The Disappearing Woman
Fans of contemporary
dance won't want to miss "The Disappearing Woman," the world premiere of a new dance
work that addresses the anxieties of three women in an increasingly dispersed,
high-speed culture. The piece was created by Nell Breyer and Alissa Cardone -- leaders
in the New England dance community and organizers of Boston Cyberarts' dance
and technology events for the last several Festivals -- along with their
colleagues Lorraine Chapman and Bronwen MacArthur.
The piece is part of
the Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency Project 2008. It was
commissioned and developed by Summer Stages Dance, in association with the Baryshnikov
Arts Center, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Regional Dance
Development Initiative of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and Vermont
It's happening on July 11 at 7:30 at the ICA,
100 Northern Ave in Boston. For tickets visit www.icaboston.org or call
the ICA box office at 617.478.3103.
you're a dance fan, you should also check out the other events on Summer Stages
Dance's "Meet the Artist" Performance Series, taking place throughout the month
of July. Visit www.summerstagesdance.org for details.)
Salt of the Earth
There's still time to see "Salt of the Earth," a biennial exhibition
organized by the New Art Collective at the Montserrat College of Art. One of
the featured artists is our friend Deb Todd Wheeler, whose work, "Biosphere" is
The exhibition runs through
July 24 at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street in Beverly. For more information, click here.
|The Refractive Kinescope
The history of silent
cinema, projector devices, and a curiosity about the persistence of vision
are sources of inspiration for "The Refractive Kinescope". This
gallery installation puts the viewer in the belly of a film projector, brought
into motion by model steam locomotives and by the spectators themselves.
The locomotives transport projector bulbs illuminating over 200 celluloid
oversized film frames, selected from the silent films that form a ribbon
spooling between two reels, spanning the entire space. Moving through the
installation, the viewers, like film editors, assemble frames into the scenes.
Kinescope" is on view through October 18 at the MCLA Gallery 51 Annex @ 65 Main
Street in North Adams. There will also be live dance performances in the
gallery at 6pm on July 30, August 27, and September 24. The installation was commissioned
by Downstreet Art. Kinodance Company created the concept; the sculptural
installation is by Dedalus Wainwright and Alla Kovgan with contributions from Bryan Long and Gideon Weisz; and the performers include Alissa Cardone, Ingrid
Schatz and guest artist Michael Jahoda.
For more information, go to www.downstreetart.org.
Virtual Street Corners
We're delighted to report that "Virtual Street Corners," a
digital media public art project by John Ewing, has been awarded a Challenge
Grant from the Knight Foundation, which supports innovative projects that use
technology to distribute news in local communities.
Beginning in June 2010, storefronts in Coolidge Corner in Brookline,
and Dudley Square in Roxbury will be transformed into large video screens,
providing pedestrians of each neighborhood with a portal into one another's
worlds. Running 24/7, life-size screen images and AV technology will enable
real-time chat between residents of the two neighborhoods. These portals would also act as media centers for news collection and
dissemination. In this way, the viewing and sharing of news is brought out of
private spheres and into a public forum - a kind of virtual town hall meeting.
The project is being
organized by John Ewing, in collaboration with Carmen Montoya, Kevin Patton,
Christopher Robbins and Minotte Romulus.
Those of you who have been following Boston Cyberarts for awhile will
remember John's earlier project called "Symphony of a City," which premiered at
the 2001 Boston Cyberarts Festival. "Symphony of a City," pictured here, used
headcams, projections and streaming video to paint a portrait of Boston through
the eyes of eight different residents - with results projected on the walls of
Boston's City Hall.
We'll keep you posted
on the progress of "Virtual Street Corners" as the project gets closer.
Do you have a cyber event or exhibition coming up this fall? If so, please send details and an image to by the 15th of the month preceding your event. We'll be happy to include it in our monthly eblast, if we have space and if we get your stuff in time.
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Thanks to our sponsors!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsBoston
Cage & Pixelyze
Massachusetts Cultural Council
And many other generous institutions and individuals.
We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects! Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or for information on becoming a sponsor.