Working Photos compiles still photography, video, and minimalist sound works created all over the world throughout his six-decade career.
The gallery will feature many of Niblock’s photographs scored by drone compositions, editioned prints of images from around the world, and layered photographs and video works such as Light Patterns, a series of high-contrast black and white slides that slowly dissolve into one another, suggesting the fluidity of memory and place.
The gallery will also screen his videos, including The Magic Sun (1966) featuring Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra, a 1986 collaborative video project with Arthur Russell, as well as works featuring Rhodri Davies, and Max Neuhaus. His series, Anecdotes (Stories from Childhood) (1985–1992) will present video portraits of individuals looking into the camera lens and candidly relating childhood memories, which range from the sensational to the abstract.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a four-part performance series at Fridman Gallery on November 26, December 6, and January 4 and 5. Niblock will also host a series of concerts throughout the month of December at his nearby historic Experimental Intermedia loft at 224 Centre Street. Finally, on December 21st, Niblock will stage his annual Winter Solstice marathon concert at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn.