Artist-in residence – January 4th to March 31, 2016
CALQ – State of New York
“The frst is called “Birth Mother” and is a virtual reality performance installation, and I will be recording and mixing the immersive soundscapes for the virtual reality environments. The second project is called “They Kill Things” which is a feature-length experimental flm centered around footage captured of a local theatrical production put on by a theater production company called Torn Space Theater. I will be utilizing the A/V studio for editing and scoring the flm.”
Flatsitter is a media arts collaborative based in Western New York founded in 2013, with frequent collaboration by Kyle Marler, Jax Deluca, Frank Napolski, and many other artists. Flatsitter uses old and new technologies, combined with elements of performance art, to craft strange and surreal experiences. Our work exists as electronic meditations in an array of formats, such as live expanded cinema performance, web collections, site-specific installation, and live virtual reality experiences. Flatsitter has presented at the Ann Arbor Film Festival 2015 (Ann Arbor, MI); In the Soil Festival (St. Catharines, Ontario); Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY); and Grave:point Studios at Silent Barn (NYC). Flatsitter received a New York State Council on the Arts Finishing Funds award distributed by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to complete In Between Spaces, a public art project that exhibits utopian video works in unexpected spaces. In 2014 & 2015, Flatsitter held consecutive residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred University, NY) and Signal Culture (Owego, NY).