Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 2016

1 - 3pm
by Cilla Vee
at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8
Eighth annual conference presented by Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
UNCA Reuter Center

For details:

The Art of the WORD
an evening of poetic collaborations 
featuring Western North Carolina based poets:
Tracey Schmidt 
Randi Janelle
Jeff Davis
& their artistic collaborators 
Weaverville Yoga studio

For details: 

SPLAT! at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference


A live-action-painting-performance-installation by Cilla Vee

for ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8
Friday September 23rd 1pm – 3pm
Reuter Center UNCA (outside)

In honor of the painters of Black Mountain College, Cilla Vee presents SPLAT! – a living embodiment of paint. Paint-as-medium, paint-as-subject, paint-as-collaborator, paint-as-author in the creation of art.
As the eighth annual ReViewing Black Mountain College conference begins, attendees will be greeted outside the Reuter Center by this kinetic celebration of paint.

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8 is an annual conference co-hosted by Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and the University of North Carolina, Asheville. September 23 – 25

Cilla Vee  (Claire Elizabeth Barratt) is an inter-disciplinary performing artist and director of Cilla Vee Life Arts – an arts organization founded in the South Bronx in 2002, with a focus on cross-media collaboration.
Claire received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts. Her pre-professional training includes the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Schools of Music examinations. She also served an apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York and has just completed an MFA in Creative Practice with the Transart Institute based in Berlin.
During the 1990s She was a founding member and co-director of Circle Modern Dance for ten years in Knoxville TN (now celebrating its 25th anniversary!) as well as resident choreographer for the Knoxville Opera Company and a dancer for Asheville Contemporary dance Theatre.
Claire has presented her work in venues as diverse as Jacob’s Pillow, the New York Botanical Gardens, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and Art Basel Miami. She has performed and taught throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.
She is based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December 2014

Dear friends,
I have two up-coming performances in New York ….
Friday, December 5th I will be collaborating with Audio-Visual artist David Linton at his “distended cinema” series ….. & on Monday, December 8th I will be collaborating with composer Al Margolis plus video artist Katherine Liberovskaya & movement artist Joe Burgio at Phil Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia series.
Details below …….

distENDed cinema: temporal flow in the wake of sound
– 2014 episode 2 - "The Opaque Body"

DEC 05
Friday, December 5
at 7:00pm - 11:45pm
Outpost Artists Resources
1665 Norman St, Ridgewood, New York 11385

"The Opaque Body" - performative audio visual works by:

victoria keddie

thomas dexter

stephen schaum

naval cassidy

luke dubois

kurt ralske

david linton & claire elizabeth barratt

angie eng with: koosil ja / geoff matters / hollie miller

The Forty-first Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-sixth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-sixth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-Fifth Annual Festival  with no fancy name, Part One (or A)              
Phill Niblock, curator
December 2014   

Ákos Rózmann (1939-2005)  - at 6PM                                                       Thursday 4
His legendary work ”Twelve Stations,” recently relased on the MEGO label (7CDs) -
presented in full scale: 6 hours  33 minutes 34 seconds in live diffusion by EMS director
Mats Lindström; presented by EMS/Elektronmusikstudion as part of Swedish Energies 2014

Al Margolis (If, Bwana) (New York)  - at 9pm                                          Monday 8
with Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) and Claire Elizabeth Barratt and Joe
Burgio (movement) perform Margolis's Nocrem - a series of works based
on Cesare Pavese's poem Nocturne; first performance with live video
and movement and live mix of prerecorded sound/music including spoken
text, voices, percussion and trumpet

Jaap Blonk (Netherlands)                                                                        Wednesday 10      
Presents "YappiScope": his first full show with visual projections;
it contains new videos, scores he wanders through, interactive animations,
live sound to silent films and other new multi-media work

Roger Kleier (New York)                                                                                   Friday 12
Roger Kleier (electric guitar), Brian Chase (drums and percussion), with Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard); a trio born in a torrential rainstorm meets again to mix equal parts
drama and static, rhythm and abstraction, in a parallel universe built out of guitars, electronically altered guitars, drums, electronically altered drums, and noisy altered
sample world

Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta (Lisbon)                                               Sunday 14
Voyager 66 = a trip - Route 66 = romantic reference - 66 streets, New York City - Voyager's
trip - space probe - Sounds out from the Solar system - Sounds of a 1977's planet Earth, inside the probe, now about 20 billion km from Earth - 37 years ago - a cabalistic number!
Also a trip inside each one of us - The concert includes the sounds of the audience - It is a party! It is a celebration! Like life.  - Your sound - voice, movements, words, silence,
glasses... everything - Inside outside - Starting when you arrive, ending when you go to
sleep - in another dimension - What reminds me Suzuki when he said: "The right art is purposeless, aimless!".  - In this way, Voyager 66 has no explanation -  It simply is

Carver Audain (New York)                                                                              Monday 15
My current work is an ongoing articulation of my interest in temporality and transition - aural intersections and physicality; a new piece comprised of prepared audio and radio will be presented along with recent work intended for a unique listening environment, such as the
one provided at EI

Jacques Diennet  (Marseille)                                                                 Wednesday 17
Le Pic Saint Loup - Jacques Diennet: composition, MIDI keyboard; Joe McPhee:
saxophone, pocket trumpet; Richard Dubelski: percussion & voice; René Bottlang: piano; Suzanne Joubert: text; Julie Demaison: production / distribution; it does not apply here a descriptive music, but the re-drawing of the image and imagination of the first emotional charge, catalyzing a place, harmonies and melodic undulations that load causes, its faults
and escarpments - as a relief of mind; playing stretching, long sequences, also built on an adversarial principle  (a dialogue ) between the abrupt tone, almost harsh percussive instruments (piano, percussion), their connotation "primitive", the saxophone and the most sophisticated digital technology instruments - Pic Saint Loup tries slipping spatio -temporal
and thus blurs confused elements of the universe, water, earth, and bring the viewer to live
a contemplative experience
Production - Ubris Studio, with the support of Marseille City; Region PACA; General Council of Bouches-du-Rhône

Seth Cluett  (US)                                                                                          Thursday 18
The artist and composer presents a new long-form work for amplified paper, oscillators and prepared zither

Maurits Wouters (Belgium) with a documentary on Phill Niblock    Friday 19  
Arcadia is a non-narrative, meditative 70 minute film; the film contains 7 shots; it has one subject: a lake (and his mystic aura) - Arcadia is a meditative exercise in watching;  the film was made in the context of a PhD about domestic and performative filmpractice; it is funded by Brussels Art Platform

Our programs are supported by The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc,
the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Phaedrus Foundation, and the New
York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew
Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013      
9pm         212 431 5127, 431 6430 and

Tuesday, February 5, 2013



Mark Lamb Dance and Metro Baptist Church 
Seasonal Saturday Sanctuary Salon Series at 7 pm 
“Blind Dates”
Metro Baptist Church
410 West 40th street (9th / 10th Aves) A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, 7 to Times Square 42nd Street
$15 admission
Saturday, February 9, 2013
7:00 - 10:00 pm
New York, NY - On Saturday, Feb. 9th at 7pm, join us for “Blind Dates”, a spirited evening of dance, music and storytelling. The evening will consist of a series of “blind dates” in which one dancer and one musician will be chosen on the spot to improvise a duet when their names are picked from a hat. The musicians range in diversity from an Opera singer to a harmonica player.
These pairings will include Deborah Gladstein with Marlon Cherry, Sarah Pope with Leo Hernandez, and Jennifer Wilenta with Shigemasa Nakano.
Other performers will include dancers Madison Krekel, Claire Barratt, and Mark Lamb along with musicians Leeanne Darling,Maryanne de Prophetis, Yayoi Ikiwa, Terre Roche, Kendra Shank, and Helen Yee.
The evening will consist of three performance sets interwoven with breaks for wine and homemade food, conversation and participation.

FEB 22 & 23

XFest 2013
119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford Street – Lowell, MA 01851
Friday-Sunday February 22-24 @ 119 Gallery, UnchARTed, LTC
Improvised music, visuals, movement, and poetry.
119 Gallery presents XFest 2013, a festival of improvised music, visuals, movement, and poetry. The format of the festival is simple and challenging: 25 visiting artists and 70 local artists perform. On Friday and Saturday evening there are 10 half-hour sets that feature visiting artists with local artists at 119 Gallery. This year, on Saturday afternoon visiting and local poets read with the musicians at UnchARTed Gallery. On Sunday afternoon local bands will play at Lowell Telecommunications Corp.

FEB 24

Claire E Barratt – movement with Jill Burton – voice & Jane Scarpantoni - cello
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
(between Clinton & Suffolk)
venue suggested donation (go to COMA calendar)

FEB 25

Claire E Barratt – movement with Jill Burton – voice & Jane Scarpantoni - cello
Plus Ryan Krause & I’d M Theftable
109 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
venue suggested donation

FEB 27

Highwire Gallery
Claire E Barratt – movement with Jill Burton – voice & Jack Wright - saxophone
2040 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125
venue suggested donation


{RE}HAPPENING 2013 at Black Mountain College, NC
Please see website for full details

Friday, March 9, 2012



Thursday 23rd


Brooklyn NY

Vaudeville Park, 26 Bushwick Ave

Claire – improvised performance with Jill Burton, David First, Michael Evans, Jane Scarpantoni

Curated by Valerie Kuhn

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th


Lowell MA

119 Gallery, 119 Chelmford Rd

Claire – movement artist at X-Fest multi-media improvisation festival

Curated by Walter Wright


Sundays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

MOTION SCULPTURE movement workshops

4pm – 7pm

Asheville NC

The Artery – Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St, River Arts District

Claire – creator & instructor of Motion Sculpture movement method

Saturday 17th

{PRE}HAPPENING (event to promote the {Re}Happening)

8pm – 11pm

Asheville NC

Block closed outside Walnut Wine Bar – 5, Walnut St, Downtown Asheville

Claire – performance art at multi-media event in collaboration with the City of Asheville’s “Easel Rider” Mobile Arts Lab

Produced & presented by BMCM+AC & MAP

Saturday 24th

DAVID LINTON – Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System (NYC)

1pm – 3pm

Asheville NC

The Artery - Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St, River Arts District

Workshop / Demonstration / Q&A

by guest artist for the “Mountain To Sky Artist Exchange” - a CVLA exchange program between NYC & Asheville NC based artists.

Curated by Claire & hosted by AAAC

DAVID LINTON – Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System (NYC)


Asheville NC

The Artery - Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St, River Arts District

Audio-Visual performance event

by guest artist for the “Mountain To Sky Artist Exchange” - a CVLA exchange program between NYC & Asheville NC based artists.

Curated by Claire & hosted by AAAC

Friday 30th

{PRE}HAPPENING (event to promote the {Re}Happening)

6pm – 9pm

Asheville NC

The Artery - Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St, River Arts District

Multi-media arts event in conjunction with AAAC’s Creative Sector Summit featuring multiple artist’s work

Curated by Claire & hosted by AAAC for BMCM+AC & MAP

Saturday 31st


3pm – 9pm

Asheville NC

The Artery - Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St, River Arts District

Audio–Visual & Motion Sculpture movement installation

Created by Claire – a collaboration with David Linton as part of the “Mountain To Sky Artist Exchange” - & featuring multiple sound & movement performers

Produced & presented by CVLA with AAAC in conjunction with the Creative Sector Summit


Saturday 7th


6pm – 12

Black Mountain NC

Camp Rockmont – site of Black Mountain College

CVLA presents “L’OEUF” an absurdist site-specific installation on the tennis court

Created by Claire & featuring multiple performing artists

{Re}Happening is a benefit event for BMCM+AC & MAP featuring work by multiple artists throughout the site of the renowned old BMC campus

Produced by BMCM+AC & MAP

Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter into SPRING 2011


A Fresh Exploration of Creativity & Community
A preview of work developing for {Re}HAPPENING 2011 at Black Mountain College – APRIL 9th
& More…

Saturday, February 19th

{Pre}HAPPENING @ Madison County Arts Council (MCAC):
90 South Main Street, Marshall NC
Saturday, February 19th
Starts at 8pm
$5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, March 5th

{Pre}HAPPENING @ Asheville Arts Council (AAC)
“Artery” Space:
346 Depot Street, Asheville NC

Saturday, March 5th
Starts at 8pm
$5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, March 12th

{Pre}HAPPENING @ 5 Walnut Wine Bar / Gallery:
5 Walnut Street, Asheville NC
Saturday, March 12th
Starts at 8pm
$5 Suggested Donation


Friday – Sunday, March 4th – 6th

Gallery 119, Lowell MA


Festival of improvized collaborations

Monday, January 24, 2011

WINTER 2010 / 2011


Saturday, December 18

7:00pm – 2:00am

The Laboratory!

818 West University Ave

Gainesville, FL

“Night Of The Wierds”

Expirimental music & Noise.

Claire Elizabeth Barratt – movement / voice

Jill Burton – voice

Travis Johnson – sound


Saturday 8th through Saturday 29th

Flood Gallery – Phil Mechanic Studios, RiverArts District,

109 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801

“Dance is the New Visual Art” – video installation

by Claire Elizabeth Barratt

Opening reception – Saturday 8th – 7pm

Closing reception – Saturday 29th – Noon

Thursday, January 27

5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wine Studio of Asheville

169 Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC


Event to promote {Re}Happening 2011 – BMCM+AC & MAP

Performance by:

Claire Elizabeth Barratt – movement

Elisa Faires – sound

Performance will take place at approximately 6.30 pm


Monday, February 14th

7.30 – 10pm

Masonic Temple performance space

80, Broadway Street

Asheville NC 28801

“S/he Loves Me, S/he Loves Me Not”

Valentines event with Moving Women dance company

“Cilla Vee” as Cupid