Two artists discuss the art of war. An exchange of audio and visual evidence of conspiracy theories and red herrings. Toby Heys investigates soundscapes used as weapons of deception and control; Lisi Raskin discovers bombing surveys that bloom into chakra maps; war games that become theaters of battle. Together they trouble over Squark Boxes, scuttling U-boats, the Barney theme song, and other Trojan horses.

Hosted by Art in General. Moderated by Molly Kleiman.

Participants
  • Lisi Raskin ’s on-site research of Cold War relics has informed the making of drawings, objects, videos, and large, constructed environments that simultaneously quell and stimulate her fear of technological progress and pathology. She is currently working on a performance and a series of constructions designed to send healing energy into the past, present, and future. Raskin has exhibited her artwork at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, MoMA PS1, and the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. In 2009, Raskin participated in the Istanbul Biennial.
  • Toby Heys produces music, sound, video, and Web projects as a member of Battery Operated and the KIT Collaboration. He runs the sound and video label Cocosolidciti and works in AUDiNT with Steve Goodman and Jon Cohrs. He is currently a resident at Eyebeam and an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholar finishing a PhD at John Moores University in England.
  • Molly Kleiman is Triple Canopy’s editorial director, co-director of the Back Room, and part-time faculty at New York University’s Gallatin School.