In this RV episode, Victoria Keddie discusses the work featured in Optics 0:0, the relationship of video and performance, and her curatorial process.
The inaugural Optics 0:0 multimedia festival directed by Victoria Keddie took place November 2-4, 2016. The three-day festival examined into the modalities of creation, production, and performance involving video-based technologies. Featuring live performances, new premieres, and historical works by: Alex Bag, Tom Rubnitz featuring Ann Magnusson, Brenna Murphy, Richard Serra, Rose Kallal, Kenny Curwood, Ben Vida, Jeff DeGolier, Jeremy Couillard, Sabrina Ratté, Roger Tellier Craig, Sara Ludy, peter burr, Xeno & Oaklander, Scott Kiernan, Michael Robinson, Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Elena Romenkova, Takeshi Murata, Damon Zucconi, Sydney Shen, Laurel Schwulst, Erica Magrey, Georgia Canal, Data Garden, Camilla Padgitt-Coles, LoVid Hinkis-Lapidus, Mv Carbon, and Lauryn S. Siegel.
Performance date: 11/02-11/04/2016
Episode release date: 12/20/2017
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.