Exclusive Performance: Kaoss Etudes by Nate Boyce

Event has passed (Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Fri Oct 13, 2017)
de Young Museum
7-8 PM
$8 - $10
Museums, Music


Join us on Friday, October 13th, as we host the US premiere of the newest multimedia performance work from San-Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce.

'Kaoss Etudes' functions like an index of various modes of image and sound production and their perceptual effects as they operate along aesthetic spectrums. Building off of the form of the etude as a limited and focused study, Boyce crafts a series of audiovisual vignettes that explore psychoacoustics and experiment with visual perception.

Combining elements of CGI and hand drawn animation, accompanied by electronic and live music, Boyce’s work pushes the materiality of digital expression in form and aesthetics, blurring the distinction between the physical and the virtual and conspiring to create emotional, physical, and perceptual effects.

Boyce has performed at venues including MoMA, New York and London's Barbican Gallery, and has exhibited his work in venues such as Kunstverein Munchen; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; and ICA, London.


$8 Members
$10 Non-Members


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Public programs and permanent collection admission are free and open to the public prior to this event, starting at 5pm.


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