Save the date: Bruce McClure at Skylab

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Bruce McClure, an artist and architect in residence later this month at the Wexner Center, will perform Saturday, Sept. 24 at Skylab in what promises to be an experience for the senses. McClure will also perform Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at art space It Looks Like It's Open on 13 East Tulane.

From Skylab: "McClure's performances involve up to six different 16mm projectors loaded with custom-made loops of appropriated footage and then fed through a barrage of delay pedals and home-made sound implements. They are loud, visceral, ephemeral and even stroboscopic, and are always coveted by those who have the rare opportunity to witness one. Bruce McClure is not a filmmaker per se (he points out "that Kodak or some other industrial giant makes the film"), but a performer, one who "will admit to using film."

McClure has twice been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in New York and he once opened for industrial music legends Throbbing Gristle. It'll cost you just six bucks (suggested donation) to see McClure at Skylab.

Doors open at 9 p.m. on Sept. 24. McClure will perform "A Gain Control of Circumcentric Megacycles" in two sets at 10 and 11 p.m., respectively. Skylab is all ages and BYOB; the folks there warn that, because McClure's performance is stroboscopic, it's not great for young children or babies.