BSMT Nights: Outside the Loop

November 12, 2016
5PM – 10PM

Free admission with RSVP.



BSMT Nights: Outside the Loop


5PM Doors Open
6PM Outside the Loop: A Panel Discussion
7:30 – 10PM Dance party featuring DJ The Josh Craig

Join us for a panel discussion with Mana BSMT residents Matthias Brown (aka Traceloops), Sam Cannon, Julian Glander, Thoka Maer, and Hayden Zezula (aka Zolloc), moderated by digital artist Alex Czetwertynski.

The focus will be the multidisciplinary process behind the animators’ work, and the use of social media and technology as medium and platform. For this occasion, the artists will present site-specific projections around the BSMT.

Following the panel, join us for a dance party featuring DJ The Josh Craig! Food and drinks will be served.

Exhibitions on view

Amy Khoshbin: The Myth of Layla
BSMT Exhibition Space
Closing on November 12, BSMT Resident Amy Khoshbin will present a five-channel video installation of The Myth of Layla, shot over the course of three reality show-style live performances that took place at Mana Contemporary on September 25, October 8, and October 15, 2016. The final video installation piece will immerse viewers in the world of the reality show, Activists in Sexy Solidarity, which is set in a not-too-distant future where a big-brother media conglomerate called The Network runs the US government and is at war with a fictionalized Middle Eastern country akin to Iran.

Apostrophe NYC's Base 12 Pop-Up Exhibition
BSMT South Side
For November 12, Apostrophe NYC’s Base 12 will exhibit a group show that explores the experience of viewing through a specific vantage and scale. The artists have created 3 x 4 inch pieces that hang at 10 feet, making their works illegible from inside the gallery. Outside the space is a viewing area with multiple sets of binoculars. Through these binoculars, the works can be seen “up close” through a controlled setting, allowing the visitors to visually enter the space and experience an intimate observation of each piece.

About the Artists

Julian Glander
Originally, Julian Glander was a baby. Presently, he is a visual artist working in animated GIFs, comics, video games, interactive toys, short films, and illustrations (of dogs). In the future, Julian plans to become a ghost.

Matthias Brown
Matthias Brown is an artist specializing in hand-drawn, black and white, traditional animation. By stripping the process of excess, the remaining animation reflects a very tangible experience that explores the interplay between negative and positive space as well as the portrayal of two and three dimensional movement. Matthias studied Graphic Design at SCAD Atlanta and currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.

Sam Cannon
Sam Cannon is an artist and director based in NYC. Her personal work focuses on the manipulation of time, space, and the female form. Living somewhere between still photography and video, her images explore the way we interact with never-ending moments in the age of the 15 second clip.

Thoka Maer
Thoka Maer is an artist who illustrates and creates animated illustrations. Her work runs the gamut from the figurative/narrative to the abstract/surreal, held together by the consistent use of pencil and crayon. She is currently based in New York.

Hayden Zezula
Hayden Zezula is a 3d animator from Austin TX, currently in NYC. He focuses on memorizing looping video, blending beautiful and creepy to create unsettling imagery.

About the Moderator

Alex Czetwertynski
Alex Czertwertynski is a digital artist working in the fields of creative technology, interactive, and media arts. After founding and steering creative/production agency Disciple Films, he shifted towards experiential design, working as a creative lead on the worldwide tours of artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Strokes, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Madonna. He now works in large-scale immersive experiences, for which he designs and engineers interaction, motion and physical presence, collaborating with artists such as Doug Aitken, Jessica Mitrani, threeASFOUR, and Orlan. His work has been exhibited internationally.

Image: Matthias Brown, Knot, 2016