About Toni Dove's Spectropia:
Spectropia, a feature length live-mix cinema event, a scratchable movie performed by Toni Dove and software designer R. Luke DuBois, is now being released as a 10 episode series for Web, DVD and mobile devices.
Spectropia, The live performance, upcoming at Roulette, NYC, May 4&5, 2012
May 4, 8pm
Toni Dove and R. Luke Dubois perform “Spectropia”
a live mix cinema performance
May 5, 8pm
Elliott Sharp and the '31 Band: "Spectropia Suite"
with video improvisations by Toni Dove and R. Luke DuBois
Spectropia is a sci-fi hybrid featuring time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir in a drama set in England, 2099 and New York City, 1931, following the Great Crash.
“Fans of offbeat cinema or science fiction might find aspects of Spectropia intriguing, because moments suggest an eerie blend of The Big Sleep, Brazil and La Jetee.”
“Shifting eras and moods are powerfully evoked by the design, from the rich cinematography and costumes to Elliott Sharp's eclectic soundtrack.”
- The Columbus Dispatch
“The future of cinema?”
- Québec Micro
"The multilayered presentation of Spectropia is...unlikely to sound or appear familiar to anyone who hasn't already witnessed it—or to anyone unfamiliar with Ms. Dove. Since the early 1990s, the artist has explored the intersection of narrative experience and audience participation through complex, interactive installations aided by advancing technology."
– Bruce Bennett, Wall Street Journal
"...it’s just plain cool to watch. Highly recommended."
– Jeremy Barker, Culturebot