[Aug 19] Women’s Labor: Rheostat Rotary Rack OUTDOORS

Rheostat Rotary Rack is the second instrument of Women’s Labor, a feminist-activist project that repurposes domestic tools to become new musical instruments, to interrogate gender inequality in housework division. Itis based on a mid-20th century umbrella-style rotary dryer embedded with a rotary encoder and potentiometers, performed by hanging clothing on… Continue reading

[Aug 19] “What is the Shape of Water?” A cross-species meditation by Lisa Moren with Dr. Tsvetan Bachvaroff

The audience enters a pitch-black room with tens of thousands of invisible organisms in a bulb-like aquarium. They’re invited to speak, and if they do their voice excites the bioluminescent dinoflagellates into illuminating. The microbes create a blue glow of bubbles shaped from the pitch and volume of the voice… Continue reading

[Sept 1 -Oct 29] LocaleS3 by Michelle Jaffe, David Reeder and Phil Edelstein

LocaleS3 is sound as kinetic plastic sculptural material to be formed with the dynamic properties of location, size, direction, motion, movement. In a dark room, the artists animate & orchestrate interactive virtual sound objects with vocalizations & sound compositions, distributed in space. Visitors become involved accomplices playing the room as… Continue reading

[Sept 1 -Oct 29]  Tending Ostreidae: Serenades for Settling by Stephanie Rothenberg and Suzanne Thorpe

Tending Ostreidae: Serenades for Settling (Version 1) is a multimedia installation focused on the listening body of the heroic oyster. A water filter, sea level mitigator and food source, the oyster is a vital member of our ecosystem that senses safe settlement habitats through sound. Using field recordings, generative data,… Continue reading

[June 30th-Oct 29] Duo Mezzo (Inversion) by Woody Sullender

Duo Mezzo (Inversion) is a site-specific installation and virtual music performance constructed for Building 10a on Governors Island.  Sullender created a digital replica of the space with the game software Unreal Engine.  He presents this replica as a video projection within the space, mirroring the physical room.  In addition, Sullender doubles… Continue reading

[August 30th] Plasticity: Tears for Lost Frequencies

Tears for Lost Frequencies is a performative installation that explores our complex relationship with plastic through the act of improvisation.  Our intention is to highlight plastic as a matter that cannot be separated from the “natural”: a material everywhere and becoming our “nature” and our “uninvited” collaborator.  In Tears for… Continue reading