[Oct 10] Class: Mapping Movement to Video effects and sound with Kinect 1


The OpenNI might have been discontinued but Kinect 1/mac owners can still create amazing interactive experiences in max/msp. The Kinect camera provides three dimensional data of a person’s movement in physical space.  How can this movement be translated into video effects and sound? This class focuses on mapping movement to parameters of video and audio effects. Using 2D data from jitter and the cv.jit library and 3D data from the kinect movement is translated into interactive sound and video effects. … Continue reading

[Dec 15, 2015 Deadline] New Works Residency 2016 Call For Proposals


The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists (US-residents) commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. … Continue reading

[Sept 25, 26, 27] “Out of my Hand” by Bohyun Yoon


Current Harvestworks Artist in Residence Bohyun Yoon is a glass blower who fabricates unique glass instruments.  The instruments are played by the artist and by other trained participants for public performance.   Yoon is interested in having his instruments played by people of all ages. He has always been fascinated by the material of glass and has explored it with vibrating sound and physical alterations. This has led him to experiment with the invisible visible. His residency project  at Harvestworks involves art making with … Continue reading

[Oct. 8 – 9] Cancelled:Connecting Things with MAX/MSP/Jitter


Do you have a project that you want to produce using intermedia features? Ideally it does make use of lights, videos, sounds or sensors and you don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you heard about Max/MSP and want to dig it a little further? No worries! Come to our immersive 2-day Max workshop. Learn the new tools you need to take your artwork one step further! @ Harvestworks 10/ 8 and 10/ 9 Cost: $175/$157 Members     Time: … Continue reading

[Sept 22] Jukka Hautamäki: DIY Instruments in Live Performance


At Harvestworks Finnish sound artist Jukka Hautamäki will talk about how he makes live sound performances with his diy instruments. Hautamäki is interested in how the design of the interfaces of his sound devices affects the artistic process of performing live. What is the relationship between art, craft, electronics and lo-fi aesthetics in his sound art practice? September 22, 2015 7 pm   Admission: FREE Location: Harvestworks 596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, … Continue reading

[Sept 12,13] Daniel Belquer: Dripping Bulbs – everything flows


Water, light, sound, bits, everything flows. Our senses build time as a form of perception. ‘DRIPPING BULBS – everything flows’ is an interactive intermedia installation that uses light bulbs and water to build a dripping water singing drum. The speed and the frequency of the pitch being generated can be controlled through a wireless touch screen. September 12th (Sat) and 13th (Sun) 4 – 7pm @Harvestworks Modal music and indigenous stomping has long being part of many rituals as a … Continue reading

MEMORYSCAPES by Emilio Vavarella

As a special extension of the NYEAF 2015 (New York Electronic Arts Festival), we’re pleased to invite you to the first installment of Emilio Vavarella’s MEMORYSCAPES. The project has been developed over the course of two years at Harvestworks and includes a 7-channel immersive audio installation produced in collaboration with sound engineer Kevin Ramsay, cutting edge holographic technology, digital images, and a printed publication.   Harvestworks will be open throughout the weekend to showcase Vavarella’s latest investigation on how memory … Continue reading

[Mar 4 – 9] Brendan Fernandes: “(buli)” / “Still move”

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center presents visual artist, Brendan Fernandes, to show his multi-channel moving image work “(buli)” along with his recent video work, “Still move”. “(buli)” explores barriers and codes that language creates through the lens of ethnicity, using a Dadaist style of repetition and nonsensicality . “Still move” – Taking inspiration from the notion of stillness these abstract videos capturing the body in motion create a contemplative and ephemeral space.

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