Optics 0:1: Combinations is the premiere of the second annual multimedia festival directed by Victoria Keddie that examines modalities of creation, production, and performance involving video based technologies. This year’s festival focuses on combinations of multi-media within the context of a live performance. Areas of focus include multi-channel video camera recording processes and live production, choreography of space and movement, and photographic sound.
>> Tuesday, November 7 @ 8pm
Nina Sobell revisits her 1972 work “Glass” for multi channel video camera, broken glass, and mirror, silicone, and projection.
Amy Ruhl performs “Between Tin Men,” a multi-media performance, video, and installation project adapted from L. Frank Baum’s The Tin Woodsman of Oz.
Samantha Crabtree performs new work for multi-channel broadcast.
>> Wednesday, November 8 @ 8pm
Kuperus and Miller perform “The Perfect Accent Piece,” a four-part study in absurdity, domestic repetition, and (un)reviewed & under-viewed situations.
Koen Holtkamp (as Beast) performs new work for laser projection and electronic sound.
Charas, Syeus and Matthew Mottel perform “Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders,” an audio/visual performance incorporating Syeus Mottel’s (b. Bronx 1930-2014) photographs from the book CHARAS: The Improbable Dome Builders (forthcoming Fall 2017 via Song Cave and Pioneer Works).
>> Thursday, November 9 @ 8pm
Zach Layton with Victoria Keddie, Elisa Sanitago, Felicia Ballos present “Transduction,” new work for electronic video and sound controlled camera system and movement.
Tatiana Kronberg and Meg Clixby perform new work that presents the darkened chamber of the performance space as a metaphor for the unconscious brain activity of electrochemical waves.
>> Media installation of “Pattern Language” by Peter Burr.
>> Video programs curated by Enrico Camporesi (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Kolbein Holgi & Rebecca Moran (Reykjavik), and Mark Pilkington (Quietus Press / Strange Attractor, London).
>> Promotional material designed by Ethan Miller.
Victoria Keddie is an artist working within cross disciplines of sound, video, installation, and performance. Keddie works with electronic sound and video composition, and choreography. Of interest are the fluctuations of electromagnetic activity, stereoscopic image and dimensional spaces, satellite debris and collision, image and sound synchronicity and collapse, time sensitivity, and the body in relation to the machine. Keddie is the co-director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. In early 2016, UNIT 11 was launched, a mobile transmission based studio and residency operated within an ENG news van. She is the founder and director of Optics Festival at Roulette, an annual festival involving video-based technologies and performance. In January 2018, Keddie will launch “Satellite Studio” in Garlock, CA, using a 10 ft C band satellite dish receiver to track LEO space debris for sonic compositions.
Keddie has an MA from New York University in Museum Studies with focus on Ephemeral Collections. She has a BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a Mobility Fellow at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. She has lectured and has been an invited guest artist at Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bennington College, Hunter College, Cranbrook Academy, University of Oregon, Eugene, PNCA, University of Colorado, Boulder, NADA Art Fair, Museum of Arts and Design, IMDA/ Electra Festival, Wassaic Project, and Studio XX (Montreal). In Spring 2017, Keddie taught a specialized course at Pioneer Works entitled TV EYE, which surveyed the history of the artists’ appropriation, pioneering, and use of televisual video alongside studio practice with the medium.
Keddie has performed and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as Fridman Gallery, The Swiss Institute, Pioneer Works, The Parrish Museum, The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, The Museum of Art and Design, Queens Museum of Art, and Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lightcone, (Paris), Syros International Film Festival (Syros, Greece), Studio XX (Montreal), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), Pallas Projects (Dublin), Reykjavik Arts Festival (Reykjavik), General Public (Berlin), Axis Art Centre (Crew), The Independent Film Festival (Naples), Liste Art Fair (Basel), Seeing Sound Festival (Bath), and Daimon (Gatineau). Keddie has been artist-in-residence at Wave Farm, Signal Culture, Pioneer Works, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Keddie’s video works are distributed through Lightcone, (Paris). Sound works to be released with Spectral Evidence, (Cambridge, MA), In Context Music (NYC), and Robert & Leopold (NYC).
Optics 0:1 is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Optics 0:1 is made possible, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise supported by Roulette’s generous donors.