Star Trick: The Next Iteration is an algorithmic, non-deterministic TV spaceship drama that requires a set of data to work and is set inside of a set of data. A user can change the character of the video by changing the identity of the characters. Genre is like gender, a gene from which the generic generates. If you don't think of Star Trick: The Next Iteration as a television program, you can think of it as a television "program" - a genetic map rather than a storyline. Perhaps the Captain has lost the crew, perhaps the ship has never had any fuel in it. Only machines can keep up with the Telepath's sexual stamina. Television should be thought of as a synthesizer of human ideas and situations. If we de-emphasize the story, and instead emphasize the "idea," narrative can be synthesis - open ended and flexible, true to life and ambiguous, yet ripe with meaning. Starring Lexie Mountain, Ada Pinkston, Hoesy Corona, and Ric Royer.
At the opening on October 8th, Tom will give an audiovisual talk on the process behind ST:TNI touching on various things like computer programming, genre programming, psychedelic drugs, solipsism, fractal math, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, telepathy, rebelling against method acting, the television synthesizer, the music synthesizer, gender, gender in television, vision, and sound.
Assisting with the evening will be the remarkable performance art duo of Peter Redgrave and Khristian Weeks. They *might* appear to be a musician and dancer, working together in a "collaboration." They are basically indescribable, however, and so this description fails.
OPENING: Saturday October 8, 8pm - Artist talk with Tom Boram, plus special performance by Khristian Weeks & Peter Redgrave; $5 Donation requested
ON VIEW: through 10/31 (second floor)
Tom Boram was born in Baltimore and lives there with his family. His work involves awkward and over-complicated systems that make sound/light abstractions and/or endless television genre nonsense. He performs in the experimental electronic duo Leprechaun Catering. He is founder of the High Zero Festival of Experimental and Electronic Music and a 20-year veteran of noise and improvisation music subcultures.