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2021.07.11  Video performance for MESMARISE



I performed live visuals on Sunday, July 11 at Trans-Pecos for MESMARIZE, a recurring showcase presented by Mesma Records.

Here is a facebook event link with more details:
fb.me/e/LSk9fSPI

2021.07.10  PHOTON PLAYGROUND at Phase Space



On Saturday, July 10, Phase Space Collective hosted an evening of multimedia installations and performances called PHOTON PLAYGROUND. Phase Space is a diy multimedia art studio based in our basement in Bushwick. I also performed as part of a very vague band called New Delusion a.k.a. Nude Illusion.


2021.06.29  TRVLR Collaborative Performance



On Tuesday, June 29, I participated in a collaborative multimedia performance with a number of fellow artists, musicians, and dancers. I performed live sound art in collaboration with three other parallel sound performances, as dancers activated the space around us with kinetic sculptures. Here is the concept from Testu Collective:

Inspired by seeing a performance of Marginal Consort, a Japanese improvisational collective, Testu is gathering a group of sound makers to create unique simultaneous soundtracks with custom-built instruments, sound-making devices and synthesizers. Each sound station centers around a modular sculpture that is activated by two movement artists.

‘TRVLR’ is about The Travelers, microscopic alien life forms found on meteorites that have journeyed from Deep Space to Earth. The concept focuses on the fictional telling of what their first moments on Earth would be like if we zoomed in; through movement, sculpture and sound.


Performers:
  • Testu Collective (Serena Stucke & Dan Tesene)
  • Yoko Murakami & Maki Kitahara
  • Alec Fellman & Maria Takeuchi
  • Gabriel Mester
  • Paloma Kop

2021.04.20  Scanlines Birthday Showcase



On April 20th, we had a community screening to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the founding of scanlines.xyz!

Last year, I teamed up with Andrei Jay, Cyberboy666, and Olivia Jack to create a new forum to discuss diy video and audio projects. Over the past year, the community has evolved in unexpected ways, and we now maintain a chat platform, a custom livestreaming service, and a peertube video hosting setup, all on our own infrastructure. I really value having this community around experimental video art that’s outside of the advertising-ridden hellscape of corporate social media.

It was great to everyone’s work at the screening! See the link below for more info about the event:
scanlines.xyz/t/scanlines-birthday-community-showcase-open-call-for-participation

On a related note, I’ve been hanging out on Mastodon more lately. Mastodon is an open source social network that is made up of many small servers which all share data with each other.

I helped my friend Wakest set up a small mastodon server called Autonomous.zone. Find my profile at this link:
autonomous.zone/@palomakop