Signal to Noise


Friday, December 14, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888

Via: Museum of the Moving Image

Join us at the Museum after hours for musical performances, interactive digital artist installations, and participatory experiences throughout the Museum building. Featured artists for the evening are Peter Burr, Martha Colburn, and Laura Ortman. Guests can also explore current exhibitions, including A Whole Different Ball Game, which features 40+ playable sports video games; The Jim Henson Exhibition; and more! Complimentary snacks will be available with beer provided by Mikkeller.

This event kicks off a series of monthly Signal to Noise parties; the next one is on January 25, 2019.

Free admission. RSVP here. Open to ages 21+ only; IDs will be checked. Advance reservation required (no one will be admitted at the door without a reservation).

The evening’s program includes:
“Wanderlust West.” In this “live documentary” performance, Laura Ortman’s violin improvisations will accompany Martha Colburn’s triple-projector piece, expanding on her 2017 film Western Wild…how I found wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand. Performance at 9:45 p.m. in Video Screening Amphitheater.

Dirtscraper. New York premiere. Peter Burr’s large-scale single-channel computer simulation imagines an underground structure whose ‘smart architecture’ is overseen by artificial intelligences. This 90-minute work will loop continuously in the Redstone Theater.

“Interference AV.” Bringing together the respective practices of New York-based artists Peter Burr and Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), this audio-visual performance is a collaboration unfolding in real time. Combining Burr’s complex, mutating digital imagery with Ortman’s vibrant amplified violin sounds, Interference AV creates an immersive and singular experience, revealing crossover fascinations with the possibilities of utopia and a desire to create new ambient environments. Performance at 10:30 p.m. in the Digital Learning Suite.

Music videos selected by The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival will loop continuously in the Bartos Screening Room.