1. Expanded Cinema: Live video/music performance

Angie Eng is a multimedia artist who works in video, installation and time-based performance since 1994. Starting out in New York working with tube cameras, wireless macro cameras, The Fairlight, cheap video mixers and  analogue cinema tricks with puppetry, Eng is best known for her live video performances.  She lives/works between Paris and New York City. 



digital qi 'Formfields'/Videobass band 'Chasers'- NYC premier May 23 at Roulette

Angie Eng premiers two media performances: ‘Formfields’ with Cheryl Leonard, Sifu Tzyann Hsu and ‘Chasers’ with Akio Mokuno/Maria Chavez

Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm $20/$15

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

For the 23th of May at Roulette, Angie Eng returns from Paris to premier two very distinct video performances. The first set will be ‘Formfields’, a multimedia performance based upon energy fields.  The second set will be ‘Chasers’, her videobass band that resamples and re-edits cult classic films into visual gestures.

 This world premier is a new multimedia performance directed by visual artist Angie Eng in collaboration with musician Cheryl Leonard and Sifu Tzyann Hsu and her practitioners from the Brooklyn Academy of Kung fu/Tai chi. Inspired by visualizing the invisible, Eng projects video onto a martial arts group while composer Leonard amplifies macro-sounds from nature’s basic elements such as water, sand and wood. 

Chasers is an AV pop band initiated by Angie Eng in 2012 after having a custom built video instrument made in the form of a bass guitar.  In this project two video bass players (Eng and Akio Mokuno) re-edit and remix films that are inspired by one-another.  Classic against popular films are transformed into visual notes that they trigger with their video instruments.  For this New York premier, they will mix the pairs of films: Seven Samurai with Magnificent 7, James Bond ‘Dr. No’ with 0SS-117 ‘Rio ne repond plus’ and Max Linder with Charlie Chaplin. For this evening guest turntablist, Maria Chavez creates an abstracted soundscape from the dialogue and sound tracks of each film.

These projects have received support from a Harvestworks Residency, Clocktower gallery residency, NYSCA Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds and mediaThe foundation inc.