[Aug 27 – Oct 30] Fluid – an art and tech exhibition

Fluid – an art and tech exhibition will feature major new works created by New York State Council on the Arts – New Technology awardees Kristin Lucas and Eva Davidova with Harvestworks Artists in Residence Viv Corringham, Su Hyun Nam and Allison Berkoy

Through tech focused artworks Fluid brings together artists working in a variety of media from 3D sound, web-VR and audience participatory image installations.  Bringing attention to the complex relationships between human, animal, machines and their environments, each work explores local and global issues through the lens of an artist. Curator and director Carol Parkinson and the Harvestworks arts committee selected these artists because of their compelling use of immersive technology, multichannel video and audio. 

The Harvestworks Art and Technology Program on Governors Island

Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island

August 27 – October 30, 2022 – Open to the public on weekends 11 am – 5 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS DAY: Saturday September 10, 2022 from 1 – 5 pm

EXHIBITION TOUR: Sunday October 23, 2022 @ 2 pm

Appointments also available.

Kristin Lucas: Marine MamMLs is an interactive WebXR project that visually sonifies whale communication and cargo ship noise in the NY Bight. The work demonstrates how close in range their sound frequency is, and how ship noise interference with whale communication can increase the risk of whale injury and casualty.

Viv Corringham: Nostalgia for the Here and Now is an archaeology of sounds and found objects from the here and now – a collection of relics from our present and a record of how we lived and what we cared about. The artist asked two questions of everyday people: “what object do you most value?” and “what environmental sound would you miss if it disappeared tomorrow?” These sounds were recorded, mixed, and distributed in a 3D sound environment.

Eva Davidova: Garden for Drowning Descendant is an interactive mixed reality work that uses the subconscious to workshop ideas. The work exists simultaneously as a 360 VR environment and an immersive project installation that consists of four interactive absurdist scenes of ecological peril.. The rules of engagement are left intentionally unsaid; participants need to experiment in order to understand the possibilities for interaction.

Allison Berkoy: START is a collection of new works exploring sensory and perceptual processing following acute stress to the brain. Mixing electronic traditional media, the exhibition features interactive video sculptures and electronic sculptural reliefs. Participants enter the space and find themselves surrounded by spot-lit sculptural reliefs and videos, low hums of noise oscillating with silence. 

Su Huyn Nam: Synthetic Cognisphere is an immersive audiovisual environment. Embodying a speculated cognitive system, in which fragments of human memories are entangled with cognitive activities of nonhumans, the artist feeds daily images into neural networks to repurpose them and envision how a machine would process its own memories of her experience.

Also on view: Michael Schumacher’s UrMix and Miya Masaoka’s Ear Hut and Listen Ahead with a composition by sound artist Stephen Vitiello.

Performances and Workshops will be held throughout the fall.

Opening Day Performance – Saturday August 27, 2022 – Melody Loveless – live coding and vocal sampling

Saturday September 3, 2022 – William Hooker and Ensemble

Saturday September 10, 2022 – Sonic Pi Workshop with Melody Loveless

Saturday September 24, 2022 – Hydra Workshop with Melody Loveless

Saturday October 1, 2022 – NYU IRCAM Forum Presentation with Hanae Azuma

Sunday October 2, 2022 – NYU IRCAM Forum Presentation with Kamari Carter

Saturday October 8, 2022 – EMKVLY performance with Jess Rowland / Meg Schedel / Sofy Yuditskaya

Saturday October 8., 2022 – Hydra Workshop with Melody Loveless

Saturday October 15, 2022 – Matthew Gantt – Unreal Engine 4 for musicians Workshop and Performance

Sunday October 16, 2022 – Conflict / Resolution presentations by Flux Factory artists

Saturday October 22, 2022 – Immersive Technology and Participation Workshop with Eva Davidova and Sidney San Martin

Saturday October 29, 2022 – Nostalgia Performance by Viv Corringham / Paul Geluso

About the Harvestworks Art and Technology Program on Governors Island

The Harvestworks Art and Technology Program on Governors Island is centered on art works created at the intersection of art and technology. We present digital media and code-based art exhibitions, public workshops and artists talks.  The program provides exhibition opportunities to contemporary electronic media artists and also educates the public about new technology and how artists use it for artistic expression.  

The Art and Technology Program is the public face of the Harvestworks Creative Residency, Sponsored Projects and Scholarship programs that take place annually in our New York City studios.  www.harvestworks.org

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