[May 12-13] CTW Exhibition: háček by Margaret Anne Schedel and Melissa F. Clarke

háček presents a physical installation, VR experience, and printed data maps. It employs data to inform an immersive installation while positioning it’s larger impact towards metaphors of networked landscape, security and wayfinding. The data used is taken from real network traffic logs, tracking hackers in real time as they race… Continue reading

[Sept 21-25] NoiseGate Festival: Environmental Noise Pollution Awareness Data-Driven, Art-Driven, Community-Driven

The inaugural NoiseGate festival is a five-day festival produced in collaboration and partnership with NYU Steinardt (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/technology/iaps), United Nations Global Arts Initiative, Citygram (citygram.smusic.nyu.edu), Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, Monthly Music Hackathon, Music of Reality, Kadenze, ThinkCoffee, University of Redlands, and generous grants from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office… Continue reading

[Jul. 22 – Aug. 2] Telephone Rewired

Telephone Rewired is an audiovisual installation that probes and modulates human consciousness by rhythmically entraining neuronal oscillations in the brain to impact cognition. The installation stimulates the viewer’s endogenous brain waveforms into beta (focused attention), theta (deep relaxation), and alpha (calm awareness). After viewers don an electroencephalography (EEG) monitor, their brain rhythms synchronize into a neurofeedback loop and they enter the era of augmented cognition. Continue reading

[Jul. 20 – Sept. 2] Roden/Vitiello: The Spaces Contained in Each

The Spaces Contained in Each is a multi-channel sound installation based on recordings of “silence.” Sound and visual artists, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello have collected pre-recorded works on vinyl that relate to themes of silence as well as their own field recordings of quiet spaces. For the installation at Saint Cornelius Chapel, these recordings will be mixed and spatialized as a response to the artists’ experience in the space. Continue reading

[July 12-14] Lost in the Labyrinth: Sound Art in China

Since its import into China, the evolution of and the practice of Sound Art, like the art of New Media, has been completely re-shaped by the political system, social structure, and market economy of contemporary China. Sound Art in China – as it’s been greatly affected by the local culture – has very little in common with its original reference in Western art history. Most Chinese practitioners in this field usually avoid classifying their creations as “Sound Art”, as it’s difficult to summarize the complexity of the media evolution in China with such a simple word. Curated by Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Harvestworks presents artists who are among the most representative figures in the experimental music (i.e., Sound Art) field in contemporary China. Continue reading

[Video] Suzanne Thorpe / Paul Geluso: Phloq

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Phloq is a multichannel work composed to evoke the sensorial experience of a flock of birds taking off. Via its physical diffusion, Phloq creates a provocative space that allows the listener to suspend their ties to previously known aural reference points, releasing them to a new sensorial interaction. Phloq’s content addresses issues of communication and interference, referencing the swirling mass of information we encounter on a daily basis. Continue reading

[Jun. 15 – Sept. 2] Daniel Temkin: Internet Psychic Phone Repair

A Midtown vendor holds a sign advertising what might be a session with a psychic or perhaps a quick fix for iPhones. Only this vendor is himself a fortune teller: a mannequin with a card dispenser in his torso. The fortunes he delivers play meaning off nonsense, in a mix of NYC marketing vernacular, Markov-flavored spam phrasings, and a symbology of stale mysticism and Internet detritus. Continue reading