July 1-July 31, 2022
Artist-in-ATHICA: Monty Greene
Open Studio and Installation Viewing Hours
- Ad Hoc Open Studio: Wednesday July 6-Thursday July 7, 2022
- Opening Event / Performance: Friday, July 8, 2022, 7:00 PM
- Viewing: Saturday, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2022 from 3:30-6:00 PM
- Viewing: Third Thursday, July 21, 2022 6:00-9:00 PM
ATHICA is delighted to announce that we are hosting the multidisciplinary artist Monty Greene as our Artist-in-ATHICA during the weeks of July 1-July 31, 2022. During his residency, Greene will develop and present a video installation, “Quarantined Apparitions,” based on works that he created during the pandemic. States Greene: “There is no avoiding the subject that has absorbed our psyche the last two-plus years. The videos presented are all a product of the circumstances we found ourselves collapsing into.” Covid lockdowns in NYC became the catalyst for Greene to move from Brooklyn, New York to a log cabin in the woods of rural Colbert, Georgia.
Covering the period of time from the January 2020 events in Wuhan China to the artist’s sudden relocation, the videos depict the artist’s paranoia, isolation, sudden unemployment, and his journey to find meaning in these events. The result—so far—has led to the artist’s newfound affinity with nature and wildlife.
The purpose of the residency is to foster the development of artists and their artistic works and to enrich the programmatic offerings and community experience provided by ATHICA. For more information about the ATHICA artist-in residence program, to apply, and to see previous residents, see: Artist-in-ATHICA
About Monty Greene
Industrial music pioneer Monty Greene graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Playwriting/Theater and has lived in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Dubai, UAE. Greene’s professional art career as a designer and project manager of retail displays brought him for 12 years to Dubai, in which he was able to present his imaginative concepts within Dubai’s high-end designer boutiques.
As the music producer “Nerveclinic,” Greene makes original computer-based music that he combines with experimental videos. He was in Athens’ first industrial band, “Damage Report,” which was notorious for bringing a dark sound combined with intense stage performances, using a computer to generate sound as early as 1985. Later he formed a second Athens industrial band called “Nerveclinic,” the same name he continues to use as his music-producer-moniker. The new incarnation continues to focus on dark, ominous, paranoid sounds.
In January 2020, Greene stumbled on a Reddit forum that was discussing a new virus in Wuhan, China, and showcased shocking footage of the events there, including the police crackdown, filmed by pedestrians. Much of this footage has still not been seen in the United States. Because of this accidental discovery, Greene was able to publish a Covid-themed music video by the first of March 2020, Gray Clouds, featuring the footage he had found of Wuhan and launching the Covid-isolation music and video project that is being presented during his ATHICA residency.
More About Monty Greene and Nerveclinic
Monty Greene Website: montygreene.com
Artists-in-ATHICA is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
Press Release: https://mailchi.mp/080631a3d274/coming-in-july-artist-in-athica-monty-greene