2013, Human Resources L.A., November 2
Organized by Suzy Poling and Chiara Giovando, SMASHISIM is a collection of new images, video and sound that commonly draw from a dark psycadelia - dream-like, mind-bending, mind-altering, mind-expanding. SMASHISIM combines organic and synthetic concerns through experimental film works, live video synthesis and performance. Themes covered are: experiential rituals, complexities of the natural world and digital interferences, humans bodies as abstractions, a room as an exterior space and a mountain range as interior space. Mutations of static sound all blend together into one night and are confused in the murk of pixels.
Video's by: Cary Loren (Detroit), Rolan Vega (LA), Sporay (LA), Kamau Amu Patton (NYC), Sabrina, Ratte' (Montreal), Sara Ludy (Quebec), Collin McKelvey (SF), Alivia Zivich (Detroit), John Davis (SF), JJ Stratford (LA), Shana Palmer (Baltimore), Amanda Siegel (LA), Carlos Gonzales (Providence), Robert Beatty (Lexington), Andrew Benson (SF), Chris Duncan (Oakland), Black Hole Cinema (Oakland)
Live video by: Andy Pulse
Installation by: Brock Fansler & Eva Aguila (LA), Suzy Poling (LA), ESP TV (NYC), Andy Ortmann (Chicago)
Music Performance by: Jealousy (SF), Pod Blotz w/ Chiara Giovando (LA), Sapphire Slow (Tokyo), Robedoor (LA)