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Developer of 360º System / Code

Mark Alan Johnson aka Doctor Mojo, began his diverse career as a musician and graphic artist with a focus on experimental visual art, utilizing film and photographic slide techniques, performing as a live visualist in the emerging NYC electronic music scene of the 1990's at niteclubs (LimeLight, Tunnel) and underground warehouse spaces (the Lunatarium, 23 windows). 

  

Over the course of the next two decades The Doctor and his company Mojo Video Tech would go on to design projection systems, create content and mix live visuals for special events, concert tours, and more. Notable achievements include; the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (2001), The Dead (2004), Donna Summer (2005-2006), Dangerous Muse (2012-2015), and 311 (2017). 

  

In 2014 MVT joined a team of artists and technicians who operate the Starwood Pufferdome, a 40' diameter inflatable dome structure with a fulldome projection system, which is a featured attraction of the Equinox & Solstice celebrations hosted by visionary artists' Alex & Alison Grey.

  

Current work involves creative coding, realtime generative art, and the Interactive Shader Format developed by Vidvox, makers of VDMX. Since 2015 Mojo has written and published hundreds of ISFs, both original shaders and ports of popular generators from ShaderToy, GLSLSandbox, etc.. This open source code has been incorporated into the official releases of various VJ softwares including VDMX, Magic Music Visuals, and Synesthesia.

John Sully (Sullivan) is a NYSCA awarded composer, sound designer, and performance artist from New York City. His music for stage and film has crossed the globe including Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, South and Central America.

  

As the resident composer for TEMPORARY DISTORTION, Sully has created the music and sound designs for the stage productions, ONE WILL SPEAK/THE OTHER IS DEAD, WELCOME TO NOWHERE, AMERICANA KAMIKAZE, NEW YORK LAND and MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT, as well as the video installation AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE MEASURE OF ABSENCE. Sully was an artist in residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and at EMPAC—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

  

Sully has seen the world as a touring member of LA MAMA’s GREAT JONES REPERTORY, dance company LOCO 7 and is a collaborator with La Mama Residents PIONEERS GO EAST COLLECTIVE. 

  

As a multi-media artist Sully created the site specific performance art group AUGENBLICK and was a founding member of the artist collective WANDERLUST NYC. Sully’s original video installations IDEAL BEACH, IDEAL VALLEY and IDEAL AVENUE were featured in NYC Fringe Festival and FABnyc.

  

On Broadway Sully has assisted principle sound designer Fitz Patton for Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG directed by Moises Kaufman, Steve Martin’s METEOR SHOWER directed by Jerry Zaks and Edward Albee’s THREE TALL WOMEN directed by Joe Mantello.

  

In 2019 TEMPORARY DISTORTION returns to The Response Performance Festival in Buffalo New York with the six hour performance for meditation, THE ILLUSION AND THE AFTERMATH

Pedro Henriques da Silva is a Portuguese composer, multi-instrumentalist, lecturer in music and its connections with visual arts, math and physics, and New York University faculty in composition, classical guitar, mandolin, banjo, and sitar. He has performed his own compositions as a soloist with the London Metropolitan Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Swan in the UK (with whom he’s a composer and artist-in-residence), and Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris, among many others. Pedro and his wife, Lucía Caruso, were commissioned by the José Limón Dance Company to compose “Nocturnes for Ancestors.” They are co-founders of the Manhattan Camerata, a Transclassical chamber orchestra, and Light & Sound Scoring, a New York-based film music company. They also star in the 2018 documentary, Death Metal Grandma. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and has been screened at over thirty festivals, including the Oscar-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest, and the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Pedro composed the first concerto for Portuguese guitar and orchestra in history, which he will record this summer with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at Abbey Road Studios. 

Delfina Giuntini is an Argentine actor, director and producer based in NYC. She started her acting training at age 13 and became a working actor at age 17. In 2015, when she joined the cast of the immersive theatre show “Torres Gemelas” in Buenos Aires, she discovered her main passion: immersive theatre. 

Since then she participated in several immersive theatre productions such as “Never Sleep Alone” at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater, the spy game “Confidential” at Arlo SoHo Hotel, the surprise performance of Virgin Voyages “Scarlet Night” Gala at the PlayStation Theater, Lightning Society’s “Burlesquerade”, and John Sully’s Alchemic Opera “Meta-7” at XIX Collective.

“Torres Gemelas” became a massive success as an international production. On April 2019 it opened its 9th season in Buenos Aires, its 3rd season in Cordoba, Argentina and its 1st season in Barcelona, Spain. In 2018 Delfina not only acted in, but also produced and directed “Twin Towers the Play”, the first American version of the play in New York, which nowadays continues working under the name of “Two Towers” Theatre. 

She is one of the founders of ManiFaeStation, a ritualistic immersive performance; and she was part of the development of XIX Collective as well.