2020.12.13  SPACE(TIME) THRESHOLDS Virtual Opening




SPACE(TIME) THRESHOLDS 

virtual opening ◑ book release ◓ a/v performance


My online MFA thesis exhibition, SPACE(TIME) THRESHOLDS virtually opened on Sunday, December 13. This body of work was created during my studies in Electronic Integrated Arts at Alfred University from 2018-2020.

I also released the accompanying book, From Material Space(time) into Electronic Space(time), which serves as my written thesis and a window into my process. Printed books are available to order, and the digital PDF is linked as well.

I performed a livestreamed a/v set to celebrate and bring in a realtime component. It incorporated video and sound elements from the exhibition, manipulated and remixed live.

The exhibition, book, and performance can be found at this link:
http://palomakop.tv/mfa

2020.12.03  A/V Performance for Edge of Light



I performed an a/v set with an 8 foot weather balloon for the opening of Edge of Light, an exhibition curated by Jonathan Sims for HoloCenter. The opening performances were curated by Testu Collective. The opening took place on December 3 and our performances were streamed online.

This was my first time incorporating this large spherical balloon into a live performance with analog video synthesis. I found that I was able to create a variety of weather patterns, as one might see on the surface of a gas giant planet.

The full length recording of my set can be found at this link:
vimeo.com/494317378

2020.11.15  Collaborative a/v performance with Andrei Jay for Vidicon



On Sunday, November 15, I performed a collaborative a/v set with Andrei Jay, which was livestreamed as part of Vidicon. This year was the second edition of Vidicon, and due to the pandemic, it took place entirely online over four days, with performances by many wonderful video artists and friends. The set I played with Andrei was one of the strangest performances I’ve done yet. My favorite part was performing on musical saw while video of me was being processed through a slit scan frame buffer. We had a lot of fun! Additionally, the scanlines.xyz team and I were able to contribute to the festival’s video streaming and chat infrastructure, to help create an online venue outside of major social media sites.

2020.10.05  Recursive News at /’fu:bar/



I participated in a livestreamed performance with some friends at this year’s edition of /’fu:bar/ Glitch Art Festival! The festival is usually held in Zagreb; this year it is fully online.

Our performance is titled Recursive News and used 1990’s broadcast video equipment to re-interpret cable access style news broadcast into an echoing void of infinite recursion. We streamed live from the Phase Space studio in Brooklyn.

Performance: Recursive News
Who: Paloma Kop, Andrei Jay, Allen Riley, Rob Yohe, Irfan Brković
When: Monday October 5, 2pm (NY time) / 8pm (Zagreb time)
Where: the internet

Visit this link to watch a recording of the performance:
vimeo.com/469351703

2020.10.03  Talk and screening at Vector Hack



As part of this year’s Vector Hack Festival, my work was included in a screening program on Friday October 2, and I gave an artist talk on Sunday October 4. This edition of the festival was hybrid onsite & online, taking place across three cities in Croatia and Slovenia from October 1-10. (Note that all times are in Central European Summer time zone.)

Screening: Signal Culture Series
When: 21:00-23:00 CEST, Friday, October 2
Where: Exportdrvo, Rijeka, Croatia and online

Talk: Modulating Material
When: 17:00-18:00 CEST, Sunday, October 4
Where: Deltalab, Rijeka, Croatia and online

For more info, visit:
vectorhackfestival.com/2020

Full festival programme:
vectorhack-2020-programme-RI.pdf