Folly Systems is a two-night festival featuring the work of a wide group of artists working in the intersection of performance and media art. Using media and technologies not as an end in themselves but as non-neutral creative strategies, the works in the program utilize tools that range from VR, custom projectors, wooden artisanal instruments, communication media and DIY video interfaces among others. What is the difference between a spoon and virtual reality? Is one more technological than the other? Despite differences in materials and technical complexity, the same creative gesture is made across media over and over again as if we were endlessly rediscovering the wheel. Performances by Ragnhid May, Aki Onda, Lee Gilboa, Forbes Graham, Amanda Gutierrez, Ying Liu, Ian Kornfeld, Jean Carla, Art Jones, Nao Nishihara, and Gill Arno. Curated by Cecilia Lopez. Co-presented with Outpost Artist Resources.
Wednesday, November 13th Performances:
Thursday, November 14th Performances:
Tickets: $15 online, $20 door. $25 Festival Pass! See both nights for $25.
Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in New York. Lopez studied composition with Carmen Baliero and Gustavo Ribicic. She holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and an MA from Wesleyan University in composition (2016). Her work has been performed and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Center for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), Festival Internacional Tsonami de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Roulette, Issue Project Room, Floating Points Festival, Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012 (NY), Experimental Intermedia (NY), Fridman Gallery (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and Ende Tymes Festival (NY), Festival Punto de Encuentro organized by the Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España (Spain), and the XIV Cuenca Biennial, among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various residency programs such as Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ostrava Days Institute, Harvestworks, and Rupert Residency.
Outpost Artists Resources supports new creative work through residencies and events. Their mission is to serve artists in need of technical assistance with video, audio, and physical computing-based art projects and to foster a dialogue between visual art and experimental music. Outpost hosts gallery exhibitions, artists talks, screenings and events that pair visual art, video, experimental music, and performance in an effort to bring adventurous audiences challenging interdisciplinary projects. Outpost has served the media arts community since 1991, providing access to high quality video editing technology, sound engineering, and custom programming.
Folly Systems is made possible by the support of National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Cultural Affairs, NYSCA and media The Foundation Inc. It is a co-presentation between Roulette and Outpost Artist Resources