For Art Basel Public, large-scale sculptures and installations by leading and emerging international artists are installed in Collins Park. The sector is curated by Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic and is produced in collaboration with the Bass and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture.
On December 6 at 8pm, the Public Sector will host a special performance by Jim Shaw and D’red D’warf: The Rinse Cycle: Parts One & Two.
Jim Shaw and the band D’red D’warf will perform the loosely defined first half of a prog rock opera. Progressive rock operas were popular in the late 1960s and 70s. Shaw conceived a prog rock opera over a decade ago as a way to elucidate the mythology of his fictional religion, Oism. Now titled “The Rinse Cycle” after Wagner’s set of operas, it consists of four movements of music revolving around two births and four apocalypses. The musical inspiration for the project is manifold and includes albums such as “Tales from Topographic Oceans” by Yes, “Uncle Meat” by The Mothers of Invention, “Supper’s Ready” by Genesis, and the artists Sun Ra, Magma, Amon Duul, and Captain Beefheart. Shaw and the band called D’red D’warf perform the first two movements of the opera that combines written music with improvisation, prehistoric chanting, and spoken-word, accompanied by visuals made by the artist specifically for the performance. Presented with the support of Blum & Poe, Metro Pictures, and Simon Lee.
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