The Brvtalist is proud to present the full video stream of Suzy Poling's latest performance work for Experimental Half-Hour. Titled Light Axis and the Human Mirror, this piece is part of Infinity Stage, Poling's two month residency at Coaxial Arts in Los Angeles. Broadcasting since 2010, Experimental Half-Hour is a television series which serves as a platform to showcase local and international artists practicing in mediums across sound, visual and performance art. The program has become a vital record of contemporary art culture and has hosted some of the best emerging and established talent from across the world.
Suzy Poling is a multi-media artist working with sound, sculpture, painting, video and more. One of our favorite artists, her pieces often explore optics, mirrors, sonic resonance, identity and geological anomalies. Her unique vision is a fully immersive experience where sound, visuals, technology and nature simultaneously collide. Poling is also a successful experimental electronic musician and contributed to our New Brvtalism series late last year. The pairing of these two important forces has resulted in an astonishing video which blurs the lines between reality, fantasy and explores our multi-dimensional existence. Filmed live at Coaxial on July 16th, 2016, the performance also features artists Sairah Huff and Anthony Ramon Maldonado.
Light Axis makes perfect use of Poling's artistic arsenal and we are treated to incredible costumes, sculpture, backdrops and visual effects, which are provided by Experimental Half-Hour. The objective of the collaboration is to explore what the mirror’s refractive abilities are relation to the live video synthesis and human form. The idea is for the human to be covered in a mirror sculptural body suit that is of an architectural design. The human performer can play the roll of a lighthouse or structure for light phenomenon and transmissions to occur.
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We would like to thank Suzy Poling, Coaxial Arts and Experimental Half-Hour for allowing us to host such an amazing work. Infinity Stage is made possible by the Mike Kelley Foundation of the Arts and the Light Axis and the Human Mirror event was made possible by a grant from mediaThe Foundation. Be sure to experience Poling's other works/events through the month of August including Time Dilation Geometry, which will feature performances from Pod Blotz, Cube and more. For more information please visit Coaxial Arts and the Facebook event page.
Experimental ½ Hour - Episode LXXI:
Suzy Poling's Infinity Stage: Light Axis and the Human Mirror
Soundtrack by Christopher Reid Martin and Suzy Poling
Cameras by Adam Bellhouse and Jesus Rivera
Visual effects by Experimental Half-Hour
Filmed on location at
1815 S Main St Los Angeles, California
July 16, 2016
Eva Aguila & Brock Fansler