This evening multi-projection maestro and optical printing genius Simon Liu and Bradley Eros—self-described ”media mystic,” master improvisor, and cine-subversive—take over Clinton Hill’s temporary artist-run space Kilroy Metal Ceiling for a two-floor, three-ring circus of expanded cinema, music, and performance. Eros and Liu are joined by nearly two dozen associates including ESP TV’s Scott Kiernan, Microscope Gallery’s Elle Burchill & Andrea Monti, sound artist MV Carbon, synth group Underworld Oscillator Corporation, and Eros’ own multi-tentacled expanded cinema collective Optipus.
The friends and collaborators share a number of overlapping interests, including analog film exhibition, slide projections, sophisticated DIY optical printing techniques, found footage, flicker, optical illusions, and liquid lights. There’s a lot of space to fill: a former industrial site slated for demolition this fall, Kilroy has been occupied by a revolving slate of artist and exhibition residencies sharing a large warehouse space, a second floor of artist studios, and a rooftop popup screening space that exhibits radical work most Thursday evenings. Beginning at 8:00 pm, the video and film loops will begin in the downstairs space, followed by a more formal rooftop film screening at 9:00 pm. At 10:00 pm Optipus, UOC and others will launch a live cinema and music performance before the evening is slated to continue (evolve? devolve?) into a dance party at 11:00 pm.