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CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duos
Richard Garet and Seth Cluett
Seth Cluett will present a live set using sung and electronically generated sine tones, room acoustic phenomena, and amplified objects exploring the boundary between personal and communal listening. Constructing a focused, attentive perceptual space and an elastic, malleable experience of duration, the sound world of this work is tensely suspended between full body immersion and brittle, sparse timelessness.
About the artists
AUDREY CHEN is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.
RICHARD GARET holds an MFA from Bard College. Recent exhibitions include Soundings: A Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, 36-01 36th Street, L.I.C, NY (2013); The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY (2012); Activating the Medium Festival, 23five, San Francisco MOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA (2011); among many other national and international exhibitions. His work has been profiled and reviewed globally and his sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Sourdine, and Contour Editions.
SETH CLUETT (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, composer, and performer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, concert music, and critical writing. His "subtle...seductive, immersive" (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as "rigorously focused and full of detail" (e/i) and "dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature" (The Wire). The recipient of grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund and Meet the Composer, Cluett has published articles for BYPASS, Shifter, Intransitive, The Open Space Magazine, Leonardo Music Journal, 306090, Earshot, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. His work has been presented at venues such as MassMoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo, STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts and is documented on the Line Imprint, Radical Matters, Sedimental, Notice, and Winds Measure recordings. In the fall of 2012, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focusses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space.
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The Alices (Walking): A Sculptural Opera and Fashion Show
Eyebeam in Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair
A piece by Claudia Hart and composer Edmund Campion
8 March 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Center for New Music and Audio Technology, University of California, Berkeley
KOREA SOJU HWAYO, INC.
Introducing Alice’s Website Dresses a collection of 5 sculptural wearables featuring a custom augmented-reality application by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes with poetic text animations by Claudia Hart evolved from Lewis Carroll’s original Alice in Wonderland by using special Spinabook software designed by Alon Zouartez (http://spinabook.com/).
Music, sound, narration, custom interactive software, created and performed by Edmund Campion.
The Alices Performed by Nayand Blake, Claudia Hart, Joon Lee, Julie Robinson and Adrian Saich with Edmund Campion on grand piano.
The Alices (Walking) is a sculptural opera in the guise of an experimental fashion show about the breakdown between the natural and the technological and the melding of identities between machines and people. It is a performance about cloning, duplication, mutation and transformation, and therefore about death andrebirth and the ambivalent desire by human beings for eternal life.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE EXHBITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 March 2014
Eyebeam In Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair
Eyebeam, the leading non-profit art and technology center based in New York City, is pleased to present work by seven artists, in collaboration with Moving Image art fair, New York, to be held March 6-9, 2014 at Eyebeam. The exhibition will include a new Augmented Reality performance “The Alices (Walking)” by Claudia Hart, Honorary Fellow at Eyebeam, at 6PM on March 8th. In addition, participating artists presenting new work include Julia Christensen, Katie Torn, Anton Marini, Wyatt Niehaus, Elisa Kreisinger, and Jonathan Minard. These works provide a glimpse into what the future holds for the moving image through immersive pieces, installation, video, and performance, from Eyebeam’s cutting-edge perspective.
About Moving Image
Moving Image was conceived by Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov of New York’s Winkleman Gallery, to offer a unique viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms.
In this week-long multi-session workshop, sound artists and composers will develop individual (or collaborative) spatial sound compositions. Participants will perform their works in a public performance for the ongoing event series CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music) at Eyebeam.
For most artists who are working with sound, it is still very challenging to gain access to a proper space and a larger number of powerful and balanced loudspeakers in order to properly experiment and to develop ideas. The Spatial Sound Composition workshop will therefore provide the technical infrastructure and also an environment for discussion, contextual placements and an insight into the theory and history of this specific field.
It's pretty cold outside so Eyebeam will be hibernating for just a little bit. We will reopen our doors to the public on the 18th February, 2014.
Eyebeam's Computational Fashion presents a moderated discussion examining intellectual property issues for wearable and fashion technology. From digital fabrication and mass customization, to open source design and DIY fashion, emerging approaches to wearable tech are impacting the way we think about intellectual property. A panel of legal experts, designers, conservators, and curators will explore the opportunities and obstacles facing designers and entrepreneurs when it comes to IP, patent law, trademark, and ownership. Panelists include Liz Bacelar, founder of Decoded Fashion, Jonathan Askin, professor at Brooklyn Law School and founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, Sarah Scaturro, Conservator at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Nigel Howard, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, with moderator Sabine Seymour.
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, public presentations and workshops, and will culminate in a symposium and exhibition in Fall 2014.
Computational Fashion is supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.
As part of the Computational Fashion initiative, Eyebeam in collaboration with NRI, are presenting a three-day workshop on digital fabrication technologies for fashion. Participants will learn the fundamentals of 3D modeling software, taking an idea from concept design to prototype. The workshop will also introduce theories of computer-aided design, parametric design, digital fabrication, and 3D printing. All participants will produce their own 3D printed model at NRI's Manhattan facilities.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Computational Fashion Fellow Keren Oxman is an artist and designer working at the intersection of Fine Arts Fashion and Fabrication Technology. She studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and holds a B.A. from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London where she was a Clore Fellow. Her work experimentally investigates the formal mechanisms of generative design and their potential relation to the human body. Integrating traditional media with digital morphogenesis, her current interests attempt to combine disciplines such as textile craft with algorithmic behavior.
Arthur Young-Spivey is an industrial designer and digital fabrication specialist versed in all of the various aspects of 3D software, 3D printing/rapid prototyping, 3D scanning and how they apply to different industries. Arthur has consulted with medical, architectural, product design and engineering firms to facilitate how they can bring their visions into the real world.
PREREQUISITES AND SCHEDULE:
Workshop participants do NOT need to have prior experience working with 3D software. However, all participants are required to bring their own laptop with Rhino software already installed before the first day. Rhino is available as a free download for Mac computers. Download here.
Registration coming soon!