Desert of Woo woo

April 24, 8-11pm




A random program of short art films, video loops, improvised audio & performance driven by the twin concepts of Woo woo and Aleatoricism. The evening will feature a large set construction to receive any and all projections and manifestations as well as mechanized performers. There will be an end of Woo woo party.

Featuring David Bateman, Angela E De Crescenzo, William Davison, Theo Pelmus, Istvan Kantor, Christina Kozak, Robert Morpheal, Kathleen Reichelt, Wesley Rickert and others.

woo-woo: adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs. Sometimes woo-woo is used by skeptics as a synonym for pseudoscience, true-believer, or quackery. But mostly the term is used for its emotive content and is an emotive synonym for such terms as nonsense, irrational, nutter, nut, or crazy.(reference: http://www.skepdic.com/woowoo.html)

Aleatoricism is the creation of art by chance, exploiting the principle of randomness. The word derives from the Latin word alea, the rolling of dice. It should not be confused with either improvisation or indeterminacy. See also: Automatic drawing, Surrealist automatism, Pareidolia, and Apophenia

Aleatoric methods have been used in artistic composition for thousands of years, and were popularized in the early 20th century by the Dada movement. (reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleatoricism)

 Top Photo:   William Davison
Bottom Photo:  Theo Pelmus