[Dec 14 – 17] Arena Triptych by Iki Nakagawa

Arena Triptych is an installation with three channel of video and eight channels of audio played through an Ambisonic sound system.  Inspired by Walter Dundervill’s choreographic piece “ARENA”, Iki mixed footage of ARENA with additional material to create a visual and sonic montage for a sensual and contemplative experience.

Meet the Artist: Thursday Dec. 14 2017 at 7 PM

Open to the Public Friday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

Gallery hours:
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 2pm-7pm.

Admission is FREE


596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012

Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

Photos by Frank Mulaney


Iki Nakagawa- (Videography and Sound Design)

Iki Nakagawa is a videographer and her practice spans in different fields including documentary, installation, performance and education and has been presented at numerous venues internationally. She is an in-house videographer for the Kitchen since 2000, and has documented hundreds of performances including dance, theater and music in and around NYC.  She is interested in a performative aspect of videography, often applying acts of shooting, editing and archiving as a practical set-up for personal and interpersonal engagements. More information about her works, please visit iki.sunpress.co

Paul Geluso – (Master Mix and Sound Spacialization)

Paul Geluso is a New York based sound engineer, educator, and musician. Frequently collaborating with artists who use sound as creative medium, he has performed, composed electro-acoustic music, and designed unique 3D sound systems that have been exhibited at major art institutions and performance venues internationally. His primary area of research is in 3D audio recording techniques, processing, and playback systems. He is the co-arthor of “Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio” which just came out from CRC press.

Photo by Frank Mulaney

Walter Dundervill – (Mix Media Installation)

Walter Dundervill is a choreographer, dancer, and visual artist based in New York City. He creates performance environments fusing dance, visual art, costume, and sound design. His work has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, MoMA PS1, Pioneer Works, The New Museum, Danspace Project, Participant Inc., JACK, and at the Solo in Azione Festival in Milan, Italy. Dundervill is a recipient of the 2016 Foundation for the Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award and is a 2016 NYFA fnalist. He has received Bessie Awards as a performer and a designer. Dundervill is a member of the Artist Advisory Council at Movement Research.

The footage of ARENA includes the casts of Tyler Ashley, Benjamin Asriel, Nicole Daunic, Walter Dundervill, Jessie Gold, Niall Jones, Jennifer Kjos, Kevin Lovelady, Athena Malloy and Omagbitse Omagbeme

The sound design of the fan was done by James Clark at Pioneerworks.


I would like to thank Walter Dundervill for initiating the project and giving me courage to trust my senses, Jushua Lubin-Levy and Abrons Art Center for facilitating the first installment of the piece, Carol Parkinson for providing this exciting opportunity and develop the piece further with the new technology, Paul Geluso for opening a window to this new world of immersed AV experience, Mike Taylor for guidance and helping with the campaign video, collaborators Steve Hamilton and Melanie Maar and numerous donors including Ann Sofie Johansson, Raphaele de Boisblanc, Nico Mazet, Kerry Schidt, David Freeman, Ayumi Kanemitsu, Miho Sano, Rimiko Kanematsu, Mutsumi Hsaka, Thomas Wasserrab, Chihaya Nakagawa, Dylan Yeats, Morgan O’Hara, Neil Greenberg, Rein Hewitt, David Lawrence, Raphaelle Ottones, Kosaku Horiwaki, Shinako Sudo and Makiko Wakisaka, EJ MacAdams and anonymous donors.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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