Katherine Liberovskaya, Phill Niblock, André Éric Létourneau / Video-Art-Sound
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KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA and PHILL NIBLOCK, of Experimental Intermedia NYC, will show two little known video works.
Niblock will present a recently re-mastered video work from the 1990s, never shown since... "Muna Torso" - Phill Niblock: music and video; Muna Tseng: dance; (with Niblock's music piece MTPNC from 1992), 21 minutes.
Liberovskaya, for her part, will screen a piece created during a residency on a Greek Island (Syros) in 2018, never shown in North America: "3 Island Wind Songs" (2019) - Katherine Liberovskaya: video and audio; 46 minutes.
These will be interspersed with conversations with Montreal-based performance and sound artist ANDRÉ-ERIC LETOURNEAU who has known, and even collaborated, with both Liberovskaya and Niblock since some 20 years. As well as appearances by Jill and Hoke of Grace Space.
KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA [NEW YORK CITY/MONTREAL]
Katherine Liberovskaya is a Canadian intermedia artist based in New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80's, she has produced numerous single-channel video art pieces, video installations and video performances, as well as works in other media, that have shown around the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on the intersection of moving image with sound/music in various both ephemeral and fixed forms (projections, installations, performances), notably through collaborations with many composers and sound artists in improvised live video+sound concert situations where her live visuals seek to create improvisatory "music" for the eyes.
Frequent collaborators include: Phill Niblock, Keiko Uenishi, Shelley Hirsch, Barbara Held, Mia Zabelka, Al Margolis (IF,BWANA), David Watson, among many others.
Concurrently she curates and organizes the yearly Screen Compositions evenings at Experimental Intermedia NYC since 2005 and, since 2006 the OptoSonic Tea salons (co-curated with Ursula Scherrer) in NYC and various nomadic locations in North America and Europe and lately on-line. In 2014 she completed a PhD in art practice entitled "Improvisatory Live Visuals: Playing Images Like a Musical Instrument" at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).
PHILL NIBLOCK [NEW YORK CITY]
Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Metz, the Maerzmusik Festival in Berlin.
Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York - www.experimentalintermedia.org - where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 and the curator of EI's XI Records label.
Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Touch, Moikai, Mode, VonArchive, Matière Mémoire and Important Records labels. DVDs of films and music is available on the Extreme label and Mode.
He is a retired professor at The College of Staten Island, the City University of NewYork.
In 2014, he is the recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. At a recent event at the Tate Modern in London, he presented films and phtographs from 1970 and 71, with music from the past three years.
ANDRE ERIC LETOURNEAU [MONTREAL, QC]
André Éric Létourneau is a French Canadian media and transmedia artist, researcher, author, musician, composer, curator and professor based primarily in Montreal and Saint-Alponse-Rodriguez, Québec, Canada. He uses several pseudonyms, most notably Benjamin Muon and algojo)(algojo. His work has been associated with the development of performance art, radio art, process art, sound poetry and experimental music.
Since the 1980s, Létourneau has presented intermedia works in international performance art festivals, galleries and museums such as the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (1992), The James H.W. Thompson Foundation in Bangkok (one of Thailand's National Museums directed under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, 2006) and at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum (as part of Les Escales Improbables in Montréal, 2007). In 2006, he was one of the artists selected to represent Canada at the XVth Biennale de Paris under a pseudonym Since 2012, Létourneau has also contributed to the Biennale des Arts d'Afrique de l'est EASTAFAB-BURUNDI, the festival InterAzioni in Italy, the Steirischer Herbst (Graz, Austria), Festival Phénomena (Montréal), Grace Exhibition Space and The Emily Harvey Foundation (New York) among many others.
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