Friday May 26, 7:30pm
Fractured Gestures
Curated by Robert Seidel

Works by Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, Bret Battey, Andrew Benson, Peter Burr, Carla Chan, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Rosa Menkman, Brenna Murphy, Zach Nader, Mike Pelletier, Sabrina Ratté, The Rodina, Robert Seidel, Natalia Stuyk, Katie Torn, Alan Warburton

Sabrina Ratté – Portals
Still from “Portals” (2014) by Sabrina Ratté – Image courtesy of the artist

We are pleased to welcome Berlin based artist and curator Robert Seidel to present the New York premiere of Fractured Gestures, a program of 16 video works he curated last year for Haus der elektronischen Künste in Basel, Switzerland.

“The artistic positions presented in Fractured Gestures are exploring non-representational images with a focus on organic markings within the digital. By breaking frontiers between an abstracted reality and artificial creation, they reflect on the inner workings of digital tools. The eclectic conceptual friction points range from motion capturing over face detection to cinematic aggregations and speculative physical simulation. Their dissolving traces of natural motion still can be deciphered and form an uncanny as well as aesthetically sublimation of our accelerated world.” – Robert Seidel

Seidel will be in attendance and available for Q&A following the screening

Robert Seidel is an artist and curator living in Berlin. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as galleries and museums such as the ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, and MOCA Taipei. Seidel has also curated screenings and exhibitions for the Filmmuseum, Vienna, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, the Art Collection, Jena, and the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. More info at

General admission $8
Members and students w/ ID $6



Brenna Murphy, “centrl~lattice”, 2015, 2 minutes
Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, “Aesthetics of Surveillance”, 2014, 12 minutes
Natalia Stuyk, “Visiter”, 2015, 2 minutes
Carla Chan, “Black Moves”, 2016, 7 minutes
Alan Warburton, “Cartoon Physics”, 2016, 2 minutes
Sabrina Ratté, “Portals”, 2014, 4 minutes
Rosa Menkman, “45 76 65 72 79 74 68 69 6e 67 20”, 2009, 1 minute
Bret Battey, “Mercurius”, 2007, 6 minutes
The Rodina, “Captured by Success”, 2015, 5 minutes
Peter Burr, “Arcology”, 2015, 6 minutes
Katie Torn, “Breathe Deep”, 2014, 3 minutes
Andrew Benson, “Melting Rainbow Heart”, 2014, 6 minutes
Mike Pelletier, “Performance Capture: Part 1”, 2016, 4 minutes
Andreas Nicolas Fischer, “Computer Visions”, 2016, 3 minutes
Zach Nader, “someone to see”, 2014, 2 minutes
Robert Seidel, “vitreous”, 2015, 3 minutes     

Alan Warburton – Cartoon Physics
Still from “Cartoon Physics” (2016) by Alan Warburton – Image courtesy of the artist

With the underwriting support of the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation

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