Cannibal Mécanique is an electronic soundtrack by NY based audio-visual artist, Victoria Keddie. Originally composed as part of an immersive live experience incorporating analog video feedback and choreography, for ICM013, the audio component of Cannibal Mécanique has been revised and revisited for a limited edition of lathe-cut 7" records. More info here: http://incontextmusic.com/ICM013
First edition released July 22, 2017
Art by Andrew Long & Angus Tarnawsky
Spirit Level: Open Sessions 14 will explore materials that bear witness to suspended states common to “waiting” in relationship to the practice of drawing. The exhibition gathers components that characterize the waiting room—of a doctor’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicle, or a bus depot, for example—where strangers assemble in varying degrees of temporary stasis. The waiting room at The Drawing Center will serve as a space for drawing and rituals that will guide visitors through a variety of life’s transitions. The visible elements in the exhibition are a stage for a performance or an activity in the making. Here the collective voice of Open Sessions’ artists sets in motion an absurd play, incorporating the behaviors (norms and otherwise) of waiting in a designated space. Diagrams, charts, blueprints, drawings, videos, and schematics will explore the passage from one place to another; the transformation of line to form; and the metaphysical shift to some place unknown. This exhibition features the work of Mike Crane, Kunlin He, Victoria Keddie, Lux Lindner, Sharon Madanes, and Guadalupe Maravilla.
unkNOW is an international live stream festival based in Oslo. As a symptom of digital culture, streaming is the emphasis which defines relations between spatial and temporal distances. While the rapid-fire absorption of media overtaking our experience of the physical world, unkNOW creates a space to explore the complexities of internet culture and how we connect through the digital intimacy of performance and visual art.
The (Dec 7th) festival brings together works from Beijing-, London-, NYC- and Oslo-based performance and media artists, incorporating broadcasts and television taping events, live stream and physical performances, media art and music, which explore power structures of hyperconnected society, televisual language, surveillance and the relationship between the human and a machine. In addition to a physical event at Akademirommet, Kunstneres Hus in Oslo, the works are documented and presented as an online exhibition here at UNKNOW, 10.12.18 → 13.01.19.
Karen Nikgol (NOR) E.S.P. TV (USA) Josse Thuresson & Karin Keisu (SWE) Funa Ye & Baio (CHN)Yoke Collective (UK) Lesia Vasylchenko (UKR) Magnus Andreas Hagen Olsen (NOR)
ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE: https://www.unknow.online/
September 17-25, 2018
Co-curated with Daniel Neumann
Each night: Victoria Keddie, new videos
More information and full line up of artists and events here: https://www.fridmangallery.com/events
The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields working under a Kone Foundation grant for two month duration.
Review of Cannibal Mécanique in September issue of Wire Magazine.
Victoria Keddie Cannibal Mecanique
In Context Music DL/7”
Invested in analogue signal processing – the majority of which comes from a combination of real-time multichannel video mixing and the filming of live choreographed performances – Victoria Keddie compiled an enormous array of cameras, monitors, projections and electronics to create and record an immersive installation involving choreographed movement for performers. This two track single is an audio document of the process, demonstrating how specific and variable composition can become when left to the devices of audio and live video signals routing through one another: a noisy ballad that hisses, pulses and grinds in unseemly contortions, its pacing only capable by coaxing bizarre assemblages produced by body and machine communicating with one another. - Tabitha Piseno
Editors’ Picks: 14 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week August 6
10. “New York Flower Festival” at Essex Flowers
Essex Flowers hosts its annual late-summer performance festival at their Lower East Side gallery for the third year. The nightly program includes live music, readings, dance, monologues, comedy, talks, and more. You can see performances by a host of young up-and-comers, including Savannah Knoop, Victoria Keddie, Cortney Andrews, Frank Haines, and others. For more information, see the full program here. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/editors-picks-august-6-1322399
In partnership with The Boiler Room
Shyboi, Physical Therapy, Maria Chavez, Eartheater, False Witness, Huerco S, Hank Jackson, Cienfuegos, Nick Klein, Katie Rex, Earth Boys, Beta Librae, Doxa, Gunnar Haslam, Victoria Keddie, Shawn O'Sullivan, rrao, Clay Wilson, The Duchess, Heidi Sabertooth, Nihal Ramchandani, Auspex, Hiro Kone, SEER, Chung, Bryan Kasenic, Haruka, NK Badtz Maru, Phoneg1rl, Ivy Meadows, Barbie Bertisch, Paul Raffaele, Xiorro, Chanski, Daren Ho, Naang Tani, Hypnotic Spa, Parts 1+2, Fixer, Milo McBride, Mike Bloom, Deflector, Night Doll
Ticket info here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1128287
Tickets (available on site): 10€ (standard fare) / 8€ (student, job seeker fare)
Doors open at 19:30
For the 9th edition of SCRATCH EXPANDED, Light Cone pursues the exploration of expanded cinema forms and practices by inviting artists who will present installations and film performances. Open-air screenings of 16mm & 35mm experimental films will take place in the Voûtes garden and a video works program will also be presented during the evening.
View Full program here: https://lightcone.org/en/news-497-scratch-expanded-9
Freak Flag Fest (FFF) brings together art, music, food and friends.
FFF is sonic, video, projection and installation art, plus awesomely discordant music loud and quiet. From long standing jazz artists like Cooper Moore to rock legends like Mike Watt, rap from Prince Harvey, Upper Wilds (featuring Dan Friel), and more, the festival will span and bend genres, ears, eyes and minds.
Friday June 15th:
Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie
Mia Theodoratus with lary7 and Michael Evans
Spires That In The Sunset Rise
Hippy With a Hammer (Steve DiBenedetto of Ted Carol Alice, Ernie Brooks of Modern Lovers, Bill Komoski of Dirty Mirrors, Jon Kessler of Patsys)
Upper Wilds (with Dan Friel)
More information and full line up here: http://freakflag.info/
7 Belvidere is honored to host Bill Daniel, the nomadic photographer, filmmaker, and legend of DIY underground touring, for a celebration of the release of his new book, TRI-X NOISE. Jam packed with four decades of Bill's top notch 35mm photos documenting the underground heroes and venues of early punk, graffiti, bike messenger, and freight hopping scenes, TRI X NOISE is overflowing with a rich and vital subcultural lifeforce. On this special night, Bill is joined by DIY luminaries, Tooth, of Oakland's Black Hole Cinematheque (performing as arc), Brooklyn's own, Victoria Keddie of ESP TV, and photographer, Lila Lee, for a night of photo exhibition, experimental film, and live music accompaniment!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1254319331371922/
Nightflight Elsewhere, a site specific rooftop video installation at Elsewhere as part of Landscape artist series, curated by Molly Surno. For this project, I will map the sky above coordinates of the building. I will perform a one night live electronic score, composed from a real time visual and sonic mapping of satellite and space debris in orbit over Elsewhere.
Other artists as part of series: Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Andrea Wolf.
Live Televisual Mix and Broadcast by E.S.P. TV
in partnership with RVNG records
Host: Jennifer Vanilla
Featuring Live performances by: Shy Layers, Bobo, and Palmboman II, along with Secret Special guests
More information here: https://www.northsidefestival.com/
The series “COMMON VISIONS”, co-programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Shellenberger for the Winter 2018 Flaherty Seminar series at Anthology Film Archives (New York), proposed a critical look at a multitude of collaborative practices in non-fiction film and media. For aemi, the programmers have organized a single screening
showcasing three of the featured artists/collectives shown in the series, providing several examples of the ways both single artists and groups can think and create collaboratively, through varied forms, techniques and aesthetic strategies.
Flaherty NYC:: January 17-March 27, 2018 at Anthology Film Archives
CLOSING NIGHT: PROGRAM 6
“HELLO, YOU’RE ON LIVE”
Tara Merenda Nelson, Alison Folland, Scott Kiernan (E.S.P. TV) and Victoria Keddie (E.S.P. TV) in person. Co-presented with Electronic Arts Intermix.
KwieKulik OPEN FORM: SCHOOL Poland, 1971, 9 min, 35mm-to-digital
various COLAB 78’-80’ U.S., 1978-80, 10-min excerpt, digital
Nam June Paik GOOD MORNING MR. ORWELL U.S., 1984, 38 min, digital
Tara Merenda Nelson, Alison Folland, Elaine Bay, Dave Ortega, Deven Smith-Clarke & Gordon Nelson FRUIT HOSPITAL 1-2 U.S., 2014, 10 min, digital
E.S.P. TV E.S.P. TV SEASON SEVEN U.S., 2017, 30 min, digital
General Admission $8 / Students & Members $6
Microscope is pleased to present as part of its series YES a screening of new and recent short videos by New York artists Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan. Both artists unveil elements usually hidden in the imagery and production thereof, such as the medium, technologies, and means of dissemination used, including subtleties only readable in the texture and composition of the image as well as more explicit aspects that bring the actual machinery and techniques employed to the foreground.
Keddie and Kiernan will be in attendance and available for a Q&A following the screening.
Commissioned video work to premiere as part of closing exhibition event.
Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).