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Monday, May 2
 

8:00pm

Origin Stories (The Evolution of BELLA GAIA): Explorations of arabesque patterns, music and dance of the silk road
Cutting edge multimedia dance performance utilizing live motion
tracking, custom programmed visual algorithms, and 3D projection
effects that takes the audience on an explorative journey of the
relationship of geometry in nature and Arabesque patterns. View video
trailer: http://www.bellagaia.com/os.html
This promo video has absolutely no post production effects. Everything
is live, generated. There will be a short Bella Gaia live performance
during this event as well.

Director & Composer: Kenji Williams
Digital Media Artist: Gordey Chernyy
Dance Artist: Läle Sayoko
Assistant production: Joanna Bugajska
Featuring music by Kenji Williams (remixed by Zaak Kerstetter) and
Paul Miller (DJ Spooky)

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Gordey Chernyy

Gordey Chernyy is an independent new media artist, animator and creative technologist, originally from Kazakhstan. In his artistic practice he explores intersections of software, art, moving images and the way stories can be shared through the modern tech instruments. His interests... Read More →
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Kenji Williams

Creative Director and Composer, BELLA GAIA
Kenji Williams is a composer and director for multi-media live theater, immersive films, and interactive datavisualization. Named a "100 Top Creative" by Origin Magazine, a World Technology Network award finalist in Arts, Entertainment, & Education, and a Grammy voting member, Williams... Read More →

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BELLA GAIA

BELLA GAIA is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time lapse nature photography, and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world. Full: bellagaia.com/about | | Kenji Williams... Read More →



Monday May 2, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

11:30am

re:self-
Using multiple camera, multi projector video feedback and puppetry, 're:self' is live art which re:questions the self through refracted, rerouted, mandala like imagery.
If "->" is seen as insertion, as input, as a black box function... And "re:" is seen as an optional prefix, implying redo/relook/recursion...etc... Then... This is a show regarding self->re:composition and self->re:representation. (Pause)
Contained between the self->re:fractured and the self->produced, this solo persona spirals around re:representations by a prosthetic self->puppet and video feedback. Finding fractal self similarity in the representation of the representation.

This can be seen, in no particular order, as:
0) A non-dualistic ritual, merging the self with the camera, self with the puppet, self with Shamanic music, self with the projected image : to produce the re:combined self.
1) Attentively re:routing and letting go to allow self->organisation out of the structured chaos of multiple cameras, projectors and selves.
2) A complex re:com:position, onto, into, through each other, for the Other: a mash up a self->made mash up a mash up of the self

What is real? What is re:reproduced?

Music by Sasha Bogdanowitsch. http://sashabmusic.com/
Pretty much everything else by Keith Lim. http://kidsthesedays.com.au/
Mentoring by Jeanie During, Jorge Gonçalves and Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

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Keith Lim

Artistic Director, KidsTheseDays
www.kidsthesedays.com.au. | Transdiciplinary artist synthesising technology, performance and sprituality. Keith Lim's work ranges from dance, interactive theatre and installations, film, puppetry and performance therapy. He is a Jack of All Trades, Master of Solo / Dance / Authorship... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 →

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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

AirStorm
‘AirStorm’ is a semi-improvised short 15min piece for solo AirSticks and physical model visualisation performed by Alon Ilsar and Andrew Bluff respectively. It will be made up of a drum synth, drum samples, other selected samples and room feedback triggered and manipulated by Ilsar on this newly built interface for electronic percussionists. The piece will display some of the capabilities of the AirSticks along with Ilsar’s dedication to practicing and composing for this new interface. The movement data from Ilsar’s Airsticks is processed in real-time by Bluff’s physics based visualisation engine, Storm. Particles are pushed around a virtual 3D world in response to the movements of the AirSticks and rigid body collision adds a sense of real-world authenticity and complexity. The system responds to drums and movements of the AirSticks with a combination of different visual and physical effects. The real-time visualisations exemplify the movement and sonic complexity of Ilsar’s AirSticks performance, providing a visually stimulating and highly synesthetic element to the piece.

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Alon Ilsar

Alon Ilsar, Mutensils
Alon Ilsar is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer. He is co-designer of a new interface for electronic percussionists, the AirSticks. His diverse projects include Belvoir Theatre’s ‘Keating! the Musical,’ Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Mojo... Read More →



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

8:00pm

Body Code, an interactive 3D printed performance art work
Description:

Body Code is an interactive performance that combines live heartbeats into a data visualization by new media performance artist Tiffany Trenda, 3D Systems (the largest specialized 3D printing company) and designer Janne Kyttanen. Trenda will don a 3D printed dress that has an embedded computer screen. The image on the screen will show a data visualization of both the participant’s and Trenda’s heartbeat. In Body Code, the performance will question, if we can have authentic human connections using today’s vernacular technology?

During the performance, the artist will approach a spectator and place a heart monitor (located at Trenda’s fingertip inside the glove) on the viewer’s wrist or neck. Once the sensor reads the pulse of the user, the imagery on the screen will change and show both pulses simultaneously. Trenda and the viewer will try and match their rhythms’ to create another change in the animation, making the performance interactive.

Concept:

“The amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful.” - Paul Valéry The Conquest of Ubiquity 1928

In Veléry’s The Conquest of Ubiquity, he describes the current state of our techno-obsessed culture where our tools of precision have changed our behaviors. Today, these tools are primarily our screens (smart phones, tablets, computers, etc.). They give us the ability to download, text, talk, and interact anywhere with the surface of the skin and surface of the computer. Thus, we are living in both the physical and the simulated world simultaneously and we are unable to fully engage in the present. Instead, we are hiding behind our devices and masking our real time physical interactions. This questions the authenticity of our behaviors using these vernacular technologies.

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Tiffany Trenda

Artist, Tiffany Trenda
Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York & Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA from UCLA. Trenda won Artist of the Year at the London International Creative Competition Awards and introduced the work, "Entropy... Read More →



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

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 →

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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 →
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
 
Saturday, May 7
 

8:00pm

Complessità : a human at the mercy of complexity
Complessità (/komplessi'ta/ Italian, Complexity) is a real-time interactive innovative performance designed by Enrica Beccalli in collaboration with Roula Gholmieh. It is a journey into the beauty of complexity and our role within it. The performer is at the mercy of complexity thanks to a wearable device that affects his movements by modifying his sense of balance according to the movements of an algorithm that visually simulates a flock of birds. Complessità is an innovative Interactive Dance Performance that inverts the traditional human-machine relation: the human loses ownership of its movements and we enter a new dimension where the machine computes the moving human body.

The interaction between human and machine loses its unilaterality
and becomes (finally) mutual. With this installation, the artist wants to raise awareness of the possible role of technology in modifying, altering and conditioning our behavior on a physical level. 

This project aims to show the beauty of complexity by letting the spectator explore the relation between singularity and collectivity, individuality and community, the part and the whole.

The human figure and body movements are explored through a transposition from virtual to biological. Singularity and collectivity operate across both biological and computational contexts creating a visible manipulation of corporeal relation human-technology.

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Enrica Beccalli

Lead UX/UI Designer, Verificient Technologies
I am an interaction designer, digital artist and Fulbright scholar fascinated by the interaction between humans and new technologies and individual and collectivity. My projects are all about complexity, emotions and behaviors.
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Roula Gholmieh

New Media Designer, Freelance Designer / Self Employed
Lebanese Brooklyn-based digital artist and architect.




Saturday May 7, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002