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Sound Program w/ Catalina and Victoria Keddie, Daniel Fishkin and Alex Nathanson
August 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An evening of live experimental audio-visual performances including the duo of Catalina Alvarez and Victoria Keddie, Daniel Fishkin and Alex Nathanson
Victoria Keddie and Catalina Alvarez will present 56.1629° N, 10.2039° E, a site-specific live performance involving the tracking and sounding of space debris over host coordinates of ARoS. A collaboration between Victoria Keddie and Catalina Alvarez will realize a new work involving 360 video, the relationship between fiction and knowledge with regards to astronomy, and the assemblage of the real and the virtual as simultaneous bodies.
Victoria Keddie is an artist working in experiential media, with a focus on sound transmission and video broadcast. For over a decade, Keddie has been the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio, and episodic cable access serial, that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. Keddie teaches Immersive Sound for Video and Advanced Televisual Broadcast. Keddie has performed live productions, with commissioned compositions, and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as The Barbican (London/UK), Fridman Gallery, The Swiss Institute, Pioneer Works, The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, The Museum of Art and Design, Queens Museum of Art, Microscope Gallery, and Anthology Film Archives (New York/US), Human Resources (Los Angeles/ US), Lightcone, (Paris/FR), Syros International Film Festival (Syros, GR), Studio XX (Montreal/CA), LOOP Festival (Barcelona/ES), Pallas Projects (Dublin/IE), Reykjavik Arts Festival (Reykjavik/ IS), General Public (Berlin/DE), Axis Art Centre (Crew/UK), The Independent Film Festival (Naples/ IT), Liste Art Fair (Basel/CH), Seeing Sound Festival (Bath/UK), and Daimon (Gatineau/CA). Video works are distributed through Lightcone, (Paris/FR) and The Filmmakers Co-op (NYC/US). Sound work released with Chaiken Records, (NYC/USA) and In Context Music (Toronto/CA).
Catalina Alvarez is a film director and artist. Her films draw on local research and are informed by theories of gender performativity and sound studies. She is a recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Flaherty Seminar, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Flux Factory and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Her films have screened at festivals including Slamdance, Fantastic Fest, New Orleans and Palm Springs, and venues such as the ICA Philadelphia, the San Diego Art Institute, and the Museum of the Moving Image. Alvarez has taught Media Arts at Antioch College since 2018. In her documentary in post-production, Sound Spring, Yellow Springs residents become actors lip-syncing to their own interviews, as they narrate their personal entanglements with the village’s larger history, creating a collage of past and present.Together with Liz Flyntz ’02 Alvarez co-founded Ant Farm Antioch Art Building Creative Preservation Initiative (AFAAB), an initiative to restore Antioch’s historic art building, the only publicly accessible building designed by the radical media art and architecture group Ant Farm.