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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.

3 Things

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 isNa Lingui Yo” – their version of James Brown’s “Sex Machine.”

Staff Benda Bililil 1

2. Rosa Caleta, my favorite Jamaican restaurant in Berlin. I always order the ackee and saltfish.

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…

Mauerpark Thriller

IMAGE: Photo by J. Caldwell

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