The Psychasthenia Society presented satiric storytelling blended with remixed vintage movie stills, live video, and electronic music. Founded in 2003 by writer and storyteller Jon Keith Brunelle, its other members were video artist Daniel Vatsky and deejay / composer Mad EP (Matthew Peters). For two years they mounted multimedia story programs in collaboration with renowned guest musicians at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space; other New York engagements included Monkey Town, P.S. 122, and 92YTribeca. Their theatrical production, The Nanolove Report, enjoyed a successful run at Collective: Unconscious Theatre in Manhattan during 2005 and was revived the following year. Matt Peters left for the UK late in 2006, so Jon and Dan performed as a duo until early 2010 while moving on to other projects.
The Psychasthenia Society was — and always will be — dedicated to the performance of political and cultural satire as digital spectacle. You'll find clips and highlights on these pages.
- A perceived confusion between self and surrounding space.
- A cultural condition of mass identification with images and technology.
- Waking up feeling like the unfortunate fellow you see here.