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LIVE on TheLotRadio.com Fridays 4-6pm EST

 

Visual and Musical Selections Fleshed in Color sometimes themed: Swans, Infinite Mirrors and Smokey Reflections, Richard H. Kirk, Belgium House (80s and 90s), Piano House, Chuck Berry, How to make Poke, Trump Inauguration, Peeps 2017, The Chicken.

DJ Gigs

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Boom Boom Room following
a live performance by

Quinn Lamont Luke in honor
of Different Aspirations.

The Standard Hotel
June 7th
10-2am

 
 

More UPcoming

 

The Lot Radio
June 9th 4-6pm

 

Mana Contemporary
Aug 19th
Live performance of
Centripetal

 

Past Residencies

New York: 

Swim Bar, Lit, Kate's Joint, Sway/Retail Mafia Mondays, Avalon, Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels, Gansevoort Hotel.
Marquee and Happy Valley (Promoter/DJ)

Los Angeles: 

Standard Hotels, Custom Hotel, House of Blues

Las Vegas: DJ and Talent Booker for
the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel (2011)

 
 
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Performance

The Lot Radio

Every other Friday Christine Renee hosts a show on The Lot Radio. Her shows are unique in that they make use of the web-cam, live video format. She directly engages with the camera, decorates the space and chooses different themes expressed musically and visually. She some times dresses like The Chicken, a mythic creature born in 2006.

Next Show is June 9th 4-6pm EST


Centripetal

Centripetal is a live performance using human tunning forks designed by former Bellevue Psychiatric Ward head Dr. John Beaulieu to affect the light and sound waves in the human body and bring about healing. They might also be thought of as divining tools. Christine Renee plays this instrument in a 4 channel, amplified space.

Next Performance is August 19th at the Mana Contemporary art center in New Jersey


Stamina 2005

In 2005 Christine Renee and Alex Czetwertynski agreed to help artist Agathe Snow produce a film. Inspired by Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horse Don't They? Agathe aimed to stage a 3 day dance marathon that would house all of the downtown kids representing the post 9-11 arts scene. It was called Stamina and the party/piece took place in the infamous Ann St loft a few blocks from the fallen towers. It lasted 36 hours and has been described as a watershed moment for the community it documents; a beginning and an end.


Artspace on Stamina (article is not completely accurate). 

Shown at:
Art Basil Miami (2005) 
the Guggenheim (2015)


Deitch Art Parade 

Disco Chicken and Donkey (artist Mika Parla) led a troop of DJs carrying life-size likeness of themselves, guitables and giant Dj paraphernalia: needles, headphones, etc. in the Deitch Art Parade (2007) The Donkey threw condoms to the crowd and Chicken bawked through a bullhorn. This was a synthesis of two performance concepts:

Disco Chicken and The DJ Affair Collection


DISCO CHICKEN

The origins are mysterious, but this is known: First seen in Los Angeles (2006)

 


THE DJ AFFAIR Collection

Christine Renee started this on-going project in the dawn of digital music's coming of age within the DJ community. CDJs and iPods enabled anyone to DJ and the question came, "What is a DJ?". CR claims that anyone who calls themself a DJ, is in fact a DJ and celebrated this by photographing and reproducing DJs in Paris, NY, Mexico and New York creating  life-size, cutout DJ replicants. DJs were encouraged to take their twin with them to gigs in case they needed to "wash their hands," dance, or chat with friends. They could put on a bathroom song or a pre-recorded mix, replace themselves with themselves and do as they wished for a bit.

The project was also a reaction to the fact that women are often hired to play in boutiques, pop-ups and gallery openings simply because they are female. In these cases, the client has very little interest in the DJ's work, but knows that aesthetically they fulfill the desired look and feel of the event. With a DJ Affair cutout, female DJs can accept these jobs without sacrificing their artistic integrity by letting their doppelgänger stand behind the event and do all the "work" of looking pretty while music pipes through the store.

Shown at:

NYC Brunch Party - rotating locations NY (2003-2004) in collaboration with Senz and Agathe Snow
Agnes B Gallery Paris in conjunction with Draft by Senz (2004)
Moma PS1 for DJ Harvey's Warm-UP Gig NY (2005)
Dietch Gallery Art Parade NY (2007)

 

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BIO

     CHRISTINE RENEE IS A DJ FROM AUSTIN. AS THE DAUGHTER OF A GUITARIST AND RECORD COLLECTOR, SHE WAS BROUGHT UP SURROUNDED BY MUSIC. AFTER GOING TO HER FIRST RAVE AND HEARING A JOSH WINK SET SHE STARTED BUYING VINYLS WITH INTENT TO DJ. 
     WHEN SHE MOVED FROM TEXAS TO NEW YORK IN 2001 SHE SPENT HER DAYS WORKING AT AN EAST VILLAGE RECORD STORE WHILE HER NIGHTS WERE SPENT IN THE THEN EMERGING NEW DISCO AND HOUSE SCENES. NYC DIVE BARS ARE WHERE SHE BOTH TRAINED HERSELF AS A DJ AND CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF AN ERA THAT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS ENCHANTING AND VIBRANT. 
       HER LOVE FOR DANCE MUSIC DEEPENED IN LOS ANGELES (2006), WHERE SHE ALTERNATED UNDERGROUND DANCE GIGS AND LAS VEGAS RESIDENCIES FOR FIVE YEARS. THIS ABILITY TO BLUR THE LINES OF GENRES REVEALED A CURIOSITY FOR THE COMMON THREADS OF CULTURE AND HISTORY BEHIND MUSIC: HOW AND WHY IT MAKES PEOPLE VIBRATE.
       HER PHILOSOPHY IS NOW EXPERIENCED IN NEW YORK, WHERE SHE MOVED BACK IN 2012. SINCE THEN CHRISTINE RENEE HAS PLAYED WITH PHILIP GLASS, NICKY SIANO AND MAURICE FULTON AND COLLABORATED ON MANY PROJECTS WITH ARTISTS. SHE IS
ALSO THE HOST OF A POETIC RADIO/VIDEO Show.