Artist, composer, technologist and Eyebeam Honorary Resident, André Vida's interactive installation Score and Seek, projects animated musical notations that respond to the performers as they move and perform in the space. Over the course of the previous two weeks, the artist invited musicians to drop-in to test and refine his installation. Vida along with musicians Brett Sroka, Yuko Pepe, Jackson Moore and others for a closing performance and reception.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Performances will begin at 7:00PM and will be followed by a reception.
Score and Seek is supported by Cycling '74 and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Designing interfaces between vegetal and device-related systems, between man and machine, is one of the greatest challenges of interactive technology. No differently than in the industrial context, here too, the use of intuitive and user-friendly control tendencies is supremely decisive. With Interactive Plant Growing, Sommerer and Mignonneau demonstrate an artwork of this species. Activating the plant triggers an image-generating impulse. This calls for neither the preparing of a symbolically conveyed action, nor the designing of ergonomically-formed pieces of equipment to make its control possible. The juxtaposing of the real plant and a computer-generated version of nature latently recalls explosive themes that arose when discussing the use of research results in the fields of natural science and technology.
n-cha(n)t is an audio visual installation that allows participants to eavesdrop on or infiltrate the conversational patterns of a networked community of computers. Inspiration for the work came from a strong and somewhat inexplicable desire to hear a community of computers speaking together: chattering amongst themselves, musing, intoning chants. n-cha(n)t was exhibited as part of Prix Selection at Eyebeam Atelier.
Prix Selection offers a look into the development and history of interactive art. The exhibition will present eight award winning works in the Interactive Art category of the Prix Ars Electronica, the world's oldest and most important competition in the cyberarts. This presentation features an extraordinarily diverse selection of installations and not only reflects the history of this competition but also gives a historical account of the development of interactive media art as a whole.