[Oct 2] Harvestworks at the Met Fest

Celebrate art and community with Harvestworks at The Met! Join us (and them) Saturday, October 2, for #MetFest—the museum’s first-ever block party. Stop by for everything from performances to stilt walkers to a citywide Double Dutch showcase as we both honor the vital role of art in our lives and the resilience of NYC and its people.  Harvestworks is presenting fFlower Interface by Sergey Kasich in the Petrie Court.  

Illustration by Alva Skog for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

DATES AND TIMES:  Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12–6 pm

LOCATION: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Gallery 548, also known as Petrie Court in the European Sculpture Court

1000 5th Ave NYC 10028

Download the program here.

In accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are required for all visitors.

New York State Residents and NY, NJ, and CT Students: Online reservations are required. For New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay for admission is up to you. Make your reservation online, then pay what you wish at a Met admissions desk with a valid ID on the day you visit.

They accept many forms of residency verification, including New York State driver’s license, New York State identification card, IDNYC, current bill or statement with a New York State address, student ID, and New York library card.

Installation simulation by Jeff McGovern based on the 2019 exhibition Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Find us in the Gallery 548 (otherwise known as the Petrie Court in the European Sculpture Court) presenting fFlower, a new interface that features the FingerRing (FrR) –  a simple, cheap, intuitive and easy way to play with electronically mediated multi-channel sound. It was published in 2016 by sergey kasich. Recently it was exhibited in The Workings of Media [art and artists] exhibition at the Harvestworks Art and Technology House on Governors island. 

The fFlower has shown around the world in forms of installations, seminars and FrR-parties, stimulating people to try it and also provoking to build their own in a spirit of d.i.y. fFlower – is one of many possible interfaces in which the fingerRing technique can be implemented. It uses spline exponential curved contact surfaces to connect natural kinematics of a performer with the spatial sound distribution.  More info is published here: http://soundartist.ru/frr

The Ambisonic cube design and equipment is provided by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Thanks to Seth Cluett.


Sergey Kasich is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and producer with focus in sound arts, technological media and music. Graduated as a Psychology major in 2006 from Lomonosov’s MSU, he was involved in postgraduate research in behavioral genetics and psychodiagnostics until 2010, while at the same time being a permanent resident at a studio for electronic music at the Theremin Center of Moscow State Conservatory. For 2012-2013 he joined an international research program at STRELKA institute for media, architecture and design to study urban data collection and processing and D.I.Y. and “hacker\maker” culture around the world. In 2011 he initiated SoundArtist.ru (a.k.a. SA)) ) – the Russian sound arts community. And later in 2014 he founded Moscow Sound Art Gallery SA))_gallery and Moscow Sound Art Studio SA))_studio. From 2011 until 2018 he has lectured in Rodchenko’s Art School in Moscow on the topic of technologic basics of interactive arts. Kasich curates and produces critically acclaimed events and projects supported by residents of SA)) which include: an annual festival, exhibitions and international showcases. Since 2008 kasich’s artistic practice has focused on interactive and generative sound and multimedia art installations, performances and mixed media projects. Kasich also works as a composer and sound-producer across a broad spectrum of the performing arts from theatrical productions and performances to pop-music.

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More info is published here: http://soundartist.ru/frr

Photos from the Event

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