Material Actions is an audiovisual performance that considers the Dutch Age of Exploration and
the flow of modern, global capital. In this piece, Fucile “plays” common materials—such as
coins, bricks, and fans—while Brown projects live, sound-reactive video.
Carrie Fucile is an intermedia artist focused on sound, installation, and performance. She has
exhibited and performed at numerous venues in the United States and around the world
including The Walters Art Museum, the (e)merge Art Fair, Vox Populi, VMK – Gönczi Gallery,
and Casa Contemporânea. Recent honors include a 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual
Artist Award and a 2015 D’CLINIC residency in Hungary.
Mark Brown primarily works with video sourced from the vast digital content universe that is
YouTube. His art embraces the internet as both gallery and medium, creating new works from
the cracks, glitches, and fall-out of digital realities. Brown has collaborated with a number of
musicians and sound artists to produce densely layered, color saturated, video portraits meant
to merge the realms of sound and image. His work has been screened at galleries throughout
North America and Europe.
Tom Borax will perform continued works of “telepresence,” a Max Headroom-like version of an improvising modular synth performance, but synesthetic. It is also like a colonoscopy video, but also disembodied/dissociative. Maybe if you were watching the live video of Willy Wonka’s colonoscopy, and he had an Everlasting Ketamine Gobstopper in there. Perhaps ketamine could be used as an anesthetic during colonoscopies? Synesthesianesthesia.
Consider this psychedelic ouroboros – you get a colonoscopy, and the anesthetic used is ketamine. the dissociative effect of the k-hole is typical – a deepening hole into the self, an ego hole. At the same time, the video feed of the colon scope is displayed in front of you on a large wrap-around screen like an IMAX. In this case the mouth of the ouroboros is your ass, eating your mind.