MIXOLOGY: Richard Garet & Katherine Liberovskaya : Polymedia / Live Mix

Saturday, April 30, 2011. 8:30 pm

 

Richard Garet & Katherine Liberovskaya at Roulette 2009

MIXOLOGY: Richard Garet & Katherine Liberovskaya : Polymedia / Live Mix

Saturday, April 30, 2011. 8:30 pm

Katherine Liberovskaya and Richard Garet will join forces for an audiovisual collaboration in real time. Both artists will use a variety of visual and audio components combining analog and digital processes in order to generate imagery that will become a part of the live mix. The idea behind this collaboration is to merge the visuals into a continuous flux of appropriating each other’s imagery that is then reprocessed in the moment and fed back into the room. The resulting projected visual content will simultaneously serve to inform the sonic experience in terms of translating modulated light into sound. Additional sonic elements will also be incorporated, including field recordings, audio feedback, and computer processing. While Liberovskaya and Garet have never collaborated with each other in the past, they have been friends and fans of each other’s work for several years. For this occasion both artists are most interested in merging their creativity and inspiration to visually and sonically activate live space in a polymedia experiential event.

Richard Garet works interweaving multiple media including moving image, sound, live performances, and photography. He completed his MFA at Bard College, and was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts Grant. He recently completed in 2010 an artist residency at Issue Project Room, NY, and previously completed a residency at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Never Can Say Goodbye at the former Tower Records store; Sonochrome: an exhibition of recent works by Richard Garet, at the Public Trust Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Leervoll, Diapason Gallery; and previous exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Biennial Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; el Museo del Barrio, NYC; and more. His sound compositions have been published through sound based labels such as And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, and Contour Editions. Additionally Garet co-curates with Louky Keijsers Koning, the monthly performance event LMAKseries, which integrates film, video, sound art, and media performance into the gallery’s mission at LMAK Projects in the L.E.S, NYC. Garet also currently directs the independent media label Contour Editions publishing works that explore the various possibilities of sound and light.

Katherine Liberovskaya is a video and media artist based in Montreal,
Canada, and New York City. She has been working predominantly in
experimental video since the late eighties. Over the years, she has produced
many single-channel videos, video installation works and video performances
which have been presented at a wide variety of artistic venues and events
around the world. As of recent years her work – in single-channel and
installation video as well as performance – mainly revolves around
collaborations with new music composers and sound artists, notably Phill
Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Zanana, Hitoshi Kojo, David Watson, David
First and Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat). Since 2003 she is active in live video
mixing exploring improvisation with numerous live new music/audio artists
including: Shelley Hirsch, Anne Wellmer, Kristin Norderval, Monique
Buzzarté, Margarida Garcia, Anthony Coleman, Micheal Delia, André Gonçalves,
Matt Pass, Audrey Chen, murmer, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim Bell, Jason Kahn, Tom
Hamilton, among others. She is also involved in the programming and
organization of diverse media art events, notably with Experimental
Intermedia, NY (Screen Compositions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and
the OptoSonic Tea series, in collaboration with Ursula Scherrer, at Diapason
in NYC. Recent presentations, exhibitions and performances include, among
others: Paivascapes #1 (2011, Nodar, Portugal), FIFA International Festival
of Films on Art (2011, Montreal, Canada), Cyberfest 2010 (St-Petersburg,
Russia), Festival Sinsal.Oito-Sinsal Insolitos 2010 (Vigo, Spain), LMAK
Series (2010, LMAK Gallery, NYC), ScrapCycle 2010 (Devotion Gallery,
Brooklyn), Gallery Skolska28, (2010, solo exhibition, Prague, Czech
Republic).