Technology Immersion Program 2023

Harvestworks is pleased to announce the 2023 Technology Immersion Program (TIP) for these Artists who have a passion for learning the tools of digital media but do not have the research, training and  equipment necessary to produce artworks in this medium.  Artist were selected by Carol Parkinson, Executive Director, Harvestworks and Heidi Boisvert: CEO and Creative Director of futurePerfect Lab. Assistant Professor of AI & the Arts, Immersive Performance Technologies, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Florida

Amelia Marzec

Amelia Marzec headshot

Amelia Marzec is an American artist focused on rebuilding and engaging with local communications infrastructure to prepare for an uncertain 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 has been a resident at Eyebeam, Ox-Bow, and Harvestworks, a fellow at NYSCA/NYFA and A.I.R. Gallery, a Tow Fellow at Columbia University, a visiting artist at the Center for Integrated Media at Calarts, a grantee of the Research Foundation of CUNY, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards for Art. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Creators, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She co-founded the Radical Networks conference; has written for the Huffington Post; and taught at Hunter College, Queens College, and Pratt Institute.

Keke Hunt

Keke Hunt (born 1989, Atlanta GA) is the interdisciplinary sound and visual artist behind the Just The Right Height moniker, based in Queens, New York. Just The Right Height is the sonic extension of Hunt’s decade plus of work investigating pop tropes and their thematic narratives. In that time Just The Right Height has released numerous records and cassette editions, while touring as a mainstay of the contemporary D.I.Y music scene and cross participating in wide swaths of underground culture around fashion, tattooing, and contemporary art. Notable touring ventures include outings with Via App, Sapphogheist, and Odwalla 1221. Just The Right Height is currently working on her third full length album, set to be released on HAORD Records. “Permanent Jewelry”, Hunt’s second publication, documenting her innovative and idiosyncratic tattoo work is set to be released in tandem with an exhibition of five years of works on paper.

Julian Louis Phillips

Julian Louis Phillips (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist working with performance, sculpture, video, and participatory practices. He is a graduate of Social Practice Queens at CUNY Queens College. Phillips is interested in socio-psychological dissonance and how it manifests in various forms of popular media. Mythologies around sport, national identity, and the police are where he finds material to explore the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance as a problem of perception. Phillips has been the recipient of the More Art Engaging Artist Fellowship, the Queens Museum Artist in Residency, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Artist in Residency Fellowship, and NARS Foundation Residency. He has exhibited and performed throughout the region, including the Southeast Queens Biennial at York College and Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), Jamaica, NY and New York Live Arts, New York, NY.

X. Lee

X. LEE is a SF Bay Area native and Los Angeles based DJ/producer and experimental composer/performer. His sound spans across genres and styles such as scratch turntablism, jungle, techno, hiphop, and noise.He has performed for over 10 years in underground raves, venues, and parties in cities in China, France, Italy, and the USA; predominantly in the Bay Area and Los Angeles areas. Including performing at Burning Man with Opulent Temple, sharing the same stage with renowned electronic music entities such as Carl Cox, Armin Van Buren, and Aphrodite. His experiences in underground electronic subcultures have had an influential impact on the development of his compositional and performance aesthetic. X. Lee’s works have won multiple awards, such as the Hildegard Competition, and have been performed at institutions such as National Sawdust and Open Bushwick Studios in NYC. In Summer 2022, he served as a tutor for the La Biennale di Venezia Musica College, as well as developed a commissioned experimental performance piece for the La Biennale di Venezia Musica festival. He has also been featured on Eastman School of Music’s radio show highlighting trans and gender non-binary contemporary composers, NTS live Radioshow: “TAFELMUSIK”, Rai 3 Radio (Italy), and BBC radio (UK), and DJMAG ITALIA. He is currently a Jack Quartet Studio resident composer.

Keke Hunt’s is an ISSUE Project Room 2023 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence and is supported by our Technology Immersion Program for artists. This is part of an ongoing program collaboration between ISSUE and Harvestworks, two organizations that are committed to supporting the creation and presentation of experimental performance practices while sharing resources.

The alternate recipients included Latino artist Itala Aguilera Zuanetti and southeast Asian artist Herdimas Anggara.  Alternates were able to join the master classes but did not have other program access.

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