Come and enjoy art's best Friday night in Brooklyn, May 3 from 6pm to 10pm.
We are so excited to be working with Brooklyn art space / bar, Secret Project Robot for our Friday Late this Spring. With so much incredible free content, The Other Art Fair is the only place you need to start your weekend the Other way.
7:45 - 9:45pm:
Overlapping Expanded Cinema Projection by: Macrodose, A Clockface Orange, Robot Death, Brock Munroe
Quiet Drone sets by: Reaches, In the Mood for Drugs and Kayrock Screenprinting's effects project EMERGENCYNTH
Dan Friel: Dan Friel creates intense, colorful and intricate instrumentals that, for all their complexity, are melodic pop songs. Equally at home in the DIY scene and the contemporary art world, Friel has been at the forefront of a movement of musicians who create dance music with a clear affinity for the extremes of noise and metal, eschewing the traditional dance clubs and adhering to the ethics of the underground. Friel uses his surprisingly small arsenal of gear to distort and maneuver his beloved Yamaha Portasound into an expansive sound that is incredibly varied in tone and texture. Friel also has moments that are incredibly sweet, idyllic, and fragile.
Ashcan Orchestra: The Ashcan Orchestra is simultaneously the audio/visual work of composer Pat Spadine, a large collection of toy, re-appropriated, and "real" instruments, and a revolving performance ensemble based in Bushwick, NY. Since 2007 the ensemble has been employing everything from children's handbells, prepared tape recorders, stacks of discarded televisions, homemade circuitry, colored lightbulbs, mirrors, to more widely accepted noisemakers to create new music in forms more familiar than the instrumentation would lead the listener to believe. This process from humble and understandable beginnings to grander and more complex ends, has been a vehicle to both celebrate and emulate the physics that bind the known universe.
Greem Jellyfish: Through her interdisciplinary practice incorporating live performance, multi-media visuals, costume, sound and participatory art, Greem reflects her cross-cultural identity as a Korean living in New York. Even as she travels globally, her identity is hybrid, never fixed. Greem adopted the surname “Jellyfish,” because she come from a mixed family of many names, often feeling as an outsider and a misfit. She find freedom in the symbol of a deep sea creature that roams about, fluidly, transient, its very form made from the same water in which it lives. In her work she deals with issues of belonging, disorder, confusion, loneliness and frustration. The various forms her practice takes offer inclusive, interactive artwork that is colorful, blurring the boundaries between art and ordinary life. Greem Jellyfish thrives in the realm of experimental, socially engaging, and environmentally conscious acts of creation.
A Clockface Orange: A Clockface Orange is a liquid light projection group consisting of Rachael Guma, Genevieve HK, and Carolyn Funk. Using analog equipment and props to create live psychedelic visuals, they've performed for bands as well as part of the expanded cinema project Optipus. Their work has been presented at Microscope Gallery in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art, 1905-2016”, the Parrish Museum, Mana Contemporary, and Secret Project Robot. A Clockface Orange also teaches liquid light projection and performance at MONO NO AWARE.
Robot Death: Erik Zajaceskowski is an artist, curator and intellectual whose interests collide with works in almost all mediums of art, not just a designer, a/v experimenter, musician or sculptor, Erik instead is first inspired by an idea and then makes art that fulfills this idea. His work is shaped by a notion of immersion, where the artist and visitor kaleidoscope into a pandemonium of both tactile and psychological experience often maximalist and psychedelic in their aesthetic nature. Erik has collaborated with many artists over the years most often with Raul De Nieves, Chris Uphues, Rachel Nelson and the band Black Dice. He is also the brainchild and founder of Mighty Robot (1998-2004), an artist run party space in Brooklyn, Secret Project Robot art experiment and several other creative project in Brooklyn.
Brock Monroe: Brock Monroe is a multimedia artist working mainly in the intersection of improvisatory projections to live music. He works with light and video, as a designer and artist. He has created projects for the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Roulette, ESP TV, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Secret Project Robot. Brock has been active in Joshua Light Show since 2007.
Reaches: Justin Randel is Reaches, an artist exploring the potentialities and possibilities for twisting the electronic communalism of dance music through his own framework of introspective, soul-searching lyricism and songcraft. Under both his Reaches project and other various monikers he has toured across three continents including 22 countries and traveling has left him with an impressively deep catalog of stories,names and places from which his work emerges.Trained in music composition, Randel was equally informed by years trawling through online music boards, blogs and P2P networks, culling together a taste that spans global pop, electronic composition and sonic experimentation in equal measure. This expansive sense of the disparate threads and thoughts of the global underground find a cohesive point of exchange in Randel’s work, as if his songs seek to pull together the disparate communities, the faces and zones that he has lived and worked in over the years into a more communal space.
Emergencynth: The EMERGENCYNTH is a portable synthesizer project designed and hand assembled in Brooklyn, NY by screenprinter and musician, Karl LaRocca a.k.a. Kayrock. It has 8 oscillators which can be tuned in unison, spread out over a range of many octaves, or set to various preset harmonies. The oscillators can bet set to one of 4 different bandlimited: sin, triangles, saws and square. Switches control pitch sweep and 4 amplitude envelopes.
In The Mood For Drugs: In The Mood For Drugs, comprised of multi-instrumentalists Mark Hurst and Justin Schmidt, is a long form improvisational performance that aims to create emotional, movie-like atmospheres in public settings. Originally founded on a mutual love for Wong Kar Wai movies and the cinematography of Christopher Doyle, ITMFD creates live soundtracks with the use of synthesizers, sampled recordings, autoharp, contact microphones, and guitars. Though each performance is dynamic and a practice in impromptu composition, the recurring themes explore solitude, longing, and introspection.