Join us for a live taping with E.S.P. TV, where they will hybridizes technologies old and new, contemporary and obsolete, to realize the live television studio as a site for performance-based works. Working within galleries, museums, and artist-run and public spaces, E.S.P. TV’s television programs are taped before a live audience and place the labor of production in an equal spotlight with the artists and performers with whom they collaborate. Featuring Talibam! (Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea ), Tropical Rock (Camilla Padgitt-Coles and Ka Baird), and JD Walsh. Expect the unexpected.
Talibam! is a NYC duo formed by Kevin Shea (member in bands like Storm & Stress, Coptic Light and People) who plays drums, and Matt Mottel (synth). In 2007, after several limited CDR releases, they released their first CD studio album on Azul Discografica called 'Ordination of the Globetrotting Conscripts'. For this, they were joined by some of the finest improvisers in New York: Peter Evans (trumpet), Cooper-Moore (piano), Michael Evans (drums), Jeremy Wilms (guitar). Their music is a playful combination of jazz and noise.
Camilla Padgitt-Coles (b. 1985, New York City) is a multimedia artist and musician currently working in light, sound, video and audio-visual environments. Since 2009 she has performed music and live visuals across the US and in Europe. She utilizes prepared footage and a variety of D.I.Y. methods, more recently incorporating newer technologies in order to fuse light with sound. She plays and records solo as Ivy Meadows and in ambient improv collaborations Future Shuttle, Energy Star and Tropical Rock. In 2011 she founded Perfect Wave, a collectively curated web & print publishing platform which "maintains a committed vision to experimental performance, sound and art with a special interest in creating intergenerational dialogue." Perfect Wave produces a magazine, releases music and organizes events in NYC.
Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. She is one of the founding and continuing members of the long running avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Described by Jack Rose as a "female Sun City Girls," STITSR have contributed a different slant to the New Folk movement by incorporating various avant-garde and world music influences into their music. Their most recent album "Beasts In The Garden" was described by Marc Masters as "some kind of long-lost Terry Riley/Angus MacLise collaboration, equally devoted to divine repetition and center-seeking ritual." Since 2001, they have released eight full length records and several side releases. Since relocating to NYC in November 2014, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires with new collaborations as well as honing in on her own solo work. Her current work explores piano improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and her unusual electronic manipulation of the flute. She has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), MoMA PS1, Roulette Intermedium, Cafe OTO (London) and numerous festival appearances with Spires including TUSK (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), and Festival Of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen, DK). She also co-runs the label and concert organizer Perfect Wave with Camilla Padgitt-Coles.
JD Walsh is a multimedia artist. He has exhibited at galleries nationally and abroad including Halsey McKay, Nicole Klagsbrun, Cleopatra’s, 106 Green, and Brennan & Griffin in New York and Galerie Steinek in Vienna, Austria. In 2012 his public art installation “Ensemble for Mixed Use” was commissioned by the City of Toronto for the 2012 Nuit Blanche festival. His work has been written about in Artforum, Flash Art, and Sculpture Magazine, among others. His ongoing music project Shy Layers has garnered critical acclaim and was listed as one of the top 20 electronic albums of 2016 by Pitchfork.
This program will take place in conjunction with the Public Access/Open Networks exhhibition, on view at BRIC House March 23 - May 7, 2017.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.