ARTISTIC STIMULUS PACKAGE 2009

March 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

Report from Fourth Arts Block

Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) & Fourth Arts Block cordially invite you and a guest to an open house…
Let us stimulate you with complimentary wine & food as well as performances of dance, film, music and art on three floors at DMAC. (Why? Because boy do we need it now.)

Monday, March 16, 2009
Doors open at 6:45PM

7:15PM Main Theatre – Cocktails & Performance
I.M.D Project from Yin Yue Dance Company
Get Me Out Of Here
Choreographer: Yin Yue
Dancers: Clare Cook, Christina Noel Reaves, Leah Schrager, Yin Yue
Musicians: Jenna Barvitski, Ben Engel, Seth Lieberman, Travis Stewart
Video: Hunter Herrick

7:45PM Emergence (3rd Floor gallery) – Stimulating buffet and Digital +New Media Exhibit

Featuring works by Mirjana Ciric, Jeremy Newman (USA), Neil Ira Needleman(USA), Jonathan Monaghan( USA), Meg Oakley (Australia), Andre Sier (Portugal), Lee Arnold (USA), Lily & Honglei (China/USA), A. Jacob Galle (USA), Jen-Kuang Chang (USA), Peter Prautzsch (Germany), and Shani Peters (USA).

8:30PM Dance Studio B (4th Floor) – Studio Performance TBA

9:00PM Main Theatre – NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Screening
Word on the $treet Comedy Directed by: Nick Barbieri A young latino drug dealer finds himself way over his head. Partying within the New York City nightlife is pushing him over the edge he owes his ruthless boss money that he does not have and corrupt cops are trying to kill him. Crime in the big apple has never been this funny.

DMAC 62 East 4th Street East Village, NYC USA
RSVP required by Monday March 16, 2009 at Noon.

Stimulation guaranteed.

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2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival

January 31, 2009 § Leave a comment

Tenth anniversary Festival features increased focus on art in cyberspace

cyberartsfest_rgbBoston, MA – Exhibitions and performances by artists who use computer technology as an integral part of their work are once again on display at the sixth Boston Cyberarts Festival, taking place April 24-May 10, 2009. The Festival, a collaboration of visual and performing artists, cultural organizations, educators, and high-technology professionals, takes place at museums, galleries, theatres, schools, and public spaces in and around the Boston area, and online at www.bostoncyberarts.org.

The first Boston Cyberarts Festival took place ten years ago, in 1999, and since that time the biennial event has become an eagerly-anticipated part of the Boston-area arts and technology scene. George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts, noted: “The Boston area has been a center of art and technology for decades, since the pioneering work done by institutions like WGBH, Polaroid, and the MIT Media Lab. We’re proud that for the past decade we have been able to shine a spotlight on both the rich history of art and technology, and on the visions for the future.”

One of the key features of this year’s Festival is an increased emphasis on art in cyberspace.  Among the events and exhibitions that can be enjoyed on the web are:

* Second Life:  Boston Cyberarts is planning an array of projects in the virtual environment of Second Life. These exhibitions include, Cyberart South initiated by Lily & Honglei (杨熙瑛,李宏磊)on view in the gallery at U. Mass Dartmouth,  and Second Life art  in counterpArt Gallery, Lowell, MA.

* Loops: A Dance & Technology Project:  Artists will be repurposing and reinterpreting Merce Cunningham’s “Loops,” using open-source software created from the motion-capture of the Cunningham work.  The results will be available to view online, in exhibition at the MIT Museum, and in a live performance.

* HyperArtSpace Gallery:  Boston Cyberarts’ own online gallery will be the site of a series of curated exhibitions of web-based artwork.

A rich array of events and exhibitions in many art forms are also on tap for the 2009 Festival. [read more…]

Press Release: Virtual Art Exhibition in SOHO

January 18, 2009 § 1 Comment

NY ARTS New Media & Net-Art announces the first virtual-world-art exhibition in Broadway Gallery NYC, Virtual Art – visual voices from Second Life, the innovative multimedia presentations created by artists from China and the States. The exhibition is sponsored by World Art Media, and will be on display from February 15 – 28, 2009

Virtual Art

– visual voices from Second Life

Virtual Art Exhibition

Virtual Art Exhibition in Broadway Gallery

"Land of Illusion" - Lily X. Yang

Lily X. Yang – “Land of Illusion”

Honglei Li - "Peacock Flies Southeast"

Honglei Li – “Peacock Flies Southeast”

"Imaging Wall Street" - Will & Craig

Will & Craig – “Imaging Wall Street”

(photograph by John Craig Freeman)

Virtual Art exhibition unveils the latest trend and experiment in the field of new media art – creating contemporary artistic expressions with Second Life, which utilize virtual environments, paintings, animations, videos, and cyberspace performances. The exhibition highlights artistic practice  in Second Life engaging with history and contemporary geo-political realities or utopia, exposing their complicated dynamics. Featured artworks  include Beijing artists Lily & Honglei’s video installation and machinima “Land of Illusion”, American artists John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer’s interactive installation “Imaging Wall Street.”

Virtual Art @ Broadway Gallery NYC

Virtual Art @ Broadway Gallery NYC

“Land of Illusion” is a visual meditation deeply concerning history, philosophy, Chinese diaspora and current development of China, meanwhile exploring the meaning of virtual online communities in terms of global dialogues regarding cultural root and fantasy of China. “It reflects on globalization’s impact on environment and individual, which often results cultural or personal identity becomes multi-layered, misplaced, or spiritually homeless, while struggling to preserve traditional values.” the two Beijing artists state.

Work on view - Machinima Still

“Land of Illusion” Second Life performance

“Imaging Wall Street” is a place-based virtual reality project that combines mapping, panoramic video, and three-dimensional virtual worlds to document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable documentary media, based in real places around the world. In “Imaging Wall Street,” John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer make their way across Lower Manhattan from the Stock Exchange to the various investment banks and financial service companies which were recently bailed out by the U.S. government collecting peoples stories of loss and home as they go.

"Imaging Wall Street"

“Imaging Wall Street”

The exhibition also serves as part of a net-art platform initiative by NY Arts Magazine, NY Arts New Media & Net-Art, which is designed for promoting new media art, net-art and art in virtual world, particularly in Second Life, and bridging cyberspace and physical spaces for creativity.

Exhibition Participants:

Lily & Honglei, “Land of Illusion” Team (Scott Grant, Kristy Lee, Bill Li, Ry Daniel Shanks, Lily X. Yang)

John Craig Freeman

Will Pappenheimer

Exhibition Dates:

February 15 – 28, 2009

Gallery Hours:

Tues – Sat 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, February 19th, 6 – 8PM

Gallery Location:

Broadway Gallery

473 Broadway, 7th Floor

tel. 212-274-8993

http://www.broadwaygallerynyc.com

Find more exhibition pictures on Broadway Gallery facebook.

Paradise of Assassins – Performance by Land of Illusion Team @ ImageRadio

December 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

Land of Illusion @ ImageRadio new media festival, Netherlands

Website: www.imageradio.nl

Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Schedule: November 2, 19:00 – 22:00 (CET)
Event: Live performance Paradise of the Assassins
Paradise of the Assassins

Poster: Paradise of the Assassins

Work Description: “Land of Illusion” team is presenting their online performance and installation, Paradise of the Assassins, at ImageRadio 2008 new media festival held in Emergent Art Center, Eindhoven, Netherlands, October 30 – November 2, 2008. Performance, scheduled at November 2nd, 19:00 -22:00 CET, will be on view both in the exhibition and online in Second Life. Participants include new media artists Lily & Honglei, Ry Daniel Shanks, Bill Weaver and members of “Land of Illusion.”

Networked performance Paradise of the Assassins is a reflection on the traditional theme in Chinese folklore – assassinations of tyrants and authority, yet being interpreted with language of computer art. In the gallery, projection and computer workstation will allow viewers to interact with virtual encounters while
immersing in a fantasy landscape and storytelling. By controlling the avatar of Emperor Qin, in a online virtual space, viewers become confronting with performers taking forms of famous assassins from ancient China. This author/viewer relationship provokes rethinking of the individual identity in historical, social and cultural contexts.

Festival Outline: (view pdf. documentation) The festival is an experiment, critical reflection, and preview of how new media in public space impact our cultural, social and physical surroundings. The increase of display devices, data clouds, sensor networks, particularly in urban centers, provides a new medium. Public space becomes a playground in which dynamic and manipulative data influence our perception. Potential applications are shown in experimental installations. Theory, discussion and exchange on these topics are facilitated in the professional program and symposium.

More Information at Turbulence.org:

http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/2008/10/28/live-stage-paradise-of-assassins-second-life/

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