Saturday October, 8th - 2pm to 7pm

Vertical Horizons by Nicole Franchy 

Richard Garet: Subtracted (Sound Piece) 2-5:30PM

Cecilia Biagini and Damian Catera: Performance 5:30 - 6:30 PM





For the last day of Vertical Horizonsthe exhibition will be accompanied by Subtracted, a sound piece by Richard Garet. Garet's pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from his investigation of complex systems and algorithmic translations, are informed by the background noise established not only by mass media culture but also by the collective experience of the world that surrounds him. Garet’s reductive process seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from unconscious status to active presence. He finds further inspiration from observing isolated situations of everyday life and from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and environment. For this sonic construction, Garet focused on the metallic structure that emerges next to Pier D in Upper West Manhattan. This structure was accidentally created by the subtractive and take-away-processes of consuming fire, random chaos, erosion, and organic modification and eventually became an industrial heritage and a piece of art in its own right. Subtracted is the result of field recordings submitted to systems, digital processing, and reduction.






Cecilia Biagini and Damian Catera will perform an improvised piece inspired by Nicole Franchy's exhibition Vertical Horizons at The Chimney NYC, curated by Carla Lucini. Using Franchy's texts and images from the exhibit the duo will layer violin, guitar and electronics creating a dialogue of sounds that are a live response to the piece. By utilizing an intuitive model, they will create an ambient sound collage that traverses the ups and downs of our perception of space. The piece functions as a synesthetic experience, where sound and image interact



Richard Garet interweaves various media including moving image, sound, expanded photography, and multimedia performance. He holds an MFA from Bard College. His recent projects include RED-Splice, Fridman Gallery, NYC; SOUND ONE, Cindy Rucker, NYC; Periscope, Zipper Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Screen Memory, Galerie Burster, Berlin; Midnight Moment; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space, Studio 10, NY; Theorem: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Maná Contemporary, NJ; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Bioderivas; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Soundings: a Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain. He was awarded several residencies such as The Clocktower, NY and Issue Project Room, NY. Garet lives and works in New York.  


Cecilia Biagini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) started her artistic practice in the early 1980’s, and has been involved as painter, photographer and sculptor alongside as an actress in films, theater productions and performance pieces.  She received the Photography Critics Award from the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAYC, 1989) and was a recipient of the Kuitca Scholarship in 1994, and then again in 1997.  Her work was a runner up for the Braque Award and the Gunther Award (1997).  Biagini's work has been included in many notable group exhibitions at venues such as The Proa Foundation in Buenos Aires (1998), The Cervantes Institute in Rome (2006), The Bemis Center, Nebraska (2006), Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires (2012) and Mana Miami (2014) and is featured in the MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center’s Studio Visit, a virtual presentation of artists’ studios. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  


Damian Catera is a composer, interdisciplinary sound and media artist, whose work reflects interests in critical analysis, installation, performance and transmission. He has toured and exhibited his work the US, Europe and Asia. His primary mission as an artist is to blur disciplinary boundaries often utilizing appropriated material and algorithmic processing. In recent years, Damian has had a solo exhibit at Outlet Fine Arts in Brooklyn, performed in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and Hayden Planetarium. In 2015 he collaborated with Patricia Kositzky on NIGHT! a four part radio piece realized during a residency program at the Wave Farm in upstate NY.