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Overlap.org and Volume Projects announce LISTEN/VISION 02, an evening of immersive sound and video art at the San Francisco Art Institute on Friday, March 21, 2008. Featuring works by Gregg Kowalsky, David Kwan, Chika and I8U, and Sawako, LISTEN/VISION 02 is part of a unique series presenting *unreleased* audiovisual compositions. These exclusive pieces -- specifically commissioned from an international pool of contemporary artists -- are not available anywhere on CD, DVD or on the Internet.

Featured Artists:

GREGG KOWALSKY – “Rosebud for Red Magus” – 2006 – 18:17 min.
Gregg Kowalsky resides in Oakland, California where he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College. Kowalsky’s compositions range from drone and noise pieces to the psychedelic, which are highly influenced by the thick, humid air of South Florida where Gregg lived for most of his life. He is interested in filling the spaces his music occupies through dense, live mixes. He has composed for film, dance, acoustic ensembles and sound installations. Gregg’s debut full-length album "Through The Cardial Window" was released on the Kranky label in Spring 2006.

DAVID KWAN - SOLARIS - 2006 - 10:07 min.
Kwan has presented work at the Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Television Access, The Lab, and Mission 17 in San Francisco; Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle; Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; and Baracke am Deustchen Theater in Berlin. He received a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College where he teaches music, art and intermedia.

CHIKA and I8U - Infinity02 - 2008 - 30:38 min.
CHIKA is a visual artist working within New York’s expanded cinema community and VJ scene. Her videos implement geometric minimalist patterns and original graphics in unique, repetitive combinations. I8U is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. Her work reveals powerful, opaque and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet.

SAWAKO – “untitled” – 2006 – 15:18 min.
Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. She culls sounds from everyday life -- field recordings, instruments, vocal and electronic sounds -- and sets them floating in a digital space imbued with organic textures. Her unique sonic world has been called “post romantic sound” by Boston’s Weekly Dig.

About Overlap.org: Blending the lines between a record label, event production company and social network, Overlap.org is a lens into a diverse network of independent artists. Overlap promotes and distributes music, video and art via its website and live events. Monthly releases at Overlap.org feature brand new material and live event recordings that push the boundaries of genre classification. On the community front, anyone can sign up and join Overlap.org and share their work for free. Previous events: http://overlap.org/tag/event

Friday, March 21, 2008
7-9 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut St.
$5 Public; free for SFAI Students.

Official Website: http://overlap.org

Added by solsken on March 10, 2008