Folly Systems was a two-night festival featuring a diverse group of artists working in the intersection of performance and media art. Using media and technologies not as an end in themselves but as non-neutral creative strategies, Folly System artists utilize tools that range from virtual reality, custom projectors, wooden artisanal instruments, communication media, and DIY video interfaces. What is the difference between a spoon and virtual reality? Is one more technological than the other? Despite differences in materials and technical complexity, the same creative gesture is made across various media over and over again as if we were endlessly rediscovering the wheel. Performances by Ragnhild May, Aki Onda, Lee Gilboa, Forbes Graham, Amanda Gutierrez, Ying Liu, Ian Kornfeld, Jean Carla Rodea, Art Jones, Nao Nishihara, and Gill Arno. Curated by Cecilia Lopez. Co-presented with Outpost Artist Resources.
Folly Systems was made possible by the support of National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Cultural Affairs, NYSCA and media The Foundation Inc. It is a co-presentation between Roulette and Outpost Artist Resources