[June 1 – Aug 11] The 2019 New York Electronic Art Festival

A Summer Celebration of Cutting-Edge Electronic Art – Calendar

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center announces the seventh New York Electronic Art Festival held biennially on Governor’s Island and other venues in New York City.  Presented in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island, ISSUE Project Room, Asia Society, the New York Hall of Science, Urban Field Station and others. The festival is a summer exhibition of new media art and a series of concerts, artist talks and workshops from June 1 through August 11, 2019. The Opening concert performance is on May 25th.

Building 10a Governors Island

Curated by the Harvestworks Arts Committee, the festival challenges the audience through the presentation of artworks created by artists of different genders, different cultures and different points of view. All have in common new works that comment, criticize and make us question technology. 

About the 2019 Festival 

This year’s theme is Physical and Digital: multifaceted visions in electronic art, an exhibition with Julia Sinelnikova, Amy Youngs, LoVid, Zahra Poonawala, Alexander Hahn, Susie Ibarra, Michael Schumacher, Morehshin Allahyari and Amanda Gutiérrez.  The first two weekends will feature the Russian Sound Art Showcase (RSAS) – a compilation of multi-channel Sound Art works of Russian sound artists, who are currently active in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.  

Building 10a / Nolan Park / Governors Island

Open to the Public: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays from 11 am – 5 pm June 1 thru August 11, 2019

Physical and Digital: Live Events

May 25thThe opening concert, programmed for Harvestworks by Allison Tantakarn,  will feature Mario Diaz De Leon, Colin Marston, and Lea Bertucci each performing sonic pieces that reflect the diversity, intensity, and creativity of the Harvestworks community of makers.  22 Boerum Place Brooklyn NY. 

Saturday June 1:Beyond Human: Art & Tech Connections in Urban Parks, a panel discussion with Amy Youngs, Dylan Gauthier and Julia Oldham at Swale House.

Saturday June15th The New York Hall of Science presents media artists LoVid for a afternoon interaction focused on Left Footprints, a work in progress.

Monday – Sunday June 17 – 23rd from 2 – 5 pm @ Harvestworks, Angus Tarnawsky’s installation Variable Frequencies. A partnership with the ICMC and NYCEMF.

Saturday July 13thSound artist Ben Manley will conduct a multi-location sound art performance with special guests. 

Susie Ibarra performs Fragility with The Dream Ensemble

July 19thand20th  A co-presentation with Issue Project Room of two performances by acclaimed New Zealand experimental musician Michael Morley (Dead C / Gate) and composer Natacha Diels (July 19) and the duo of Michael Schumacher/Ursula Scherrer (July 20). 

July 31 – Aug. 4: The MorrowSound Cube – 2003 Celebration Revisited with and artist talk on August 1st with Charlie Morrow, Stephen Vitiello and Miya Masaoka. Originally presented in 2004 at the Kitchen, this installation includes the original commissioned works, including pieces by Phill Niblock, Scanner, Stephen Vitiello and Pamela Z.

Experience Lab and Project Presentations are scheduled every Saturday on Governors Island and on specific dates at Harvestworks in Manhattan.  Check out this calendar of events (subject to change)

VENUES: The New York Electronic Art Festival will be held at venues including the New York Hall of Science, ISSUE Project Room, Building 10A/Nolan Park/ Governors Island and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. 

ABOUT NYEAF: The New York Electronic Art Festival was created to provide a responsive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork through concerts, workshops, and exhibitions of the highest quality across the arts and technology spectrum. Attendees will get an overview of how technology is being used in various artistic disciplines, and have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how these technologies will continue to shape contemporary art practice. This year’s festival will be a showcase of exciting interdisciplinary work and serve as a catalyst for discussions and collaborations between artists, scientists, and the public. 

The NYEAF plugs into a national and international network of electronic art festivals, bringing significant contemporary art and music to the city.  NYEAF is produced by Harvestworks,an international digital media arts center with over 40 years of experience helping artists to get inside the electronics and to develop a hands-on, experimental and explorative approach to making art with technology. www.harvestworks.org

Carol Parkinson, Executive Director and Producer

“New York is a major hub of experimental artistic exploration of art and technology worldwide, so it is essential that the New York Electronic Art Festival bring together innovative practitioners to share their work and ideas with the public through audience participatory works, light and sound installations, video imagery and hybrid instruments,”  – Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks Executive Director and Producer.

Produced by Harvestworks with funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, mediaThe foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund made possible by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S and Axel G Rosin Fund, Pro Helvetia, Materials for the Arts and Friends of Harvestworks. Special thanks to Jeff McGovern, the Harvestworks Interns and Zahra Poonawala.

Program subject to change.  Check the website calendar for the latest information. 

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