[Aug 26] Color, Light, Motion, Episode 21 with George Quasha: The Syntax of Moving Awareness

COLOR, LIGHT, MOTION, is an online series featuring media artists, scholars and educators in dialogue about artworks from the Bermant Collection of media and kinetic arts. Each featured presenter will discuss selected artworks in history and context and in relation to their own work and connections. This series is produced in… Continue reading

[Sept 1 – Oct 17] East Meets West by Amelia Marzec

A virtual reality piece that is a walking simulator filled with impotent paper-doll tanks. It was inspired by the game, “World of Tanks,” a shooter which depicts historically accurate battles in Eastern Europe. However, East Meets West simply lets you explore the landscape, which is nonetheless littered with ghosts of… Continue reading

[Sept 2] Sunset Meditative Performance by C. Lavender

Merging her practices as an electronic musician working with spatial audio and as a sound healing practitioner, C. Lavender will present a meditative sunset performance outside the Harvestworks building on Governors Island to provide listeners with a moment of tranquility during sunset. This electro-acoustic performance will feature brainwave modulating digital… Continue reading

[Aug 5] Off-The-Grid Music Hackathon

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in collaboration with Music Community Lab and Institute for Public Architecture proudly presents Off-the-Grid Music Hackathon. An innovative event that invites music enthusiasts to create music outdoors, far from the confines of electrical outlets and internet access. Located on Governors Island, this hackathon challenges participants… Continue reading

[June 30 – Aug 20] Birds don’t have Borders by Elico Suzuki

Elico Suzuki’s (suzueri) installation project Birds don’t have Borders  aims to question the framework of transmission and migration between living beings such as humans and birds, and invisible media such as sound and light. Opening time: Friday June 30th Closing August 20, 2023 Open to the public: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11… Continue reading

[June 30 -Aug 27] All That is Seen and Unseen by AutomaticRelease

All That Is Seen and Unseen is an interdisciplinary, installation opera which investigates the multifarious effects of technology on our collective human consciousness. The work confronts the dangerous erosion of truth and trust in our society, which is rapidly intensifying due to advancing A.I., computational propaganda, deepfakes, and other tools… Continue reading

[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