Artists Keith Rowe and Kjell Bjørgeengen to be artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts September 26th-30th, 2011

Keith Rowe, who comes from jazz music and who started his career in the 1960s around Mike Westbrook and Lou Gare, has more and more turned to free jazz and today is seen as one of the masters of improvisation in the fields of new electronics.

In numerous projects the Norwegian video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen dedicates himself to electronically generated video and improvisational music. In his video works he has become known through his space-related media installations. Kjell is noted for his work in flicker video.

Live on stage Bjørgeengen collaborates with the guitarist and electronics artist Keith Rowe, their common focus lying in the attempt of generating video images and music in exchange with each other.

Rowe and Bjørgeengen will be artists in residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts of the NYSCC, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, September 26-30, 2011. Their work will include digital prints of scores as well as sound and performance work at the IEA facilities. Rowe and Bjørgeengen will be doing a live performance in the Harder Hall main lobby space on September 29 from around 8:00-9:00 pm involving use of their electronic instruments. This is a free and open event and all are welcome to attend.

A performance of the work “Composite Visions” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmJMLiQMy0

Tammy Renée Brackett will be in the here in the iea March 14th-18th. Currently an Assistant Professor at Alfred State College in Digital Media and Animation, Brackett will be coming to possibly work on new surround sound pieces and perhaps delving into HD video.

An artist statement from her website:
“Critiques of the impact of scientific “breakthroughs” on identity formation inform Brackett’s work. Using new media and traditional artistic mediums, she explores the factors that contribute to the invention of new identities and the overlapping fluid structures behind them.  Through disciplines such as biotechnology and cartography, her art demonstrates the impossibility of finding any absolute structure governing identity or pinpointing its location. Brackett raises questions concerning the manipulations of science and mass media as they define human epistemology on both an individual and collective scale, and her work explores the blurry ethics of a frenetic acceleration in acquisition of scientific knowledge.

Brackett’s work uses scientific data, such as the Map of the Human Genome, brainwave biofeedback, and DNA frequencies, as elements in her musical compositions and surround-sound installations. By using her own voice to generate the frequencies of DNA, she combines the individual human with its collective representation. These compositions in turn create video imagery when they are used by a computer program that remaps the information into a video matrix. Brackett has exhibited in Japan, Croatia, Hungary, China and the United States and was included in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s biennial exhibition, Beyond/In Western New York in 2005 and 2007.  She received the 2005 College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship for Visual Artists, funded by the NEA.”

More information and samples of her work can be found on her website: http://www.whitedogrecords.com/

LoVid is Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Using homemade electronic devices and DIY sculptural instruments, LoVid overwhelms the senses with new media in their performances, videos, objects and installations. LoVid has toured the US and Europe extensively performing at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Boley, Max Protetch, Eyedrum, NY Underground Film Festival, Look and Listen Festival, Kraak(3) Festival, Lokaal01, Lumen and Futuresonic Festival, among many others. LoVid has exhibited at COCA Seattle, Sotheby’s, SOUTHFIRST, Happy Lion, Institute of Contemporary Art London and The New Museum of Contemporary Art.

LoVid will be in the IEA for a residency starting on October 25 through to October 29. They are interested working with the analog video processing equipment here, as well as possibly some work with our newer systems. You can see some of their work on their website: http://www.lovid.org/

Artist Jax DeLuca will be in the IEA for a residency from October 17-24, focusing primarily on surround sound work. DeLuca is a video, sound, performance artist, and musician.  Current sound projects include Communication Vault and vocal / electronics wrangling in the semi-improvisational band w ((aa)) o u w. She is currently the Director of Programming at Squeaky Wheel. More information about her and samples of her work can be found on her MySpace Page, here: http://www.myspace.com/jaxdeluca

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