+ Space is proud to announce the retrospectacle of USCO, The Company of Us.
August 10th – September 21st, 2013
Opening Saturday, August 10th 5-8 pm.
The USCO group, which combined the efforts of a poet, a painter, and an electronics innovator to produce immersive multimedia events, was based in an old church in the Hudson Valley but also performed in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and at university campuses all across the United States. In the 1964-66 period of its most intense activity, the group projected slide and film collages, produced paintings that flashed and kinetic sculptures whose parts turned and scintillated or thrust up jets of water—all in an attempt to open audiences to nonlinear or even mystical experience, following the dictum that “You’ve got to go out of your mind to use your head.”‘ USCO was a countercultural effusion that also exhibited in major museums in the United States and Europe. It has been considered a key link in the development, variously, of “expanded cinema” and “visual music,” total environmental surrounds, and the internet.
—Michel Oren, USCO: “Getting Out of Your Mind to Use Your Head”
Art Journal, Winter 2010
View a printable list of available works in this show (PDF). Prices available upon request.
For more information see:
USCO: “Getting Out of Your Mind to Use Your Head” – Art Journal (winter 2010) PDF
Gerd Stern describes Shiva the 9′ painting shown at Centre Pompidou, Traces Du Sacré (video)
Summer of Love: Art of The Psychedelic Era at the Whitney Museum