Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center announces the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival in collaboration with River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, The Lower East Side Girls Club, The New York Hall of Science, The Hells Kitchen Cultural Center, Electronic Music Foundation and other partners. The festival is a summer series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology.
June 1 through Sep 2, 2013
Harvestworks’ New York Electronic Art Festival presents innovative work made with the most advanced technology that is rapidly altering the conditions of our lives. The festival will focus on the way that technology can alter, expand and exhilarate our perceptions through the creative energies of the artist. We spotlight new artworks from the Harvestworks TEAM (Technology, Engineering, Art and Music) lab and new works created in our local, national and international community.“New York is a major hub of experimental artistic exploration of art and technology worldwide, so it is essential that the New York Electronic Art Festival bring together innovative practitioners to share their work with the public through immersive sound and color, responsive environments, interactive strategies and experimental instruments,” – Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks Executive Director.
The festival will take place from June 1 – Sep 2, 2013. Events are open to the public. Venues include The Church for All Nations, 417 W 57th St New York, NY 10019, The New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St New York, NY 11368, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University 3 Spruce St. NYC 10038, Harvestworks, 596 Broadway Suite 602 NYC 10012, Saint Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island.
Festival Workshops and Project Presentations are scheduled throughout the month. Program subject to change – please check http://www.harvestworks.org regularly for all events associated with NYEAF.
The New York Electronic Art Festival was created to provide a responsive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork through concerts, workshops, and exhibitions of the highest quality across the arts and technology spectrum. Attendees will get an overview of how technology is being used in various artistic disciplines, and have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how these technologies will continue to shape contemporary art practice. This year’s festival will be a showcase of exciting interdisciplinary work and serve as a catalyst for discussions and collaborations between artists, scientists, and the public.
The NYEAF will plug into a national and international network of electronic art festivals, bringing significant contemporary art and music to the city. NYEAF is produced by Harvestworks, an international digital media arts center with over 30 years of experience helping artists to get inside the electronics and to develop a hands-on, experimental and explorative approach to making art with technology.
Produced by Harvestworks in partnership with River to River Festival, Trinity Wall Street, The Lower East Side Girls Club, The New York Hall of Science, Electronic Music Foundation, The Hells Kitchen Cultural Center, and other partners with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, mediaThefoundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, New Music USA’s Commissioning Music USA and MetLife Creative Connections Programs. Special thanks to Jeff McGovern.
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that presents experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. The Harvestworks TEAM Lab is an environment that provides project expertise from consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts. In addition to the supporters of the New York Electronic Art Festival, our programs are made possible with funds The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Materials for the Arts, and the Friends of Harvestworks.
ABOUT RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL
The annual River To River Festival is produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Founding Partners Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority, and South Street Seaport. LMCC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been a leading voice for arts and culture since 1973, presenting cultural events in Manhattan, advocating for artists and the arts, and working in partnerships to improve the quality of life for the New York City’s workers, residents, and visitors. River To River is made possible with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York, American Express, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, HUD, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield World Trade Center, and in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as other underwriters.
ABOUT THE HALL OF SCIENCE
Built initially as a pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science is now New York City’s hands-on science and technology center. NYSCI’s mission is to convey the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn.
ABOUT HELLS KITCHEN CULTURAL CENTER
The Hell’s Kitchen Cultural Center Inc. (HKCC) is a neighborhood-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that showcases works of artists based in the Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood both through performances at various neighborhood venues as well as through it’s artist-driven CD label.
ABOUT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOUNDATION
EMF’s mission is to explore the creative and cultural potential in the convergence of music, sound, technology, and science.
ABOUT THE LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB
The Lower East Side Girls Club is a place where girls and young women can learn, have fun and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs the club provides girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future.