Modified sci-fi novel, printmaking, steel, cartesian grid, gamelan ensemble, transcendence and addiction
Facilitated by Brody Condon, Case was a 6 hour deadpan reading of a modified version of the classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer by William Gibson in a rehearsal-like atmosphere.

Combining Gibson’s 1980s dystopian techno-fetishism with early twentieth-century abstraction, faux “virtual reality” scenes unfolded via moving Bauhaus-inspired sculptural props accompanied by the Gamelan ensemble Dharma Swara.

Case premiered at the New Museum in New York on November 22nd, 2009. The readers included Ray Radtke, Sasha Grey, Lionel Maunz, Sto Len, Tony Conrad, Peter Segerstrom, Melissa Baxter, Rachid Outabia, Emily Mahoney, Jee Sim, Guil R. Mullen, and Mallory Blair. The script was edited by Brandon Stosuy, with sound design by Peter Segerstrom, and printmaking by Breanne Trammell. The event was commissioned and presented by Rhizome and Performa 09.
Tony Conrad, Sasha Grey, and Ray "Bad Rad" Radtke