A virtual reality piece that is a walking simulator filled with impotent paper-doll tanks. It was inspired by the game, “World of Tanks,” a shooter which depicts historically accurate battles in Eastern Europe. However, East Meets West simply lets you explore the landscape, which is nonetheless littered with ghosts of the past.
Location: Harvestworks Art and Technology Program Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island
Open September 1 through October 17 2023, @ 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Open to the public Fri, Sat, and Sun @ 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist engaging with communications infrastructure to inform a speculative future. Her work has been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, MIT, ISEA (Canada), University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland), ONCE Foundation Contemporary Art Biennial (Spain), NODE Forum for Digital Arts Biennial (Germany), and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She was a resident at Eyebeam, Ox-Bow, and Harvestworks; a fellow at NYSCA/NYFA, A.I.R. Gallery, and Columbia University; a visiting artist at CalArts; and nominated for the World Technology Awards for Art. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, and a BFA from Mason Gross.
“While Beethoven is arguably the most famous user of bone conduction technology- he was able to ‘hear’ his music through vibrations in his jawbone when he bit a rod attached to his piano- Marzec and her innovative helmet are on the fast-track to greater success…” -PSFK
“I wanted to hug her, but didn’t want to freak her out.” -Humans of New York
“Your local TV meteorologist or your phone’s weather app can predict the chance of rain, but they can’t (or won’t) tell you how likely the end of the world is on a given day.” -Hyperallergic
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Tommy Martinez, programming on East Meets West
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