January 31, 2003

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Presents Unnatural Nature at February TNT

On Thursday, February 6th at 7 pm the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts TNT (Thursday Night Thing), an ongoing program of events taking place downtown on the first Thursday of each month. February’s TNT features unnatural nature— an electric bonfire, flying dancers, organic sound, and digitally manipulated birds. Come early for a Q&A session with Cerca Series artist Helen Altman.

Admission to TNT is free but a $3 donation is welcome. MCASD Downtown is located at 1001 Kettner Blvd., across from the Santa Fe Depot. Support for TNT is provided by Karl Strauss Breweries, Fleischman Hillard, and Red Army Vodka.

Thursday, February 6 @ 7 pm

Helen Altman’s work explores notions of reality versus artificiality in everyday life, speaking to society’s need to manufacture “nature” and our nostalgia for simple comforts.

Inspired by Altman’s work, dancer Teena Diggs will explore the unnatural act of “flying”, performing a suspended dance routine in the downstairs galleries. Head upstairs to check out DJ Gage and friends present Adventure in Cyber Ornithology. The group will present an audio-visual, pseudo-scientific exploration of turntables, samplers, sequencers, and live digitally effected instruments, deconstructing and reconstructing our curious feathered friends with a kaleidoscopic whirl of sights and sounds.

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