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Visions of the Future II

  • The Downstairs at LaMaMa 66 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Directed by Asher Remy-Toledo & Mark Bolotin (Co-Directors, Hyphen Hub)
Guest Curated by Alain Thibault (Artistic Director, ELEKTRA Montreal)
Presented by La MaMa & CultureHub

ELEKTRA and Hyphen Hub join forces to bring you a night of extraordinary, immersive multimedia showcasing established and up-and-coming artists from Montreal and New York. The evening explores the creative use of technology and how it can reveal new and provocative visions of the future.

Thursday, December 1
House Open: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm–11pm
$20, $15 students/seniors, $5 artist (limited)


Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer who explores the limits between musical performance and digital arts. Myriam will show “Soft Revolvers” - a mesmerizing audiovisual performance for four spinning LED tops built with clear acrylic by the artist. With their large circular spinning bodies, the interfaces strongly evoke turntables and DJ culture, hip hop and dance music. Myriam received an Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica 2015.
Nicolas Bernier creates audiovisual performances, installations, musique concrète, noise improv and video art within interdisciplinary contexts.  He will be present “Frequencies (A)” – the work for which he won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica in 2013. The piece is an audio-visual performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital sound-waves. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a truly unique sound and light composition.
Matthew Biederman has been performing works which explore themes of perception, media saturation, and data systems from a multiplicity of perspectives since the mid nineties. He teams up with Alain Thibault, composer, sound designer, electronic music artist and director of ELEKTRA to present “Physical”  - an audio-visual performance that explores the liminal edges of perception where the senses begin to dissolve. By using techniques which overload the eye and ear, the work explores the question of where perception actually occurs.
The night will also feature two New York-based artists and Hyphen Hub members.
Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds new instruments for electronic music performance. For Visions of the Future II, she will showcase an electroacoustic improvisation made with home-made gestural controllers, using repurposed technologies including wooden bowls, water, textured acrylic discs, blinking lights, and a blender!
The event will also begin with a live set by Kamron Saniee, a musician and electronic producer based in NYC. Kamron creates his techno and electro-instrumental performances through a combination of original synthesis methods and formal experimentation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Earlier Event: October 28
ArtCade Con
Later Event: December 3
Decoder 2017: The Soft Machine