HEMPHILL Presents Emily Francisco at Julie Wolfe’s Green Room

By Editorial Team on December 7, 2015

Thu, 10 December 2015 - Thu, 31 December 2015

Photo courtesy of HEMPHILL.
Photo courtesy of HEMPHILL.


Opening: Thursday, December 10 at 7pm


Doors open at 6:00pm

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A DUEL BECOMES A BATTLE is the culmination of Emily Francisco’s music box projects. Since 2012, the DC based sculptor and sound artist has been creating “erasure music” by modifying and documenting music boxes collected at resale shops. By filing away key components of a song’s melody from the programming cylinder, she creates new compositions. Taking place in Julie Wolfe’s Greem Room installation at 1700 L St NW, the evening will begin with an empty jar and a modified music box built into a tiny piano. A period of deconstruction and modification will build up to a battle between seven music boxes. A live close-up video feed will capture the sequence, with the feed projected onto the gallery. This event marks her first live performance with music boxes.

Emily Francisco received her MFA from American University in 2013 and her BFA from Webster University in St. Louis in 2008. She has exhibited at the Kennedy Center Hall of Nations, among others, and currently resides in the Washington DC Metro Area.

This project is supported by The Lenkin Company.

Green Room Viewing Hours: 24/7 from the street through December 31.

Julie Wolfe’s Greem Room is located at 1700 L St. NW.