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This week at the NYEAF: New Project Demos ZACHARY LEIBERMAN / LESLEY FLANIGAN / BRENDAN FERNANDES FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009, 7PM FREE HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER 596 Broadway #602 New York City (at Houston St) Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince As part of the New York Electronic Art Festival 2009, a month-long series of concerts, workshops, and exhibitions centered on the cutting-edge work being done at the intersection of art and technology, Harvestworks will present the first in a series of New Project Demos on Friday October 2nd with presentations by new media artists Zachary Leiberman, Lesley Flanigan and Brendan Fernandes. Zachary Lieberman will present recent and on-going works developed in the last year, including an eye tracker for a paralyzed graffiti writer who has ALS, a performance on the facade of a building, tools for new forms of magic, a 3d drawing tool, and the openframeworks toolkit, a framework for creative coding in c++. In addition, there will be presentation of an upcoming work the artist is developing in collaboration with Taeyoon Choi. Lesley Flanigan will share her work with custom-built Speaker Feedback Instruments, addressing the physicality of sound, amplification as a source of sound in and of itself, and the relationships between noise, speakers, and voice. Brendan Fernandes investigates the concept of authenticity, as an ideological construct that both dominant and subordinatecultures use to their own ends. It is a word that shapes cultural experience, and thus also shapes concepts and formation of identity. He uses the Safari-as-authentic-African-experience to provide an evocative metaphor for the inscription of culture onto his own sense of identities. In his lecture at Harvestworks he will discuss his practice and the new work that he created in his residency. -- Artist Talk CHRISTINE SUGRUE / JULIA HEYWARD / CELESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2009 2PM FREE World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery 220 Vesey Street, NYC Subway: R/W City Hall, E World Trade Center, 1,2 or 3 Chambers St. In conjuction with the New York Electronic Art Festival Exhibition, Rate of Change - time and space in electronic art, Harvestworks in partnership with arts>World Financial Center present a talk with exhibition artists Christine Sugrue, Julia Heyward and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Rate of Change exhibits the wide range of electronic art and it’s transition from the 20th to the 21st Century. It presents the works of eight artists working in immersive video and audio installation, audience and environmentally responsive sculpture and experimental narrative. It is anchored by the newly restored digital media work “Hand-drawn Spaces” (1998), a virtual dance installation by Merce Cunningham, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar that presents 3D hand-drawn figures performing intricate choreography in a virtual space. Additional exhibition artists include Céleste Boursier-Mougenot who recently received the 2009 Golden David Award, Hisao Ihara, Julia Heyward, Eunjung Hwang, Jessica Ann Peavy, Christine Sugrue and the CCRT Collaboration. Rate of Change - time and space in electronic art September 29 – October 24 Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 4PM, FREE World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey Street, NYC Produced by Harvestworks and presented by arts>World Financial Center which is sponsored by American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties, and Merrill Lynch. www.artsWorldFinancialCenter.com ABOUT NYEAF: The New York Electronic Art Festival was created to provide a responsive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork through concerts, panels, workshops, and exhibitions of the highest quality across the arts and technology spectrum. Attendees will get an overview of how technology is being used in various artistic disciplines, and have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how these technologies will continue to shape contemporary art practice. This year’s festival will be a showcase of exciting interdisciplinary work and serve as a catalyst for discussions and collaborations between artists, technology, and the public. The NYEAF will plug into a national and international network of electronic art festivals, bringing significant contemporary art and music to the city. NYEAF is produced by Harvestworks, an international digital media arts center with 30 years of experience helping artists to get ”inside the electronics” and to develop a hands-on, experimental and explorative approach to making art with technology. Produced by Harvestworks in partnership with arts>World Financial Center, Roulette and New York University with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, mediaThefoundation, Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, the Québec Government Office in New York, Electronic Music Foundation, the Experimental TV Center Presentation Funds and the Institute for Electronic Art and the Paula Cooper Gallery. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Tekserve: the Apple Specialists, Newmark Knight Frank, Original Sin and Cycling74. ABOUT HARVESTWORKS: Founded in 1977, Harvestworks offers an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media. Harvestworks helps the community at large to understand, assimilate, and make creative use of new and evolving technologies. Harvestworks creates a context for the appreciation of new work, advances both the art community and the public's agenda for the use of technology in art; and brings together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts by fostering collaborations across electronic media. For more info: www.nyeaf.org www.harvestworks.org -- Harvestworks is a non-profit arts center in Lower Manhattan. Private funding for our programs has been provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Carnegie Corporation, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Greenwall Foundation, the Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Materials for the Arts, the Experimental TV Center and mediaThe foundation Inc. Public Support is provided by New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Thanks to our Friends Circle, Cycling74, Digidesign, Inc. and NHT Pro.
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