Presented as part of Mixology Festival 2019: Signaling – artists whose work in sound and media contains embedded truths, both heartening and startling. Active for over 25 years, Roulette’s Mixology Festival celebrates new and unusual uses of technology in music and the media arts. Primarily a snapshot of current activity, the festival strives to reflect both the history and trends of innovation that impact the Zeitgeist. Curated by David Weinstein
Jon Satrom is a kludge artist, a glitch aficionado, and a creative problem creator who problematizes technological structures, interfaces, and conventions. Satrom performs realtime audio/video noise and new-media (often w/ XTAL FSCK, I ♥ PRESETS, and Magic Missile), develops artware (in partnership w/ Pox), and brings folks together in meat-space by co-programming critical, educational, and experimental situations w/ dirty new-media && glitch comrades (including D.R.E.A.M., Netizen, GLI.TC/H, and r4wb1t5!).
Satrom’s Prepared Desktop leverages the digital defaults and mundane functions of the computer. Scripts, presets, and glitches collide as he tickles the edges of his OS.
Ali Santana is a multi-media artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NYC. He creates moving images and audio compositions that explore rhythm, identity, community, nature, abstraction and displacement. Ali works as a director, editor and motion designer and has collaborated with organizations including MTV, HBO and the Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the media performance collective BKLYN!ZULU.