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.
Participants
  • C. Spencer Yeh is a musician, artist, and Triple Canopy senior editor and media producer editor born in Taipei, Taiwan, and now living in Brooklyn. Yeh has performed and presented work in a variety of venues and exhibition spaces, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Bureau, the Kitchen, Issue Project Room (where he was an artist in resident in 2015), the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), White Flag Projects (St. Louis), Sónar (Barcelona), All Tomorrow’s Parties, Performa 13, Kunsthall Stavanger (Norway), the Pérez Art Museum (Miami). He has collaborated on musical and artistic projects with Nate Wooley, Okkyung Lee, Justin Lieberman, Tony Conrad, and New Humans with Vito Acconci. Recent recordings include Solo Voice I–X, published by Primary Information; Wake Up Awesome, a collaboration with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug, published by Software Recording Co.; and Transitions, published by DeStijl. A new recording by New Monuments, Yeh’s trio with Ben Hall and Don Dietrich, is forthcoming on Bocian.
  • 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