[May 17] Drone Dreams by Helena Acosta & Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Drone Dreams is a evening at Harvestworks for new experimental art forms, combining sound, technology and image. The session will exhibit explorations on synthetic atmospheres, industrial sacred music, modulars synths, glitched sounds, and improvised music. The intention is to share a unique sense of aesthetic investigation addressed through sound and new media art.
Curated by Helena Acosta & Alfredo Salazar-Caro.
Tuesday May 17th  2016 FREE

Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012

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

7:30-8:00pm Lilienfeld https://soundcloud.com/lilienfeld
9:00-9:30 Dan Onion https://soundcloud.com/speakonion  + VisualSet by Bruzet www.bruzed.com
9:45-10:15 The Cloak of Karesu (Kevin Ramsay, Malik Crumpler, Asukaya Bailey, Dominic Chang)



Helena Acosta is a Venezuelan New Media Art curator, based in New York. Her work investigates and promotes digital culture and social engage projects. Helena has been involved as a curator, producer, and creative director of different projects that bridge the line between art and activism. Her curatorial projects have won rewards for Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan and the Generalitat of Catalunya in Spain. Helena is Co-founder of  “Dismantling The Simulation,” a collective for visual activism and guerrilla actions that seek to question and dismantle the different discourses, events and information distribution schemes operating in Venezuela. 

Alfredo Salazar-Caro‘s work exist at the intersection of Portraiture/Self-Portraiture, installation, Virtual Reality, Video and Sculpture. Recently his work has focused on exploring the way that Virtual simulation can affect someone’s perceived reality, for example by creating simulation in which one is forced to endlessly roam in a desert until death. Other examples include simulations of dreams/dreamscapes and memories as well as videos of extreme fantasies fulfilled digitally. Alfredo hopes to one day live forever as a computer simulation. His work has been exhibited in cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Caracas(Venezuela), Shiraz (Iran) and Mexico City among others and has been featured in publications such as Leonardo, New City, Art F City and Creators Project. He Lives and works between Mexico City, New York, Chicago and the Internet. Alfredo is a 2016 Artists in Residence at Harvestworks.


Lilienfeld Built on a growing dissatisfaction in being unable to recreate studio tracks for an audience, Lilienfeld endeavors to be simple and bare – an exercise in performance, limitations, and proficiency. 

ARIADNE is an audio/visual sacred music duo from Brooklyn, New York comprised of Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest. With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, ARIADNE flawlessly bridges the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances.

Speak Onion is an outlet for frenetic and confrontational electronics from sole member, Dan Abatemarco. Seething noise, giant deformed breakbeats, and absolutely wrong atmospheres roll out in fits and starts until nothing sounds like what it sounds like anymore. Speak Onion has recently released Unanswered, a full-length album on 12″ LP and digital via Ohm Resistance. Having earned a reputation for energetic and spontaneous live performances both at home in New York City and across the U.S. and Canada, Speak Onion’s is most at home stalking crowds in deep sub-basements, dank warehouses, and sketchy bars. Additionally, frequent live collaborations with bruzed, a brilliant NYC-based live visualist, have added an element of audio-reactive projections that further disorient and transform. 

Kevin Ramsay is a Brooklyn born sound engineer/ sound designer and composer with an extreme desire to explore sound in its unaffected state to a more effected crippling of sound.

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