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Date(s) - 06/30/2018 - 07/01/2018
7:00 am - 2:00 am

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom


Gallery Bypass is pleased to present Distoria, an emporium of ultravisual euphoria. Join us Saturday, June 30th at 7pm for a brightly anticipated experience showcasing local and international analog & digital visual artists experimenting with both technical and conceptual distortions. Encapsulate yourself within the Tangent Gallery Hastings Street Ballroom like you’ve never seen it before and enjoy a stimulating evening of live visuals, projection mapping, special film screenings and multimedia installations surrounded by hidden sounds.

Experience: $10
Visual set times tba
Music accompaniment all night long

[ RUFFMERCY ] aka Russ Murphy is a Animation Director based in Bristol, England. Murphy studied illustration and animation at Leeds Metro University in the UK and worked in the ON-AIR Department at MTV in the late 90’s as a promo producer. In 1998 he became a freelance animator working for a variety of broadcasting networks and agencies before working on music videos fulltime around 2012. He has become known for his loose hand drawn animation style sometimes utilised over live footage and mostly within the genre of Hip Hop music. Murphy has worked with music artists such as Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Lily Allen, Nas x Dilla, Earl Sweatshirt, Flying Lotus x Blu, Kxwledge, PUSHA T, Schoolboy Q, and Nightmares on Wax, just to name a few.

[ Josh Felice ] was raised on VHS tapes and NES games drawing inspiration from all things pixelated, grainy and distorted, finding beauty in imperfections and glitches. Josh has been providing visual stimulation for late night events including Deep Club (Denver), Grenadier Club (Confessions and Surreal Sleepwalking), 6AM, Pool House, Audio Bite, and performed at a recent How to Kill showcase at Smart Bar, Chicago. All shows include circuit bent modified visual processors.

[ Joanie Wind ] is a painter-turned-video and new media artist. Wind is from Tuscan, Arizona and is currently working in Detroit. She studied at Eastern Michigan University, graduating with an MFA. In 2015, she won the Ann Arbor Film Festival Manupelli Award for a video she created in a 24-hour period. She has exhibited locally and internationally, with a recent show at Galeria Greulich in Frankfurt, Germany. Her work maniacally explores identity as it relates to certain aspects of gender politics and the techno-self in the 21st century.

[ Frances Mendes Levitin ] is a second year MFA candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at University of Chicago. Her art-making practice incorporates scavenged materials into immersive installations and performances. Materials are recovered from her local environment and instrumentalized into audio-visual sculpture, projection, and sonic information. By re-engineering scavenged materials she disregards consumer value systems and aims to elevate materials’ secondary and tertiary lives.

[ Ian MacLachlan ] aka Suitor has been working with computers and analog modules in some capacity for the last six years, designing a number of live sets for his experimental electronic music ensemble, Matilda. Ian has also had some of his personal musical compositions released on the Detroit Corndogs imprint. More recently, he has started incorporating both materials and fabrics, as well as computer driven visuals into his performances, utilizing VHS type effects and audio-reactive Max/MSP patches to create dark and hypnotic atmospheres.

[ Kelli Austin ] is a Detroit-based visual artist with a fluent background in media communication arts, and photography. Her live performances are a visual spectacle of layered lights, images, videos, and graphics. Austin enhances and mutilates her work with glitches through the use of both computer and circuit bent analog devices.

[ Doc Colony ] has created content and digital images for use in photography, video and projection for over 15 years. Animation and stop motion content has been his staple to cast and this coupled with over 16,000 lumens makes his dazzling displays. Projecting in clubs, galleries, street corners and broad sides of buildings has become a great way for Doc to toss light on dark and seedy canvases.

[ Local Media Group ] is a producer/deejay and visual medias outfit in Detroit, MI focusing on experimental Techno and House music, blended with psychedelic visual concepts. Originally started as a monthly party in Ann Arbor, MI., Local Media Group has collaborated with such artists as Erika, BMG (Interdimensional Transmissions), SHIGETO (Ghostly Intl./Portage Garage Sounds), 4/4 Soundsystem (Grand Rapids), and MGUN (Vanity Press). LMG artists have been featured at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Detroit Housing Authority, The Blanc Gallery-Chicago, Radar Radio London, ALFM Radio New York City, and WCBN Radio Ann Arbor. The LMG roster includes: Jimmy K, Jeff Garcia, Suitor, Deep Grey, and Matilda.

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