PANELS/DEMOS

Hosted at:

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Centre

 

 

596 Broadway, NY, NY

http://www.harvestworks.org

Schedule of Events:

 

 

Sunday November 15, 2009

2PM-4PM Modul8 Demonstration

Modul8 is software designed for real time video performance. It has been adopted by users across the globe  looking for a tool that is responsive, flexible and easy-to-use. Used in domains as diverse as veejaying, contemporary art, live performances, theater and videoproduction, this software has proven its worthiness in countless projects by an incredibly active user community.

This two-hour demonstration is a rare opportunity to meet and discuss thesoftware with Ilan Katin, a performing artist and representative of Modul8.

Presently residing in Berlin, Ilan performs live video internationally, is an advocate of the live video community and partakes in curating the Mapping Festival, annual international visual-audio festival in Geneva, Switzerland.

http://www.modul8.ch/

http://www.ilankatin.com

Modul8 with Ilan Katin


Modul8 with Ilan Katin

Monday November 16, 2009

7 PM Panel Discussion: Video Performers

An insight into the world of video performance. Ilan Katin, a video performer and representative of the live video software, Modul8, speaks with *Rafael*, an AV performer from Spain and VJ collaborative, Mary Ann Benedetto (outpt) and Paris Treantafeles of New York.

These artists represent a cross section of the community performing with live video. A unique and challenging arena to subscribe to, they have a foot in many doors, spanning the worlds of electronic and video art, music and club scenes.

http://www.ilankatin.com/

http://www.leafar.be/

http://www.outpt.net/

http://www.parisgraphics.com/

http://cms.mappingfestival.com

Tuesday November 17, 2009, 7PM

Artist Talk:  Visualizing Brainwaves

The KINOTEK collaborative from Rome and Masahiro Kahata a Macintosh Programmer who has built the iPhone application, Brainwave DJVJ share their projects based on the mysterious data of cerebral electricity.

The Kinotek collaborative have realized   a complex performance called The Sounds of Complexity.  An audiovisual performance in which the sound materials and the visual mappings are derived from the analogic recording of cerebral activities through an analogic elettroencephalograph (EEG) and corresponds to the discharges of billions of neurons situated in the sixth layer of human cerebral cortex.

www.kinotek.org

Masahiro Kahata, a programmer originally from Japan, has been working with brainwaves for over two decades. His current software is accessible through the iPhone. It is a unique program offering DJs and VJs the freedom to affect their sets through brainwaves. His work may prove to be an exciting innovation for both fields of performance.

http://www.psychiclab.net

Brainwave Mapping

Masahiro Kahata presents Brainwave DJVJ

Masahiro Kahata

Masahiro Kahata

Visualizing Brainwaves

Visualizing Brainwaves Panel Discussion

Brainwave Demonstration

Brainwave Demonstration

Kinotek Sounds of Complexity

Kinotek Presents Sounds of Complexity

Enzo Varriale explains Brainwaves

Enzo Varriale explains Brainwaves

Enzo Varriale explains Brainwaves

Enzo Varriale explains Brainwaves

Sounds of Complexity

Sounds of Complexity

Mattia Casalegno and Enzo Varriale

Mattia Casalegno and Enzo Varriale



Wednesday November 18, 2009

7 PM Artist Talks: Space, Collaboration & The Intimate Interworkings Producing Audio and Video

Alison Childs, Nick Lesley and members of Toy’s Opera discuss the factors at play in producing video in collaboration with musicians. These artists are often thrust into spaces that challenge the limits of video projection. Why are these spaces of interest and what does the world of music offer the video artist?

Artist Info:

Alison Childs built a career in design and advertising during tenures at Gyro Worldwide, Razorfish, and her own design firm, AC/AC. In 2002 she began experimenting with video and light projection during music events. This environment provided the perfect arena for the exploration of movement and color design within live video.

Her live installations have accompanied internationally renown live acts and DJs such as Juan Atkins, Glass Candy, Special Disco Version, The Juan MacLean, Morgan Geist, Dam Funk, Cosmo Vitelli, Surkin, Cluster, Daniel Wang, Trans Am, Tussle, and Zombie. Her music videos for independent bands, single-channel video works and installations have been included in international film and video festivals worldwide.

http://www.alisonchilds.com

Nick Lesley (b. 1979) is a video artist and musician. He has created interactive video and audio structures for performance. For video installations and performances, Nick uses Max/MSP/Jitter to create engulfing environments that are highly responsive to the viewer’s and performers’ actions. He is an artist in residence at Analogous Projects, a non-profit that hosts events and performances devoted to generative art. Nick regularly performs improvised music, has composed music for dance and film, and is the founder of the improvising noise-rock group Necking, co-founder of Gunung Sari and has been performing in the improv-rock group Alien Whale with Colin Langenus (of USA is a Monster) and Matt Mottel (of Talibam).

http://www.nicklesley.com/

Adam Kendall is a video-artist and musician living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Through his own work and the A/V series he curates, Adam explores the means of video improvisation and composition. He works with many musicians and artists on performative and studio video projects, including Satoshi Takeishi, Neil Rolnick, Hayoung “Bubblyfish” Kim, and Bradford Reed. Adam curates the {R}ake audio/video series (NYC) and the annual vBrooklyn video-festival (NYC). He is a computer programmer and audio engineer and incorporates these disciplines into his work. http://www.hellbender.org

Brooklyn based composer and sound artist Yoni Niv is currently pursuing his PhD in Music Composition and Theory at the GSAS at New York University. As a composer, Yoni has collaborated with artists in many mediums including Film, dance and theater. His works were presented internationally at venues such as Tel Aviv Museum, the Chelsea Art Museum, Thalia Theatre, Tenri Cultural institute, Merkin Hall, Goethe Institute and in festivals such as Vdance Festivel, Cologne Film Festival and NY Mix Film Festival. He regularly performs in the New York metropolitan and explores cross-cultural, urban musical practices in collaboration with local and international artists. Yoni is the co-founder and curator of “De Facto”, a series committed to the promotion of local experimental music.

Elad Shniderman is an accomplished musician and composer, performing and producing scores for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles and computer music. His collaborative works includes film, dance, theatre and multimedia. Elad is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at Stony Brook University. His works were presented nationally and internationally in festivals and venues such as: Les Intranquilles, Goethe institute, Lyon, Harvestworks Digital Media, NYC, Jerusalem Film Festival, Merkin Hall, Cambridge Film Festival and the Movement research at DTW, NYC

Panel with Nick Lesley and Toy's Opera

Panel with Nick Lesley and Toy's Opera

 

 

Friday November 20, 2009

7 PM, Artist Talk: Video Sculpture, Video Painting

An evening of talks by digital video artists who utilize new technologies while incorporating traditional ideas of craft into their production process and installation designs – through coding custom tools for controlling video playback, designing video for projection onto unique surfaces, and sculpting data from contemporary culture. Participants include Gabe Barcia-Colombo, Katja Loher, and Jeremy Rotsztain.

http://www.gabebc.com/

http://www.katjaloher.com/

http://www.mantissa.ca/

Gabe Barcia-Colombo on Video Sculpture

Gabe Barcia-Colombo on Video Sculpture

Gabe Barcia with Katja Loher and Jeremy Rotsztain

Gabe Barcia with Katja Loher and Jeremy Rotsztain

Gabe Barcia Colombo and Jeremy Rotsztain

Gabe Barcia Colombo and Jeremy Rotsztain

Artist, Katja Loher

Artist, Katja Loher

 

 

Saturday November 21, 2009

6 PM, Artist Demonstration: Toy’s Opera (Adam Kendall, Yoni Niv, Elad Schniderman)

A multimedia performance written for and incorporating small moving toys and found-objects, video,physical computing, and sound art.

The miniature 5ft x 4ft stage, performative video, and interactive serially-operated devices (controlled via an Arduino physical-computing microcontroller) are the heart of the project. The rich,realistic world of HO-scale model trains is the source-material for video and audio. Cameras positioned in and around the stage feed an automated video mixer and custom video-processing software.

Toy's Opera model set

Toy's Opera model set

 

 

Artist Info

Adam Kendall is a video-artist and musician living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Through his own work and the A/V series he curates, Adam explores the means of video improvisation and composition. He works with many musicians and artists on performative and studio video projects, including Satoshi Takeishi, Neil Rolnick, Hayoung “Bubblyfish” Kim, and Bradford Reed. Adam curates the {R}ake audio/video series (NYC) and the annual vBrooklyn video-festival

(NYC). He is a computer programmer and audio engineer and incorporates these disciplines into his work. http://www.hellbender.org

Brooklyn based composer and sound artist Yoni Niv is currently pursuing his PhD in Music Composition and Theory at the GSAS at New York University. As a composer, Yoni has collaborated with artists in many mediums including Film, dance and theater. His works were presented internationally at venues such as Tel Aviv Museum, the Chelsea Art Museum, Thalia Theatre, Tenri Cultural institute, Merkin Hall, Goethe Institute and in festivals such as Vdance Festivel,

Cologne Film Festival and NY Mix Film Festival. He regularly performs in the New York metropolitan and explores cross-cultural, urban musical practices in collaboration with local and international artists. Yoni is the co-founder and curator of “De Facto”, a series committed to the promotion of local experimental music.

Elad Shniderman is an accomplished musician and composer, performing and producing scores for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles and computer music. His collaborative works includes film, dance, theatre and multimedia. Elad is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at Stony Brook University. His works were presented nationally and internationally in festivals and venues such as: Les Intranquilles, Goethe institute, Lyon, Harvestworks Digital Media,

NYC, Jerusalem Film Festival, Merkin Hall, Cambridge Film Festival and the Movement research

at DTW, NYC

Elad Schniderman performs AV set

Elad Schniderman performs AV set

Toy's Opera

Toy's Opera

Toy's Opera

Toy's Opera

Toy's Opera

Toy's Opera

Adam Kendall and Yoni Nev

Adam Kendall and Yoni Nev

Toy's Opera AV gear

Toy's Opera AV gear

Harvestworks

Harvestworks

 

 

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