December 8, 2016
The Dream Wanderer was once a forgotten Ford Econoline transit shuttle parked in the back lot at a used car dealership in Olean, NY. After being gutted and wrapped and retrofitted, the Dream Wanderer has a third life as a touring virtual reality gallery showcasing all-original virtual reality artworks by Buffalo-based arts collective Flatsitter. So […]
October 29, 2016
Rhapsody by Torn Space in collaboration with FLATSITTER November 4-27 The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle 612 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo NY Tickets: $25 General / Students $15 / Seniors $22 (rebates available at door) Torn Space presents a performance installation with the Virtual Reality developer FLATSITTER. This immersive performance studies a woman as she deals with […]
October 23, 2016
THEY KILL THINGS won the Special Jury Prize, WNY Short award at the Buffalo International Film Festival. Thanks to everyone involved, especially the hard-working visionaries at Torn Space Theater.
October 23, 2016
The Dream Wanderer Bus is a first-of-its-kind mobile virtual reality gallery housed inside of a customized transit shuttle. I’ve already purchased the bus — now comes the fun part! With your support, we’ll be converting this into a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing space to enjoy a menu of all-original virtual reality content. I hope you can […]
September 30, 2016
See a screening of They Kill Things by FLATSITTER, based on Torn Space Theater’s site-specific performance. Part of the Buffalo International Film Fest: Sun, Oct, 9th 4:30PM, North Park Theatre. The short film follows the rehearsal and production of an amazing site-specific theater performance installation that lived at Silo City during the summer of 2015. […]
September 22, 2016
Lily Dale by Flatsitter MAKE AN APPOINTMENT [press release] [Preview Article from The Public] Lily Dale was founded in 1879 as a camp and meeting place for Spiritualists and Freethinkers. Residents of this small town in Western New York claim to communicate with the dead. The ‘Guidelines for Spiritualism’ are posted on the wall of […]
August 17, 2016
WHO: The Lily Dale Assembly and Flatsitter Media Arts Collective WHAT: Virtual Reality Installation (Family-Friendly, ages 10+) WHEN: Saturday September 17th, Noon to 7pm WHERE: Octagon Room, 12 Library Street, Lily Dale, NY 14752 COST: Free CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org // email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lily Dale: Virtual Reality is coming to Pomfret! The community of Lily […]
July 13, 2016
We recently completed a motion capture session with the amazingly talented Ginger Wagg from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ginger is a movement artist and musician and brought her undeniable energy to this session. We’ll be utilizing this motion data in our latest virtual reality project called ‘Lily Dale’, a metaphysical, randomized VR journey. Thanks, Ginger!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After a successful VR […]
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 […]
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.
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 || email@example.com Site: whitebuck.flatsitter.com Flatsitter Opens Permanent Virtual Reality Installation at Silo City, Premieres ‘White Buck’ Hidden in plain sight, […]
April 19, 2016
Flatsitter will be presenting Theta at the 2016 Moog Festival at the 21c Hotel in downtown Durham, NC. View schedule here.
April 17, 2016
Melody Lane Photography (www.melodylanephotos.com)
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.
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 […]
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! […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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)
November 18, 2015
Remember that time that you holed up in Mexico City and built a fukt virtual reality experience? #theta #planosentarse
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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/
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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.)
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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. […]
September 9, 2015
Flatsitter’s most beloved collaborator released her first official EP, and it got a great review from Buffablog! Check out the review here, and listen to the album below! Wither Without You by Jax Deluca
July 9, 2015
Kyle dropped knowledge bombs during a Tech Arts for Youth Workshop! During the 5-day course, Kyle taught the fundamentals of game design and logic, introduced the kids to Unity, and brought out the virtual reality fun! More info about future classes: http://squeaky.org
April 13, 2015
EPISODE NUMBER 2 of the only Buffalo-based audio variety show that matters features Jax Deluca, the executive director of Squeaky Wheel and half of mind-expanding multimedia/music/performance group FLATSITTER, in a discussion about virtual reality and two-inch gusset. (ARTICLE)
January 9, 2015
We’re settling in for a weeklong residency at one of our favorite places in the world — Signal Culture in Owego, NY. Check out some pics of Jax, the wobbulator built by Jason Bernagozzi, and media sage Hank Rudolph.#rejuvenique – ABOUT SIGNAL CULTURE Signal Culture offers residents in a live/work space in the beautiful village […]