July 27, 2015 –
Nate Wooley will perform acoustic improvisation on trumpet as well as with the guitar amplifier sculpting feedback in ways alien to the language and history of jazz trumpet. Tamio Shiraishi will be moving throughout the gallery in a set combining computer software and alto-saxophone to explore possibilities of sound distortion through space in a set combining computer. Leila Bordreuil uses a variety of microphones and carefully positioned amplifiers to create a wide range of textures for her performance on amplified and prepared cello.
August 3, 2015 –
Microscope continues its YES program of emerging artists with new and recent moving image works by Christy Shigekawa and by Mike Newton.
Shigekawa’s short films and videos begin with images recorded in life which she then manipulates until what is observed and what is imagined become indistinguishable. Newton incorporates video, 35mm photographic slides and prose poetry into his projected works to find beauty and peril at the intersections of potentially incompatible systems, such as using right-wing conspiracy theories to discuss the body. The Bushwick-based artists and long-time friends see their works as overlapping in the themes of “polysemy and uncertainty” reflecting on the “strangeness, the unknowability” manifest in their visual world(s).