Harvestworks hosts artists open studios, an exhibition of digital media art and a workshop / research room to share how artists use new and emerging technology with the public on Governors Island. This year our partners include the TECHNE_Lab and the Streaming Museum. On August 31, 2018, we will open new artworks by Ryan Soper, Andrea DeFelice, Simona Prives and Ross Williams and Jess Rowland. September 22 @3pm is Artist Day with performances by Jess Rowland and Brenda Hutchinson with the Dailybell Fall Equinox sunset celebration.
LOCATION: Governors Island, Nolan Park Building 8a
DATES AND TIMES: May 25 – October 21, 2018
TIMES: Fri. Sat. Sun and Holiday Mondays noon – 5 pm
Harvestworks will host an exhibition of digital media art and provide a workshop / research room to share artworks and experiences by artists using new and emerging technology for artistic expression. Artists will talk about the core principals, the materials and the techniques to putting these works together on selected Saturdays from 3 – 5 pm throughout the summer/fall.
The Artworks and Experiences exhibition includes new works by Beth Bradfish/Connie Noyes, Kristin Lucas, Ursula Endlicher, Bryan Jacobs, Ryan Soper, Andrea DeFelice , Jess Rowland and Simona Prives. In collaboration with Streaming Museum’s international programming for its 10th anniversary, we are presenting The TECHNE lab of the University of Colorado. We will exhibit the works of Michael Theodore, Ryan Wurst, Laura Kim, and Amerika. We will also present Carla Gannis Garden of Emoji Delights and “Portraits In Landscape” that will be showcased in Times Square Midnight Moment August 1-3
The Harvestworks TEAM lab events will be held on special weekends between Saturday May 24 and October 21, 2018 . See schedule below.
Experience Lab Events
October 21 @ 3 pm: Untied — A Deinstallation Event by Beth Bradfish and Connie Noyes.
The installation Untied / United is about the resilience and fragility of relationships. Ephemeral and invisible to the eye relationships bind us to each other and to life itself. During the deinstallation of this project we invite you to participate in (or watch) a ritual performance to celebrate inevitable endings. In silence, while the sound is still live, we will listen, move, interact and entwine ourselves in the threads, connecting art/audience/performer/observer in a unique shared experience. At the end of the end, we will hold a wake, with refreshments! All are invited to attend.
Jess Rowland will give a performance of her interactive Piano Roll, Life This In Find We. The piano roll, a long narrow strip of paper used originally for player pianos, will become a touch-sensitive interface for a completely different kind of musical instrument – one where the paper of the piano roll becomes the instrument itself. This piece is a semi-improvised work in which pre-determined musical material in the piano-roll will be activated by the performer, generating novel combinations of sound.
The seeds to what has evolved into Brenda Hutchinson’s current relational and public engagement practice were sown and nurtured during her early days working at Harvestworks, when it was still known as Studio PASS. Brenda will present work that first appeared on TELLUS and how it has evolved into work like the dailybell project, which we will perform this evening.
She will present excerpts of works from those early days (1980’s) when she was recording stories and songs with people in parks, streets and stories (Apple Etudes) as well as during weekly visits to Bronx State Psychiatric Hospital (Voices of Reason). During this same time, Brenda worked on the soundtrack for “Liquid Sky” and will present a recent incarnation of one of the pieces from the film, Wordplay as it appears in “Czarny film”, a short, animated piece by jacek piotrowicz released earlier this year.
Following the presentation, the audience is invited to participate in the dailybell event for the evening as we celebrate the Equinox sunset with a communal observation and bell ringing.
Sept. 1 – 2 noon – 5 pm Material Expressions by Laura Splan
August 18 @3pm: Interactive Play with Pure Data! Pure Data Experience Lab conducted by Virginia de Las Pozas and Kat Carlsen
July 21 @3 pm: Meet Ursula Endlicher, creator of Two Companion Plants and AIR Eva von Schweinitz
July 14 @ 3 pm: Exploring concepts from Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nicolas Collins conducted by Charlie Schine and Kat Carlsen
July 7 @ 3 pm: Meet the artists from TECHNE_Lab and others in the exhibition
June 30 @ 3 pm: Meet Beth Bradfish, sound designer for United/United, a collaboration with visual artist Connie Noyes.
June 16 @ 3 pm: Exploring concepts from Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nicolas Collins conducted by Rebecca Uliasz
Artworks may rotate during the course of the exhibition. Visit www.harvestworks.org for the latest details.
About TECHNE Lab
techne_lab is a group show of artists affiliated with the techne_lab located at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Techne_lab was founded in 2002 by artist Mark Amerika and has served as an experimental art incubator for future forms of creative practice and research in the new media / digital arts. This exhibition, taking place on Governors Island in conjunction with Harvestworks, features the work of Michael Theodore, Ryan Wurst, Laura Kim, and Amerika.
About Streaming Museum
STREAMING MUSEUM was founded in 2008 by Nina Colosi, as a public art experiment to produce and present exhibitions and programs of art, innovation, and world affairs. Since then programs have reached millions on 7 continents in public spaces, at cultural and commercial centers, and streamingmuseum.org.
About Millennium Film Workshop
Since 1966, The Millennium Film Workshop has provided free or low-cost resources for independent, experimental, and non-commercial filmmakers and visual artists. For more information, visit www.millenniumfilm.org or @mfw1966 on social media platforms.