Organized by curatorial and creative collective, Southernmost Situations, the exhibition will occupy inside and outside The Corner bar and surrounding areas.
Throughout the history of art-making, bars have been a pivotal meeting place for bohemian cultural savants to meet, drink, unwind, discuss, inspire, argue and vent. Typically these interactions are interdisciplinary by nature. Southernmost Situations will be taking over The Corner bar for a single night, forcing a meeting of the minds in an exaggerated night of visual and audio conversations between painters, electronic musicians, dancers, film makers and more.
Otto Von Schirach, half Cuban Native Indian half German Anunnaki wolf, was born in the 3rd point of the Bermuda Triangle, Miami. Some people say he was dropped into the triangle by a UFO or arrived in a Gravitron. As a child, his grandmother practiced Santeria, White Magic and the supernatural arts. She raised him to open his eyes to the strange and bizarre paranormal and to practice magic with God. Otto grew up in an area known as Tre Duece Ave. where the kids followed heavy Miami Bass and Cuban Tropical music. This Flamingo Prince started to DJ in 1990 at age 12 for school dances and house parties. In 1991 Otto bought his first drum machine and immediately he recognized his passion for cosmic diamond soaked kick drums. This is how Otto found his galactic audio home.
Take Earth Wave Surf Electro Bass Tropical calypso Dubstep Broken Noise Grind, IDM Folk Glitch, Breakcore orchestral Gabber, mix them all together and what you get? Otto Von Schirach and a magic super nova of sound waves. Otto began touring with a super dynamite Occult Space Age theatrical show, He gained buzz across the planet, nebula, and beyond. This Bass Warrior landed thousands of concerts around the globe, and began to work on projects with Venetian Snares, Skinny Puppy, Modeselektor, Blowfly, Miss Kitten, Cevin Key, GUT, Doormouse, Debbie D, Jose El Rey, and many more. The Audio Mania struck deals all over earth, one with Mike Patton’s Ipecac Records & a unique 4 GB Sound Library for Fixed Noise and Native Instruments entitled “OTTO”.
As a Miami Knight and leader of the Sound Barrier he was crowned King of the Bermuda Triangle. With his new title he started the Triangle Family with Mr. Feather and Alligator Jesus as well as the record label, TRIANGLE EARTH.
In the recent years Otto has become more involved in the professional art world via FriendsWithYou and experimental fine arts group TM Sisiters. His compositions for video artworks have been exhibited and purchased by museums and galleries across the Americas. Otto has also flexed his acting muscles by starring in the B film Death Print created and directed by Aiden Dillard. Currently working on collaborations with Blowfly, Venetian Snares, Dino Felipe & Cevin Key & a long awaited solo record in 2011.
Jenna Balfe was born and raised in Miami Fl. She attended Miami Dade College where she began to become interested in Dance, Poetry and Performance Art. After this she moved to Spain to become an English teacher and then to Massachusetts to finish her Bachelors degree. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. In a self created major titled: Environmental Studies and Movement as a form of Healing. Jenna has danced for choreographers such as: Erin Law, artist Naomii Fisher and The ™ Sisters and New York based Team Ohh. Jenna has shown at local galleries such as Dorsch Gallery (Miamii), The Bas Fisher Invitational (Miami), The NightClub (Miami) ,Baxter Studio’s (Miami) and created a piece for the recent Downtown Art Days for the art collective Southernmost Situations with Otto Von Schirach. Her most recent project BODYMOVEMENT is both a class and a dance company called COMPANY. Initially facilitated by the nomadic Miami art collective The End/Spring Break, Jenna currently organizes the class and company herself. Thus far, COMPANY gave workshops and performances at the 2012 Art Live Fair in Miami, performed during Art Basel and currently in the process (which also is the work itself) of creating their first production in Miami’s first temporary park Grand Central