[spectre] OptoSonic Tea @ Diapason - Thursday, December 7th, 8:30pm
liberovskaya at compuserve.com
Sat Dec 2 06:00:58 CET 2006
Diapason, gallery for sound and intermedia presents...
Thursday December 7th
OptoSonic Tea @ Diapason
Live sets by:
- Bill Etra (live visuals) with James Herring (music)
- LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) visuals and music on handmade
- Anton Marini
OptoSonic Tea is a new regular series of meetings dedicated to the
convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual
component. These presentation-and-discussion meetings aim to explore
different forms of live visuals (live video, live film, live slide
projection and their variations and combinations) and the different ways
they can come into interaction with live audio. Each evening features two
different live visual artists or groups of artists who each perform a set
with the live sound artists of their choice. The presentations are followed
by an informal discussion about the artists' practices over a cup of green
tea. A third artist, from previous generations of visualists or related
fields, is invited specifically to participate in this discussion so as to
create a dialogue between current and past practices and provide different
perspectives on the present and the future.
Organized by Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer
About the artists:
Bill Etra is the co-inventor (with Steve Rutt) of the Rutt/Etra Video
Synthesizer (early seventies) and a Live Video pioneer. Bill is a founding
member of The Kitchen. Recent projects include work on "The New Machine", an
advanced digital video synthesizer that gives the artist "total plasticity
of image" in real time. Mr. Etra has held several patents, some include
developments for 3-D television and text-based (versus time-code based)
editing of video. Visit www.etra.com for more details.
James Herring (Planet Sounds)
Creating percussive soundscapes and musical compositions primarily using
custom built Kalimbas (African Thumb Piano), mixed with computer based
digital synthesized processing.
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, exhibiting, and lecturing at The
Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, The Butler Institute of American Art ,
Evolution Festival, FACT, The Kitchen, Chicago Art Institute, Kansas City
Art Institute, University of Wisconsin, Futuresonic Festival, Upgrade OK,
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY Underground Film Festival, The Happy
Lion, and Institute of Contemporary Art London among many others. LoVid is
currently artist in residence at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been
artist in residence at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, and Alfred University,
has received grants and awards from Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, and
Greenwall Foundation, and is a free103Point9 transmission artist. In
February 2007 LoVid will be exhibiting a new installation at the Neuberger
Museum of Art.
Anton Marini (Aka Vade) is a New York based video engineer and new
media programmer specializing in video and 3D systems for post
production, visual effects and realtime systems. His work explores
both designing software environments and systems for realtime
performance as well as aesthetics for abstract visual communication.
Anton Marini is a frequent collaborator at Share (http://share.dj),
and has participated in events such as Anyware, Share Montreal,
Eyewash, Rake, Share @ The Kitchen, as well as leading several
workshops in new media programming environments.
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