Good Night Day Care
Organized by Michael Bauer and Nickolaus Typaldos

September 23 - October 2, 2016

138 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002

Black Cat Journal

Shoot the Lobster is excited to present Good Night Day Care.

GNDC will take over the Shoot the Lobster gallery space and transform it into a sound lab/workshop. For the first three days of the take-over, a rotating cast of GNDC affiliates will be working and composing in the space with performances in the evenings of those days from 6pm-9pm.

Following the first weekend GNDC will remain open as a shop during gallery hours. Merch, T-shirts and poster editions will be available for monetary exchange. Printing by Steve Panovich & The New Progressive Press.

All performances and lab hours will be documented for a recording/publication to be released at a later date by Shoot the Lobster.

Good Night Day Care is being initiated by Michael Bauer and Nickolaus Typaldos.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, 9/23:
Dr. Evilletown
King Pong

Saturday, 9/24
MV Carbon
Michael Bauer

Sunday, 9/25
Bentley Anderson
Metal Fatigue Music

Michael Bauer is an artist living in New York. He is a member of TB5, BABA and the Cologne based hybrid noise trio Yimaz House Band. He is represented by Peter Kilchmann Zurich; Alison Jacques, London; Norma Mangione Turin and Nino Mier, Los Angeles.

Nickolaus Typaldos is a multidisciplinary artist  whose efforts include publishing and organizing events and exhibitions.  He received an MFA from New York University, and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and has exhibited internationally. He is a member of the groups DROOIDS and TB5 and is based in New York City.

Steve Panovich is an artist and writer based in NYC, and founder of New Progressive Press, a bespoke screenprinting & design shop in Brooklyn.

Dr Evilletown has been described as "cool amateur fucked up downer punk with humor". Using performance and recorded music, past projects have included installations at Aviv, and a residency in Kara Walker's swing space. Debut cassette out on Brainplanrecords. Dr. Evilletown is currently Recording new material.

TB5 is Nickolaus Typaldos, Michael Bauer and Steve Five.

MV Carbon is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist.  Her work is comprised of live performance, installation, projection, music and sculpture.  She aims to transform space with the use of projection, audio and sculptural environments. Her intention is to provoke an extrasensory awareness through warping the boundaries of time and space. She endorses a fluid exchange between the spectator and the art form and often calls for interaction. She works to transcend the limitations of categorization and to contrive an ongoing sense of attainability.  Embracing a non-traditional approach to music, she plays tape machines, stringed instruments, gongs, amplified objects, electronics and crafted instruments. Her current work explores interchangeability, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, and the empirical force of nature.

Carbon has solo LP releases on Ecstatic Peace (2010), and Discomboulate (2016).She also is one half of the long withstanding experimental electronic duo Metalux , who has releases on Load, Hanson, 5RC, Veglia,  and No Fun.

SSPS is Jon Winfield Nicholson AKA Jon Sunville AKA Porkchop AKA Blaak Gigi. Originally known as "Private Sector" Jon did a string of Performance based sound performances in late 2004 in NYC. The "SS" was adopted partly to resolve design issues for the LED ER EST / SSPS split 7inch released in late 2007. With the release of that seven inch, it marked the beginning of the Private Sector as "Secret Servant of the Private Sector".In 2008 SSPS again transforms itself into the Saccharine Sister of the Pyramid Snake, and again in 2010 with the Savage Society Private Sector. Jon is also a member of EXCEPTER.

SLIKI is Slisco and Viki. Hailing from Miami, they have been huffing hard on the city’s bass frequencies, long drives in heavy traffic, and whatever else washes up from the ocean. Live actions commenced when they noticed that the film The Versace Murder, a made for Italian television movie chronicling the 1997 killing spree of Andrew Cunanan that culminated in the shooting death of fashion designer Giannni Versace at his Miami Beach home, was released in the US completely stripped of soundtrack. The duo decided that it would be their mission to continuously imagine the missing soundtrack as a series of live performances and recordings, sometimes accompanied by the film itself or other associated artifacts generated by the artists. The SLIKI project, long paused due to Slisco and Viki leaving Miami and engaging in lesser endeavors, has recently been reactivated.

DROOIDZS is an experiMENTAL group rooted in collaboration who produce improvisational electronic music and visual work. Core members include Ben Dowell, Nathan Gwynne and Nickolaus Typaldos. DRDZ has performed internationally at venues including MoMA PS1, Trans Pecos, and The Sunview Lucheonette, New York City; Power Lunches, London; Churchill's Pub and UNTITLED, Miami Beach; Friends Bar, Basel; and Centro ADM, Mexico City. Onstage collaborators and co-conspirators include Arto Lindsay, James Chance, Fritz Welch, Sam Hillmer, Siebren Versteeg, and Ruairiadh O'Connell among others. DROOIDS’ photograms were recently featured in the exhibition and catalog Dust: The plates of the present at Baxter St/CCNY in New York City. Their debut 12” was released in August 2015 on Lost Soul Enterprises. In 2016, an exclusive session was released on Mysteries of the Deep XLIV, and the limited edition picture disc “Eggcream” was pressed by Sunview Luncheonette Social Club, an occasion marked by a live performance and screening of the first DROOI5ZS music video produced by Merkx&Gwynne.

Bentley Anderson plays guitar in VBA, whose debut EP was just released on Blonde Redhead’s new label Asa Wa Kuru. He also runs a cassette only label called Decontrol.

Jeff DeGolier was born in Bellingham, WA.  He received his BFA in Photography and Ceramic Art from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999 and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004. Previous solo exhibitions include:Microamp Boombox, Waterfront Art/Life Institute, Kingston, NY; Fringe Benefits, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA; cyt O, Death Stuff, Chicago, IL; Shake-ity, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL and Double Truck Jump, New Jersey Project, Chicago, IL. Group exhibitions include: Knife Hits, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY; Past Tense/Future Perfect, Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC; Vroom Vroom, curated by John Silvis, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Metal Fatigue Music (1992 Toyota Previa), with Ben Vida, NADA, Miami Beach, FL; Days, Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, NY; and Regina Rex Pt. I, Eli Ping Gallery, New York, NY. DeGolier was an artist and residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and is a founding member of the artist run exhibition space, Regina Rex Gallery inNew York.

Ben Vida lives and works in New York.  In the mid-1990s he co-founded the group Town and Country and has since worked as a solo artist with releases on such labels as PAN, Alku, Shelter Press, Future Audio Graphics and Kranky. Recent exhibitions include [Smile on.] . . . [Pause.] . . . [Smile off.], Lisa Cooley, New York (2016); Slipping Control (West), 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California (2015). His work has been presented extensively throughout N. America, Japan, Australia and Europe at such institutions as the Guggenheim, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Audio Visual Arts, New York; Leap Gallery, Berlin; The Artist’s Institute, New York; the Sydney Opera House; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland and the Royal Festival Hall, London. 

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Paul Buonaguro is a poet, writer, teacher, archivist, and recording artist.  He has a bunch of kids and lives in New Jersey.

Garrett Buonaguro is a musician and artist. He tried to save Old Peppy.

Laura Hunt (NYC) is a painter, poet, and performer. Her work has been shown at Artists Space Books & Talks, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, Essex Flowers, Intraphenom, Kavita B Schmid, U.S. Blues, 50 Taaffe Place, and ZAX. She has also organized numerous group exhibitions at alternative spaces in New York and appears as a performer in Tony Oursler's film Imponderable, currently on view at MoMA. She will show work in the group exhibition "The Love Object" at Team Gallery in January.

Hannah Buonaguro is a poet and painter who lives by the ocean. 

Ryan Foerster b.1983 Newmarket Canada. He lives in Brooklyn NY.
Whitney Platt writes poetry, plays and short stories. He is the co-author of the collaborative artists’ book, Truth and Subterfuge (Press Editions, 2015), with Nickolaus Typaldos. The book is the first published collection of his poetry. He lives in New York City.