Automatic Speleology

Automatic Speleology

The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse, NY

May 29, 2010 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jesse Stiles (MFA 2003) presents his first solo show, an exhibition that opened March 9, 2010 and continues until the closing party/live performance event on May 29th.  Read on for more info and directions.  The Gallery hours on May 29th are 5pm - 7pm and the performance starts at 7pm.

Automatic Speleology is a generative installation work manifested in multi-channel video, sound, robotics, and light. At the heart of Automatic Speleology is an evolving body of music in which hyperkinetic sonic gestures are extended, re-expressed, and modified through video, light, and robotic percussion.

Automatic Speleology, which takes its name from the scientific study of caves, will be at The Warehouse Gallery in Syracuse, NY now through May 29, 2010. The gallery is open 12-6pm Tuesday through Saturday. I also have an installation in the building's front windows that can be experience 24/7 - go to 350 West Fayette Street and you will be robotically colorblasted, all day, every day, amen.

By day, Automatic Speleology is a law-abiding multimedia installation. It wakes up every morning, put its pants on, and runs algorithms - just like you and me. But on certain nights Automatic Speleology goes rogue - alcohol is served, and musical sounds of a distinctly thumping/pounding persuasion are introduced. This naturally has unusual effects on the multichannel video and LED elements of the gallery. Mayhem ensues.

The evening of Thursday, March 25 is the reception/party/party-reception for Automatic Speleology. It will run in gallery mode from 5 to 8pm and will enter FREAKOUT PARTY MODE from 8 to 10pm. Multimedia "DJ Set" by yours truly. BE THERE OR BE HELLACIOUSLY SQUARE.

On the evening of Saturday, May 29 Automatic Speleology will close with a live performance by yours truly and Curtis Bahn. I am especially excited about this, not just because every performance I've ever done with Curtis has shredded my mind into tiny kaleidoscopic pieces, but because Curtis will also be de-installing the show for me. Curtis has informed me of his plan to sonically tear the video projections, LEDs, robots, and paint off the walls. With his sitar. Good times!

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