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Masterclass with Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock


Friday 12th of June 14.00 – 21.00
Studio Loos, De Constant Rebequeplein 20B, The Hague

Video artist Katherine Liberovskaya and filmmaker, photographer and composer Phill Niblock are iii’s artists-in-residence in June of 2015.

The masterclass offers participants a unique opportunity to gain insight in Liberovskaya’s and Niblock’s work and discuss questions regarding the composition and combination of visuals and music.

Workshop cost is €21,21 or €31,21 including an Indonesian dinner afterwards
Registration is limited to 20 participants
Tickets are available here
Upon recieving your ticket you will be requested to send in a short introduction of yourself with a CV and motivation
For any questions regarding the workshop and ticketing you can contact Gaby at

Program details

14:00-17:00 afternoon session with Katherine Liberovskaya

Katherine Liberovskaya presents fixed media video works and documentation of installations and of live video improvisation, including examples of collaborations with different composers and sound artists. She will talk about her ideas on the intersection of the visual with the sonic and will discuss aspects of improvisation with images in relation to improvisation with music and sounds.

18:00-21:00 evening session with Phill Niblock

Phill Niblock will show some videos and play music, both separately and together. He will show some new video, show slides pieces and other still images, talk about the intermedia mix, the construction of the music and answer questions.

Katherine Liberovskaya (CA) is a video/media artist based in Montreal and New York. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced numerous videos, video installations and performances shown at various events and venues around the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on collaborations with composers and sound artists notably in live video+sound performance where her live visuals seek to create improvisatory “music” for the eyes. Frequent collaborators include Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Zanana, Kristin Norderval, Hitoshi Kojo, David Watson, David First and o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi). Recent projects have involved: Leslie Ross, Shelley Hirsch, Chantal Dumas, Richard Garet, Dorit Chrysler, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton, Corinne Rene and Philippe Lauzier. Concurrently she curates and organizes the Screen Compositions evenings at Experimental Intermedia, NYC, since 2005 and the OptoSonic Tea series at Diapason, NYC, since 2006. In 2014 she completed a PhD in the Study and Practice of Art entitled “Improvisatory Live Visuals: Playing Images Like a Musical Instrument” at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).

Katherine Liberovskaya wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for financial support.

Phill Niblock (USA) is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60’s he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 and the curator of EI’s XI Records label. Phill Niblock’s music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. He is a retired professor at The College of Staten Island, the City University of NewYork. In 2014, he is the recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

The masterclass is offered as part of the guest residency program hosted by iii in cooperation with Studio Loos and Satellietgroep and with financial support from Stroom Den Haag and the Creative Industries Fund NL.