Our December 2017 Frequency Fridays show features video artist Monica Panzarino (NYC), composer/semi-nomadic robot herder Troy Rogers (MN), experimental electronic musician Will Soderberg (IL), and experimental electronic musician galen tipton (CMH). Date: Friday, December 1 2017. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Rd., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2017-2018 season is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the performers:
Monica Panzarino (b. 1979, New York, NY) is a video artist and educator. Her single-channel, performance, and installation works combine real-time image/sound manipulations with a feminist, and often humorous, critique of American popular culture. Panzarino received a Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2002. Her work has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, TN, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA, the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany, WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Art in General in New York, NY, and Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, CA, among other venues. She was an artist-in-residence at Signal Culture in Owego, NY in 2016 and 2015, and at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY in 2008, 2007, and 2003. Panzarino currently lives in Queens, NY. She teaches in the Film/Video Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
For over 13 years, composer Troy Rogers‘ creative work has focused on the development and exploration of robotic musical instruments as generators of new musical possibilities. As a musical robot maker, he co-founded Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI), a group of composers dedicated to exploring and expanding the potential of robotic musical instruments. As a Fulbright scholar, he spent time at the Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium working with Godfried-Willem Raes and what is perhaps the world’s largest robot orchestra, where he developed a singing vocal robot, Stemmetje. Living the life of an early 21st century semi-nomadic robot herder, he resides in Duluth, MN when not touring the country in the RoboRig, a mobile platform for the development and dissemination of music for robots. He performs on streets and stages alike as Robot Rickshaw. Rogers is also a committed independent educator, regularly presenting lectures and offering Making Music with Robots and STEAM education workshops at universities, galleries, community art centers, makerspaces, and schools throughout the US.
galen tipton is a queer nonbinary artist currently based out of Columbus, Ohio. Their work explores relationships between the assumed-to-be “natural” and the “unnatural,” queerness and identity, ethical utopias and eco futurism, the repurposing of waste and excess, as well as the nuances of intimacy between things living and not living. Their work is often childish and triumphant, embracing minimalism and maximalism simultaneously— always with a strong sense of play.
Will Soderberg is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound, video, installations, and performance who is active in community media and as an educator. He is a Michigan native, now residing in suburban Chicago. Recent artist residencies include Ragdale (Lake Forest, IL), Signal Culture (Owego, NY) and Entropy Stereo (Redford, MI). Recent works include music for the award-winning animated short film “Lingua Absentia” (2016, by Kate Raney & Jeremy Bessoff), and composed and performed live electronic music for EnidSmithDance groups’s “Interstice” (February 2016). Soderberg’s recordings are available at whiterosenetwork.bandcamp.com