Calendar for the 2009 New York Electronic Art Festival

Below is the calendar for the 2009 New York Electronic Art Festival, a month-long series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology. Performances, workshops, demos, and the Rate of Change will occur from the end of September and all throughout October.

Sept. 29: Rate of Change Exhibition Opening Featured artworks include Hand Drawn Spaces by Merce Cunningham, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar; index V.4 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot; Orbital Drop (Landor) by CCRT; Shock and Allah by Julia Heyward; Collective by Hisao Ihara; Rituals of Consumption by Jessica Ann Peavy; Decrypted Reflections by Christine Sugrue; and Future Creatures by Eunjung Hwang.

Oct. 1: Exhibition Opening Reception

Oct. 2: New Project Demos with Zachary Lieberman, Lesley Flanigan, and Brendan Fernandes

Oct. 3: Artist Talk with Christine Sugrue, Julia Heyward, and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Oct. 9: New Project Demos with Cindy Poremba, Stephanie Rothenberg & Megan Michalak, and Norah Zuniga Shaw

Oct. 10: Artist Talk with Paul Kaiser & Shelley Eshkar (CCRT)

Oct. 10: Around NYC Performance/Artist Talk: Jarryd Lowder and Julie Fotheringham

Oct. 11: New Project Demos with Alex Chechile, David Hindman, and Joseph Reinsel

Oct. 16: Workshop with Nic Collins: Hardware Hacking – Basics

Oct. 16: Shadow Puppies and N.Collins vs. N.Collins at Roulette

Oct. 17: Workshop with Nick Collins and Nic Collins: Supercollider – Beginners and Hardware Hacking – Advanced

Oct. 17: Performance Showcase: Ikue Mori & LEMUR, Miya Makaoka, Peter Blasser, David Galbraith, and Laetitia Sonami at Roulette

Oct. 18: Workshops with Nick Collins and Nic Collins: Supercollider – Intermediate and Hardware Hacking – Advanced

Oct. 18: Performance Showcase: Lucky Dragons, Joker Nies, Triple Point, Andrew Deutsch & Peer Bode, and Moritz Wettstein at Roulette

Oct. 19: New Project Demos with Peer Bode and René Barsalo

Oct. 22: Around NYC Exhibition Opening: Maya Suess at AC Institute

Oct. 23: New Project Demos with Brenda Hutchinson, Triple Point, and Jeff Thompson

Oct. 24: Around NYC Workshop: Jarryd Lowder Micro Video Workshop at SVA MFA

Oct. 25: Around NYC Performance, Installation, and Immersion Panel at CPR

Oct. 26: George Lewis & Marina Rosenfeld, Adam Parkinson & Atau Tanaka at NYU Loewe Theater

Oct. 28: Around NYC Opening Performance of Zee by Kurt Hentschlager at 3LD Art & Technology Center

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.

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