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Test Pattern 01: DeForrest Brown Jr. with madison moore

March 25, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free


VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
601 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
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Join us at the ICA for the first installment of our Test Pattern performance series!

DeForrest Brown Jr. joins forces with VCU professor madison moore in a performance that considers the history of Detroit techno, and the potential of “vibrational technologies” as an instrument and a weapon. The performance will be followed by a conversation with scholar and philosopher Alexander Weheliye.


Test Pattern is a hybrid performance series that invites visiting artists to use the ICA auditorium as an experimental production studio, inspired by the legacy of public access TV and alternative video movements in the US.

During each week-long residency, the artists will collaborate with members of the local community, transforming the ICA auditorium into a space for music, movement, activism, and deep conversations. Each week will culminate in a live performance and broadcast.

Test Pattern presents the public with a unique window into the creative process, to observe rehearsals, participate in live tapings and online streams of the performances, and to later access each episode in its final form.