Confetti Machine is a celebration of Realtime media performance and its community of practitioners, curated by Eric Barry Drasin, June 2-4 at Outpost Artists Resources in Ridgewood, Queens.

Building on his curatorial program, the festival will showcase the diversity and breadth of emerging media performance in NYC and beyond. Over the course of three days, Confetti Machine will feature 30+ performances, immersive installations, vocal choirs, dancers, generative string ensembles, and more.


Friday, 6.2.17 – Oceanic Motion
Oceanic Motion is an evening of immersive, intermedia ensembles. Featuring collaborations between immersive projection artists and vocal choirs, scores for networked computers and string ensembles, audiovisual group therapy sessions and more.

Bulgarian Voices Trio and Ursula Scherrer
Joseph Branciforte’s Generative String Ensemble
Diggers – Group Process III
Diamond Terrifier (Solo) Projections By Trouble
Saturday, 6.3.17 – Extended Gesture
Performing Systems
Performing Systems features a series of single channel audiovisual performances.
Performing Systems investigates contemporary practices in New Cinema and Realtime Video Performance. It features work that falls at the intersection of technical systems, performance, score and improvisation.

Anastasia Clarke
David Linton
Naval Cassidy
Jonas Bers
Tara and David Gladden
Ashcan Orchestra
Mark Fingerhut
Jen Kutler
Rob Ramirez
Joshua Goldberg / Matthew Gantt
Dylan A. Marcheschi
Long Distance Poison
Sunday, 6.4.17 – Together Together
Improvised Electronics Round Robin
The Improvised Electronics Round Robin serves as a platform for tool builders, artists and engineers to experiment in a performance based environment. Artists are to set up in a circle to play short interlocking sets in a clockwise fashion.

Valeria Haedo
Ulysses Popple
Brian McCorkle
Reid Bingham
Katherine Liberovskaya
Video Punks
Viola Yip
Dave Koenig
Merche Blasco
Karl Scholz
Andrew Neumann
99 Hooker

Performing Systems

Pete Shapiro + David First
Camilla Padgitt Coles
Matt Romein
Benton C Bainbridge
Fan Letters
Fan Letters presents Surveillance Work


This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from mediaThe foundation inc. and the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Better, a crowdfunding platform for art, culture and activism.