Optics 0:1 Combinations (Night 1)

What: Optics 0:1: Combinations examines the modalities of creation, production, and performance involving video-based technologies.
When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $25/20 Online $20/15 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Brooklyn, NY – Victoria Keddie’s multimedia festival, Optics, returns to Roulette for three evenings in November. This year’s edition, Optics 0:1 Combinations, examines modalities of creation, production, and performance involving video-based technologies, focusing on combinations of multimedia 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. In addition to unique programming each night, the festival will include an ongoing media installation of “Pattern Language” by Peter Burr as well as video programs curated by Enrico Camporesi (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Kolbein Holgi & Rebecca Moran (Reykjavik), and Mark Pilkington (Quietus Press / Strange Attractor, London).

Tuesday’s programming includes —

  • 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 CC performs new work for multi-channel broadcast.

Victoria Keddie is an artist working within cross disciplines of sound, video, installation, and performance as well as electronic sound, 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 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.