[Video] Phillip Stears: Imminent Shift

In this event at Church For All Nations, Phillip Stearns was exploring the physiological dimensions of electronic media reduced to their elementary components: light and sound. This event was part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with Church For All Nations and Hells Kitchen Cultural Center / Rhythm In The Kitchen Festival. Continue reading

[Video] Adam Kendall: Toys’ Opera – The Casino

The Casino song-cycle, composed for Dafna Naphtali as vocalist and the Toys’ Opera multimedia instrument, explores misanthropomorphized detachment and the indifferent physics that contains and integrates us even in our most dire times of xenophobic introversion. Toys’ Opera is a performable kinetic sculpture of video, audio, and serially-controlled HO trains, models, and miniature cameras. It organizes procedural and algorithmic composition into phrases and gestures spanning and integrating the media. Continue reading

2013 New York Electronic Art Festival

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center announces the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival in collaboration with River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, The Lower East Side Girls Club, The New York Hall of Science, The Hells Kitchen Cultural Center, Electronic Music Foundation and other partners. The festival is a… Continue reading

Every Sat/Sun on Governors Island – The Spaces Contained In Each / Internet Psychic Phone Repair / Cloud.Data 2010 / Augmented Reality War of 1812

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Stephen Vitiello’s and Steve Roden’s The Spaces Contained in Each is a multi-channel sound installation based on recordings of “silence”. In Daniel Temkin’s Internet Psychic Phone Repair a mannequin fortune teller delivers a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Xu Wenkai’s Cloud.data 2010 simulates a small region of a dark sky, but in the other way this matrix is able to contain a boundless 3-dimension sky of a digital reality. In Steve Bull’s and Kathleen Huler’s Augmented Rality War of 2012 visitors with their smart phone, iPad and Android tablets take a self guided augmented reality tour of scenes of the War of 1812. Continue reading

[Aug 31] Intern Presentation: Instruments Of Choice

Eight performers, four pieces, one show. This concert consists of a variety of artistic performances. Live electronics, visuals, acoustic and electronic instruments all come together and create an hour-long show. There are three solo performances and one band performance. The over-all theme of the evening is the interplay between humans and their instruments of choice. Continue reading

[Jun 15 – Sep 2] Daniel Temkin: Internet Psychic Phone Repair

A Midtown vendor holds a sign advertising what might be a session with a psychic or perhaps a quick fix for iPhones. Only this vendor is himself a fortune teller: a mannequin with a card dispenser in his torso. The fortunes he delivers play meaning off nonsense, in a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Continue reading

[Jun 15 – Sep 2] The Augmented Reality War of 1812

On Governors Island visitors with their smart phone, iPad and Android tablets take a self guided augmented reality tour of scenes of the War of 1812. Flaneurs will discover the USRC cutter ACTIVE chase down the smuggler FAIR AMERICAN on the Hudson River, highly inflated bank notes floating over the parade ground, and an American sailor, a tar, shouldering his duffle bag at the ferry landing. Continue reading

[Jul 20 – Sep 2] Roden/Vitiello: The Spaces Contained in Each

The Spaces Contained in Each is a multi-channel sound installation based on recordings of “silence.” Sound and visual artists, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello have collected pre-recorded works on vinyl that relate to themes of silence as well as their own field recordings of quiet spaces. For the installation at Saint Cornelius Chapel, these recordings will be mixed and spatialized as a response to the artists’ experience in the space. Continue reading