Thursday, April 19, 2007
Full Description:Sonami and Costabile cook up "I.C.You", a live film shot and scored from two suitcases, a bowl of water and a piece of ice. Based on a script by NY poet Tom Sleigh, I.C.You follows the road-based travels of a truck driver delivering ice for the Universe Company. His job is to keep America cold. Sonami and Costabile open windows into his existence through photographs, drawings, videos, shadow theater, and miniature lighting rigs. Also on the program is Sonami's latest version of her performance "The Invention of Perspective (the Appearance of Silence)" with the ol' glove and Costabile on live video.
LAETITIA SONAMI is an electronic composer, performer and sound installation artist. Her performance work combines text, music and found sound, in compositions which have been described as "performance novels". Her interactive installations focus on embedding every day objects with kinetic and sonic personalities. Best known for her lady's glove, an evening black lycra glove studded with a myriad of sensors, she is performing worldwide and is based in Oakland, CA. ( http://www.sonami.net/.)
SUE COSTABILE aka SUE.C is a visual and performing artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her works challenge the norms of photography, video, and technology by blending them all into an organic and improvisational live performance setting. Employing a variety of digital tools to create an experimental animation "instrument," Costabile synthesizes cinema from photographs, drawings, watercolors, hand-made papers, fabrics and miniature interactive lighting effects. Dark, moody, textural, and physical, her live films inherit equally from the kinetic languages of Stan Brakhage's abstract cinema and Nicolas SchÃ¶ffer's lumodynamic scuptures. (http://www.sue-c.net/)