Paloma Kop

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2021 News

Here are some things I did in 2021. To stay updated, subscribe to my email newsletter!

2021-11-24 ♦ Livestream artist talk for Ljudmila Lab

Flyer for Digital Dish

On Wednesday, November 24, I presented a virtual artist talk and screening for the Digital Dish series at Ljudmila Lab in Ljubljana, Slovenia! I talked about my recent piece, Magnetic Field Recordings, as well as my Electromagnetic Earth series and some of the concepts and inspiration behind it. We also had a discussion segment with fellow artist Ida Hiršenfelder (a.k.a. beepblip).

🌐 For more info, visit: wiki.ljudmila.org/Paloma_Kop_(en)

📺 Watch a recording of the talk: Youtube | Yewtube

2021-11-13 ♦ Phase Space visits Wesleyan University

Flyer for Wesleyan University visit

On Saturday, November 13, Phase Space Collective visited Wesleyan University. I helped lead a day of interactive workshops and demonstrations, and participated in a collaborative audiovisual performance.

2021-11-07 ♦ Video performance for MESMARIZE06

Flyer for MESMARIZE06

I performed live video for the sixth edition of MESMARIZE, a recurring showcase organized by Mesma Records. It featured a variety of performances, ranging from machines to dry leaves, modular synthesis to guzheng, all taking place in an intimate and transportive atmosphere.

🌐 For more info, visit: mesmarecords.com/events/mesmarize-06.html

2021-10-24 ♦ Video performance for ARTIFACT

Flyer for ARTIFACT

I enjoyed performing video with Hiro Kone's music on Sunday, October 24th as part of an exciting evening of experimental music and video. The event was held outdoors in Chelsea, and organized by Testu Collective.

2021-10-09 ♦ HYPERBOREALIS at Phase Space

Flyer for HYPERBOREALIS

On Saturday, October 9th, we hosted a show at Phase Space called HYPERBOREALIS! There were installations in our basement studio space, and a series of live performances in our outdoor yard/garage. I collaborated on a live performance that combined light art and experimental sound, along with Valeria Divinorum, Jonathan Sims, Max Coker, and Andrei Jay.

2021-07-11 ♦ Video performance for MESMARISE05

Flyer for MESMARISE05

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

2021-07-10 ♦ PHOTON PLAYGROUND at Phase Space

Flyer for PHOTON PLAYGROUND

On Saturday, July 10, Phase Space 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

Flyer for TRVLR

On Tuesday, June 29, I participated in a collaborative multimedia performance with a number of fellow artists, musicians, and dancers. I performed live music 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:

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

2021-04-20 ♦ Scanlines Birthday Showcase

Flyer for 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, 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.

🌐 More info about the event: scanlines.xyz/t/scanlines-birthday-community-showcase-open-call-for-participation

2021-03-27 ♦ Performance at Ann Arbor Film Festival

Still from performance

On Saturday, March 27, I did a livestreamed performance for the 2021 edition of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Several fellow Signal Culture community members were also featured this year, including Kit Young, Scott Kiernan, and Jason Bernagozzi.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

📺 Watch the recording of my set: Youtube | Yewtube

2021-03-14 ♦ Performance at ChaShaMa Residency Space

Flyer for ChaShaMa show

On Sunday, March 14, I performed at Testu Collective's ChaShaMa residency space in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. I performed a solo a/v set and then participated in our group jam session at the end. It was very nice to be able to collaborate with other artists in my local community, and we look forward to organizing more public events once that becomes possible.

2021-03-13 ♦ Currents.FM Common Multiverse Initiative

Still from Magnetic Field Recordings

My piece, Magnetic Field Recordings, was screened in a room curated by Testu Collective within the Common Multiverse Initiative, a volunteer-run online event hosted by Currents.fm involving a constellation of artists around the world.

Testu Collective are an intermedia art collective that creates experimental videos, concept soundtracks, and audiovisual installations/performances. Testu Collective's curated A/V Room in COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE focuses on diversity of sonic and visual artists and a mix of analog and digital techniques. The audience is taken on a sonic adventure from lush field recordings to modular synth electro-scapes to brutal ambient. Visuals range from video feedback manipulation to otherworldly audio-reactive designs created in TouchDesigner to sci-fi landscapes created by cymatics. Their room featured performances by ÉMU + Insomniac Hotel, Im_pakt, The Josh Craig, Fernando Molina, Paloma Kop, Toru Izumida, Testu Collective, Chaka Benson, ACE + Detroit Bureau of Sound.

🌐 Visit our collective on Currents.fm at this link: currents.fm/collective/FXNQbrULv51sfEWzDzCp