Bill Kouligas & C. Spencer Yeh, with a film by Frans Zwartjes
New Humans, with Hiroshi Teshigahara's Otoshiana (The Pitfall), 1962
Purple Haze, with videos by Gary War & Taylor Richardson

Triple Canopy presents Double Features, an evening of audio-visual exchange organized by sound artist and composer C. Spencer Yeh. Duos Bill Kouligas & Yeh, New Humans, and Purple Haze represent an array of sonic-experimentation strategies. They will perform new works guided by (and in opposition to) the films of Dutch artist, musician, and filmmaker Frans Zwartjes, Japanese avant-garde filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara, and video artists and musicians Gary War and Taylor Richardson.

Here making their collaborative debut, Kouligas and Yeh are most closely associated with their projects Family Battle Snake and Burning Star Core, respectively.
  • C. Spencer Yeh is an artist, improviser, composer. He is widely recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as well his musical project Burning Star Core. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. Yeh is a Triple Canopy senior editor and media producer editor, a contributing editor of BOMB, and a programmer and trailer editor at Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn. Yeh's work has recently been exhibited and presented at Empty Gallery (Hong Kong), the Whitney Museum (New York City), the Museum of Modern Art (New York City), MoMA PS1 (New York City), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Rubin Museum (New York City), MOCA Cleveland, the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Atelier Nord/Ultima Festival (Oslo), D-CAF (Cairo), the Renaissance Society (Chicago), and the Museum of Chinese in America (New York City), as part of "The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory, and Belonging." Yeh was a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award in 2019 and an artist-in-residence at ISSUE Project Room (New York City) in 2015. Recent recordings include Solo Voice I–X and The RCA Mark II, both published by Primary Information.
  • Bill Kouligas is a Berlin-based sound artist and graphic designer. He has worked with Sudden Infant, Ralf Wehowsky, and Damo Suzuki, among others. He manages the electroacoustic noise label PAN, which will release a triple-LP set of the soundtracks of Frans Zwartjes this fa
  • New Humans is Brooklyn-based artists Mika Tajima and Howie Chen. Under the New Humans moniker, they have worked with sound, video, sculpture, and installation in performances at such venues as Ballroom Marfa, the Whitney Biennial, and the Walker Art Center. They have collaborated with Vito Acconci, José León Cerrillo, Philippe Decrauzat, Matt Suib, and C. Spencer Yeh, among others.
  • Purple Haze is Marcia Bassett (Zaimph, Double Leopards, Hototogisu) and Taylor Richardson (Prehistoric Blackout, Fluid Human). A house band for bad trips and temporary psychosis.
  • Taylor Richardson
  • Gary War
  • Hiroshi Teshigahara
  • Frans Zwartjes