22 June 2010 LABOR Gallery
Katherine Liberovskaya is a video/media artist based in Montreal, Canada and New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced numerous videos, video installations and performances shown around the world. Since 2001 her work mainly focuses on collaborations with composers/sound artists mainly in live video+sound performance. Among these: Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat), Zanana,Hitoshi Kojo, Tom Hamilton. David Watson, Anne Wellmer, David First, and many others.
Al Margolis (If Bwana) has been an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music; was co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. He has collaborated with video artist Katherine Liberovskaya on a number of videos as well as performed with her on numerous occasions.
Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time.