DMT & Gail Thacker
Tails: Alpha Test
The Gene Frankel Theatre Windo
The Gene Frankel Theatre Windo
April 17 @ 3pm
NYC artists Silver Relics (@silverrelics) & Erin Ko (@erinkostudios) are creating an interactive, mixed reality music video for the newest single from Silver Relics, Tails.
Tails is a song that addresses the tension between being a passionate primal being, and the constraints of modern life. The desire to connect with other people physically VS the rules of civilization. As we gain distance from 2020 with and make our way into 2021, how do we renegotiate these aspects of ourselves?
Join us at the for a sneak peek (listen) of this unique combination of rock and roll, augmented reality, performing arts, and video projection. Upholding the venue’s tradition of experimental performance pieces, Tails: Alpha Test is a first taste of our immersive, collaborative work coming to you this spring.
Dark Matter Test is a New York based collective of subversive creators.
With an emphasis on experimental works and community engagement, we strive to create meaningful experiences through a variety of media, including performing arts, technology, visual arts and more.
Founded in 2021, DMT is our response to a world in freefall.
Come test and be tested with us!
Erin Ko is a mixed media artist based in New York. Ko’s interactive art plays with Mediated Reality, Collective Consciousness and Layered Experiences. She combines analog art-making methods with new media tools to address our complicated love/hate relationship with technology. Her experiential work often includes video projection, augmented reality, virtual reality, and more. She has worked in digital media for 20+ years.
Central to Ko’s art-making philosophy is the tenet that voyeurs must be able to engage with the work in an analog sense; that people be allowed to curate their own experience based on how much technology they invite into the moment.
Ko’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in London, Mexico City, Beijing, New York and Berlin.
Alex Sepassi is the founder and frontman of Silver Relics. Beginning at age 10, Sepassi actively honed a raw talent as a vocalist, performer, and by his late teens, a prolific songwriter. Raised on the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Sepassi later discovered the technicolor experiments of the psychedelics and brooding ’80s indie rock. He deftly incorporates the best of these influences while adhering to a classical “songs first” philosophy.
Sepassi was introduced to New York producer Howie Beno at his 2016 South by Southwest showcase in Austin, TX. The two connected instantly, discussing a mutual admiration in each other’s past work and forging plans to record in the immediate future. Silver Relics and Beno began recording Sepassi’s material shortly thereafter, on what would later become the band’s first album.
Following a successful tour of Ireland and the UK in the summer of 2019, the band enlisted the refined talents of English-born bassist and composer, Mark Crozer (The Jesus and Mary Chain). After working together for some time, Crozer brought his JAMC rhythm counterpart, Brian Young in on drums. The band is currently in the studio recording their sophomore album set to release in 2021.
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