled sub-culture that’s secretly invaded by a UFO. Visually grande, the neon lights, an ever […]
Friday August, 3rd 2018 : 6-10pm In response to the spontaneous, improvised nature of Siebren Versteeg’s, windowseat, we have invited four local performers to play inside the ever evolving installation. In order we have: “midcentury modular is John Mitchell based in Raleigh, NC, who uses modular synthesizer to create distant ambient soundscapes” “Chanelle A. Bergeron makes improvised & atmospheric sound-collage under the name of mille. Drawing upon the environment & energy of the night, she funnels the atmosphere in the room into a textured soundscape using various pedals, voice, harp, cassettes, & field recordings.” : https://soundcloud.com/mille_mille “cerulean is an audio, sometimes visual project based in Raleigh, NC. it’s fluid, never stagnant, and always evolving.” Chinchorro – Raleigh based painter, noise maker, often performs under the duo De Plata with Mille.
We gather inside a pastoral projection for a night of readings by Chanelle Bergeron, Dan Boehl, Lauren Hunter, Minori Sanchiz-Fung, and Chris Tonelli. Taking place inside Joy Meyers installation, The Lovers, we will acquaint you with spoken letters and snacks. The event will start some where around 7pm on Thursday May 31, a slow awakening before the weekend. Bring friends, bring lovers. Chris Tonelli is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. He is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections, most recently Whatever Stasis (Barrelhouse Books). He works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in downtown Raleigh, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera. Lauren Hunter is the author of HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS (Birds, LLC 2017). She has poems […]
Please join us Saturday June 9 at 2pm for an artist talk by Joy Meyer, we will have oreos and possibly coffee to drink. This will also be the last weekend to see the exhibition, so come see The Lovers one last time and dance in the fog machine.
Siebren Versteeg windowseat June 16 – August 18 Lump is pleased to announce windowseat, an exhibition of new work by New York based artist Siebren Versteeg. windowseat opens Saturday June 16, with a reception for the public from 6-9pm. windowseat features a generative media installation entitled ‘Thoughts without A Thinker’. In this work, Lump’s gallery is continuously monitored and uploaded to image recognition A.I. Screens hung throughout the space present the results in real time as an ever evolving exhibition of pictures gleaned from the artificial intelligence of our collective making. Other works include new algorithmic paintings that exemplify the artist’s interest in clouds and a continuous live image search for ‘perfect weather’. Born approximately 17,000 days ago, New York based artist Siebren Versteeg uses digital technologies to make work that synthesizes solipsistic painterly abstraction with coding in our hyper-connected present. The algorithms he writes tirelessly combine high […]
Joy Meyer The Lovers May 4- June 9 ” This large video project will involve thirteen-channels of video and sound. The complete show will also consist of large scale video installation, projections, faux fur rugs, neon signs, and vintage TV sets. The Lovers draws on speculative fiction, the tarot, theories of possible worlds, epistemology, and feminism to explore questions surrounding love and desire. In particular series of work I am raising questions about space, time, and romantic love. The series also ponders the tarot and television as two forms of pictorial yet antiquated myth making.” -Joy Meyer
Performing Saturday, April 21, 8pm at Lump TEGUCIGALPAN is the musical project of Carrboro, North Carolina’s Clark Blomquist, who’s recordings and performances explore the psychedelic possibilities of Electronic, Heavy Metal, Dark Wave, and Industrial musics. tegucigalpan.bandcamp.com MALL PROWLER is live-hardware-based Industrial/Noise/Techno artist Scott Appleby from Boone NC, who recently relocated to Raleigh. mallprowler4kudzu.bandcamp.com ~~ donations appreciated~~