Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Parrish Art Museum
In this expanded cinema event featuring 21 artists and organized in collaboration with Microscope Gallery, the New York based Optipus collective and orchestra will perform a new live multi-projection and sound performance composed by Bradley Eros. Celebrating the natural world with a focus on water throughout history, Optipus will combine original and found imagery, including hand-painted slides, Super 8mm and 16mm films, overhead projections and digital video with original music and sound relating to and referencing nature.
As in their most recent performance, The Owl Flies at Twilight, presented in January as part of the Whitney Museum’s"Dreamlands: Expanded," the work consists of three distinct movements, examining specific relationships between vision and sound, the latter divided into distinct sections featuring strings, percussion, and electronics. The group features21 artists, with 13 contributing to the visual score extended over large projection screens (Lary 7, Bradley Eros, Alison Nguyen, Lily Jue Sheng, Antonia Kuo, Simon Liu, Joel Schlemowitz, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Katherine Bauer, Rachael Guma, Genevieve H-K, Gill Arno, Tim Geraghty), and 8 to the musical (Mia Theodoratus, Laura Ortman, Zach Layton, Gabriel Guma, Richard Sylvarnes, Masami Tomihisa, Kevin Shea, Victoria Keddie), using a variety of film/video formats and instruments that are made or altered by the artists.