The Workings of Media [Art and Artists] is a series of presentations, workshops, open studios and exhibitions to understand social and cultural changes reflected through the lens of art and artists. Curator and director Carol Parkinson has selected these artists because of their use of the new media technology including data sonification and visualization, immersive sound, smell and social networks. The Art and Technology program is a component of our Creative Residency and Sponsored Projects programs and seeks to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work and to advance the art’s community and the public’s appreciation of the use of technology in art. Link to Spring 2021
Opening August 28, 2021
Artist Day: Saturday September 11, 2021 featuring talks by MIke Bullock and LadyK
Closing October 31, 2021
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED BUT Proof of Vaccination is Required.
This Fall 2021 we continue our programming of contemporary media artworks, artists talks and workshops with:
LadyK : Inspired by bioluminescent marine organisms and digital network traffic, Luciferins is an interactive installation. Viewers walk through awakening graphical portals and field recordings, which open to depict invisible network traffic of websites. LadyK’s practice encompasses responsive systems exploring how our collective digital experiences are shaping our future. Artist Talk Sept. 11, 2021.
Michael Schumacher: The Diapason Gallery Archive and Listening Room. Founded (as Studio Five Beekman) in 1996, Diapason presented over 100 exhibitions at a time when sound art was emerging as a distinct practice in the United States. PROGRAM: 60 min. Program Times: noon, 2 pm & 4 pm. Performance Sept. 25, 2021 with Liz Gerring Dance Company.
Dan Joseph: Informed by early minimalism, acoustic ecology, deep listening and ambient music, Periodicity Piece #10 will combine a diverse collection of sounds into a slowly changing sonic ecosystem. A Harvestworks Commission for our Immersive Room on Governors Island. Opens October 2, 2021. Performance Oct. 30, 2021 at 3 pm.
George Moraitis: AttoWatt is an installation made up of long vertical metal bars and neon tubes. Light and sound travel from rung to rung simultaneously all around the installation with fast velocity creating various forms made of electricity within space. Performance October 23, 2021
Jocelyn Ho: An installation and performance series of compositions for Women’s Labor, a feminist project that uses embedded technologies to transform old domestic tools into new musical instruments, to address gender inequality in domestic labor division and challenge persistent gendered social norms. Performance Sept. 18, 2021
Matthew Goodheart: remnants, an immersive sound installation of sonic instruments, found objects to be listened to with bone-conducting headphones (COVID restrictions will apply). Artist Talk October 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Mike Bullock: Ephemerospheres, an installation of electroacoustic audio works for his custom wave field synthesis array. Compositions by Mike Bullock, Seth Cluett and LInda Gail Aubry. MIke Bullock is a composer and intermedia artist focused on environmental sound recording. Artist Talk Sept. 11, 2021
Sofy Yuditskaya: The Secret Pope is a video homage to Pope Joan, considered fictional in todays society, but a beloved story during the middle ages of a female pope that rose through the ranks of Christianity with her wit and skill. Pope Joan dressed in men’s clothes, but was discovered as a woman when she became pregnant. After she was discovered body examinations practices were put in place so that no women could rise to power in Christianity ever again. Gaze upon her as into a mirror, the Secret Pope is all of us. Performance October 31, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Artist talks and performance will be scheduled throughout the summer.
Liz Gerring Company with Michael Schumacher presents Nolan Park, a sound and movement installation
Zorica Colic presents Voice, Body, Language and Someone, a video screening.
Sarah Weaver presents Synthesis Series: Contemporary Chamber Works by Sarah Weaver
Ginny Benson presents her live A/V performance
PLAN YOUR VISIT: capacity at 15 persons
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Harvestworks Art and Technology Center’s exhibition The Workings of Media [Art and Artists] will be open to the public at a limited capacity. In order to accommodate your visit and ensure the safety of all visitors, we kindly ask that you make a reservation in advance by using our Ticket Button.
Exhibition regular hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm (closed weekdays).
About the Harvestworks Art and Technology Program on Governors Island
The Art and Technology Program on Governors Island is centered on art works created at the intersection of art and technology. It includes artists open studios, exhibitions of digital media art, public workshops and performances in our educational research facility in Nolan Park. Our goal is to provide exhibition opportunities to electronic media artists and also to educate the public about how artists use new and emerging technology for artistic expression.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks’ mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. We create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; provide a public context for the appreciation of new art; and bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. We assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.
Funded by mediaThefoundation Inc., the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.