Rose Kallal “Polyphase Transmission”

Lyles & King

poster for Rose Kallal “Polyphase Transmission”

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Lyles & King presents Polyphase Transmission, an immersive four-channel video and sound installation by Rose Kallal. This will be the artist’s second exhibition at Lyles & King. Kallal, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, and Matthew Morandi (Wetware) will perform live at the gallery on July 27th at 7:30pm (presented with Quo Vadis).

Polyphase Transmission consists of a four-channel video and sound installation and Tesseract, an illuminated sculpture composed of four plexiglass pedestals with geometric patterned Duratran prints. Using video synthesis, feedback, and processed three dimensional animations, Kallal’s hypnotic, serial imagery channels early video and computer work from the 1970s. Analog feedback systems simulate the unfurling and collapsing of space and time with images feeding unto themselves, much like the timeline unfolding beyond the physical confines of the projection.

Accompanying these images are Kallal’s own electronic sound works; using modular synthesizers, Kallal creates music that is also folding in on each other and reflects the same narrative as their visual counterparts. The sounds of the synthesizers harken back to early electronic compositions of the 1960s and 1970s, unraveling and cycling unto each other. In conjunction with the transforming and dissolving imagery, they create a space in which art history is being rewritten and solutions to obsolete technology are in sight.

These endless sensorial cycles of breakdown and reemergence speak to the present yet constant digital dialogue while using outmoded expressions of the future. With this focus on obsolescence, Kallal forges a new progression in this conversation— within this space of her creation, she harkens the nostalgic past to hypothesize the fate of the future, merging all timelines into one immersive environment.

Rose Kallal (b.1965, Canada) lives in New York. She has presented her film and sound works internationally at many institutions, galleries, and music festivals, including MoMA PS1, New York; Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; The Power Station, Dallas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York; Bologna Museum of Modern Art, Bologna; Ramiken Crucible, New York; Atonal Festival, Berlin; CTM Festival, Berlin; Performa, New York; and Lyles and King, New York. Her sound works are released on UK label We Can Elude Control. She is represented by Lyles & King, New York.



from July 16, 2019 to August 03, 2019
Live Performance: Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm.

Opening Reception on 2019-07-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


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