As The Air Moves Back From You

The IEA was proud to support the performance-installation As The Air Moves Back From You, which took place in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery of the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Created by D. Chase Angier in collaboration with Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk, the Tiffany Mills Company, Kristi Spessard, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Andrew Deutsch, John Laprade, and Markéta Fantová, As The Air Moves Back From You represents a big collaborative effort involving elaborate dance and performance works, several different musical and sound compositions, and intricate projection mapping all interweaving with 8,000 pounds of rice, all shifting and changing throughout the five week duration of the show.

Luftwerk and Chase started to develop this piece with the IEA’s help in the spring of 2014 where tests of rice formations and projection mapping. Many hours were poured into this piece by all parties and the result shows the extent of everyone’s hard work.

During their time here in January, Luftwerk also took the time to make prints on transparency to test Degrees of Lightness for a show they participated in February, Invisible, at The Glass Curtain Gallery of Columbia College, Chicago.

Below are a set of images of the setup and performance of As The Air Moves Back From You and documentation of Luftwerk’s experiments at the IEA.

Setup, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

Setup, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

Setup, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

Artist Talk by Luftwerk, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

As The Air Moves Back From You

As The Air Moves Back From You, Projection on Rice

As The Air Moves Back From You, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

As The Air Moves Back From You, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

As The Air Moves Back From You, Photo by Yasmina Chavez

Luftwerk experimenting with projection through transparency

Projection through transparency experiment

Degrees of Lightness

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The IEA is pleased to present Sine Qua Non, an improvisational performance between Brett Sroka and Jeremiah Cymerman, a clarinetist who will be accompanying Sroka for this performance.

Developed by Sroka at the Institute for Electronic Arts and the Vilnius Academy of Art – Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Sine Qua Non is an improvisational dialog between a musician and Sroka. Cymerman’s performance will be sampled and processed live by Sroka, becoming his own accompaniment, continuing through electronic abstraction and acoustic response. As the performance concludes the sampled fragments slowly take over, and continue to evolve through generative processing.

Join us April 1st, 2015 in the Robert C. Turner Gallery at 7:30 pm for the performance and discussion of the work. The piece will continue as an installation in the Immersive Gallery until April 4th, open during normal gallery hours.
More information and samples of this performance be found on Sroka’s website: http://www.brettsroka.com/sqn/

Special thanks to the Robert C. Turner Gallery staff and technicians. This event is free and open to the public.
This project is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Invaluable

The IEA is pleased to share news of an exhibition by IEA artist Andrew Erdos at the Claire Oliver Gallery of New York, NY.

Andrew’s exhibition, Invaluable, comments on mankind’s attempts to find a scientific underpinning in his search for explanations through faith, be it religious, philosophical, or mystical. Invaluable investigates these constructs and the conceptual departure point for Andrew’s new work, which is realized through sculpture and photography. Much of the photography exhibited was shot in the deserts of the Southwest, seeking the 25 million year old formation known as Shiprock, and the prints were produced during Andrew’s recent visit to the IEA.

Invaluable is on display at the Claire Oliver Gallery from February 26th to April 4th, 2015. A press release of the exhibition can be found here.

Invaluable

Invaluable

Photo by Tom Loonan, Buffalo, NY

The IEA is pleased to share news of an exhibition of work by IEA artist in residence Jim Morris, entitled Imaging Power and Flux.

Hosted by the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Imaging Power and Flux features work Morris worked on during his residency in June, 2014, that uses mapping software to cull data on issues such as border disputes and the spread of violence in communities. He then manipulates, reconstructs, and reconfigures this information into an abstracted visual language through drawing. Morris is interested in how information is represented in print and electronic media and how we interpret facts.

Imaging Power and Flux runs from December 5th, 2014 – April 5th, 2015.

Photo by Dan Jackson, DCCA

Photo by Dan Jackson, DCCA

Photo by Tom Loonan, Buffalo, NY

Photo by Tom Loonan, Buffalo, NY

Photo by Tom Loonan, Buffalo, NY

Photo by Tom Loonan, Buffalo, NY

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The IEA is excited to share a recent work by IEA artist Nadine Hoover. Collaborating with Blaze Nowara with support from countless others, Silaturahmi: The Power of Visiting documents Nadine and Friends Peace Teams – Asia West Pacific in working with the native populations of Indonesia to work through the recent violent wars in their country and make peace with themselves and each other. The Power of Visiting showcases its titular attribute, what difference can be made by simply visiting other peoples, listening to their stories, and working with them to resolve a past full of conflict.

Silaturahmi: The Power of Visiting can be viewed here.

Sign for Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

This past December the Institute for Electronic Arts, along with the Division of Expanded Media of the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, participated in the multi-media exhibition entitled Global Fold: 43º Latitude at the School of New Media of Jilin College of Art in Changchun, China. The School of New Media is one of China’s premier institutions of Digital Media that has and outstanding program and facility.

Sign for Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

The 17th Art Festival at the Jilin College of the Arts in Changchun, China

Opening December 10th, 2013 and running to December 17th, Global Fold featured prints, video, and interactive work by selected artists who have worked at the IEA, including Woody Vasulka, Brandon Ballengée, Phillip Stearns, and many others, as well as work by the IEA Co-Directors, Peer Bode and Joseph Scheer, and artists from the Division of Expanded Media’s Electronic Integrated Arts graduate program, undergraduate program, and faculty and staff from the Division of Expanded Media.

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Ten individual video projection display gallery

Ten individual video projection display gallery

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

Photo of the Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

IEA Co-Directors Peer Bode and Joseph Scheer worked with IEA member William Contino and EIA student Dan Anderson along with some of the students of Jilin College of Art to set up the show.

Hanging of prints by Peer Bode

Hanging of prints by Peer Bode

Jilin University students delivering prints

Jilin University students delivering prints

Joseph Scheer with Jiling students

Joseph Scheer with Jiling students

At the opening for Global Fold Peer Bode and Joseph Scheer spoke to a large audience along with many high-ranking members of the Jilin Academy of Art, and also talked to them about the work being displayed at the show.

Speakers being introduced at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Speakers being introduced at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Peer Bode giving his remarks at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Peer Bode giving his remarks at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Joseph Scheer giving his remarks at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Joseph Scheer giving his remarks at the Global Fold opening ceremony

Peer Bode speaking with Ma Shang at Global Fold opening

Peer Bode speaking with Ma Shang at Global Fold opening

The Institute for Electronic Arts also has been recently invited to join the School of New Media, Jilin College of Arts’ International Studio of Interactive Media. This creates opportunities for visiting artist to do collaborative work in a world class studio of new media. Joseph, Peer, and IEA member Xiaowen Chen met with members of the International Studio of Interactive Media to see the IEA inauguration through and also delivered some lectures to Jilin College students during their time there.

Inauguration to the International Studio of Interactive Media

Inauguration to the International Studio of Interactive Media

Joseph Scheer with International Studio of Interactive Media sign

Joseph Scheer with International Studio of Interactive Media sign

Posters for lectures by Expanded Media Faculty

Posters for lectures by Expanded Media Faculty

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Colette Fu has shared with us another book she has finished with some of the materials she produced during her residency last June. It is another amazing pop-up display. Below is the text Colette send to accompany the book along with a photograph. Click on the image and then click on it again in the page that opens to see the photo in more detail.

Naxi Dongba writing consists of pictographic glyphs which can only be interpreted by a “Dongba” priest. Dongba religion is based on the belief that man and nature are half-brothers born of different mothers. Dongba scripture places an emphasis on the relationship between man and nature, where man is punished for his harmful treatment of nature. The characters here are from the ancient scroll “The Road to Heaven” which depicts the journey of departed souls as they are tortured in hell, reincarnated as man again, and then finally are able to join the land of Deities.

Sort of a prototype for a new effort we will be making, this artist book contains a summary of sorts of the work Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkins, aka LoVid, did here at the iea during their residency. With it in book form, showing future visitors and artists examples of the work they did here is as simple as handing them the book. Expect to see more of these.

Completed! Our hardcover, 240-plus page retrospective of recent artist work and activities the IEA has been involved in. Within its pages are countless images of artist work, artists at work in the IEA, public lectures, collaborative projects, and more, plus images of some other projects the IEA has gotten its hands into, including historic research, public talks, and exhibitions. With promise of more artists to come, this volume covers only a fraction of our potential, more is on the way.

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