Harvestworks is pleased to offer our first Technology Immersion Program for artists who have a passion for learning the tools of digital media but do not have the research, training and equipment necessary to produce artworks in this medium. We received an outstanding number of applications and hope to offer the program again in the future.
Eva Davidova is a Spanish/Bulgarian interdisciplinary artist with a focus on new media. Playing with a paradox, Davidova imagines us as being built by our future descendants (humans or cyborg), and poses a question: “If we are the games our children will program one day, can we influence the code they are writing?” Her works, often rooted in the absurd, draw connections between mythology, climate catastrophe, cruelty, and the underlying purposes or political forces behind technology. Her practice involves research, performance, photo-based animation, interactive virtual reality, and participatory new-media installations.
Her work has been shown at the Bronx Museum (NYC), the Everson Museum Syracuse, NY), Albright Knox Museum (buffalo, NY), MACBA (Barcelona), CAAC (Sevilla); Instituto Cervantes (Sofia), and Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) among others. She is recipient of the BANCAJA International Award for Digital Art; the M-tel Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art, and a Residency Unlimited NEA award for US based artists. Recent exhibitions include “The Sound of One Computer Thinking” at the IMPAKT festival (Utrecht, Netherlands), “Virtual Bodies” at the Gershman New Media Festival (Philadelphia), “Global Mode > Narcissus and Drowning Animals” at the Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain), “Intentions. Transfer and Disappearance II” at ZAZ 10 Times Square (New York), CADAF NYC and Miami, the Imagining Post-Capitalism festival at Pro Arts in Oakland, and the InLight Richmond Festival at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Alex Strada is an artist and educator based in New York City. Working across film, photography, and installation,
her projects ask questions about the politics of representation, visibility of labor, and reproduction of collective memory. Her process is research-based and often involves collaboration. Strada’s work has been shown internationally including exhibitions and screenings at the Anthology Film Archives, Socrates Sculpture Park, Museum of Moving Image, Goethe-Institut, Jewish Museum, National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, and on the screens of Times Square with Time Square Arts’ Midnight Moment. Her work has been written about in Artsy, Vice, and The New Yorker. Strada received a B.A. from Bates College in 2010, an M.F.A. in Visual Art from Columbia University in 2016, and she was a 2018–2019 studio participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She teaches at Columbia University and Fordham University.
Alex’s practice is project-based and each project begins with a question. The questions inform Alex’s research, and her research shapes her material choices. When displaying a work, Alex aims to create temporal and spatial ruptures that make room for new curiosities, empathies, and consciousness. Alex is interested in participating in the Technology Immersion Program at Harvestworks in order to learn about new digital media tools and equipment that will shape how she conducts research and exhibits her projects.
“Maybe we need non-quantifiable alternatives to the data-driven Fitbits and health apps that appear to offer immediate improvements: perhaps healing soundscapes like C. Lavender’s ‘Sagittal Plane Interference’, 2018, afford greater solace.” Artforum Critics’ Pick
C. Lavender has performed, lectured and hosted workshops at The Guggenheim, Hirshhorn Museum, Issue Project Room, The Rubin Museum, MoMA, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Fridman Gallery, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among other venues. She studied Deep Listening with its founder Pauline Oliveros while volunteering at The Deep Listening Institute. In 2016 she taught a ten-week class for children about the scientific and artistic aspects of sound. C. Lavender has albums and recordings featured on the labels Ecstatic Peace!, RVNG Intl, Primitive Languages, and Hot Releases. Her latest album “Myth of Equilibrium” will be released in 2020. She is a 2020 Pioneer Works music resident.
Alliah George was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1995. She lives in New York and studied Music and Africana
Studies with a degree from New York University in followed by Sound Fine Art continuing studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She culturally computes and reconfigures narratives of black existentialism, black feminisms and postcolonial posthumanist subjectivities. Her work has taken the form of feminist soundscapes, environmental data sonification, experimental glitch hop, performance, documentary film and literary nonfiction.