DystoRpia new media series at Outpost NYC, September 21 and 22

  • Location:
    Outpost Artists Resource, 1665 Norman St, Ridgewood , New York City, New York, 11385, US

e-fagia organization in collaboration with fluid media lab is pleased to present

dystoRpia Project
Curated by Arlan Londoño and Gabriel Roldos

The DysTorpia Series brings installations, video and multimedia performance to Outpost Artists Resources in September!

Friday September 21st and Saturday 22nd at 7pm!

Outpost Artists Resources will host an evening of video-art and LIVE new media performances presented by Fluid New Media Lab and e-fagia collective, featuring the best proposals submitted by artists during the DysTorpia Media Open Call.

Friday Sept 21st
Video Art Program

“bi:t/” by Esmeralda Kosmatopolus; “Going” by Gwen MacGregor; “I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie…” by Jaret Vadera; “Dauphin 007” by Jonathan Monaghan; “Happy Moscow part 2” by Tatiana Istomina; “Above the Skyline” by Tessa Garland; "Flight of Memory" by Victoria Febrer & Pedro J. Padilla, "Vexed" by Zoran Drageli, "Mortality Rates" by Stephen John Ellis, and "Terremoto" by Shelley Jordon.

LIVE WebPerformance coming from Los Angeles by: Elizabeth Leister, performing "Demolition" a powerful and magical collapse of time and form, based on the Starr Theatre in New York City as it’s demolished brick by brick, until it slowly disappears. This performance plays with presence and absence using traditional and technological methods.

Also see a single channel installation by high profile international Latin American artist Mario Opazo, a media and new media, Chilean born artist who lives in and represented Colombia during the previous versions of the Havana and Venice Biennials. Mario’s project is "Solo de Violin / Violin Solo", a video installation created during a trip to the prairies in southern Chile. The project establishes a utopian relationship between the artist and the human solitude in poetic way.

Saturday Sept 22

The Performance Art Program includes:

Mike Richison & Claudio Innocenti's, "Exquisite E Pluribus Unum", a live video-mixing performance of the American presidential candidates and campaigns using and creating debates between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. This non-partisan political rally/art performance samples words, phrases, breaths, pauses and other sounds and silences in order to build percussion tracks, melodies and solos, merging visual and auditory elements to create our own interpretation of the campaigns for the presidency, “one out of many.”

"Body Sound Suit" by Balam Soto is a technologically innovating art piece that uses a dance suit that captures human gestures/body movements and translates them into sounds and graphics. The body of the dancer becomes a generator of sound and visual imagery, where the dancer creates his/her own audio and visual environment. This Utopian vision of visual reality synchronizes control of all aesthetics, with the dancer creating a relationship between movement, music, and its visual environment.

Daniel Iglesias will close the evening with two short audiovisual performances of abstract and architectural landscapes to be seen with 3D glasses and performed in real time. Daniel will play live music and project visuals for his two pieces: "Cinematic Skyline Performance" and "24 Axes, for Princeton Laptop Orchestra".

The DysTorpia Media Series is a reflection on social and political crisis as well as the idea of contemporary art sphere approaching its practice and theoretical crisis. Fluid New Media Lab and the e-fagia collective reached out to artists, curators, activists, and scholars to create a project involving technologies, everyday life and dystopian visions that could be opposite or complementary. The series includes multimedia presentations, screenings, and workshops at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (Sept 13), Immigrant Movement International (Sept 14), the Queens Museum of Art (Sept 15), Outpost Artists Resources (Sept 21-Sept 22), and Local Project (Oct 5-Oct 15).