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.
Video program curated by Mark Pilkington featuring works by Ingo Swan, Uri Geller
Nina Sobell revisits her 1972 work “Breaking Glass” for multichannel 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 CC performs new work for multi-channel broadcast.
Video program curated by Kolbeinn Holi and Rebecca Moran featuring: Kolbeinn Holgi, Darri Lorenzen, Laumulistasamsteypan, Ouida Angelica Biddle, Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir, Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir, Rebecca Erin Moran, Todd Mattei.
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.
Matthew Mottel performs “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).
Cyclops video program by Enrico Camporesi featuring: Elizabeth Price, Emily Richardson, Laure Prouvost, Giuseppe Boccassini, John Smith, Peter Miller, Jean-Baptiste Langlet.
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.
Zach Layton, Victoria Keddie, Elisa Sanitago, Felicia Ballos present “Transduction,” new work for electronic video and sound controlled camera system and movement.
Live mixed by Brock Monroe and Joshua White (Joshua Light Show).
Media installation of “Pattern Language” by Peter Burr.
Preview videos Nov 7-9 by Jonna Kina.
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.
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.