[Nov 6] Andrea DeFelice

WE WILL REOPEN THE INSTALLATION THIS TUESDAY: A small coupling of works combining both obsolete and new technologies, then reassembled to represent obsolete fables, folklore, literature, philosophy, mythology, and music. As responses to such stories inspired by the observation of human behavior, symbolic animals, objects and mechanics are used to further illustrate their foibles and behavioral patterns, whether expected or unpredictable.

[Nov 6] Andrea DeFelice

Part I: “Untitled [Evil Sits on the Chest of a Sleeping Person]”
Part II: “Little Battle”

Friday, Oct 26 at 6pm – Opening
Saturday Oct 27 from 3pm to 7:30pm – Installation
Rescheduled: Tuesday Nov 6 from 2pm to 6pm – Installation 

Admission: Free

Location:
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

A small coupling of works combining both obsolete and new technologies, then reassembled to represent obsolete fables, folklore, literature, philosophy, mythology, and music. As responses to such stories inspired by the observation of human behavior, symbolic animals, objects and mechanics are used to further illustrate their foibles and behavioral patterns, whether expected or unpredictable.

Part I: “Untitled [Evil Sits on the Chest of a Sleeping Person]” A response to various renditions of The Nightmare [e.g. John Henry Fuseli and Frederick Sandys], and the myths of sleep paralysis.

With the use of Max/MSP and Arduino, an extracted grand piano keyboard is rigged with switches forming operative keys. It functions as a control panel for an interactive video piece. Completion of this work greatly credits Thomas Martinez for Max/MSP programming and Nicole Carroll with Arduino.

Part II: “Little Battle” Based off a Cherokee Legend, Two Wolves. Carousel made from disassembled movie projector, modified music box, and wolf sculptures.

ARTIST BIO:

DeFelice is an interdisciplinary artist whose work can be described as experimental creative research residing between disciplines and technologies. It is often a hybrid of sculpture, installation, video and performance art. The variety of materials, devices, experimental forms, and concepts involved in her process all contribute to a determined, analytical and re-evaluative approach she insists into the work. The outcomes reflect her interests in the relationship between people, objects, and technologies, and the meanings they embody. Furthermore, her interests demonstrate sensorial environments and performances that hint a message, or simply point to communication itself as either a bridge between people, or a door jammed shut. There are often strange marriages between content and form, fact and fantasy, loudness and silence, chaos and logic, and art and science.

DeFelice has exhibited in the United States and internationally, and has participated in artist/engineering residencies and collaborative projects based in Eastern Europe, Greece, the UK and NYC. She received her MFA from Queens College and is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics at York College.

 

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