V/A003: E.S.P. TV "LIFESTYLE GURU" #3
JILL KROESEN: HOW TO COPE WITH A PSYCHOPATHIC PRESIDENCY
Edition of 50
Hand cut lathe recording on lacquer with
laser engraving. Full color gatefold and broadside insert.
The title says it all. Jill Kroesen delivers tips to avoid becoming prey under a psychopathic presidency.
V/A002: E.S.P. TV "LIFESTYLE GURU" #2
BEN VIDA : SOFT SYSTEMS MUSIC
Hand cut lathe recording on 7" lacquer with laser engraving.
Full color gatefold and broadside insert.
Soft Systems Music uses facial recognition software as a compositional tool to sonify the smile.
Vida then transforms the expressions of smiling actors into what he calls a "soft system”—a blend of the human and algorithmic, in which any subtle motion alters the composition.
This work debuted in his 2016 exhibition, [SMILE ON.] ... [PAUSE] ... [SMILE OFF.] and was later adapted to a live performance for E.S.P. TV's "Lifestyle Guru" event in 2017.