Kinodance in Connecticut
Alissa Cardone of Kinodance, a
leading innovator in dance and technology, has brought to our attention their new work "Fuse," which will be performed on March
5 as part of the 12th biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at
In the 1920s and
30s, Thomas Wilfred, a Dutch-born American light artist, invented the
"lumia box" - a self-contained unit with a screen that looked like a
television set. This apparatus could play programmed, colorful and dynamic light
shows for days or months without repeating the same imagery. "Fuse" is inspired
by his work, as well as by the film frame, silent cinema with live
accompaniment, and the film "Blade Runner." The composer is Roger
Miller, playing live on a prepared piano.
symposium takes place March 4-6.
Entitled "Revolution: Technology as Change," it is a major
international conference devoted to presenting the edge and exploring the
increasing links in the interdisciplinary world of arts, sciences, media, and
technology. The keynote speaker for the conference
is Boston Cyberarts Board member Pattie Maes of the MIT Media Lab.
more information, visit the website.
They believed every word ...
Finelli Studio in the South End is the site of a site-specific installation called "They
Believed Every Word" a collaboration between Boston Cyberarts' own Heidi Kayser and Sarah
Rushford. The show
includes an installation of 250 hanging gelatin capsules anchored with lead
weights, as well as other drawing and sculptural works.
installation was realized using an inverse process of experimentation where
decisions were made intuitively and then analyzed as data points which inform
the other work. The show explores the tension between empirical and intuitive
decision-making, using a scientific framework for investigation.
show is on view from March 3-26, and there's an opening reception on Friday
March 5 from 5-8 pm in conjunction with SOWA First Fridays. Melle Finelli Studio is located at the garden
level of 450 Harrison Avenue. Visit the website for more information.
Ongoing exhibitions and events
There's still time to see "Collision XV," COLLISIONcollective's 15th annual
exhibition. This year's exhibition features works by Ben Bray, Joseph Farbrook, Chris Fitch, John Goodman, Rob Gonsalves, Georgina Lewis, Dan Paluska, Roy
Pardi, Dan Roe, John Slepian, Mark Stock (whose work is pictured here), Wayne Strattman, and Aaron Zinman. The
exhibition runs through March 27 at Axiom, 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain, and the artists will be on hand for a talk on Tuesday, March 9, from 6-8pm. For more information visit www.axiomart.org or call 617.676.5904.
In his first solo exhibition in New England, sound artist
and electronic musician Stephen
Vitiello creates "Something Like Fireworks," a new installation at the Davis Museum in Wellesley. The
installation, done in collaboration with lighting designer Jeremy Choate, features Vitiello's field
recordings from the Australian outback, the Canadian wilderness, a Virginia
marsh, and New York City's streets. The installation is on view through June 6
at the Davis Museum on the campus of Wellesley College. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2051.
Now that the weather is improving, drive on up to Portland to see Deb Todd Wheeler's installation "PolyPolyphemous" (below),
part of an exhibition called "Exchange" in the Evans Hunt Gallery at the Maine
College of Art's Institute of Contemporary Art. The
exhibition runs through April 11, and Deb will be giving an artist talk at
12:30pm on March 18. For more
information, go to www.meca.edu/ica or call 207.699.5029.
Calling all cyberartists ...
The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011. Yes, we know that seems like a long way in the future, but -- trust us -- the time goes quickly.
The 2011 Festival will be our seventh! Past Festivals have involved 50 or more organizations, including museums, galleries, dance and music organizations, educational institutions, and others. There are lots of ways you can get involved:
- If you're an organization and you are considering an art-and-technology-related show for spring of 2011, please get in touch with us.
- If you're a cyberartist but are not connected with a particular organization, contact us and we'll see if we can help match you up with an organization.
- If you're a corporation and would like to talk about the possibility of becoming a sponsor of the Festival, we'd love to hear from you too!
- If you're not any of the above but are just interested in the world of art and technology, then mark your calendar for spring of 2011.
If you think you might want to get involved, contact Boston Cyberarts Director .
Pictured: Tamiko + Thiel's "Virtuelle Mauer," winner of the IBM Innovation Award at the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
Have you joined ATNE yet?
Art Technology New England (ATNE) is a new initiative that connects four distinct groups in the art/techology sector: multimedia
and digital artists; academic
institutions that train digital artists; nonprofit
organizations who support the digital arts; and businesses that either generate new creative technologies
or use those technologies to create digital arts and entertainment.
ATNE provides a variety of programs like a job board, internship placement program, a digital art lending program, artist residencies at high-tech companies, and professional development workshops. And social events too! To find out more about ATNE and to sign up for membership, go to www.atne.org.
Boston Cyberarts extends a special thanks to our many generous sponsors. We couldn't do the work we do without you!
Thanks to our sponsors!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Cage & Pixelyze
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.
Do you have a cyberart event or exhibition you'd like to promote? 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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