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Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd, a documentary short by Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, will be debuting at Aspen Film‘s Shortsfest 2015 on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Inspired by nostalgia for early 20th-century freak shows, Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd is a cinematic exploration of a fantastical exhibition by this internationally recognized artist, who embraces ‘difference’ with irreverence, humor, and respect for the dignity of ‘the other’.

Pamela Joseph has visited the IEA several times as a visiting artist. During her residencies, Pamela made digital prints and produced an artist’s book based on her piece entitled The Hundred Headless Women.

A full press release can be found below and more information on Aspen Film’s Shortfest 2015 can be found here.

Sideshow of the Absurd

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

"Making Love: Poetry in Motion" opening poster

The IEA was delighted to have Omer and Tal Golan as our visiting artists over the week of February 9th, 2014. The artist duo, currently residing in NYC, was founded in 2006 and specializes in the intersection of fine art and technology through highly visual presentations of interactive media. They are self-described autodidacts with no formal background in computer science, and seek artistic expression of our humanity, our imagination, and achievements as human animals in science and technology.

During their residency, Omer and Tal focused on producing an iteration of their interactive installation Making Love: Poetry In Motion, ultimately holding an opening of the piece on February 13th. The piece is a living net artwork, that pulls tweets about love and compose an endless love poem in real time, reacting to viewer presence and movements in the location the piece is installed in. By showing us streams of love tweets from the last few seconds, Poetry In Motion proves to us exactly how much love there is in the world every second. As an added twist, as the opening fell on Friday the 13th, the duo mixed scenes from horror movies and tragic love stories into the background of the live video of love tagged Tweets, with the occasional shriek and frightening scene reminding us that love can also be tragic.

Below are some images of Omer and Tal’s piece:

Omer and Tal preparing code for the piece

Omer (left) and Tal preparing code for the piece


Presentation of "Making Love: Poetry in Motion"
Presentation of "Making Love: Poetry in Motion&quot ;
Presentation of "Making Love: Poetry in Motion&quot  ;
Omer (right) discussing his work with IEA Co-Directors Peer Bode and Joseph Scheer

Omer (right) discussing his work with IEA Co-Directors Peer Bode and Joseph Scheer


"Making Love: Poetry in Motion" opening poster
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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Inhye Lee, is having an exhibition of her work at the Galerie Charlot in Paris, France. Entitled Face to Faces, this exhibition featuresa selection of interactive works created between 2006 and 2014 as well as photographic prints. Among the work exhibited is entitled “Accordion Face”, which was developed during her residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts in June of 2013. “Accordion Face” is an interactive piece utilizing Max/MSP, an Adruino, and sonar proximity sensors whichallows viewers to manipulate a different faces, squeezing, stretching, and distorting it while these actions also manipulate the sound being played along with the video.

Face to Faces is on display until December 20th, 2014.

Accordion Face 2014 Version Documentation from Inhye Lee on Vimeo.

Collaborating with students for video work

Opening October 31st, 2014, and running until December 1st, 2014, Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios, by IEA artists Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin, is on display at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at the School of Art and Design of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios sees Burns and Martin working collaboratively with improvisational cosplay, creating speculative video installations that re-imagine educational practice and explore post-human fictions. Leading up to the opening, Burns and Martin collaborated with students enrolled in the School of Art and Design to shoot video in what would become one of the works in their show. Other works from their recent residency at Signal Culture in Owego, NY, and other previous work. Using unique methods for projecting videos, Burns and Martin’s presentation utilizes the very plastic balls used in their recent videos to add a sculptural element to their presentation. Additionally, on October 28th, Burns and Martin presented a screening of their collaborative video work in Holmes Auditorium spanning their time working together.

Below is a feature of some of their work from shooting videos during their residency for Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios. More images, including documentation of the residency, are forthcoming:

Collaborating with students for video work
Collaborating with students for video work
Collaborating with students for video work
Collaborating with students for video work
Collaborating with students for video work
Collaborating with students for video work
Darrin and Torsten at opening night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night
"Ark 3: The Workshop Scenarios" Opening Night

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The IEA is honored to be partnering with the Claire Oliver Gallery of New York, NY for a new exhibition entitled “Migration”. “Migration”, opening October 30th, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, is to be held at the Claire Oliver Gallery at 513 West 26th Street and will run from October 30th to December 6th of this year. This show will feature print work by IEA artists Ann Hamilton, Kiki Smith, Xu Bing, Oliver Herring, Joseph Scheer, and sound and video work by Peer Bode, Mark Klingensmith, and Eric Souther.

If you will be in the New York area this is not a show to miss. More information on this show can be found on the Claire Oliver Gallery announcement for this show.

Sign for Global Fold: 43º Latitude show

During December of 2013, the Institute for Electronic Arts participated in and contributed to the international exhibition Global Fold: 43º Latitude at the School of New Media of Jilin College of Art in Changchun, China. More info on the show details can be found by clicking on the title of the show above. A lot of documentation was taken during our visit to China to setup the Global Fold show as well as to see and do other things in China. We have put a lot this documentation together in a book, cataloging the setup of the Global Fold show, opening night, the work there, and some of the press involved. It’s a thick book, 380+ pages, and we’ve compressed it to fit online for viewing and download.

You can view the book by clicking here (assuming your browser supports in-browser viewing of PDF documents), and you can download it by Right-clicking/Control-clicking on the link and selecting “Save Link As. . .”, “Save Linked File As. . .”, or some facsimile of those.

An official exhibition catalog is in the works as well, so keep checking in for more details.

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