The New York Electronic Art Festival Presents New Installation Art

The New York Electronic Art Festival Presents New Installation Art

LMCC's Swing Space, 38 Park Road, NYC


The New York Electronic Art Festival Presents New Installation Art

NYEAF's premiere event focuses on eight digital artists who explore the
poetics of sound and image/light through electronic media

The premiere event from The New York Electronic Art Festival (NYEAF), a
month-long series of exhibitions, concerts and workshops that celebrate
cutting-edge work at the intersection between art and technology, will be
installation art from eight digital artists who explore the poetics of sound
and image/light through electronic media.  Audio/Visual: A New Generation of
Installation Artists can be viewed Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 PM, May
12th through June 2nd at LMCC's Swing Space at 38 Park Row.  The event is
"We're very pleased to offer some of the best work from a new generation of
installation artists at our opening event," said Carol Parkinson,
Harvestworks Executive Director.  "The NYEAF, now in its first year, will
offer the best work from New York City resident artists as well as the most
exciting work from around the globe. Featuring artists from Trimpin to They
Might Be Giants, the festival's events promise to draw a huge audience from
a wide spectrum of music and art lovers."

For more information, visit

AudioVisual: A New Generation of Installation Artists

May 12 - June 2, Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 PM

at 38 Park Row

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 12, 4 - 6 pm

NYEAF's opening event, Audio/Visual: A New Generation of Installation
Artists features six installations by a new generation of digital artists
who explore the poetics of sound and image/light through electronic media.
Featured Artists: Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Olen Hsu, Hisao Ihara, LoVid,
Terry Nauheim, Rashaad Newsome, Phoenix Perry, and Douglas Repetto.

Special Saturday Presentations 4 - 6 pm at 38 Park Row -- FREE

May 19:  Hisao Ihara  / Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

May 26:  Phoenix Perry  / Olen Hsu / Rashaad Newsome

About the Artists and the works

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky's El Espectáculo is a three-channel video based on
celebrity trials and daytime talk shows, An original soundtrack is
synchronized with the movements of the mass media characters, suggesting a
choreographed dance within the tableau.  Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a
photographer and video artist who has exhibited internationally in group and
solo shows. She has been an artist in residence at Harvestworks, Smack
Mellon, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace and the MacDowell
Artist Colony.

Olen Hsu's sculpture and sound installation Drift (II) (2007) charts the
prehistory of the digital network, situating itself in the era of the
gramophone. Hsu's delicate apparatus emits a sound composition created with
numerical oceanographic data of the past two hundred years.  Olen Hsu
constructs installations in porcelain, paper and algorithmically composed
sound, converging new media, tactile forms, and acoustic musical
instruments. Hsu holds degrees in music, art history, ceramics, and
sculpture from Yale University, the Kansas City Art Institute, and The
School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hisao Ihara's video installation The Collapsing Wall transforms a collection
of documentary moving images of war from the beginning of 20th century to
the present into a large, evocative, vertical projection space.  Originally
from Tokyo, Hisao Ihara currently lives in New York City. His work explores
the intricate overlay of time and visual perception within immersive video
environments. Ihara holds a BFA from the Cornish College of the Arts and an
MFA from Alfred University.

Cross Current Resonance Transducer, a sculptural-graphic collaboration
between LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) and Douglas Repetto, addresses
the processes of interpretation and evaluation inherent in human attempts to
understand natural phenomena. LoVid is an interdisciplinary artist duo
composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Their work includes live video
installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, media projects,
performances, and video recordings. Douglas Irving Repetto's work includes
sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software, and has been
presented internationally. Douglas is also a teacher and Director of
Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center. He lives in New
York City.

Terry Nauheim's Rotating is a multi-channel audio/single channel video
installation built from recorded and processed sound fragments of hand-cast
record negatives and their corresponding recorded drawings. Terry Nauheim
explores sound and visual relationships through digital media, drawing, and
installation. She has an MFA from the University of Maryland and a BFA from
Washington University. Nauheim currently lives and works in New York, where
she teaches computer arts at New York Institute of Technology and New York

Rashaad Newsome's The Conductor is a series of single-channel video
projections. Rashaad uses processed video juxtaposing imagery associated
with popular black youth culture and audio rooted in eurocentrism.  A native
of New Orleans where he received a BFA from Tulaine University,  Rashaad
Newsome studied film and video in New York where he currently lives. His
work integrates photography, sound, performance, and video to explore and
question prevailing media representations of black culture in North America.

Phoenix Perry's Honey is an interactive game exploring issues of survival
and the environment.  This powerful game demonstrates even the smallest
creatures' vital importance to their ecosystem as they struggle to survive
in a unique, fantasy-world.  Phoenix Perry's creative media include,
installation, video, live performance, sculpture, sound, and painting. Her
works have been screened at Lincoln Center, NYC, the Santa Fe Art Institute,
the Austin Museum of Digital Art, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

"Harvestworks brings together innovative practitioners from all branches of
the digital arts and makes them available to artists, curators, and


The New York Electronic Art Festival is produced by Harvestworks, the New
York University Music Technology Program, and LEMUR: League of Electronic
Musical Urban Robots, with support from New York University's Interactive
Telecommunications Program, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Columbia
University Computer Music Center, Roulette, Electronic Music Foundation, 3LD
Art and Technology Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the
Institute of Electronic Art. Additional support is from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mary
Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, mediaThe foundation, the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council's Swing Space @ 38 Park Row, the Experimental TV Center
Presentation Program, Cycling 74, Tekserve and Newmark Knight Frank. Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space.
NYEAF is a Harvestworks 30th Anniversary Event.  A highlight of the festival
is the 2007 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical
Expression (NIME 2007), now in its 7th year, convening for the first time in
New York.

About Swing Space and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is the leading voice for arts and culture
in downtown New York City, producing cultural events and promoting the arts
through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs. Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Program is made possible by the
support of the September 11th Fund. Space generously donated by Time
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AudioVisual: New Installation Art is made possible by Swing Space, a program
of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, generously supported by the September
11th Fund. Space donated by Silverstein Properties.

Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides
resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental
work created with digital technologies.  Our programs are made possible
with funds from mediaThe foundation, New York State Council on the
Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural
Affairs, Materials for the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, the Mary
Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, The Greenwall Foundation,
the Jerome Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, JP
Morgan Chase Foundation and the Rodney White Foundation.

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