Roulette presents an evening of multi-screen and mixed-media performances featuring “Narcolepsy Cinema”, a new work for expanded celluloid, foley, and vinyl by multimedia trio Bradley Eros, Kenny Zoran Curwood and Rachael Guma; ESP Lab with Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie; and short films by Andrew Lampert, Fern Silva, and Jessie Stead
Bradley Eros is an artist working in myriad media: experimental film & video, collage, photography, performance, sound, text, contracted and expanded cinema & installation. Also a maverick curator, composer, designer & investigator. Concepts include: ephemeral cinema, mediamystics, subterranean science, erotic psyche, cinema povera, poetic accidents and musique plastique. Eros has exhibited at Whitney Biennial & The American Century, MoMA, Performa09, The New York, London & Rotterdam Film Festivals, The Kitchen, Microscope Gallery; Worked for many years with the New York Filmmakers’ Cooperative, Anthology Film Archives & co-directed the Roberta Beck Mercurial Cinema.
Rachael Guma is a filmmaker and sound artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Through her experiments with Super 8 film and analog sound, Rachael strives to create an engaging live viewing experience that embraces the idiosyncratic qualities of technology, while maintaining a hand-crafted approach to her output. Since graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, her films have screened at the San Francisco Cinematheque, RX Gallery, Mono No Aware, Northern Flickers, Microscope Gallery, Union Docs and AXWFF 2011 where she was asked to take part in a lively panel discussion on women filmmakers. As a member of Optipus Film Collective, she has performed live foley sound at the Kitchen, Participant Gallery, Dense Mesh IV, and the 2011 Index Festival.
Kenneth Zoran Curwood (b. 1971 NYC) is a Brooklyn based artist working in film, animation and sculpture. He received a BA (concentration in Sculpture) from School of Visual Arts in 1995. His 16mm films combine traditional animation practices (cel, rotoscope, stop-motion) with many bygone special effects techniques (slit-scan, optical printing, tinting, toning). He has exhibited his work at Anthology Film Archives, Canada, Union Docs, Monkeytown, Secret Project Robot, Vaudeville Park, CREAM Gallery, and Heliopolis. He has taught workshops at Columbia University and Camera Club New York.
ESP LAB is a media based collaborative, formed by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan in 2012. The collaboration explores sound and vision through analog methods and electronics. Work is presented in both a performative context as well as exhibited. Their hybrid station for manipulating video signals and soundwaves is comprised of signal generators, TV monitors, video mixers, and modulators. Kiernan and Keddie also direct and operate E.S.P. TV, a live taping broadcast on MNN network (http://esptvnyc.com/).