Satch Hoyt is an artist and musician based in Berlin, who was an artist-in-residence this past week at the Nasher Museum. Working with the Liberty Arts foundry in downtown Durham, Satch created a 16-foot canoe-shaped sculpture titled Celestial Vessel, which will be part of the upcoming Nasher Museum exhibition The Record. Materials for the work include a metal armature and vintage RCA Victor Red Seal 45-rpm records from the 1950s. The completed work will include an original soundscape composed by the artist. Visit the Nasher’s Flickr for some great photos of the project in progress.
1. Staff Benda Bilili, a group of so-called “handicapped” musicians from Zaire – check out their video, “Avramandole,”on YouTube – the dancing is crazy. Another great one is “Na Lingui Yo” – their version of James Brown’s “Sex Machine.”
3. Karaoke in Mauerpark (near the flea market) in Berlin on Sundays – fantastic people watching. Something like this would never happen in the U.S. It’s like a Roman Gladiatorial arena…
IMAGE: Photo by J. Caldwell