The Owl Flies at Twilight (with Optipus)
documentation from expanded cinema performance as a part of The Whitney Museum's "Dreamlands: Expanded" series in collaboration with Microscope Gallery

January 15, 2017 at The Knockdown Center (Maspeth, Queens)

New York based collective or “media laboratory” Optipus hints at the historic demise of analog media and the wisdom resulting from this awareness in their new work The Owl Flies at Twilight, referencing German philosopher Hegel’s famous quote. Three distinct movements examine specific connections between vision and sound: Psychedelic, liquid light, and other complex color compositions are paired with electronics; Figurative and photographic images are coupled with strings; Minimal uses of pure colors, flickers, and gels are accompanied by percussion elements.

Projections in various formats by Bradley Eros, Lary Seven, Katherine Bauer, Rachael Guma, Genevieve H-K, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Joel Schlemowitz, Tim Geraghty, Sarah Halpern, Simon Liu, Alison Nguyen, Lily Jue Sheng, Antonia Kuo, Gill Arno, Shona Masarin & Andrew Hurst.

Sound organized by Mia Theodoratus (strings), Michael Evans (percussion),Victoria Keddie (electronics), with: Richard Sylvarnes, Gabriel Guma, Scott Kiernan, Rachelle Rahme, Zach Layton, MV Carbon, Laura Ortman, David Grollman, Kevin Shea, Jake Naussbaum, Rachael Guma.