As part of the 2009 New York Electronic Art Festival, Harvestworks is presenting Events Around NYC to showcase works and artists that play with the creative potential of technology. These are wonderful opportunities to see the ways artists are using technology in all artistic disciplines, and invites you to join in the discussions on how technology is shaping future art practice.
Events Around NYC Schedule:
Saturday October 10, 7-9PM : Artist Talk and Performance with Jarryd Lowder and Julie Fotheringham
Jarryd Lowder is an artist working with electronic audiovisual media primarily for live performance. Julie Fotheringham performed as a dancer/acrobat in Cirque de Soleil before coming to New York to make her own work. The talk will take place at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, 133 W. 21 St. 10th Floor.
October 22 – November 28 : Maya Suess IT IT & THE GIMME BOX Exhibition
This exhibition by Maya Suess creates a playful look at our relationship with consumer objects by using videos, sensors, and interactive programming. This is a Harvestworks sponsored project with support from NYSCA. The exhibition will be at the AC Institute in New York City, 547 W. 27 St. 5th Floor.
Saturday October 24, 3-6PM : Micro Video Workshop with Jarryd Lowder
This workshop will explore the creative and social uses of new micro video technologies, including inexpensive lo-res and HD cameras, cell phone video, micro projectors and more. This workshop will take place at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, 133 W. 21 St. 10th Floor.
Sunday October 25, Time TBA : Performance, Installation, and Immersion Panel
In conjunction with the opening of ZEE, Future Perfect and The Center for Performance Research (CPR) will sponsor a panel on performance, installation, and immersion. This is a free panel that will take place at Jackson on 361 Manhattan Avenue in New York City.
Wednesday October 28 : Opening of Zee by Kurt Hentschlager
Future Perfect presents the premiere of an immersive audiovisual environment. Presented with P.S. 122 and produced by 3LD Art and Technology Center. Opening will be at 80 Greenwich St. in New York City. Tickets are available at www.3ldnyc.org and by phone at 212-352-3101.
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, panels, 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, technology, and the public.
The NYEAF will plug 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 30 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.
Produced by Harvestworks in partnership with arts>World Financial Center, Roulette and New York University with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, mediaThefoundation, Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, the Québec Government Office in New York, Electronic Music Foundation, the Experimental TV Center Presentation Funds and the Institute for Electronic Art and the Paula Cooper Gallery. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Tekserve: the Apple Specialists, Newmark Knight Frank, Original Sin and Cycling74.
ABOUT HARVESTWORKS: Founded in 1977, Harvestworks offers an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media. Harvestworks helps the community at large to understand, assimilate, and make creative use of new and evolving technologies. Harvestworks creates a context for the appreciation of new work, advances both the art community and the public’s agenda for the use of technology in art; and brings together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts by fostering collaborations across electronic media.