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Pyrite Radio v.21 with Peter Simensky

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drum kit

Peter Simensky, Pyrite Radio - drum kit (detail), 2021. Photo credit: Nicholas Bruno

All that glitters isn’t gold. Pyrite (FeS20) alludes and distorts. Pyrite Radio, a virtual performance for the de Young Museum, mines histories of desire and loss while using the stone to tune into a variety of surfaces, from Rodin’s Thinker to sites of urban infrastructure. In this performance we will explore how sculptures can be receptive bodies of radio frequencies and sonic transmission, giving each piece its own voice and narrative. This program includes performances and video with Allie Hankins and rúben garcía marrufo. 
 
 
 
This event is part of Virtual Wednesdays, a weekly YouTube broadcast bringing you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.
 
Peter Simensky is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum 52, NY; Museum 500meter, Sapporo; The Swiss Institute, NY; and Project Row Houses, Houston. He is a recipient of La Tallera Siqueiros Residency, NYFA Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants, MacDowell Colony, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to name a few. Simensky Chairs the Sculpture, Individualized, and Community Arts programs at CCA.

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