2020.05.14  Kickstarter for book printing



I launched a 2-week kickstarter to fund the printing of my MFA thesis book, From Material Space(time) into Electronic Space(time): Interfaces, Simulations, Hybridizations.

Visit this link for more info:
kickstarter.com/projects/palomakop/paloma-kop-mfa-thesis-book

2020.05.01  SOLACE benefit a/v compilation



My work is included in SOLACE, a benefit a/v compilation for COVID-19 organized by some wonderful friends in the NYC audiovisual community. 100% of proceeds go to IRC (rescue.org) and local food banks. The release was celebrated with a livestream event.

The full audiovisual album is available at this link:
testucollective.bandcamp.com/album/solace

2020.03.18  Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update




There’s a lot going on in the world right now, but I wanted to share a small update from my end. As you might know, I'm currently in my final semester of my MFA program at Alfred, located in a remote town in western NY. My university recently announced that all classes will be remote for the rest of the semester. The art building was shut down and I lost access to my studio, so I moved all my equipment to my apartment, and set up a temporary workspace in which to complete my thesis.

Our in-person thesis exhibitions were cancelled. I have decided to move to an online exhibition format — basically a site to allow viewing of my thesis work online. Although I haven't pursued web-based media as much recently, this is something I luckily have experience with, from working with The Wrong, Gallery T, and others. And in spite of the gravity of the situation, I am excited to be able to present my thesis work in a format that will be even more accessible to people regardless of their geographic location.

In addition to the show, our thesis work will also culminate in the form of a book. I am going ahead with creating and printing my books as I had originally planned. I will be sharing my book freely and openly in digital PDF form, but I also want to offer printed copies for those who want them. I'll be opening up pre-orders for the book in advance of their printing in May/June.

I am trying to decrease my dependency on certain social media platforms, so as an alternative way to keep people in the loop about my activities, I've created a mailing list. In addition to updates about my upcoming online thesis show and book, I'll send occasional updates when I am doing a show or performance.

Feel free to sign up here:
http://palomakop.tv/mailing-list

2020.03.02  Metacognition at Spring/Break



My work is included in Metacognition, an exhibit at the Spring/Break Art Show, curated by Tali Hinkis and Robin Kang. It ran from March 3-9 in NYC.

Metacognition: the awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes. This exhibition surrounds a conversation between a group of artists who employ meditative and repetitive processes to creatively navigate through the dimensional realms of reality. The physical, algorithmic, emotional, virtual, spiritual, and scientific planes are investigated through clever uses of technology and innovative combinations of the material and the digital.

More info at;
springbreakartshow.com/
facebook.com/events/525826231373537/

Press coverage:
observer.com/2020/03/spring-break-art-show-2020-best-booths/

2020.01.07  DECOHERENCE Book



I created a short book to explain some of my process and ideas about a video piece I made using cymatics. The book is a small part of my MFA thesis, and I printed and bound several to share with faculty.

I have also uploaded a PDF version here:
https://palomakop.s3.amazonaws.com/decoherence_book.pdf