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SCHEDULE: White Buck at Silo City

June 13, 2016

SCHEDULE WHAT: Silo City hosts ‘White Buck’ — a virtual reality spirit journey by Flatsitter WHERE: Silo City // Marine A // GPS: 42.860566, -78.862848 // Buffalo, NY DATES & TIMES: Tuesday, June 14th: 6pm to 9pm Wednesday, June 15th: 6pm to 9pm Thursday, June 16th: 6pm to 9pm Friday, June 17th: 6pm to 9pm Saturday, June 18th: 1pm […]

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THIS WEEKEND: White Buck VR Installation at Silo City

June 3, 2016

WHO: Flatsitter Media Arts Collective WHAT: Virtual Reality Installation (Family-Friendly) WHEN: Saturday June 4th 11am-5pm // Sunday June 5th 2pm-7pm && Sunday June 5th 2pm-8pm before the Silo Sessions concert in same location. WHERE: Silo City, Marine A, Buffalo NY (Childs Street, Buffalo, NY) COST: Free CONTACT: info@flatsitter.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After a successful VR […]

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PRESS: The Creator’s Project Visits Theta Spa at Moogfest

May 24, 2016

LINK TO ARTICLE “When I emerge from Theta, I’m surprised at how calming and mesmerizing the experience has actually been. Marler’s Unreal Engine visuals were very often astounding. These visuals, combined with the immersive audio, vibration and scents, made me feel as if I didn’t want to leave the VR experience, which is a feeling […]

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Theta Spa Headed to Moogfest!

May 14, 2016

THETA (Θ) is a guided meditation virtual reality spa experience founded on principles of sensorial decadence and medical relaxation. (theta.flatsitter.com) LOCATION: 21c Museum Hotel, Gallery 1 // 111 N. Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701 DATES: Thursday May 19 to Sunday May 22 TIME: 10am to 7pm COST: FREE Virtual Reality Experience by Flatsitter Guided Meditation by Noah Falck Lighting Design by […]

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“Poison Arrows” // Night Slaves

May 4, 2016

// This video was inspired by that creepy youtube clip of young girls singing about ‘Ameritude’ before a Trump rally — and by my feeling of encroaching, crippling anxiety as we approach November 8, like a horrible itchy ass rash that no amount of carpet-rubbing will sate. NIGHT SLAVES

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“early riser” // music by kiltertolks // video by flatsitter

April 25, 2016

early riser // music by kiltertolks // video by flatsitter from FLATSITTER on Vimeo.   A beautiful song from Kiltertolks paired with footage from Mexico City and Quebec.

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Virtual Reality Showroom at Silo City — Opens May 7th

April 24, 2016

Immediate Release What: Flatsitter Opens Permanent Virtual Reality Installation at Silo City, Debuts New VR Experience — ‘White Buck’ When: Saturday May 7th, 10am to 10pm Where: Silo City // 42°51’39.6″N 78°51’53.2″W // Buffalo, NY Contact: Kyle Marler || info@flatsitter.com Site: whitebuck.flatsitter.com Flatsitter Opens Permanent Virtual Reality Installation at Silo City, Premieres ‘White Buck’ Hidden in plain sight, […]

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Next Stop: 2016 Moog Festival // Durham, NC // May 19-22, 2016

April 19, 2016

Flatsitter will be presenting Theta at the 2016 Moog Festival at the 21c Hotel in downtown Durham, NC. View schedule here.

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Photo Gallery from Bota Bota Spa Montreal (Photos by Melody Lane)

April 17, 2016

Melody Lane Photography (www.melodylanephotos.com)

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Theta Meditation at Casper Sleep Symposium NYC

April 9, 2016

Big thanks to Casper Mattresses and Imprint Projects for including Theta VR Meditation in the Casper Sleep Symposium on April 17. More information and tickets can be found here.

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Bota Bota spa-sur-l’eau // Réalité Virtuelle Méditation // 31 mars au 3 avril

March 26, 2016

Take a moment to fully focus your attention on the present. Empty your thoughts and focus on what is most important…you. We invite you to immerse yourself in a virtual world of meditation thanks to our collaboration with Flatsitter. From Thursday 31st to Sunday, April 3rd 2016, enjoy the water circuit while diving into an […]

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Day 4 — Ann Arbor Film Fest

March 19, 2016

Over 120 people have made their way into the Theta Spa for a virtual reality meditation experience here at Ann Arbor Film Fest! Saturday at the festival is a blast because there is a screening series for kids 6+ and we’ve had a ton of kids in the bubble today.  Tomorrow is the last day! […]

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54th Ann Arbor Film Fest — Day 2

March 18, 2016

We set up a marijuana grow tent in the lobby of the historic Michigan Theater for the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival to showcase “Theta” — a virtual reality meditation clinic. It’s been a treat so far. I’m not sure what else there is to say at this point.  <3!

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54th AAFF: Virtual Reality Meditation Clinic by Flatsitter

March 4, 2016

Ann Arbor Film Festival is excited to present the latest virtual reality experience by multimedia arts-collective Flatsitter — Theta. This virtual reality meditation clinic will be set up in the lobby of the Michigan Theater during the entirety of the festival. Stop by during the festival and let the building split at the seams. Location: Michigan […]

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Short Film by Flatsitter Accepted into Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, UK

February 26, 2016

Good news! Flatsitter short film ‘|*ghosting*| has been selected to screen at Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham, UK. This short film was produced during a residency at Signal Culture, and features Jax Deluca wearing a zentai suit and a wacky dress from an ancient thrift store, wandering the alleyways of this small Southern Tier town […]

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3D Short Film Preview — Open Fortress Dance Collective

February 22, 2016

I had the absolute pleasure to work with some amazing Montreal / Toronto contemporary dancers — Emily Leblanc, Erin Hill, and Kerwin Barrington. Here are some still photos from the 3D video shoot. I can’t wait to share the film, featuring an immersive score from Anna Mayberry. (You may recognize Emily Leblanc from our 2015 […]

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Flatsitter Brings Visuals for Night Slaves Performance

February 1, 2016

Come on out to Mohawk Place this Friday (2/5) for a ridiculous night of music: Night Slaves, VWLS, Cages, and Kevin Cain. Flatsitter is amplified to be running a live video piece during the Night Slaves set. (Kyle + Frankie). The piece is called “Ameritude” because USA.

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Sporobole — Phase Two

January 25, 2016

I had a deadline last Wednesday for a film festival submission, so I was off the radar for a minute. Benjamin Jura (Jura Audio House) came out and saved the day by helping to bang out a final stereo mix for the submission. The process of filming They Kill Things was one of the most intense experiences […]

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Sporobole — Week 1

January 14, 2016

This place is amazing. The facilities are perfect for what I am trying to accomplish, and the staff and community at Sporobole are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. I’ve never been immersed in an experience like this before… Prior to this residency, my longest residency has been one week in Southern Tier New York. I’ve just […]

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Je suis arrivé au Québec

January 6, 2016

Je vis dans une belle ville entourée de montagnes au Québec. Il est calme et convivial. Pour les trois prochains mois, je vais être en édition de court métrage, en travaillant sur de nouvelles expériences de réalité virtuelle, et l’étude de mon français – donc s’il vous plaît pardonnez les erreurs dans la traduction. Un […]

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‘Clinical Trials’ Closing Thoughts

January 3, 2016

We had an amazing time at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara and Box Gallery. This space is truly a gem for the City of Buffalo, and presents a very compelling vision of our city for tourists. John Piret’s commitment to supporting the arts is a massive boost for this city. Also, what an amazing staff! Thanks Molly, Nicole, […]

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“Dirt is in the Ground” Named One of Top 5 Local Songs by Buffalo News

December 30, 2015

Mac McGuire put together this year-end list of his fave tracks from 2015. Super-excited to have ‘Dirt is in the Ground’ as part of this list! Thanks, Mac!

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Buffalo Rising “Top 10 Noteworthy Art Shows”

December 30, 2015

‘Last Exit’ and ‘Amid/In’ were both included in this Top 10 list from Buffalo Rising. Couldn’t be more excited to have participated in both shows. Thanks, Tina!

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Happy Holidays from Flatsitter (Video)

December 25, 2015

Buy someone something right now. Happy Holidays! from FLATSITTER

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1/2/2016 CLOSING PARTY – Clinical Trials at Box Gallery

December 24, 2015

Virtual Reality Clinical Trials (Closing Party) Please join Flatsitter, DJ Reverend Johnny (JOHNS, Alpha Hopper, Night Slaves), Ben Lion Soundsystem (Jura Audio House, Silo Sessions) and DJ Frankie Rainbows (Frankie NP, Foundry) on Saturday January 2nd for the culminating event of a virtual reality installation hosted at Box Gallery. Over 180 people have experienced the […]

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Night Slaves w/ Flatsiter Visuals (Feb 5 at Mohawk)

December 16, 2015

Flatsitter (w/ Frankie NP)  is doing visuals for the February 5 debut cassette release for Night Slaves. It should be bomb chronic. Cages and VWLS also sharing the bill. Mark your calendars! (Photo from first ever Njght Slaves show w/Flatsitter visuals)

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PRESS: “15 minutes you’ll think about for a long time”

December 11, 2015

Great preview article from The Public about ‘Clinical Trials‘ opening tonight at Box Gallery. Thanks to Aaron Lowinger!

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‘Clinical Trials’ Opening at Box Gallery Friday, December 11th

December 4, 2015

Please join Flatsitter for a series of virtual reality clinical trials. BOX GALLERY: 667 Main Street // Buffalo, NY OPENING NIGHT: Friday, December 11 // 8pm to 11pm WALK-IN OR RSVP ONLINE: http://trials.flatsitter.com Leading up to the 2016 release of Theta — Flatsitter’s touring VR meditation spa — Flatsitter is conducting a series of clinical […]

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Flatsitter en El DF

November 18, 2015

Remember that time that you holed up in Mexico City and built a fukt virtual reality experience? #theta #planosentarse    

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PUSH Buffalo Advocacy Videos Screening at Hallwalls — 11/9/15

November 6, 2015

I’ve had the good fortune to work with PUSH Buffalo on a series of advocacy / awareness-raising videos about their tireless efforts to make Buffalo a better place for everyone. I’m constantly impressed by this organization, and I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity to capture their work in the community. Come on by […]

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Re-Create 2015 Media Arts Conference || Montréal, 5-8 November 2015

November 1, 2015

Flatistter is heading to Montreal for the 2015 Re-Create Media Arts Conference, November 5-8, 2015. As a Board Member of Signal Culture I will be spreading the word about that amazing residency facility. Please forward any contacts you may have in the Montreal area!

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THETA preview in Buffalo Rising

October 27, 2015

The kind folks at Buffalo Rising wrote a nice preview for THETA, our forthcoming virtual reality spa experience. Check it out here.

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$$ CANDYLAND PHOTOS $$

October 27, 2015

FLATSITTER had the raw pleasure of taking photos for ‘Candyland’, Torn Space Theater’s annual fundraising Halloween spectacular. It was ridiculous. Here’s a link to the full gallery, Enjoy.

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Flatsitter Receives First Ever Virtual Reality Grant from New York State Council on the Arts

October 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flatsitter Receives First Ever Virtual Reality Grant from New York State Council on the Arts Flatsitter has received a 2016 Individual Artist award from NYSCA for the production of THETA: a Virtual Reality Experience. This award was based largely on the success of SAFE WOR(L)D, Flatsitter’s previous virtual reality performance installation which was […]

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CANDYLAND || PHOTO BOOTH || 10.24.2015 || TORN SPACE THEATER

October 20, 2015

Flatsitter is setting up a photo booth for this year’s fundraiser for Torn Space Theater: “CANDYLAND.” Come on by the booth to capture your sugary memories. Tickets: http://www.tornspacetheater.com/promofthedead/

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TRANSIENT VISIONS FESTIVAL || 10.17.2015 || SPOOL MFG || BINGHAMTON, NY

October 18, 2015

Transient Visions :: Festival of the Moving Image Flatsitter performed ‘American Acid’ as the closing performance of the Transient Visions Festival in Binghampton NY.  Kyle Marler, Frank Napolski, and Hope Mora created a sonic landscape to juxtapose against hypercolor advertisements for military contractors.  

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EMPAC Tour

October 16, 2015

Big big thank you to Ian Hamelin for the tour of EMPAC performance and residency facilities. It really is a haven for those interested in experimental performance / sound / media. Wow!! I Also, can’t wait for the Oneohtrix Point Never show at EMPAC this evening. #goodtimes  

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POP-UP PROJECTION INSTALLATION || 10.15.2015 || SUGAR CITY || BUFFALO, NY

October 16, 2015

Had a great time throwing up a couple interactive projection pieces as part of the Sugar City Magical Mystery tour. Total blast, and all the mysteries were amazing.

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American Acid || 10.14.2015 || Sugar City || Buffalo, NY

October 16, 2015

`Flatsitter debuted ‘American Acid’ at Sugar City last night (10/14). Collaborators: Kyle Marler, Frank Napolski, Hope Mora, Hush the Pony Performance Ensemble (Michelle Merlo, Sara Holms) Footage processed at Signal Culture in Owego, NY. Screened on a 55″ Hitachi projection TV. American Acid by Flatsitter || 10.14.2015 || Sugar City || Buffalo, NY from FLATSITTER […]

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Jax Deluca Named Director of Media Arts for National Endowment for the Arts

October 14, 2015

Jax Deluca — co-founder and frequent Flatsitter collaborator — was named as the new Director of Media Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts. Congrats to Jax on this exciting new opportunity! (Full Article here.)

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Building a New VR Machine with Volker Einsfeld

October 9, 2015

Volker from Einsfeld Studios came by the Flatsitter Lab yesterday to help build a PC gaming machine that will be used for the production of the next Flatsitter VR installation! Thanks, Volker!! If you’re into gaming, I highly recommend checking out Volker’s Twitch channel where he discusses his favorite games and the technologies behind the […]

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“//LADYBUG” by Flatsitter Screening at Burchfield Penney for Squeaky Wheel 30th Anniversary

October 8, 2015

Flatsitter’s original short film //LADYBUG will be screening at the Burchfield Penney for the Squeaky Wheel 30th Anniversary party on 10/9/2015, alongside many many great video works by the regions’ best media artists!

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New A/V Performance — ‘AMERICAN ACID’

October 8, 2015

The latest Flatsitter two-channel A/V performance installation is scheduled to premiere at Sugar City in Buffalo, NY on 10/14 and Spool Mfg in Binghampton on 10/17. The performance features a collection of hypercolor military contractor footage processed at Signal Culture, along with a live music performance featuring Frank Napolski and Hope Mora. Additionally, there will […]

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brutal<3<3 || by Flatsitter (Browser Art)

September 28, 2015

new age javascript http://brutal.flatsitter.com

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//LADYBUG Available for Streaming!

September 28, 2015

Our debut short film “//LADYBUG” is now available for streaming & download!! It is free to watch, but feel free to make a donation if you want to support future projects! Major thanks to: the amazing and talented Ruby Soudant; Shasti; the Institute for Electronic Arts; Signal Culture; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center; Squeaky Wheel; Ann Arbor […]

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New York State / Province of Quebéc Artist-in-Residence Exchange

September 23, 2015

I am very excited to announce that I was selected as a participating artist in the New York State / Province of Quebéc Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program! I couldn’t be more honored to act as an arts ambassador, and I hope to foster many long-lasting connections between the arts communities in Québec and Western New York. […]

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{appear:up:here} Exhibition — Alfred State University

September 21, 2015

{appear:up:here} || Exhibition || Bret Llewellyn Gallery || Alfred State College || 9.3.2015 from FLATSITTER on Vimeo. {appear:up:here} || Exhibition || Bret Llewellyn Gallery || Alfred State College || 9.3.2015 Documentation || {appear:up:here} || Exhibition || Brett Llewellyn Gallery || Alfred State College || 9.3.2015

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Web Poem #2 — Matt McBride

September 21, 2015

Interactive web poem. LINK Poem by Matt McBride.  

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You Are in Nearly Every Future — Web Experience

September 21, 2015

Interactive web poetry experience. LINK Poetry by Noah Falck.