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2011 Festival Events Schedule

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Fri 04/22/2011 - Tue 05/24/2011

Experience the occupation of Boston’s Greenway Park by virtual alien invaders. Occupation Forces is an augmented reality art project that allows the public to experience the invasion of the public space around them by aliens. These invaders can only be seen with the use of a smart phone, equipping with a special alien detection app. Otherwise, the invasion takes place undetected by an unsuspecting population. The project [...]

Sat 04/30/2011

Using thousands of photographic stills compiled over a long period on the site, Daniel Phillips projects videos through the empty loading bays of the paper mill's former pump house. Images of the beautiful but heavily polluted Neponset River, crumbling mill buildings, graffiti, plant and animal life, and modern retail development portray the site during this transformative period. The compression of time references larger [...]

Sat 04/30/2011

This bi-coastal dance improvisation looks at the human need for intimacy and connection in a world full of technological mediation. Four performers in a studio in Los Angeles are broadcast live onto monitors in the Atlantic Wharf Waterfront Square. Linked by an improvisational score, four performers in Boston stir a real time cross-country movement dialogue. Desire is one of the key themes explored in a construct where [...]

Sat 04/30/2011

Gallery Talk with Laura Knott, Curatorial Associate, Architecture and Design, MIT Museum. The MIT Museum presents Wen-Ying Tsai's 1970 work Cybernetic Sculpture #301. Tsai was a Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), where the work was created, from 1969-71. This sculpture is part of a small collection of historically important kinetic works created at CAVS and in the collection of the MIT Museu [...]

Fri 04/22/2011 - Tue 07/05/2011

Join the museum for an open reception of “Virtual Kinetics, and the Art of the Image” by David Gordon on April 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This new exhibit at the museum asserts that technology can be used to both create beauty and stimulate a sense of wonder. By combining historical and new media technologies, artist Dave Gordon achieves effects which are at once magical, beautiful and understandable. Much of th [...]

Sun 01/16/2011 - Sun 06/05/2011

Sound artist Halsey Burgund and the Museum of Science collected the voices of more than 250 people who live in towns along the Route 28 corridor and created a compelling audio scape of personal stories that reveals how we are all different and yet the same. To organize the world around us, we use broad strokes to label people and places, often relying on stereotypes. These simplifications stand in marked contrast to th [...]

Fri 04/22/2011 - Mon 06/06/2011

The MIT Museum presents Wen-Ying Tsai's 1970 work Cybernetic Sculpture #301. Tsai was a Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), where the work was created, from 1969-71. This sculpture is part of a small collection of historically important kinetic works created at CAVS and in the collection of the MIT Museum. The MIT Museum is also home to the ongoing exhibition, Arthur Ganson: Gestural Engineering, a [...]

Mon 04/25/2011 - Sun 05/08/2011

Where I Live… is an interactive sound installation featuring the voices of over 40 high school students speaking about their neighborhoods, and the psychic effects of growing up in an urban environment. The installation is activated by visitors’ movements through the gallery, which trigger ambient sounds and story fragments from surrounding speakers. Filling Urbano’s gallery, Where I Live… uses motion-tracking software, a [...]


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