The Selection Committee

now LIVE every other Sunday from 2-4pm
on Newtown Radio

in association with
International Waters gallery

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Past shows can be streamed below,
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Upcoming shows:

10/17 Michel Auder

11/14 Tarah Douglas, Carlos Valladares, and Freddy Villalobos PART 2



October 3, 2021
Tarah Douglas, Carlos Varadares & Freddy Villalobos

Stay Tuned for PART 2 on November 14!

Freddy and Tarah will be working together on the upcoming show at International Waters gallery, and Carlos will contribute an accompanying chapbook and film screening series. Freddy and Tarah are recent graduates of the Yale Unveristy School of Art MFA program, and Carlos is currently working on a PhD at the Yale Department of the History of Art. 

September 19, 2021
Chang Sujung

Complete playlist below with covered artists in parentheses; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. On Top of Spaghetti, Kidsongs, 1989. Video
  2. Sonatine 1 (Act of Violence), Joe Hisaishi, 1993. Sonatine, Takeshi Kitano, 1993
  3. Story of a family where in the beautiful world, Uhuhboo Project, 2014. Bad Movie (aka Timeless, Bottomless Bad Movie), Jang Sun-woo, 1997
  4. Yegelle Tezeta, Mulatu Astatke, 1969. Broken Flowers, Jim Jarmush, 2005
  5. I'm Deranged, David Bowie, 1995. Lost Highway, David Lynch, 1997 
  6. The Last Waltz, Cho Young-Wuk, 2010. Old Boy, Park Chan-wook, 2003
  7. Spring Day Goes, Kim Yun A, 2001. One Fine Springday, Hur Jin-ho, 2001
  8. Prophecies, Philip Glass, 1982. Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, 1982
  9. Yumeji's Theme, Shigeru Umebayashi, 1991. In the Mood for Love, Wang Kar Wai, 2000
  10. "Detective Conan" Main Theme, Katsuo Ōno, 1996. Detective Conan (aka Case Closed), 1994 ~ present
  11. Dance, Byung-woo, 2009. Mother, Bong Joon-ho, 2009.
  12. Cosmic Dancer, T. Rex, 1971. Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry 2000.
  13. You and Whose Army?, Radiohead, 2001. Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, 2010.
  14. The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate), III Presto; Antonio Vivaldi, c. 1720, performed by Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Celine Sciamma, 2019.
  15. 0107빙판과 절벽 [trans: 0107 Ice & Cliff], Uhuhboo Project, 2010. Night Fishing, PARKing CHANce, 2011.
  16. 거짓말이야 [trans: It’s a Lie], Kim Choo-ja, 1971. A secret Sunshine, Lee Chang Dong, 2007.
  17. Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, March No.1 in D, Sir Edward Elgar, 1901, performed by Philip Ellis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Oki’s movie, Hong Sang-soo, 2005.

Chang Sujung is an artist and video editor who lives and works in New York City. Chang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US in 2014. She uses logic, or measurable, physical properties, to structure her experience as a migrant. Derived from her ongoing interest in the relationship between speed, distance, and time, her recent work centers around the theme of migration. She received a BFA from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2013 and earned an MFA from Hunter College in 2017. Chang has participated in residencies at Hercules Art Studio Program in New York City, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and Wassaic Artist Residency, New York. Chang has recently exhibited at Hesse Flatow, New York, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, Jungganjijeom, Seoul, South Korea, and Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Chang is her last name and Sujung is her first name.

September 5, 2021
Gaby Collins-Fernandez

Complete playlist below with covered artists in parentheses; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Moon Shadow, Labelle, 1972 (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, 1970)
  2. When You Were Mine, Cyndi Lauper, 1983 (Prince, 1980)
  3. A Case of You, Prince, 2002 (Joni Mitchell, 1971)
  4. Cel U Lar Device, Erykah Badu, 2015 (Hotline Bling, Drake, 2015)
  5. Sunshine of Your Love, Ella Fitzgerald, 1969 (Cream, 1967)
  6. Touch My Body, Aretha Franklin, 2008 (Mariah Carey, 2008)
  7. Heartbreaker 7, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, 2021 (Mariah Carey, 1999)
  8. Pedro Navaja, Willie Colón & Rubén Blades, 1978 (Threepenny Opera, Kurt Weill & Bertholt Brecht, 1928 and West Side Story, Leonard Berstein, Stephen Sondheim & Arthur Laurents, 1957)
  9. Send in the Clowns, Grace Jones, 1977 (from A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler, 1973 inspired by the film Smiles of a Summer Night, Ingmar Bergman, 1955)
  10. Sexual Healing, Kate Bush, 1994 (Marvin Gaye, 1982)
  11. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Laura Nyro & LaBelle, 1971 (Smokey Robinson, 1962)
  12. Happiness is a Warm Gun, The Breeders, 1990 (The Beatles, 1968)
  13. All By Myself, Céline Dion, 1996 (eric Carmen, 1975)
  14. I Can’t Stand the Rain, Tina Turner, 1984 (Ann Peebles, 1973)
  15. Esta luz nunca se apagará–There Is a Light that Never Goes Out, Mikel Erentxun, 1992 (The Smiths, 1992)
  16. I Want to Know What Love Is, Shirley Bassey, 1991 (Foreigner, 1984)
  17. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: Adagio Sostenuto, piano: Sviatoslav Richter, conductor: Kurt Sanderling, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, 1900-01, performed 1991

Gaby Collins-Fernandezis an artist living and working in New York City. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College (B.A.) and the Yale School of Art (M.F.A., Painting/Printmaking). Her work has been shown in the US and internationally, including institutionally at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama and el Museo del Barrio, NY. Her work has been discussed in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail and artcritical, and on the video interview series, Gorky's Granddaughter. She is a recipient of residencies at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and a 2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Art Award. Collins-Fernandez is also a writer whose texts have appeared in Cultured Magazine, The Miami Rail, and The Brooklyn Rail. She is a founder and publisher of the annual magazine Precog, and a co-director of the artist-run art and music initiative BombPop!Up.

August 8, 2021
Ian L. C. Swordy

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Body and Soul, Hack Hylton
  2. Body and Soul, Louis Armstrong
  3. Body and Soul, Coleman Hawkins
  4. Body and Soul, Frank Sinatra
  5. Body and Soul, Stan Getz
  6. Body and Soul, Billie Holiday
  7. Body and Soul, John Coltraine
  8. Body and Soul, Archie Shepp, Richard Davis
  9. Body and Soul, Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse

Ian L.C. Swordy is a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, writing, and performance. Emerging from the Long Island and Brooklyn music scene of the early aughts, Swordy has reshaped his practice in the last several years, now working in carved stone, wood, and found-object assemblage, which he filters through punk’s performative, self-determinant lens. Swordy has authored two books, The Bull Loving Truth, in 2018, and Will & Grace, in 2020, recounting his musician, activist, and performance years, and the origins of his current practice. While living in Vermont, Swordy taught figure drawing at the Hall Art Foundation, in Reading, Vermont, and Drawing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH; he received his BA in studio art from Hunter College in 2007, and his MFA in sculpture at Yale University in 2009. Swordy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.