Coaxial Arts presents Suzy Poling’s two month residency called “INFINITY STAGE”. Her residency is divided into multiple events which include: a collaborative live taping with Experimental Half-Hour, an elaborate art installation/performance, two guest art video screenings, open studio, and a workshop.
Poling’s vision for the residency at Coaxial Arts is to explore the relationship between a tangible/physical space and a digital/synthetic space. During the time of the residency, she intends to continue her explorations of with sound, performance art, sculptural relationships, geometry of a room, complex geometric reflective objects, light phenomenon, animation and video synthesis. The objective is to push therealms of video art, installation and performance in a live setting aurally and visually through hypnotic experimentation.
Programming and events are made possible with the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation of the Arts.
Saturday July 16th
INFINITY STAGE: LIGHT AXIS AND THE HUMAN MIRROR
This event is an live taping involving Poling’s sculptural mirrored objects, large painted back drops, installation pieces, costumed figures and sound in collaboration with Experimental Half Hour. There will be sonic elements to this Taping and guest performers within Poling’s piece. The objective for this collaboration is to explore what the mirror’s refractive abilities are in relation to the live video synthesis and human form. The idea is for the human to be covered in a mirror sculptural body suit that is of an architectural design. The human performer can play the roll of a lighthouse or structure for light phenomenon and transmissions to occur.
This event is made possible through a grant from media The foundation.http://mediathe.org/
Daytime Event July 23rd
INFINITY STAGE: HUMAN CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP
This workshop will part lecture/presentation of collective performance art works and video art. Experiments within a group activity are scheduled. More TBA.
Opening Saturday August 13th
INFINITY STAGE: TIME DILATION GEOMETRY
This is the opening event of Poling’s take over inside of Coaxial Arts. The installation idea is about light and sound dissension, video interferences, mirrored sculptural interactivity and hypnotic rotation within a blacked out room. This new body of work is inspired by the book, “Order in Space” as it references multi-dimensional geometric objects and varied proportions. The objective of this installation is to examine scale, repetitive patterns, the relationship between synthetic video objects and three dimensional objects in a black room. LIVE SETS BY POD BLOTZ, CUBE AND TOM HALL.
Thursday August 18th
INFINITY STAGE: VIDEO SCREENING BY FEATURED ARTISTS HIDE (From Chicago). https://
Saturday August 27th
INFINITY STAGE: SMASHISM GROUP VIDEO SCREENING. CLOSING EVENT.
Video works will be abstract, performative, satirical and narrative pieces. Videos by Destroy All Monsters, Jonnie Prey, Jenny Sayaka Nono and more TBA.
Suzy Poling/Pod Blotz is a multi-media artist working with sound, video, film, photography installation, sculpture, painting, collage and performance art. She researches the multi- dimensional interferences between optics, mirrors, sonic resonance, electrical synthesis, video experiments, human/alien identities and photographic studies of geological anomalies. She is from Michigan, studied at Columbia College in Chicago, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade and now resides in Los Angeles. Visually, her work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Disjecta, Cal Polytechnic University, Cult Exhibitions/Aimee Friberg and Zg Gallery. Her images have been published in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Dazed Digital and a Metropolitan Museum of Art Book. She has lectured at Cal Poly University, de Young Museum, Headland Center for the Arts, Columbia College of Chicago. Poling is a recipient of the Mike Kelley Foundation Grant and was a nominee for the SECA Award at the SFMOMA. Sonically, she has performed at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Colour out of Space, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum, Human Resources, The LAB and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. Pod Blotz has made releases with Chocolate Monk (UK), Nostilevo (LA), Conjunto Vacio (Spain), Clan Destine Records (UK) and Dungeon Taxis (NZ/NYC). http://suzypoling.com/
Coaxial Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit multi-disciplinary media arts organization devoted to the creation of new video art. Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events. Since the organization’s inception in March 2015 the foundation has staged over 40 live events, and exhibited the works of over 100 different artists from the foundation’s downtown Los Angeles studio space.