Media Artists from RPI

Media Artists from RPI

February 5, 2005 8:00 PM - 10:00 AM

LOCATION: The Gallery at Deep Listening Space 75 Broadway in the Historic Rondout Kingston NY www.deeplistening.org OPENING RECEPTION Saturday February 5, 2005 5-7PM Dutch Artist Marian Van Der Zwaan The issue of my imagination is my body New Paintings and Nico Bovoso SPECIAL EDUCATION; A Godshead Retrospective-Digital Comic Art CONCERT at 8PM Featuring Media Artists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Improvisations Caterina De Re - vocalist Kyra Garrigue - video Pauline Oliveros - accordion & expanded instrument system Olivia Robinson - video performance Brandon Seekins - laptop computer Diana Slattery - video performance Marshall Trammell - pocket trumpet CATERINA DE RE: Past includes actor, improviser, community worker, activist, performance artist, reporter, television documentary maker, radio announcer, traveler, constant traveler, learner, inclusionist, communicator, dreaded disciple, seeker, quilter, writer, carer for the sick, listener to the dying, deep listener, deep dreamer, oral historian, premonitionist, strega, field worker, field recorder, composer, mermaid, linguist, translator, interpreter, teacher, examiner, singer, collaborator, sound artist, seamstress, networker, editor, egalitarianist, meditator, networker, interdisciplinist, transculturalist, spiritual practitioner, vocalist, and sitter. KYRA GARRIGUE is an aud/veo artist. She likes to play with audio/video combinations and re-examine the mundane. She studied classical music and photography and she utilizes both to build interactive sensory works. PAULINE OLIVEROS (1932), resident of Kingston, is widely recognized as one of America's most important composers of the 20th century. A leader of the avant-garde and a pioneer of improvisatory music, alternate tuning systems, contemporary accordion playing, electronics and multi-media events, Oliveros continues to be a vital force through continuing performances, and through Deep Listening®, a lifetime practice fundamental to her work. Currently she serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY, Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland CA and president of Pauline Oliveros Foundation in Kingston NY. www.deeplistening.org/pauline. OLIVIA ROBINSON is a multi-media artist living in Troy, NY. She uses video, sculpture and circuitry to merge the highly technical with the deeply personal. She holds an MFA degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While in Baltimore, she worked as a community artist-organizer, and as director and performer with Little Big Bang performance troupe. BRANDON SEEKINS is a sound artist and developer of new performance instrumentation. He received his BS in Electronic Media, Arts and Communication from RPI and is pursuing work in designing custom hardware and software systems for creative multimedia performance. Currently Seekins performs with some of his instruments including his Digital Gestural Instrument prototype, which relies on sound sample manipulation, field recordings and signal processing. DIANA REED SLATTERY: As Associate Director of the Academy of Electronic Media, Diana Slattery researches, designs, and produces highly interactive, game-like multimedia environments for education, entertainment, and the arts. Her Ph.D. research in visual language and interactive narrative informs the Glide project, which was shown at 7th Biennial Symposium on Art & Technology at Connecticut College, March, 1999; at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Language, Tokyo, 1999; at the FILE Art festival, Sao Paulo Brazil, 2001; and at the Technopoetry Festival at Georgia Tech in April, 2002. Her publishing credits (print fiction and poetry) include Georgia Review, New England Review, Breadloaf Quarterly, Fiction International, Exile, Groundswell, Kansas Quarterly. Online publications include Journal of Postmodern....Journal of Postmodern Culture ("Alphaweb: A Poetry Hypertext"), Riding the Meridian ("Glide: An Interactive Exploration of Visual Language"). Her work has also been in the following anthologies: New World Writing, New Campus Writing, Outlaw Visions, and Golden Horses. Her short story collection Bizarre Births (Georgia Review, Spring '88) received the following recognition: included in Georgia Review's finalist entry for the National Magazine Award, Honorable Mention: Pushcart Prize, Honorable Mention: The Best American Short Stories, and named as a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. MARSHALL TRAMMELL has been an improvising musician as a percussionist and trumpeter in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. He has performed and recorded in a multiplicity of ensembles of musicians, dancers and poets featuring Creative Improvised Music, Avant-Garde and Free Jazz and Noise. His musical interests have led him to work with such improvising dignitaries as John Tchicai, Wadada Leo Smith, Eddie Gale, Francis Wong, Lisle Ellis and Phillip Greenlief. Alongside this attachment to Improvising Arts he has expressed a commitment to social justice movement development with such organizations as Critical Resistance (Oakland), the Prison Activist Resource Center, San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness and Homes Not Jails. He continues to inform his approaches to music-making, alone and with groups, from radical socio-political dynamics of organization and protest. Marshall studied Orff Music Pedagogy and has taught sound construction and music to high school teens at the Meridian Gallery Interns Program on an installation piece called "Turn Everything Into Art," which one first prize at the San Francisco Youth Arts Festival. He has also taught music on Orff instruments at the Lafayette School Mentoring Project, in West Oakland, with elementary school students using embodied music- learning techniques to encourage improvisation and composition. Marshall has currently earned a residency through Met Life and the Arts Center in Troy, NY to teach video, self-publishing and media literacy at Troy High School.
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