Thursday, December 9th
Live sets by:
- Benton-C Bainbridge (live visuals) with Brooke Broussard (choreography) and Roarke Menzies (music)
Invited respondent / moderator:
about the artists:
Benton-C Bainbridge is an artist working out of The Bronx and Nashville. Bainbridge makes movies, installations, and live visual performances with custom digital, analog and optical systems of his own design. Benton-C has presented video as immersive environments and extemporaneous compositions across 5 continents, collaborating with scores of artists around the world.
Brooke Broussard is a dance artist that has performed for 11 years around the world with noted Shen Wei Dance Arts, Aly Rose, and David Michalek. She is an emerging choreographer whose work incorporates neuro science, emotional states and inventive, improvisational movement; culminating in a multi-media performances while also collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and advancing technologies. Her visions cross the line away from the typical dance performance into a new generation of tech savvy performance art.
Roarke Menzies is a multidisciplinary performer, composer and sound artist. He uses hardware and software to create soundscapes, collages, electronic compositions and ambient pop music. His improvisations incorporate live sampling, gesture, voice, vocal percussion, radio, and other tools and toys. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Roarke collaborates regularly with choreographers, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, etc.
Koosil-ja creates dance, music, song, and digital environment for koosil-ja/ danceKUMIKO since 1986. Her works have been commissioned and presented and she also taught and participated in residency activities throughout NYC and nationally and internationally. Koosil-ja has received a New York Dance and Performance Award for Choreography, a Guggenheim Fellowship and many other awards and fellowships. Koosil-ja participated in the Media in Transition Conference at MIT (07), the Flying Circus Project in Singapore and Vietnam (07) and many other conferences nationally and internationally. Koosil-ja also creates and performs music. In 1984, she co-founded the band Bosho as a percussionist and vocalist and toured Europe and Japan and has performed with Takehisa Kosugi, Fast Forward, Mimi Goese, David Linton, and Lance Blisters, among others. She performed and wrote songs with The Wooster Group. Her composition, Like Us, was released on the Agriculture Record