Z Collective with ZGT,
Philippe Garcesto, "The Spiral Dream"
Philippe Javier Garcesto is a NYC-based Filipino-American Multi-Disciplinary Artist who transforms and energizes each venue according to the essence of the performance piece.
He often performs as Diwang Ilaw ("Spirit of Light" in the Earth-rooted language of Tagalog): a holistic healer fusing the Babaylan techniques of Inner Dance with surgical lyrical barrages of Spoken Word Poetry. He summons the spirits of all humans living or dead, all creatures and plants, the Earth, and the Universe to flow through him to reawaken humanity to the collective power found within themselves as individual co-creators of our reality. He considers his art movement as Multi-Media Holistic Arts Activism designed to raise consciousness and awareness of the interconnectedness of all things and the Love that binds us all as One.
Composer, musician and DJ Zemi17 creates some of the most unusual music you'll have ever heard on the dance floor. He sources his sounds from custom digital samples he's collected over the years like a vacationer does photographs.
He's sampled archaic electronics, ancient sacred gamelan orchestras, frogs from 4 continents, and insects from the rainforest to the desert. Sometimes the sounds are sampled live, then cut and layered as a sonic college. The sound sources are relayed through various digital and analog effect processors, then syncopated into multi-layered tapestries of sound that range in style from ethnic Indonesian and African traditions, to ambient soundscapes, and techno. Zemi can usually be found spinning his magic at the best underground parties in NYC, weaving an infectious groove that keeps the dance floor moving long after the sun has come up.
CHiKA, live VJ set
CHiKA is a live media artist working in the international VJ and experimental music scene. Her performances vary from minimalist geometric patterns to unique compositions overflowing with a variety of forms and color.
She has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum, Mutek, The Mapping Festival, Decibel, Platform Bohenstrasses, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Asia Contemporary Week, San Francisco Art Institute, Eyebeam, Monkeytown, The Issue Project Room, Galapagos Art Space, Tonic, Eyewash, as well as private parties, festivals, events, galleries and nightclubs.
Since CHiKA started performing live in the summer of 2004, she has become very active in the experimental music and video underground scene in NYC. She is a member of the Share community, a weekly multimedia open jam. Her work was featured Club Chroma on Joost and Eyewash 3 DVD by Forward Motion Theater. She is recently became a resident VJ at monthly event, "The future is beautiful."
Luminous Flux: a 3-day NYC video art event by Gemini & Scorpio at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn