(RE)Happening at the site of the Black Mountain College

About The {Re}HAPPENING

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Who

The {Re}HAPPENING has been co-organized since its inception in 2010 by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the Media Arts Project.

What

The {Re}HAPPENING, an annual multidisciplinary experimental art event, honors the dynamic artistic energy of Black Mountain College and pays tribute to the groundbreaking innovations of that community of artists. Simultaneously, the event launches a contemporary platform for artists and attendees to experience adventurous art and creativity in the present day.

When

This year’s {Re}HAPPENING will take place Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 3:00-10:00pm.
For people that purchase Small Plate Dinner + Cocktail tickets the Cocktail Reception is from 6pm – 7pm and the Dinner is from 7pm – 8pm. Purchase Tickets Here

Where

The half-day event unfolds on the original campus of Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont in Lake Eden, NC. The grounds and buildings offer an array of sites for artists to utilize as the setting for their work—including forests, fields, hiking trails, tennis courts, an archery range, lodges and cabins, a large gymnasium, and Lake Eden—all against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Why

Taking its name from what is widely considered to be the first ‘Happening’ in the United States—sprung from John Cage’s emphasis on chance and the observer as vital components in artistic creation—the {Re}HAPPENING reimagines Black Mountain College’s tradition of Saturday night parties and performances. Cage’s proto-Happening took place at Black Mountain College in 1952 and featured Cage reading Meister Eckhart, Charles Olson and M.C. Richards reciting poetry, Robert Rauschenberg showing his White Paintings and playing recordings on an old
victrola, and Merce Cunningham dancing.

Each year, the {Re}HAPPENING features over 80 local, regional, national, and international artists collaborating on 30+ visual art installations, new media presentations, and performances dependent upon wildly innovative visual and participatory components. As with Cage’s 1952 event, the {Re}HAPPENING is a democratizing art experience, participatory and interactive rather than hierarchical.

Featured Artists

JULIE BECTON GILLUM (Asheville): “AEROSPHERE” butoh dance

MARIA BORGHOFF (Boone): “Mend”- sculpture

LINDSEY BREWER (Asheville): “Grit Graf”- dance

DAVID SANCHEZ BURR (Nevada): “n o w h e r e r a d i o” – sound installation

DALTON CARTER (Asheville): “TV Camp”- sound installation

JENNI COCKRELL (Asheville): “Butoh Tarot”- dance

ZACHARY COOPER (Asheville): “:43 sound from afar” –sound installation

AMANDA-RAY DANKO (Asheville): “A Step Into The Elements”- interactive installation

MICHAEL DICKINS + McLEAN FAHNESTOCK(Tennessee): “Rocket Launch” – video 

GENE FELICE (Maine): video

ANDREW GOODMAN (Rhode Island): “The Lighthammer Project”- sculptural installation

AMY HAMILTON (Asheville): “Untitled”- performance/installation

JANICE LANCASTER LARSEN ADAM LARSEN (Asheville): “Caryatid”- dance

KATHY LEINER (Asheville): “dis-card”- performance/video

JUSTIN LINCOLN (Washington): “Violent Abstraction” – video

MICHAEL LUCHTAN + KEHREN BARBOUR + RYAN HERYFORD + ANDREW FLETCHER + PATRICK KUKUCKA + GORDAN MONAHAN + FRED STRICKHAUSER + FRANCES DOMINQUEZ (Asheville): “Post Piano” – music

BENJAMIN MARTIN + ANDREW WEYENBERG + ERYN O’SULLIVAN + CORIANNA MOFFAT + ALEXANDER MORGAN (Asheville): “Les Fleures du Mal” – theater/puppet

CHRISTINA MELTON +  RUDY ZABOROWSKI  (Asheville): “The Mundane Shell” – installation

TAMALYN MILLER (New York): “Playing under the Influence: The AA Room”- installation/sound

JUDD MORRISSEY (Chicago): “Kjell, Ør the Y: An Augmented Reality Poem & Performance” – installation

ERIC MULLIS + MATT COSPER (Charlotte): “Later Rain” – performance/sound

DANIEL SABIO (Asheville): “Untitled” – installation

LYDIA SEE (Charlotte): “Untitled” – installation

ERIK WATERKOTTE + JESSICA LINDSEY (Charlotte): “Integrating Movement, Textures and Layers in Graphics and Sound” –video/sound

MADALYN WOFFORD + BRETT WYATT + KAYLEE DUNN (Asheville): “Untitled” – interactive installation

Chance Ops

KEN ABBOT (Asheville) aerial photographer 

TESSA RAYNE ANDERSON (Asheville) performer+ceramic artist

JILL COCKERHAM (Barnardsville) stitcher+collagist

MISSA COFFMAN (Spring Lake) intermedia artist

MINDY JANE COLEMAN (Asheville) dancer+designer

ANITA FUNSTON (Hendersonville) visual artist

ZAIRE KACZMARKSI (Asheville) photographer

TOBY KAUFMANN-BUHLER (Ohio) video/sound/staging artist

STACY KRAFT (Asheville) muralist+body artist

JAY MILLER (Asheville) performer+philosopher

CARLYN WALLER-WICKS (Rutherford) clarinetist, vocalist

Tabletop Sculpture Artists

MADISON CRIPPS

BRYAN LEMELL

SEVERN EATON