Corruption Feeds Strings  
A concert on the occasion of Will Benedict's book release and signing of 'Corruption Feeds' published by Bergen Kunsthall: Compositions by Stefan & Sergei Tcherepnin played by the Grieg Academy String Quartet and special guests Will Benedict & Sergei Tcherepnin.

Sergei Thcerepnin: Pythons of Ashen Stone
Stefan Tcherepnin: 1x4=1
Sergei Thcerepnin: Blossom to Copper - world premiere

SERGEI TCHEREPNIN´s practice balances between performance, composition, and installation to explore the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. He composes multiple-channel sound pieces that are actualized through sculptural forms, objects that exist simultaneously as speakers and instruments. Tcherepnin´s performances and installations incorporate electronic and acoustic sound, often experimenting with materials for transmitting and modulating sonic vibrations. His works were exhibited at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, NYC, etc. His live music performances were staged at The Kitchen, NYC, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Performa Festival NYC, etc.

On the occasion of his recent exhibition “Corruption Feeds”, Bergen Kunsthall are publishing a new monograph on Will Benedict. Including full documentation of the exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, it has been designed in close collaboration with designer Theo Gennitsakis and features images of Benedict’s recent works and exhibitions. In addition it includes a number of artist-designed pages as well as new interviews with Martin Clark, Nicolas Trembley, Paul Theriault and Alivia Zivich.
“Corruption Feeds” was Will Benedict’s largest and most ambitious exhibition within an institutional context. It demonstrated the full breadth of his practice as an artist, curator and, most recently, filmmaker. The show included a group of Benedict´s own new works, a number of which he had produced collaboratively, as well as works by other artists (Henning Bohl, Wolfgang Breuer, Clegg & Guttmann, Howard Finster, Gaylen Gerber, Tom Humphreys, Inventory, Fredrik Kolstø, David Leonard, Michele Di Menna, Pentti Monkkonen, Puppies Puppies, Lin May Saeed, Lucie Stahl, Paul Theriault and Karl Uchermann). The exhibition also premiered a major new video work, commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall and made by Benedict in collaboration with the artist and journalist David Leonard.

Stefan Bivand - violin
Mara Smiukse - violin
Ingrid Rugesæter Eriksen - viola
Georgiy Imanov - cello

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