Saturday 21 April 2018, 7.30pm
“Rose Kallal’s colluding components, her cast of objects—projectors, film loops, reel-to-reel players, audio loops, canvas, table and lamp—speak of endless collapse and rebirth through technology on the brink of obsolescence.” – Mousse Magazine
“She revisits the past to modify the present and chart a new future.” – New York Times
Rose Kallal is a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist working with installation, film and sound.
Employing a hypnotic repetition of patterns and motifs, her film works incorporate a wide range of technical processes,such as analog video synthesis/ feedback, computer animation, and 16mm film, accompanied by her electronic sound scores using modular synthesis.
She has presented her work internationally at many venues, galleries and festivals that include MoMA PS.1 (NYC), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF, CA), Center for Contemporary Art (Glasgow, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art Bologna, (Italy), Lyles and King Gallery (NYC), Galleri Susanne Ottesen (Copenhagen, DE), Ramiken Crucible Gallery (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), Atonal Festival (Berlin, Germany), Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam, NE), CTM Festival (Berlin, Germany),
Her sound work has been released on UK label We Can Elude Control, run by Paul Purgas (Emptyset) with a recent full length LP Perseus.
For Cafe OTO Rose will perform a live sound score with her video piece "Spectral Points".
Colin Potter started making unusual music in the early 1980s. He was part of the ‘DIY or tape underground’ which flourished at the time as an alternative to mainstream music. In 1981 he set up the ICR label and IC Studio which are both still thriving after over thirty-five years. He developed a reputation for innovative mixing, sound processing and production and has worked with artists such as Current 93, Fovea Hex, Ora, Organum, Andrew Chalk, Jonathan Coleclough, Sol Invictus, Monos and many more, most notably with Steven Stapleton on numerous albums by Nurse With Wound.
In 1999 he started to perform live and since then he has been playing solo shows all overEurope and the US. He was also instrumental in persuading Nurse With Wound to return to playing live shows in 2005 and since then he has played with them at many venues and festivals all over the world. His performances feature live remixing of a multitrack recording along with sampling, electronic and acoustic devices with intense sound processing and propagation. A recent series of reissues of his early work (on Deep Distance and Sacred Summits) has led to an upsurge of interest in his music by a largely new audience. New material and several more early works are being released on vinyl and CD over the coming months.
Science on a Wet Afternoon: A performance for tapes and synthesisers, in which Mark Pilkington introduces sonic denizens from his West Country laboratory. Mark O Pilkington primarily records and performs with Michael J York as Teleplasmiste, whose studio album ‘Frequency Is The New Ectsasy’ was released in 2017 by House of Mythology. Formerly half of Raagnagrok, Mark’s many collaborators include Rose Kallal, Gnod R&D, Urthona, Rainbow Unit, High Mountain Tempel, The Begotten, English Heretic and Disinformation.