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Horizontal Vertigo Performance Still © Courtesy of the artist & Postmasters
BATTLE

54 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
August 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.postmastersart.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
tribeca/downtown
EMAIL:  
postmasters@thing.net
PHONE:  
212-727-3323
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 11-6; Thu 11-8

DESCRIPTION

The two artists meet on the “battlefield” to compete against each other with their individual performances.
 
Elka’s choice of weapon is her Horizontal Vertigo, a two-screen video and sound piece aided by live-image-rigged turntables, marked paper, and fabric cutouts. By continuously adjusting two high-contrast, black and white live-feed projections, she creates series of transient forms and images that destroy or build on one another. John retaliates with his Record Projection, which incorporates sculptural elements that he rearranges during his performance along with a group of projectors and record players to create outbursts of light and sound in any number of possible combinations.
 
With the support of a series of chances, the venue’s ambiance, and the audience’s encouragement (or lack thereof), the two opponents try to outdo one another in this highly stimulating blast of sounds, video, and light.