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Saturday, May 7 • 10:30am - 10:45am
Total Plasticity of Image: Analog and Digital Visual Performance Systems

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“Performing Systems: Extending Media Environments via the Blockchain”

Like many artists working with emergent technologies, Benton C Bainbridge designs custom systems to make his media art. Bainbridge discusses his latest collaboration: Performing Systems. This platform enables real-time media artists to extend their systems and “play” the entire art ecosystem from creation through provenance, exhibition, collection and archiving. Bainbridge and co-creator Eric Barry Drasin created Performing Systems and Moving Pictures Gallery as a tool to enable Visual Performance artists to collect each other.

Performing Systems is a conceptual experiment in which real-time audiovisual artists improvise within the Moving Pictures Gallery platform to measure cultural value in a post-blockchain era. Artists’ video and sound feeds are recorded, then singular media artworks are selected from the feed and uploaded to a secure, permanent storage system along with digital provenance.

Performing Systems asserts a near-future ecosystem at the intersection of emerging technologies and societal attitudes. In this possible future, Digital Media Artists and their patrons can assert the value of ethereal artworks.

 


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Benton C Bainbridge

Co-founder, Moving Pictures Gallery
BENTON C BAINBRIDGE is a Bronx artist who creates immersive environments, interactive installations and time-based works with custom A/V systems. | | }He is best known for visual performances, solo and in diverse collaborations. Bainbridge VJ’d for 2 Beastie Boys world tours and made analog video synth FX for TV On The Radio’s “Staring at the Sun”. His media art has shown globally; Kaki King/Glowing Pictures “The Neck is a Bridge... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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