NEW PROJECT DEMOS with Norah Zuniga Shaw, Cindy Poremba, and duo Stephanie Rothenberg & Megan Michalak
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009, 7PM (Free)
HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602 New York City (at Houston St)
As part of the New York Electronic Art Festival 2009, a month-long series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology, Harvestworks will present the second in a series of New Project Demos on Friday October 9th with presentations by new media artists Norah Zuniga Shaw, Cindy Poremba and Stephanie Rothenberg & Megan Michalak.
Choreographer and arts researcher Norah Zuniga Shaw will discuss her recent work Synchronous Objects. Created in collaboration with William Forsythe and Maria Palazzi, Synchronous Objects (Sync/O) is a screen-based media work visualizing choreographic information for the purposes of investigating deep structure and enriching cross-disciplinary engagement with physical intelligence.
Montréal-based digital media researcher, creator and curator Cindy Poremba will discuss her work with Kokoromi, a game art collective based in Montréal that creates new experimental computer games and programs numerous game-based events, exhibitions and performances.
Collaborators Stephanie Rothenberg and Megan Michalak will discuss their recent multi-media work World X Diagnostics. Using custom designed software and sound sculptures, public data measuring gross national well-being is collected from participating users and translated into real-time sound frequencies through programmed algorithms.
The New York Electronic Art Festival is 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.