Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan

"Victoria Keddie is an artist, curator, and archivist based in New York City. She works in varying media involving film, video, sound, installation, and broadcast. She has programmed events internationally, with a focus on film, video, sound, and hybrid media. As an archivist, she focuses on preserving analog experimental sound and radio collections. She is co-director of E.S.P. TV, and also part of the film based collective, Optipus. She is the organizer and co founder of the INDEX Festival(2011), a month long international festival of media and technology.

Scott Kiernan is an artist and curator who lives and works in New York City. Scott received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He is a founder and director of Louis V E.S.P., a not-for-profit gallery and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and co-founder/director of E.S.P. TV, a Manhattan cable access program and live taping event which showcases NYC based artists and performers.

Here is some of the work I found interesting which is a collaboration as part of the ESP LAB project

"ESP LAB is a media based collaborative, formed by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan in 2012. The collaboration explores sound and vision through analog methods and electronics. Work is presented in both a performative context as well as exhibited. Their hybrid station for manipulating video signals and soundwaves is comprised of signal generators, TV monitors, video mixers, and modulators. Kiernan and Keddie also co-direct and operate E.S.P. TV, a live taping broadcast on MNN network"

and here is a quote form one of the videos description 

"analog video, signal generators, ring modulator, video mixer, tv monitor
This work was generated with 2 Sencore VA-62 signal generators, Grass Valley 110 mixer, videonics colorizer. Original video taped live to VHS. Documentation of video playback on monitor as video signals out of range for digital conversion.
Concept: Masking visuals through overloaded circuit to create a dialogue between controlled planes and erratic reproductive patterns"

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