Alone | Together
A Codie gallery show
April 1–13 @ Depillars Gallery
Featuring works by
Sarah Groff-Hennigh Palermo
How to operate the headphones
- Turn On/Off: Press and hold R & L buttons together. (Press and hold R button first and then press L button)
- Switch Channels: Press R button (Lights will change)
- Volume Up: Quick taps of the L button (beeps will get louder)
- Volume Down: Press and hold L button (beeps will get quieter)
Please turn them off after using — they are battery operated
Playlist of performances
This playlist features video of Melody using various technologies, including Sonic Pi and Max/MSP, to make music. Lately, her practice has revolved around looping her voice and manipulating it with code.
Set from Algowave Algorave by Livecode.nyc (2021)
Featuring visuals by Chirag Davé
Video by Edgardo Avilés López and Dan Gorelick
Excerpts from the DigiAna Art Fair Livestream (2022)
Chuckle Objects (2022)
These objects were created as a way to incorporate more humor into their life and practice. #1 quotes a popular commercial from their youth. #2 quotes "I have a lovely bunch of coconuts", as sung by Zazu and Scar in Disney's "The Lion King".
Algorithmic Screen Dance Study (2022)
Studio//Stage: Swing (2021)
Studio//Stage: Running (2021)
This screen dance work manipulates frame rates through algorithmic means to edit short loops of movement into emergent compositions. It uses an original live coding language for video choreography called Studio//Stage, developed inside the Estuary online programming environment. Thanks to Taylor Colimore and Tamara Denson for their contributions to this work.
A streaming performance, with each collective member alone in her room.
Synasthetic Syntax (2021)
A video paper created for a remote conference, Synasthetic Syntax mixes a remote performance with discussions of ideas behind the trio’s work.
Algorave 10th Birthday (2022)
Live at Noiseberg (2019)
Two Codie performances. The 10th Birthday performance features visuals from Brooklyn and music made together in Richmond. All three artists were together for the Noiseberg performance in Berlin.
Pixel Pool (2020)
These two pieces are video-musics, in which the video is created as a whole before being passed to the musicians. It’s perhaps the loosest collaboration method used by the collective, and came into being during the first wave of the pandemic.
Sketches and Shorts
The works in this playlist are created using La Habra, the Fairlight CVI, and analog and emulated framebuffers.
Pieces with the ◉ icon have sound.
Weather Currents ◉
music by Nancy Drone
Gems in die Wüste
March Supercut v2
Homage to Aldo 1
music by Forces
Ich Freue Mich
music by Anneka Goss
Homage to Aldo 2
The Last Summer Sound ◉
music by Calum Gunn
Originally formed in Brooklyn in 2017, Codie has performed together through breakups, babies, moves and pandemics — IRL and online. With its members developing individual practices apart but always coming back together, the trio's oeuvre is testament to the push and pull of collective creation.
This movement itself is echoed in the collective's shared approach. With sounds and images brought together not through OSC or audio-reactive technologies, but through the experience of viewers, each Codie performance or film is an investigation into the relationship between being alone and being together.
In this show, you are invited to explore each artist's work as well as the collective's, mixing and matching sounds and views, arranging and re-arranging
Dr. Kate Sicchio is a choreographer, media artist and performer whose work explores the interface between choreography and technology with wearable technology, live coding, and real time video systems. Her work has been shown internationally in many countries including the US, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, and the UK at venues such as PS122 (NYC), Banff New Media Institute (CAN), Arnolfini Arts (UK). She co-edited the book Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology (Routledge) with Dr. Camille Baker. She has given invited talks at EU Parliament, Eyeo, Resonate, Node Code, Expo ‘74 and countless universities and events across the globe. She is currently Assistant Professor of Dance and Media Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University in both the Department of Dance + Choreography and Department of Kinetic Imaging.
Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo is an artist, programmer, and erstwhile data designer. Her work focuses on using the digital in a manner that can transcend its squalid and militaristic roots and reach out towards the sublime. She has created data-obscured art sites, new computer languages, and hybrid nostalgia machines. Her current focus is livecoded performances and abstract digital installations. For both, she makes use of image processing tools new and old, from the Jones frame buffer to a time-based SVG framework she developed herself.
Sarah is an alumna of the School for Poetic Computation, Recurse Center, Brown University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In addition to a solo exhibition as part of Wallplay's On Canal series, she has taken part in group shows at Sonar+D, Westbeth, Day for Night, Flux Factory, and Denver Supernova. Born in Southern California, Sarah lives and works in New York and Berlin.
Melody Loveless is a musician, performer, educator, and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. As an educator, she has taught in various institutes and organizations including New York University, the New School, Hunter College, Music Hackspace, and Harvestworks. She is also part of the first cohort of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program. She is currently visiting faculty in the Department of Kinetic Imaging.