R A D I O N
by Testu Collective
Testu Collective (Serena Stucke, Dan Tesene); Fernando Molina; MA (Maria Takeuchi, Alec Fellman)
Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pam and 9:00 pm
at the Gallery
Tickets $20 HERE
Building on collaborations spanning several years, Testu, Fernando Molina, and MA come together for an intimate evening of auditory explorations and visual adventures. Enveloping the audience in an aural visual environment through improvisation and
experimentation, R A D I O N aims to create a deeply engaging experience.
Please note: COVID 19 boosters and KN95 masks are required to enter the venue. Masks will be also available at the door. Space capacity has been restricted to 25 seats. The safety of our audience and artist is a priority. Thank you for helping us keep Theaterlab a safe space for everyone.
About the Artists
Testu Collective is an NYC-based intermedia art group founded by Dan Tesene and Serena Stucke in 2017. Testu creates experimental videos, concept soundtracks, and audiovisual installations/performances. Currently the collective consists of an evolving group of movement artists, musicians, generative artists, and fabricators. The collective’s goal is to liberate imaginations through unique collaborations with artists in sound, movement, and video. Testu has created immersive installations and curated works at Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn), Wallplay’s On Canal (NYC), Flux Factory (Long Island City), Public Visuals (Brooklyn), Honey’s (Brooklyn), Sound Pedro (Los Angeles), and Ideal Glass (NYC), CTM Festival(online), Ars Electronica(NYC). In 2020, Testu Collective created music videos for acclaimed cellist Clarice Jensen’s latest album. Most recently, Testu curated an evening of sound and visual works with live sculptural movement for Ace Hotel in NYC. Currently, the collective has an audiovisual compilation, ‘Solace’, out on Bandcamp to benefit COVID-19 charities.
The origin of his visual practice it’s based on the exercise of his profession as an Architect, taking from that discipline diverse concepts of composition and representation techniques plus several years designing television sets and working as art director in advertising cinema.
Graduated from the Master’s Degree in Expanded Music at the National University of San Martín, as an artist, he researches and develops audiovisual projects of a performative and audio-reactive nature whose plural and even diametrically opposed edges, all go through a common path in its visualization, design and morphology through the use of machines, digital media and computers. His work has been exhibited and represented in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Barcelona, Rome and New York; and at the Mutek and Live Performers Meeting Festivals.
ÉMU aka Maria Takeuchi creates sonic and visual poems, merging organismic soundscapes with generative art and illuminating objects inspired by nature.
Using piezo microphones attached to wood bark wound with guitar strings and porcelain bowls carefully tuned with water measurements, Maria plays and conducts the sound-objects with a delicate yet intentional focus. The subtle sound textures created solely with touches by hand, stones, branches, sandpaper, and shells on the handmade instruments, processed for added aesthetic atmosphere.
insomniac hotel is the music of surfaces. The swirls of synthetic-organic tone-spaces and refracted microphony evoke fractal geometries; each detail a world in itself. Working alone, Alec Fellman extrudes this geography from a pool of sound-objects: modular synthesizers, meditation bowls, contact microphones. The work is of-and-beyond sound; reaching into meditative practice, producing rooms to think and be in, while never effacing the body and its capacity to listen.