Fall 2020 News

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Weekend Outdoor Events


Saturday Oct 31 Two performances: 11:15am-1:15pm and 3:15pm- 5 : 1 5 p m . Out/With/In is a day-long experience where the psychological disorientation of the pandemic is applied to instrumental and environmental sound, deliriously blurring the lines between audience and performer, concert and installation, sound and space. Music and performances by Marina Rosenfeld, Alec Hall, Sarah Hennies and David Bird. Building 10a, Nolan Park and various locations on Governors Island. Produced by Qubit.


Test image from the GO01

Saturday Oct 31. All Day. GO01 2020 by CHiKA is a series of virtual sculptures developed during the 2020 NARS Satellite Residency on Governors Island. The public can scan 8 different QR Codes to see and place virtual sculptures in the outdoor space. Location: Outside Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island.


Telepresents by Jess Rowland

Dec. 5 @ 7 pm on Harvestworks YOUTUBE channel. Telepresents! is an online event celebration of Jess Rowland’s new release featuring designer Aimee Norwich. Telepresents! is a digital VHS tape which is both physical art object and a form of media.


New Videos!

CHiKA and Katherine Freer

New Playlist Hey Neighbor, a series of five 2-hour videos documenting one-on-one conversations between the artists-in- residence on Governors Island live-streamed from the porches of Nolan Park. A partnership presentation with 4heads, Beam Center & NARS Foundation, who are also participating in the Governors Island Residency Initiative in the Fall of 2020.

Ranjit and Carol talk about Trumpet Practice


Still from Trumpet Practice

Trumpet Practice by Ranjit Bhatnagar broadcast on October 13th was a live remix performance with video clips found on the internet, in real time, using a web browser as the only instrument.

Video still by Mary Hanlon

Foreign Correspondence 002 A survey of international contemporary video art including film, video synthesis and expanded cinema. Works by Alberto Novello, Luca Tornato, Mary Hanlon, David First and Dafna Naphtali. Episodes premiere on Manhattan public access Channel 4 and are simulcast via Harvestworks’ livestream and archived. A production of New York Eye and Ear Control.


Artist News

Online Still from Rhumb-Line

Rhumb-Line: Sound Mapping with/in the Acousmatic Image by Margaret Schedel with collaborators Brian Smith, Rob Cosgove and Nick Hwang. The sounds of this installation are created by a chorus of robotic frogs—a recognition of the catastrophic global population declines amphibians are facing. The virtual environment invites visitors to become temporary members of this fragile ecosystem.

Terry Berkowitz, ENOUGH!


MINISTRY OF TRUTH: 1984/2020 This week, just in time for the election, Art at a Time Like This and Save Art Space have installed 20 billboards by 20 artists around the five boroughs of NYC. You can find Terry Berkowitz ‘ s ENOUGH on the Pulaski Bridge in LIC (street address is 11th Street and 53rd Avenue). Other work by AIR Terry Berkowitz can be seen at the Cristin Tierney Gallery.

Join AIR Sarah Weaver November 5-8, 2020 for the NowNet Arts ConferenceNetwork Arts and Social Distance: Capacities and Innovations. Full details. The NowNet Arts Conference is an annual event for artists, technologists, researchers, educators, and industry professionals advancing topics in contemporary network arts for the ongoing development of the field.

Studio News


Still from the film by Zoe Beloff

Working with Audio Studio Director Paul Geluso, Zoe Beloff put the final soundtrack on her film The Tramps New World sponsored in part by Harvestworks with funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Website for the film

Origin of the Species by Abigail Child is an experimental feature documentary that explores current realities of android development with a focus on human/machine relations, gender & the ethical implications of this research. Sound mix by Paul Geluso.

From our Friends

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is offering one-time $2,000 grants to eligible artists through December 2020. The COVID-19 fund


focus is on artists who are making experimental work who have lost income from an engagement that has been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the guidelines. Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID relief fund.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Kinetic Imaging’s MFA graduate program will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Saturday, November 14. Their program integrates VR/AR, installation, real-time coding, projection mapping, gaming, sound art, electronic music & synthesizers, animation and video production. There’s more information on their website.

December 5, 2020 – EdgeCut Performance Series presents SANITY, in partnership with New York Live Arts and the 3D virtual platform NOWHERE. The series presents short works of live performance that explore our complex relationship to the digital. For tickets and details visit EdgeCut.org.

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