Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 • 6:30–8pm
ADMISSION: $5 Members; $10 general
Networked Utopias features collaborative audiovisual performances investigating our evolving online and interconnected lives, and illuminating the signal artifacts of our networked platforms. Cullen Miller and Gabriel Dunne will premiere a new location-based audiovisual performance in response to the Yud Gallery. Musician Lavender will be accompanied by visualist Chelley Sherman who will use audio reactive software to create generative landscapes interpreting signal transmissions within the Yud.
Gabriel Dunne is an audiovisual artist and SF native who creates material and temporal structures, spaces and experiences as sculpture, installation, and performance. His process explores the visual, audible, and physical, drawing influence from natural systems, sensory patterns, structures and rhythms of the perceivable and unperceivable universe. His utilization and experimentation with a range of mediums leverages his fluency and integration of digital and analog media with custom-made software and tools. He has performed and shown his work nationally and in internationally at Barcelona Festival Sonar, Soundwave SF, Interferenze Italia, India Art Faire, The CJM, Denver Biennale, and the permanent collection of NYMoMA.
Cullen Miller is an audiovisual composer, spatial-media designer, and curator. His projects vary in nature but typically fall within the spectrum of sound design, installation, composition, and systems design. Reared in Detroit, he relocated to San Francisco pursuing curatorial work with Gray Area Foundation, SFCMP, and to teach digital signal processing at San Francisco State University. He currently spends his days designing and constructing technical systems at Obscura Digital. He has released recordings under numerous aliases and organizes the concert series, FINITE. His performances and installations have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and clubs.
Chelley Sherman is a virtual artist from San Francisco. Her work is governed by patterns and textures which harness the neural systems that underlie enthrallment in darkness, ritual, reverie. Since her background in cognitive science and graphic arts, her works have been presented in installation and performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. See more at spaceisthe.place.
Lavender is a San Francisco-based composer and producer whose work is deeply grounded in textural qualities, ambience and raw emotion. His forward-thinking and ethereal songs echo the work of artists the likes of Alessandro Cortini, Tim Hecker, and Four Tet, just to mention a few. Lavender’s first album Mystique Youth came out August 2015 on Jacktone Records and was charted album of the year by both SF Weekly and KALX Radio. See more lavendersynth.com.
Tiare Ribeaux is a Hawaiian-American new media artist, curator, and community organizer whose work explores materiality, infrastructures, and environment. Her work seeks to provoke conversation and uncover hidden truths around opaque global industrial and socio-economic systems that are omnipresent yet often invisible in our day-to-day lives. She has been a Bay Area-based curator and producer of visual arts, performance arts, and community events focused on innovation and radical inclusivity for over 5 years.