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Jun 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Psychic Sculptures

With Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Bill Kouligas, Paul Clipson and Rachelle Rahme.

This evening features two sound performances by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Bill Kouligas accompanied by Super 8mm film projections by Paul Clipson and Rachelle Rahme. Shot and projected on Super 8 reversal, these original color and black and white films study figurative and abstract space, focusing on texture, color, and movement, sometimes within layers of dizzying in-camera edited montages. Much like a visual form of field recording, the films gather together landscapes vast and small, natural and artificial, to present a possible path into which one can interact with the lush, textural environments of Cantu-Lesma’s and Kouligas’s ambient/electronic soundscapes. Relying on counterpoint and coincidence, these sound and film performances merge sonic and cinematic processes to fuse together a unique sensory experience created by the eyes and ears of the audience.



Artist and multi-instrumentalist Jefre-Cantu Ledesma is a founding member of Tarentel, a member of the Alps, and the founder of the label Root Strata. He has released numerous CD-Rs and cassettes under his own name since the early 2000’s.

San Francisco based filmmaker Paul Clipson has shown his films internationally in various galleries, festivals and performance venues in Europe, Japan and Russia, as well as throughout the U.S. He works primarily in film, video and on paper, often collaborating on films, live performances and installations with sound artists and musicians.

In 2003 Cantu-Ledesma and Clipson embarked on a collaboration to create unique live performances with music and film. They have released a number of DVDr’s on Root Strata as well as ‘Within Mirrors’, a DVD collection of their collaborations. They have performed at the New York Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well has having their film collaborations screened at a number of international film & music festivals.

Rachelle Rahme is a poet, filmmaker, and musician living and working in her favorite rotten apple, NYC. In contemplating the images around her with “a dreamer’s pleasure in illusion” she uses her camera to reengage with objects and states of inertia, establishing her physical presence in constant separation from the image captured. “By this mirror of illusion, (s)he is protected against becoming one and fused with (her) figures.” Her super 8mm presentation is a mixture of new and old works on celluloid.

Bill Kouligas is a musician and Dj operating between NYC and Berlin. He is founder of the record label PAN, which recalibrates perceptions of the avant-garde and electronic dance music.


Control is an independent synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, specializing in Eurorack Modular, with a passion for vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital.


Jun 9, 2013
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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