Tuesday, May 17th

8 pm

Mini OptoSonic Tea

We are pleased to present:

- Carole Kim (live visuals) with Carmina Escobar (live sound)

Suggested donation: $ 7

Diapason (at its NEW location)
220 36th Street, Studio 407
BROOKLYN (Sunset Park)
(718) 499-5070
directions: D, N or R train to 36th Street in Brooklyn


about the artists:

Carole Kim is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on live video performance and performance-based video installation. In her hands, video is explored for its most tactile, expressive and responsive potential as a live medium. She is interested in creating activated spaces that are conceptually and spatially rooted to the architecture of a site. She seeks an integration of media where moving image, sound, dance and space are on equal planes engaging in a dynamic reciprocating and mutually supportive dialogue. Kim's installations are hybrid spaces in which the illusory and actual (i.e. mediated and live) merge together in an "other worldly" environment.
She has exhibited and performed widely in the US and abroad. Recent performance venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, REDCAT/Disney Hall, the Getty Center, Springwave Festival/LIG Performing Arts Hall (Seoul, Korea), Decibel Festival/Seattle, the Stanford Jazz Festival, Issue Project Room and Engine 27 (New York), Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and the Knitting Factory (LA). Her single-channel work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art-New York, Trampoline: Platform for New Media Art (Nottingham, England), ArtSonje Center (Seoul, Korea) plus numerous festivals in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany, England, Estonia and Latvia. Recently, she was in residence at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, a Master Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, and a Cultural Crossroads resident at the Holter Museum of Art in Montana. (Please see www.carolekim.com)

Carmina Escobar is a singer, performance and multimedia artist from Mexico City that has collaborated in many different projects, which explore a diversity of sonorous languages such as medieval music, opera, contemporary music, folk music, electronic music, improvised music and experimental trends involving interdisciplinary collaborations and multimedia. As a soloist she has performed concerts of contemporary repertoire for solo voice, the premieres of works by young composers and performances of her own compositions. She has appeared in diverse forums and festivals all around the Mexican Republic, USA and Europe collaborating with artists of diverse disciplines. . She is an active improviser, as much in a solo context as in a group context, in which she involves, as part of her sonorous vocabulary, real-time processing of her voice and the use of concrète elements through electronic media. At the moment she resides in Los Angeles CA. www.carminaescobar.com