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

2019.12.21  Performance at SOLSTICE



I did a solo a/v set at the opening of SOLSTICE, an exhibition of light art works at Flux Factory, organized and curated by Jonathan Sims. The opening took place on the night of the winter solstice, and the opening was marked by 4 a/v performances by me, Testu Collective, ÉMU (Maria Takeuchi), and Night Shining. The performances and installations of light works complemented each other amazingly and I was thrilled to be a part of it all.

More info can be found at:
fluxfactory.org/event/solstice/
artspiel.org/solstice-at-flux-factory/

2019.09.18  New album: APPALACHIAN VORTEX TOUR



I am very excited to share this album I made with Andrei Jay, titled: APPALACHIAN VORTEX TOUR.

Near the end of summer, we went on a camping road trip through the Appalachians in search of caves, hollows, and other basins of vortex energy in the forests. I brought my field recorder and my shortwave radio and Andrei brought two Volca FM synthesizers, and we recorded a series of jams at various locations along the way. We were able to pick up electromagnetic interference within the shortwave bands from the built-in amplifier circuits in the Volcas, making the radio act as a kind of extra amplifier which added unique distortions and textures. The sounds of the environment also became part of the recordings, so you can hear crickets, running water, wind, other humans, natural reverb of stone and metal, and the spatialized presence of the built-in speakers of the volcas, intertwined with signals drifting in and out from shortwave broadcasts. The album art, a map of the vortexes we toured, was drawn electronically and then plotted with robotic drawing machines here in the expanded media department at Alfred.

Listen on the player below or visit this link:
palomakop.bandcamp.com/album/appalachian-vortex-tour

2019.06.25  New music video: STORM SURGE



A new music video for a track by my New Orleans synth friend Psychic Hotline, titled Storm Surge. I’m looking forward to the upcoming release of their new tape Heat Index. The footage was recorded in collaboration with my friend and classmate Leslie Rollins.

2019.06.21  Exhibition at SPACES



From June 21 to August 2, selected audio-visual works from my series Experiments in Public will be on view at SPACES in Cleveland, OH, in an immersive viewing chamber called the Vault.

For more info, visit this link:
spacescle.org/exhibitions/2019/06/21/paloma-kop-experiments-in-public

And here is a link to the opening reception on June 21:
facebook.com/events/340609803296879/