The Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program is pleased to announce our 2011-2012 recipients. The recipients are commissioned to create a new work in the Harvestworks Studios and Lab Workspace. The applications were reviewed by music curator and sound designer Stephan Moore and visual artist Simone Leigh with support from Harvestworks Director and New York Electronic Art Festival Producer Carol Parkinson.
New Works Residencies
New York/Paris based multi-media artist Angie Eng will develop her live experimental video project, Chymikal which incorporates a Max-based video controller, the VideoBass, invented by artist/engineer, Michael Egger. She will customize the VideoBass to control multiple video inputs mapped onto different surfaces. Angie Eng has performed nationally and internationally and has receive awards from mediaThefoundation inc, the New York State Council on the Arts and has presented her work at the Anthology Film Archives, Eyebeam, the Conflux Festival, and the NY Video Festival.
Crystal Z Campbell will research and develop Separate, But Equal: Algorithms for Empathy, a new body of work that includes audio works, new media projects, short experimental films and interactive installations that create a rupture in the historical archive of Black History through technological filters. Crystal Z Campbell explores the politics of witnessing with sound, film, sculpture, photography & installation based artworks. A former social worker, Campbell has exhibited at Project Row Houses, Exit Art, The New Children’s Museum of San Diego, Fotofest Biennial, MoCADA and Lui Velasquez in Tijuana among others. In 2003, Campbell completed the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California-San Diego in 2010. Campbell was a 2010-2011 Van Lier Studio Art Fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program.
Haeyoung Kim will develop Moori, an interactive audience participatory audio-visual performance. Researching new ways of collaboration and communication between performer and audience, the artist will incorporate multiple modes of messaging on a mobile phone where users tell their stories to guided questions by the performer. User data is collected and processed to generate algorithmic audio and visuals while creating a larger narrative. This collaboration creates dialog and suggests new possibilities that can exist through the combination of algorithmic animation, audio and language. With a background in classical piano, Haeyoung Kim explores the texture of sounds in electronic music. Currently, under the name bubblyfish, she creates 8-bit and experimental sound works.
David Wightman will create a project for Extreme Animals a collaboration with visual artist Jacob Ciocci. The new large-scale set of music and video will introduces a virtual third member and vocalist who will be visually represented through found footage from youtube and VHS tapes as well as original animation. Over the past nine years this prolific duo has released countless CD-Rs, tapes and videos and gone on self-booked DIY tours at least once a year, influencing a wide array of younger musicians, artists and video-makers with their unique combination of noise, dance music, and performance art.
Phillip White will compose a new work for the Dither electric guitar quartet that will feature custom built electronics based on a small arduino and a set of four relays that is programmed to overlay a rhythmic structure and a brutish spatialization of sound. The score will be a graphic work instructing the quartet in the manipulation of assigned parameters over time. In addition to his work with analog and digital electronics, White has written extensively for chamber ensembles and created a large body of intermedia pieces that explore meaning in information transmission. In 2008, Philip received his MFA in Electronic and Recorded Media from Mills College where he worked with Chris Brown, Hilda Parades, Helmut Lachenmann, Roscoe Mitchell and James Fei. Currently Philip is the Technical Director at ISSUE Project Room.
Rachael Morrison will create The Sound of Smell, a music project based on the results of an experiment conducted by smell scientist Avery Gilbert. The piece will feature twenty short musical compositions, each describing a specific odor from the original experiment. The artist is researching synesthesia and classification, as well as non-visual forms of communication. Rachael lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and received her B.A. from Bard College. Selected Exhibitions include Mobile Projections, Esopus Space, NY, NY, and The Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair at MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, NY.
Elizabeth Axtman will create the pilot for The Love Renagade #308: I love you Keith Bardwell, a short film that creates a dialog between Keith Bardwell, who made headline news a few years back for his refusal to marry an interracial couple in Louisiana and married interracial couples addressing the question of “When did you first know you were in love?”. Elizabeth Axtman is a performance artist. She received her BA from San Francisco State University in 2004 and completed her MFA in photography, film, video, and new media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006.
Mari Kimura will create Eigenspace a composition for Augmented Violin (IRCAM) and multi-channel diffusion. Taken from eigenvalue, a mathematical function used in analyzing the bowing movement, in Eigenspace Kimura’s musical expression is extracted by the bowing motion sensor technology, interacting with image and sounds in real-time. Hailed by The New York Times as a virtuoso playing at the edge, violinist/composer Mari Kimura is widely admired for her revolutionary extended technique and her works for interactive computer music. Her awards and honors include Guggenheim Fellowship and Composer in Residence at IRCAM. http://www.marikimura.com/
Susie Ibarra will create Hidden Truths: Prayer for a Forgotten World, a one hour electro-acoustic song cycle for a live performance with surround sound installation. The composition will combine electronic and acoustic Philippine Kulintang gongs, electronics, percussion, and field recorded Filipino Indigenous vocalists and string & percussion instrumentalists. Composer/Percussionist Susie Ibarra resides in New York and is known for her innovative style and cross-cultural dialogue. She is a Yamaha, Vic Firth and Paiste Artist and has recorded over 40 records as a leader and co-leader.
Jimmy Joe Roche
Jimmy Joe Roche will complete an expansion of his wearable performance instrument called the Noise Harness. We will expand the auditory capacity of the instrument through physical additions such as knobs, buttons and pressure sensitive strips to control audio. Roche’s videos have screened internationally in venues including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Incubate Arts Festival in the Netherlands, Rojo@Nova 2010 in Brazil, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Roche works as the Video Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center andd a visiting lecturer in the JHU film and Media Department.
Technology Lab / Workspace Residency
Rebecca Warner and Laura Vitale
Rebecca Warner and Laura Vitale will create a new surround sound performance and recorded work with We Are Your Friends, a collaborative, community-based choral project founded by novelist and singer/songwriter Rick Moody, sound artist Laura Vitale, members of the Brooklyn based experimental theater group, Piehole and choreographer Rebecca Warner. The work will be performed at Issue Project Room in 2011. We Are Your Friends specializes in untrained voices and extended vocal technique, electronica and space-themed music in live an unaccompanied settings.
Educational scholarships were awarded to
David Antonio Cruz