Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
'50s detectives thwarted by MTA service changes. Psychic
anarchists in a doomed romance. Frustrated feds seduced by runaway
nanobots. An immersive evening of satiric stories, startling video,
and driving music from The Psychasthenia Society, the premiere
storytelling multimedia art group.
Jon Keith Brunelle,
founder of The Psychasthenia Society, calls his work laptop storytelling:
rapid-fire digital slide shows comprising hundreds of vintage
movie stills, remixed to form satiric new stories that he tells
in live voiceover. Various editions of The Hammer Variations,
Jon's remix of the movie Kiss Me Deadly, have been featured at
Collective: Unconscious and P.S. 122, and in New York gallery
events. At the turn of the century, Jon curated and performed
in Stories from the Future, produced by The Moth at Joe's Pub.
The Nanolove Report, written by Jon and performed by The Psychasthenia
Society, enjoyed a successful run at Collective: Unconscious in
2005 and 2006.
As the visual coordinator of The Psychasthenia Society, Daniel
Vatsky draws from his expertise as both an artist
and a professional archival image researcher. His projections
have graced the walls and screens of dozens of New York clubs
and parties. Recent performance highlights include the Museum
of Modern Art, the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, P.S. 122, the
New York International Fringe Festival, and the Kitchen.
a.k.a. Mad EP, originally was a cellist and later a producer of
the Chicago Symphony radio broadcasts. He has been creating his
unique soundscapes with live instrumentations, found sounds, and
field recordings for the past six years in various studio and
performance environments. His music has been featured on US college
and underground radio stations as well as international broadcasts,
including the CBC's Brave New Waves in Canada, JJJ's Soundlab
in Australia, and on a "Best Of" series to commemorate
the late John Peel (legendary DJ on BBC's Radio One in the UK).
Refusing to be bound to any given genre or style, Mad EP's diverse
range of live sets have made him a regular performer in many of
New York City's clubs and art spaces. His recent releases on Ad
Noiseam have garnered resounding critical acclaim worldwide.