Robert Beatty offers a live performance and screening of new and recent work, as well as sound and video collaborations with Takeshi Murata, including the Chicago premiere of OM Rider (2013) and Colorado (2014), a new computer-animated video commissioned by Lampo. We also will show Murata’s I, Popeye (2010), Night Moves (2012) and Problem Areas (2013) for Oneohtrix Point Never.
Robert Beatty (b.1981, Lexington, Ky.) is an artist and electronic musician who performs solo under the name Three Legged Race. He is a long-running member of the bands Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core. Through Beatty’s collaboration with video artist Takeshi Murata, Three Legged Race has performed at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Deitch Projects, New York; the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; and the New Museum, New York. In 2013, Beatty released the acclaimed Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata (Glistening Examples), a collection of his audio work for Murata. Beatty’s performances and recordings explore the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Robert Beatty first appeared at Lampo in October 2008, when he premiered a two-movement work, Falling Order I and II. In March 2010, he and Takeshi Murata appeared together in the Lampo series, in a live performance and screening co-presented by Lampo and Conversations at the Edge.
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