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Tuesday, May 3
 

7:00pm

The Garden of Emoji Delights
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch's  most ambitious work, embodies the conflicts, humor, darkness and absurdity of human, earthly and cosmological conditions. The current speed of technological advancement suggests humanity and the environment is irrevocably changing, but when we compare the visual vernacular of our day (symbols like Emoji for example), it is amazing to discover how easily they align with the symbology of a prescient artist from 500 years ago. This is not to say that evolution is not occurring, but to suggest that Bosch was one of those unique individuals who created works that transcend time.

One intention of my transcription of his work, in The Garden of Emoji Delights, was to mash up popular historic and contemporary sign systems, and to diversify and expand the Emoji lexicon through this process. Emoji are a contemporary glyph system which offer an emotional shorthand for virtual expression. The pleasurable stylizations are ubiquitous worldwide and across generations. Transcribing visual symbologies of an earlier era using Emoji makes perfect "nonsense-sense" to me, particularly with Bosch’s work, in that his own visual style was so idiosyncratic and remarkably distinct in contrast to his peers. 

In his essay “Digicalyptic Realities or, The Frolic of the Flat : Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights” Sabin Bors writes …“What makes the Garden of Emoji Delights unique is that the visual communication language it manipulates is deeply rooted in our reflexive and ordinary communication. A double subversion thus takes place: the subversion of visual communication languages, and the subversion of art history.” – Sabin Bors, 2014


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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and... Read More →



Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Thursday, May 5
 

8:00pm

Hyphen Hub Presents “Repurposed Technology: A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance"
Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology. For this first special night we feature four artists reimagining musical instruments through the use of analogue and digital technology… and creating wondrous new audio-visual performances in the process.

Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds new instruments for electronic music performance. For Hyphen Hub, she will showcase “Lobatus” an electroacoustic improvisation made with home-made gestural controllers, using repurposed technologies including wooden bowls, water, textured acrylic discs, blinking lights, and a blender!

Nadav Assor is an artist who creates videos, installations, performances, and objects via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. Assor will perform “Tunneling”  - a site-specific event during which he attempts to gain access to the inner layers buried in the walls of the performance space The tunnel is constructed in real-time, layer by exposed layer, using a green-screen set, power tools, microphones and surgery-like safety gear. Assor utilizes techniques derived from the breadth of the military-industrial-entertainment complex: from tactical wall probes to domestic demolitions, from live esthetic surgery to interactive cooking shows.

Terry Dame is a creative technologist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and educator. Dame will perform a live set on her interactive sensor-based sound controllers the Horn of Plenty, the CoinBox and Parisian Hammer Keys. Through interaction with light, motion, proximity and force sensors embedded into her sculptural object instruments, she triggers carefully crafted samples, synthesized sounds and funky grooves in unusual ways with unexpected results. Dame is also the curator and host of the monthly series "Weird Wednesdays" at Barbes featuring instrument inventors, players of objects and other musical oddities. 

Ben Neill is a composer, performer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, who is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. He will perform "Horizontal", his most recent solo project for the mutantrumpet. Using the unique palette of sounds generated by his instrument, Neill incorporates elements of future garage and deep house while keeping an ambient, reflective vibe with jazzy overtones. The performance will include live interactive video generated from paintings by Los Angeles based artist Andy Moses that Neill then shifts using his mutantrumpet as a controller .
Video Artist Erin Greenwall will also be creating live visuals during the night and the event which will be rounded out with a guest DJ.

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Nadav Assor

I'm an artist and educator, working across media in video, installation, performance, and object-making. My work deals with the performed mediation of cities, bodies and personal narratives via lo-fi, appropriated military-industrial technologies. I've exhibited and performed internationally... Read More →
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Merche Blassco

Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer based in New York. Her practice revolves around building new instruments for electronic music performance, orchestrating participatory sound performances in public spaces, and electroacoustic improvisation.She has presented... Read More →
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Terry Dame

Faculty, School of Visual Arts
Terry Dame is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. Ms. Dame has been performing and composing for film, video, theater, dance and installations in NYC since 1985. | Dame's current sound and music work involves interactive sensor-based technologies for... Read More →
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Ben Neill

Composer/performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill has recorded ten CDs of his music on the Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear... Read More →

Partners
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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Executive Director, Harvestworks Inc
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals... Read More →
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Asher Remy-Toledo

Director, Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a NY based nonprofit that explores, promotes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of art and technology. We showcase cutting-edge work in a variety of formats including multimedia festivals, salons and other innovative events. Our global... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Friday, May 6
 

8:00pm

Hyphen Hub Presents "The Future Body: Fusing Technology with the Body to Create New Forms of Performance"
Hyphen Hub is directing the Arts Hub for Creative Tech Week and over two nights we will also be showcasing some of the most innovative and interesting performers currently working in art and technology.For this second special night, Hyphen Hub features leading artists who explore how the body can be integrated with bio-technology, wearables and tech fashion to create astonishing new forms of performance.

Time: Doors – 7PM
Performance – 8PM – 9.30PM
DJ/Drinks – 9.30PM – 10.30PM 



Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) is a composer, renowned multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, "Heart of a River"  which will showcase the new XTH Sense, a unique biocreative instrument. With the collaboration of Heidi Boisvert and Marco Donnarumma, co-founders at XTH, Miller will explore ideas about art and data and bring those ideas to different logical extremes. He is joined by choreographer Jody Sperling, whose body gestures will generate electronic tones and visuals based on muscle sounds and motion data captured by the XTH Sense.

Marco Donnarumma is a Berlin –based Italian writer and artist who creates performances, concerts and installations using and abusing human bodies, sound, infrasound, light, algorithms, body sensors and loudspeakers. His works rely on the material force of sound to produce intensely intimate encounters of bodies and machines. Donnarumma will showcase “Corpus Nil”, a work that  hybridises the languages of sound art, dance and body art into a tense choreographic interchange between a human performer and an autonomous machine. The human performer and the machine form a novel kind of body, unknown and partial, disturbing and graceful.

Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. For this Hyphen Hub night, Trenda will perform “Body Code”  - a unique performance in which the artist encourages viewers to scan her body with their smart phone. This scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit then takes them to a certain page found on the Body Code website. Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read searches consisting of two key words: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part of the body:  eye, muscle, throat, etc.

Alon Ilsar is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer who has created a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks. Ilsar will perform  ‘AirStorm’  -  a semi-improvised short 15min piece for the AirSticks and physical model visualization (created by Andrew Bluff).  The work will be made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on his newly built instrument.

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Paul Miller

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been traveling around India recently to work on his latest project, "Heart of a River." Starting May 2nd he will be in residence at Harvestworks working on the tech behind the project with the new XTH Sense, the world's first biocreative instrument... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Executive Director, Harvestworks Inc
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals... Read More →
avatar for Asher Remy-Toledo

Asher Remy-Toledo

Director, Hyphen Hub
Hyphen Hub is a NY based nonprofit that explores, promotes and presents radical new visions of the future through the integration of art and technology. We showcase cutting-edge work in a variety of formats including multimedia festivals, salons and other innovative events. Our global... Read More →



Friday May 6, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002