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Oct. 1 2014: nice writeup! Village Voice —- Sept. 2014: “Brooklyn’s Most Terrifying Wolf Person” —- Fall 2014: installations and screenings in Cleavland OH and Baltimore MD.  —- 2013 & 2014: Power Animal Systems in multiple episodes w/ a variety of acts on ESP TV (#45 #46 #47) online + airing on Manhattan Cable Access —-  Sept.2013: Power Animal Systems in upcoming documentary on The Residents, supporting Steven Cerio’s interview and video performance —- July: Latest issue of BEAUTY TODAY, Jason interview + photos —- February: Power Animal Systems/Jason cover story in Metroland, by Josh Potter, cover pic Erin Pihlaja, costumes made with Roxanne Storms, photo location CAC —-  February: CANCELLATION Power Animal Systems opening for GAGA with STARLIGHT, tour cancelled due to Lady Gaga injury, wish her well!! —- January 2013: Press Darcy at PopCrush 105.7 and Andrew at Keep Albany Boring —- 2012 highlights: Keep Albany Boring features Jason’s 23-year online video archiving project // Review of Jason’s “Untitled Sound Piece” Hollow Earth Society, by Audrey Tran // IN*TANDEM MAGAZINE ‘s piece on Lady Starlight, photos:Veronica Ibarra , video: Jason // Power Animals images & interview // 10/30/11: shout-out NEW YORK TIMES


2/14/15Takk House, Troy NY, Tickets $75 — Power Animal System assists in ceremonial activities at this multi-faceted event brought to you by The Author and other mysterious persons. Includes dinner, multiple activities, dancing, more… For more details, click here. To read an article about it, go here.1/31/15Art House Productions, 136 Magnolia Ave., Jersey City, NJ, Tickets $10, 7PM — OPTIC NERVE PRESENTS: A TRIBUTE TO THE RESIDENTS.  Power Animal System participates in this multi performer, theatrical happening brought to you by an assortment of weirdos, WFMU radio personalities, musicians, and entertainers of all types1/23/15 – 2/14/15Good Work Gallery, 1100 Broadway, Brooklyn NY, “FREUDIAN SLIPPERS”:  a four person art installation including a set of secret drawings by Jason was he a teenager, alongside current photographic self portraits as Power Animal System. Hours: Every Saturday & Sunday, Jan 24 – Feb 14, 2014. 12 PM – 6 PM. Other artists include: Jamie Fletcher, Paris Hynes, and Manell Kara. Curated by Sara Blazej and Nicole Lucaroni.12/18/14Palisades, Brooklyn NY, $5, 7PM — event curated by Famous Swords Collective: Power Animal System, Gold Dime, The Flag, Parlor Walls, Courtship Ritual, Shanghai Beach, Preston Spurlock11/1 – 12/31/14Twenty Four Hour Technicolor Dream, curated by ESPTV and Recess, for “Official Office” installation and web page. Screening at Recess NYC, STORE in Dresden and Konstanent in Estonia: E.S.P. TV’s 24-Hour Technicolor Dream…Featuring videos by Jason Martin, Videofreex, Jg Thirlwell, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Thomas Dexter, Jessie Stead w/ Carmelle Safdie and Sophy Naess, and many more…10/6American Leigon Hall, Buffalo NY — fronting punk band at an all ages show! TIME WARP. THE FUTURE.9/30Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn NY — event curated by Famous Swords Collective. Power Animal System with EULA, Short Nerve (Deerhoof/Speedo), Adam Shatz, Nose Fixer, Maiden China9/27MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. on 46th Ave., Long Island City, NY — New York Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter. Power Animal System in Trollkrem event @ 1pm in the courtyard, with many other acts including Acutally, Peter Clough, Trollkrem, many more….9/2314k Cabaret, 218 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore MD. 8PM. Brand new Power Animal System video works to be screened in event curated by Virginia Warwick. Includes Bonfire Madigan, The Iceburgs, and more!9/20Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St, Brooklyn NY —  Very serious party times courtesy of House Of Screwball, who are brining some special guests to the party: Bloody Death Skull (LA),  Power Animal System, DJ John Swan John Swan, DJ Sex_Libris, Tarot Society readers in the yard — — secretprojectrobot.org8/23River Street Pub Troy, NY — 10pm till late: POLLY #1 , a monthly dance party. FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS AND DJS: Rx. Crystal Gates, Power Animal System, b0ynature (DJ: UK garage, 90s rave, deep house, blue), Promised Heights (DJ: global dance jams, afro-electro, enlightened desert rave), WILDECRIST goth set (DJ: post-punk, cold, new wave/new age, gina x performance), and your divine, morbid POLLY hosts, including the Sea Change crew! ( Pecos, 915 Wycoff Ave, Queens, NY — 730PM — FREE — The Dream Time, Curated by Rachel Mason — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEM / JASON MARTIN perform on an AMAZING bill with screenings, happenings, performances, and music. All packed into 4 hour experience. DIG THIS ROSTER OF ACTS: Snaykhunt + Jeanann Dara, Jason Martin, Jeremy Sigler, Jen DeNike & Audra Woloweic, Seedball Factory(Anne Apparu and Ted Hall), Vanessa Albury, Narcissister, Erica Magrey, Katie Torn and Eighty-pound Pug (free jazz+doom metal with Alex Lozupone, David Tamura, John from Spreaders, and more)6/21Fahranheit 451 House, Catskill, NY — 4-8PM — suggested donation $5 — Barn Raiser Upper — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEM, RAFT, Black Lake, Karen Schoemer & Laurie Stone, PRETZELWORLD, Everbrite, The Great Debris Pirate Radio6/5La MaMa Galleria, New York, New York — 7PM — As part of Ephemera as Evidence, a series of live performances will take place within the exhibition space, beginning opening night, with “Somewhere, My Love” by Nao Bustamante and Jason Martin/Power Animal Systems.5/25Contemporary Arts Center, 107 Mill Street, Troy NY, 7:30PM, $5 – $10 suggested donatin– POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS with EXTREME ANIMALS, DISPOSABLE ROCKET BAND, MOON MAGICK, WALKING X-RAY — Description from press release: “Extreme Magick: Disposable Power is a live music and video event with five performances. Conjuring a range of sounds and influences that fluctuate between pop, heavy metal, new age mythology, and science fiction, this show promises to be a euphoric evening in the powerful embrace of projected sound and image.”4/27Freight + Volume Gallery, 530 West 24th Street, NYC — Solar Power CD release and happening hosted by Black Lake — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS solo performance with:LoVid, Daniella Dooling, Rebecca Wolff, Ariana Reines, Paul McMahon, Black Lake 4/2POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS, solo version w/ live sound+projection, for WILD TORUS @ bizarre in bushwick… Brooklyn, NY — details:  / 3/15Joira, 260W 36th St, NYC — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS, new piece with the spacewolves, sharing an eclectic bill with friends and family: Lady Starlight / Rob Roth  / Jocelyn / Jennifer Blowdryer / Sebastein ra  / Andrew Barret Cox, host / Victor P Corona, curator — at Joira Theater 8pm,  260 w36th near 8th av 3rd floor tickets at door 10 bux2/1/14Skypa14! hosted by Trollkrem, at Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, 0167 Oslo, Norway — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS phones in over the satellites in event where artists and performers from all over the world act, show and tell LIVE via skype for one evening.1/31/14LauchPad, 721 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY (646-494-7211) 8-10P sugg. donation $5 — POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS new solo work premieres at this super fun show. Expect dancing. Expect: Zographia, 86 Supreme, videos by Nathaniel Morgan and Brooke Herr — SWEET SWEET PRESS LOVE FROM THE BROOKLYN PAPER by journalist SAMANTHA LIM, courtesy of ZANE at the LAUNCHPAD xoxoxo12/13/132 EVENTS IN BROOKLYN#1 — Jason exhibiting POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS photographs with DSNY group in a show curated by Kathleen Forde @ P339 Gallery, Bedford Ave., between S 3rd and S 4th#2 — Jason on solo guitar and voice at the one and only FILTHY SONG NIGHT extravaganza with many other freaks @ Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St.  (btwn Hamilton & Woodhull) Red Hook 8pm/doors 10 bux11/16Pier’s and Blake, Utica, NY, 6 – 10PM. POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS for Biˇfurˇcaˇtion art show opening @ PRATTMWP in Utica, NY, curated by Jenna North. 10/2712-2PM Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery NY NY, POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS opens this 4 act show, then Jason plays guitar in band TERMINAL HARDWARE for event: THIS ONE NEEDFUL THING featuring sound, video, spokem word works by Damian Catera, Gerald Schwartz, Patricia Kositzky 10/25Center for Digital Art, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Vermont. POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS perform a live seance with new work in movement and video. Featuring the amazing Neil Young Cloaca opening the festivities with a spell all his own.10/5Studio Vendome & Studio Vendome Projects, 330 Spring Street, NY NY: Studio Vendome with curator Vanessa Albury present “My Way, Appropriating” an evening of performance based around current exhibit of Geoffrey Moss’ paintings titled Inappropriate Appropriations. Performances by Crystal Curtis, Jason Martin, Lady Starlight, Rachel Mason9/1 SCUMFEST in Berne NY, Jason on prepared guitar in band TERMINAL HARDWARE8/49PM, @ NO FUN, 161 Ludlow near Stanton, NY NY $10 cover. A night of conceptual and experimental performance with Lady Starlight, Jason Martin/Power Animal Systems, Breedlove, Andrew Barret Cox, Jessica Barstis, Elspeth Walker, hosted by Cannon Schaub curated by Victor P. Corona6/28Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, NY NY in 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival – – 7PM FREE.  Jason is showing his Brown Cuts Neighbors Public Access TV works from the 1990s and giving a talk about the nature of this work, the medim of broadcast, and current projects, followed by Q&A.6/7The Dogwood, 47 East Main St, Beacon, NY, Jason plays electronically manipulated objects in Steven Cerio’s improv prog psychedelica band ATLANTIC DRONE 5/16Gershin Hotel, NY NY, Power Animal Systems perform with LADY STARLIGHT, LEO GUGU and assorted video screenings in event curated by Victor P. Corona, and hosted by Greg Mania and Katherine Lloyd.5/11 @ Museum of Art and Design 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY — E.S.P. TV’s signature live taping event takes to the Theater at MAD for an evening showcasing the best in experimental video, performance, and music. Power Animal Systems perform throughout event. Show taping open to public… Broadcasts on Manhattan Neighborhood network.. show includes: 3 TEENS KILL 4 / ALYSSA TAYLOR WENDT / BOOTBLACKS / CHRIS PUIDOKAS AND MAURO REMIDDI / DAVID WOJNAROWICZ / JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW (Seth Kirby, Brock Monroe, Joshua White w/ Music by Nick Hallett with Daisy Press) / LEIGHA MASON / OPTIPUS COLLECTIVE / POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS4/9 – 13artist talks, workshops, video shoots! Jason of Power Animal Systems breaks it down @ Carnegie Mellon University, Trans-Q TV, and nearby Youngstown University… 3/23, 3/24performance at AS220 in Providence RI, Power Animal Systems premier new work. Show times 7pm Saturday and Sunday.3/12Silent Barn show in Brooklyn, Jason plays solo set of music, sans animal personas, with ALIEN WHALE and HEAT IDENTITY. 8PM.2/23 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery joining Olek’s art opening, then Gramercy Theater onstage with Lady Starlight… Power Animal Systems performances*** THESE SHOWS CANCELLED DUE TO TOUR CANCELLATION*** FEB/MARCH 2013: POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS perform with LADY STARLIGHT opening for LADY GAGA on the BORN THIS WAY BALL TOUR on the following dates + locations  2/19, 2/20 Philadelphia PA, Wells Fargo Center — 2/23 NY NY, Madison Square Garden — 2/27 Boston MA, TD Garden — 3/2 State College PA, PennState College — 3/3 Uncasville CT, Mohegan Sun — 3/6, 3/7 Brooklyn NY, Barclay’s Center1/15  “WAY OUT VARIETY SHOW” @ GERSHWIN HOTEL NY NY, 8 – 10pm Admission $10.00… Jason curates a night of experiences. Expect mashups of style and content, by amazing friends… All in 2 hours! Bang for your buck! …. Jason opens the show with a couple songs and performative collaborations with MICHAEL WIENER + RACHEL MASON and LITTLE BAND OF SAILORS, G LUCAS CRANE / NONHORSE, ANIMAL TROPICAL, CAMILLA HA, BETHANY IDES and THOMAS LOVE, MERIAM BENNANI, MADAM (Cara Siik Benedetto and Mira Dancy)1/7  MICROSCOPE GALLERY, Power Animal Systems video, with lots of other amazing peeps involved…. SHOW DESCRIPTION: “NOW WHAT” on Monday January 7th, doors 7PM …. film, video, new media, & moving image performances presented by Microscope Gallery at our neighbors, Running Rebel Studios ….. General Admission $8, Students $6 w/ID 12/15/12: At the LaunchPad in Brooklyn, 7pm, Chris Gethard , Jason Martin, and ESP TV will be talking about the magic and legacy of Public Access TV, and showing clips of work. 12/10/12:PXL THIS fest in LA, includes early PXL Vision video Jason and friends made (May, 1990) for Public Access in Schenectady with the band/art collective BROWN CUTS NEIGHBORS is being shown in LA. From the press release:  “…PXL THIS, the second oldest film festival in LA, celebrates visionary moving image artists from seminal experimental filmmakers to 10-years-olds…”12/7/12:at LaunchPad in Brooklyn, POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS video in Collar City Film Fest 11/6/12on The Chris Gethard Show’s election night marathon coverage. Jason Martin Electrical Band to perform live around 10 – 10:30p, on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN 4) Its our second appearance this year, we’re psyched! VIEWERS OUTSIDE MANHATTAN: watch it streaming live! Go to the show’s site linked above and you’ll see the live feed. Noon to midnight. If you miss it, it will be archived there. INSIDE MANHATTAN,  a channel listing: TWC (67) RCN (85) FiOS (36)11/3/12at Collar City Film Festival. Power Animal System videos. A special edit that includes lots of new material and the WORLD PREMIERE of the Jason Martin Electrical Band rock video “Alpha Dog”9/4/12E.S.P. TV #19 — includes Power Animal Systems videos — 10pm on Ch 67 Time Warner in Manhattan and live streamed from on MNN4. Featuring: POD BLOTZ (Suzy Poling), Jon Giles, Jason Martin, Marie Losier & UNCANNY VALLEY!8/26/12Power Animal Systems print in show: The Art of MudFest. New Art from the Prattsville Artists in Residence and Artists Workshop programs Prattsville, NY, noon to 6pm, @Prattsville Art Center and the Reformed Church. Works by Nancy Barton, Darcy Jaeger Brand, Ashleigh Rose Brand, Michael Cohen, Damien Davis, Nadia Marcin, Paco Marcial, Alexis Marsh, Jason Martin, Carrie Pollack, Michelle Petricini, Jane Ruby, Jonathan Wang, James Woodward8/4/12E.S.P. TV #21 Live Taping w/ Special Guests “Experimental Half Hour”  — Power Animal Systems video shorts — 8PM at Present Company 29 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn NY — Performances: AKI ONDA, FUTURE BLONDES, JONAS REINHARDT, FRANCO FALSINI. Videos by Jason Martin, Deric Carner, Andrew Lampert and more w/ special collaboration with cable access show Experimental Half Hour on tour from Portland, OR.8/1/12Woodstock, NY, Power Animal Systems, ceremony under full moon at private event, send email for info.7/12/12performing songs at the Gershwin Hotel in Manhattan with JASON MARTIN ELECTRICAL BAND, 8PM, in show hosted by John Torreano. Click here for flier and details6/24/12POOL PARTY video screening by microscope. Power Animal Sytems video “Lion Vs. Wolf #12” — 7PM sharp, Admission $6. Located at 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn NY. Featuring works by: Hey-Yeun Jang, Jayson Haebich, Amanda Katz, Bradford Kessler, Grace Kim, Jason Martin, Jean-Michel Rolland, Manuela Schininá, Joel Schlemowitz, Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa and Ursula Sommer.6/10/12at Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD Power Animal Systems performance with art and music curated by Virginia Warwick6/7/12portraits painted by Johannah O’Donnell on view at INNER DISTANCE, of creatures from Power Animal Systems — opening @ 7pm, at Rabbithole Gallery, 33 Washington Street Brooklyn NY4/11/12playing songs on this great TV show: The Chris Gethard Show, Manhattan Public Access, JASON MARTIN ELECTRICAL BAND 11pm – 12. Tune in live online if not in Manhattan.  Download it here:  on TCGS #414/2/12Webster Hall NYC, Power Animals in Aleister X’s performance, with Andrew W.K. w/ MATH The Band 4/1/12Animamus Art Salon, Brooklyn NY, Power Animal Systems performance, event is 7-11pm, admission $10, at The Schoolhouse, 330 Ellery Street, Brooklyn, NY. Includes Q&A (ask me ANYTHING)… Animamus, curated by Ventiko, in collaboration with Lucky Gallery.2/2/12@ Orlando Museum of Art, POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS TRANSMISSION DEVICE 2012 (video w/ sound, black box theater, runtime: 1 hour, looped) — in event curated by Johannah O’Donnell: “From Robots to Warlocks: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art in the 21st Century.” 10/1/11 – 1/15/123 MONTH LONG PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, NYCPOWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS — at E10th and Broadway, and a second installation at 80 Washington Square East, Manhattan, NY. So please come peep the dimensional portals! Two solo installations with photographic prints, video, sculpture, teleportation. Description and image here. 12/18/11@ The Brick House Community Resource Center 24 Third St., Turners Falls MA. JASON MARTIN CASSETTE TAPE RELEASE PARTY hosted by YEAY!Plastics, with Bunwinkies and the 16mm films of Jodie Mack.  OR IF YOU MISSED THIS, ORDER A TAPE ONLINE!  or SEE A REVIEW!12/16/11  – – – SEE VIDEO – – –  POWER ANIMAL SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE at Art Pussy: Born Into This.  POWER ANIMALS on 10pmish, 49 wyckoff ave 2b (L to jefferson, 1 block from subway) —- Here is a decription from thier Facebook announcement:  “…a stage-directed orchestrated event. a live movie. everything filmed always. art pussy loves you. art pussy wants to entertain you. the audience is the show. the venue is the stage. the first show may include the following: members of jon mizrachi, blast off!!, quiet loudly, afuche, war cubs, gunfight!, EULA, Power Animals + DJ T*O*N*Y*gianna leo falcon….”  12/12/11at Home Sweet Home 131 Chrystie St. 10pm-4am. POWER ANIMAL VIDEOS ALL NIGHT at happening in Manhattan. With DJ Haley Wollens. Presented by I DONT LIKE MONDAYS, GOOD KIDS, and ELECSONIC. 12/10/113pm at 251 East Houston Street in NYC:  JASON MARTIN music performance with Rachel Mason at The December Store: an artists multiples and small works store at .NO a Non-profit Art Gallery. Open every Saturday in December. The Store is the curatorial initiative of Vanessa Albury and Sörine Anderson, comprised of over 50 NYC-based and international artists selling works... Includes works by Jason: small photographic prints, audio cassettes and CD-R’s.11/25 – 1/19/12The Postcard — Curated By Agnes Lux @ 34 Stuyvesant St. Manhattan NY. With many contributors in this mail art-generated installation.11/14/11  – – – SEE VIDEO – – -POWER ANIMALS perform rites for The Good Kids Official Performa Party at HOME SWEET HOME 131 Chrystie St Manhattan NY — Were on 1030pm,  lots of stuff happening including MYKKI BLANCO, BRYSSA – Disco Whore, DOWNERS, THURMON GREEN + A.E. ZIMMER a.k.a. FAMY G, DJ sets by: HD + ICE-O, live spacial/visual altercations by: Drippy Eye Projections. 

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