THE UNION LIBRARY, CO-FOUNDER & CURATOR, SOCIAL PRACTICE
       
     
       
     
       
     
"CINEMAPHONIC-1001," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE
       
     
       
     
Mercy Seat Gallery, Founder & Curator, 2005-09
       
     
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 144," Screen Capture of Live Video/Aural Performance
       
     
       
     
"CINEMAPHONIC-859," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE
       
     
       
     
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 1244," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
"Revolver- Brazil," Aural/ Visual Set Design
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 1207," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 125," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 112," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
       
     
"Phainesthai," Director, Experimental Documentary, 21:22 4K

Phainesthai is a visual and listening experience exploring the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve that is located at the geographical center of the United States and is considered one of the most scarce and endangered ecosystems in the world. The film is an experiential non-verbal documentary addressing how geological and ecological memory can engage individual experience by the embodiment of place with human understanding and aspirations. Shot in collaboration with time-lapse photographer Luke McKinney.

THE UNION LIBRARY, CO-FOUNDER & CURATOR, SOCIAL PRACTICE
       
     
THE UNION LIBRARY, CO-FOUNDER & CURATOR, SOCIAL PRACTICE

In 2017, Cyan Meeks co-founded The Union Library as an affordable artist workspace, exhibition space, performance venue and sound recording studio to serve our local community who would not have access to these creative opportunities and experiences otherwise. Hosting a series of monthly events throughout the year provides artists and performers the space and resources needed to obtain their goals and to build their individual followings while contributing to the cohesion of our local creative communities. It has served nationally known artists who would not have exhibited or performed in Kansas City without access to this alternative space.

Image: Union Library, monthly life drawing session with award-winning choreographer and performance artist Mary Pat Letourneau

Exhibiting artists have included: Bill Daniel (photographer, filmmaker); Adam Morosky (performance, sound artist), John Bender (performance artist, pioneer of minimalist synth); Lucas Abela (performance, sound artist); David Ford (installation, performance artist), Mark Smelzer (fiber, performance artist); Street Sects (musical performance group); Paradot (sound, performance artists); Ed Lesyk (sculpture); Damian Blake (illustrator, performance artist); Bath Consolidated (sound, performance artist); King of Herrings (sound, performance artist); Freight Train Rabbit Killer (musical performance group); Rachel Christia (sound, performance artists); Jason Zed (performance artist)

       
     
"Feed My Brain," Radkey, Co-Director, Music Video, 3:48 HD
       
     
"Driftwood," Director, Experimental Documentary, 13:10 HD
"CINEMAPHONIC-1001," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE
       
     
"CINEMAPHONIC-1001," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE

Under the pseudonym Cinemaphonic, Cyan Meeks produced a live video projection performance for Charlotte Street Foundation’s exhibition of collaborative time-based media works incorporating live music sets and video projections with sound artists Gemini Revolution.

la Esquina, Illum-a-phonic Exhibition, November 2016


       
     
"Romance Dawn," Radkey, Co-Director, Music Video, 3:40 HD
Mercy Seat Gallery, Founder & Curator, 2005-09
       
     
Mercy Seat Gallery, Founder & Curator, 2005-09

Cyan Meeks: Founder & Curator, 2005-09, Mercy Seat Gallery, 210 East 16th Street, KC, MO 64108 

Image: David Ford, Your Fear, from I Like this Country, 2008 (Immersive presidential election night performance, 11/4/2008):

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2008/11/05/dispatch-from-election-night-david-fords-i-love-this-country-exhibit-at-mercy-seat

Curated 50 solo/ group art exhibitions over the course of 5 years with live music events in the Mercy Seat Alley. Artists included: David Ford, Luke Rocha, SIKE, GEAR, Molly Murphy and Renée Cinderhouse. Musical guests included: Hearts of Darkness, Rich Boys, Siddhartha, The Good Foot, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, The Haunted Creepies, and Joe Good.

 

       
     
"Planetarium," Phoenix Video Light Show, Live Ambient Video Performance/ Installation, 3:40 SD
"Cinemaphonic- 144," Screen Capture of Live Video/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 144," Screen Capture of Live Video/Aural Performance

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who has performed to over 70 audiences throughout the midwest since 2012 whose tag line is "A sonic voyage through the screen of the mind." Cinemaphonic is a VJ/DJ odyssey that taps into the subconscious of Generation Media by communicating through sourced cultural relics of cinematic moments to induce specific emotive responses. It is an exploration of re-contextualizing visual and auditory nostalgia into something that speaks of cultural values, sometimes profound, at times facetious- even beautiful.

Cinemaphonic Members:

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks

Sonic Mischief: Stephen Cruz

Source: Sid & Nancy, 1986, Alex Cox; Dead Presidents, 1995, Albert Hughes

       
     
"The Good with the Bad," Samsaya, Co-Director, Music Video, 3:19 HD
"CINEMAPHONIC-859," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE
       
     
"CINEMAPHONIC-859," SCREEN CAPTURE of LIVE VIDEO PROJECTION PERFORMANCE

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who produced a live video projection performance for the exhibition of experimental and boundary pushing sound artists.

The Record Bar, Outer Reaches, Fall 2016

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks & Stephen Cruz

       
     
"Aqua Pasma," Director, Ambient Documentary, 25:07 SD Loop
       
     
"Collide," Brede Baldwin, Assistant Director, Music Video, 3:16 HD
"Cinemaphonic- 1244," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 1244," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who has performed to over 70 audiences throughout the midwest since 2012 whose tag line is "A sonic voyage through the screen of the mind." Cinemaphonic is a VJ/DJ odyssey that taps into the subconscious of Generation Media by communicating through sourced cultural relics of cinematic moments to induce specific emotive responses. It is an exploration of re-contextualizing visual and auditory nostalgia into something that speaks of cultural values, sometimes profound, at times facetious- even beautiful.

Cinemaphonic Members:

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks

Sonic Mischief: Stephen Cruz

Source: Wild Style, 1983, Charlie Ahearn; For the Love of Zero, 1927, Robert Florey

       
     
"Douglass-Sumner: The Root of Blight Within a Community," Director (2010) Documentary, 20:17 SD
       
     
"With Words Nearly Signed," Director, Experimental Video, 4:46 SD
       
     
"We Were Right All Along," The Gadjits, Director, Documentary/ Music Performance, 6:22 SD
       
     
"Sylvia," The Antlers, Editor/ Visual Effects, Music Video, 5:27 HD
       
     
"Queens Rocket," JFA, Co-Director, Designer Promo, 3:42 HD
       
     
"The Lizard Song," Via Audio, Editor/ Visual Treatment, Music Video, 2:33 SD
"Revolver- Brazil," Aural/ Visual Set Design
       
     
"Revolver- Brazil," Aural/ Visual Set Design

Aural/Visual Set Design for Revolver, an underground aural/visual culinary experience performed four times a year with chef Wes Gartner of Voltaire/ Moxie Catering.

Image: "Welcome Visitors," video installation detail produced for Revolver's Brazil (Terry Gilliam) inspired environmental culinary experience. 

"Cinemaphonic- 1207," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 1207," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who has performed to over 70 audiences throughout the midwest since 2012 whose tag line is "A sonic voyage through the screen of the mind." Cinemaphonic is a VJ/DJ odyssey that taps into the subconscious of Generation Media by communicating through sourced cultural relics of cinematic moments to induce specific emotive responses. It is an exploration of re-contextualizing visual and auditory nostalgia into something that speaks of cultural values, sometimes profound, at times facetious- even beautiful.

Cinemaphonic Members:

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks

Sonic Mischief: Stephen Cruz

Source: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 1966, Sergio Leone; Apocalypse Now, 1979, Francis Ford Coppola

       
     
"Stay the Same Never Change," Audio, Talent, & Assistant to the Director, Experimental Narrative, 13:05 SD
"Cinemaphonic- 125," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 125," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who has performed to over 70 audiences throughout the midwest since 2012 whose tag line is "A sonic voyage through the screen of the mind." Cinemaphonic is a VJ/DJ odyssey that taps into the subconscious of Generation Media by communicating through sourced cultural relics of cinematic moments to induce specific emotive responses. It is an exploration of re-contextualizing visual and auditory nostalgia into something that speaks of cultural values, sometimes profound, at times facetious- even beautiful.

Cinemaphonic Members:

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks

Sonic Mischief: Stephen Cruz

Source: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, Stanley Kubrick; Karate Kid, 1984, John G. Avildsen

"Cinemaphonic- 112," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance
       
     
"Cinemaphonic- 112," Screen Capture of Live Video Visual/Aural Performance

Source: Looney Tunes Opener, 1952, Tex Avery

Source: Flashdance, 1983, Adrian Lyne

Cinemaphonic is a visual/aural performance group who has performed to over 70 audiences throughout the midwest since 2012 whose tag line is "A sonic voyage through the screen of the mind." Cinemaphonic is a VJ/DJ odyssey that taps into the subconscious of Generation Media by communicating through sourced cultural relics of cinematic moments to induce specific emotive responses. It is an exploration of re-contextualizing visual and auditory nostalgia into something that speaks of cultural values, sometimes profound, at times facetious- even beautiful. 

Cinemaphonic Members:

Visuals/ Installation/ Auditory Ambience: Cyan Meeks 

Sonic Mischief: Stephen Cruz