“CALL TO THE FRONT”
Guest artist Wynne Greenwood is the creative force behind Tracy + the Plastics, an extended project in which she played all three members of a post-riot girl queer art-punk band. As Tracy + the Plastics, Greenwood performed live as vocalist Tracy, accompanied by the electronic manifestations of keyboardist Nikki and drummer Cola. The collective appeared in various guises, synched and layered, in both rock and art venues from 1999 until 2006. The project was reborn and re-performed in recent exhibitions at the New Museum and Reed College. Greenwood shares this work, and joins us for a discussion exploring the fragmentary power of the voice, flatness and depth, glitches and stutters, archives, activism, noise, and silence.
The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. A Q&A session with the artist follows the screening. Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations necessary.
Wynne Greenwood, compilation video of Tracy + the Plastics performances (1999-2006) [60 min.]
Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance is a public film screening series curated by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog in conjunction with her spring visual arts/music course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image.” The course explores the use of sound in relation to moving images, including film scoring, musicals, soundtracks, music videos, and experimental sound and video art.
The film screening series is supported through the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series fund. Sacret Young is a 1969 graduate of Princeton and an author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and seven Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, winning two WGA Awards. He is perhaps best known for co-creating, along with William F. Broyles Jr., China Beach, the critically acclaimed ABC-TV drama series about medics and nurses during the Vietnam War, and for his work on the television drama The West Wing. Young has also received a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award, and his original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his fifth Humanitas Prize nomination.