Benton C Bainbridge in Creative Tech Week Arts Hub


My light drawing sculpture Lisa Joy (W) is in a media art exhibit in NYC this weekend at Stronger Together: Creative Tech Week, NYC Arts Hub
May 12-13, 2017
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

This May 12-13, a joint exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities will be mounted for the first time ever in New York City.

The two-day exhibit, Stronger Together, includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming. Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in conjunction with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the exhibit celebrates the explosion of technology onto the global art and music scene and highlights the leaders at our educational epicenters for technological innovation in the arts.

Gene Kogan, Zhenzhen Qi, Hellyn Teng and Jingwen Zhu from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU;
Amelia Marzec and Yuchen Zhang from Design and Technology at Parsons;
Allison Berkoy, Blake Carrington, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Claudia Herbst-Tait, and Linda Lauro-Lazin from the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute;
Seth Cluett, Christopher Manzione, Nicholas O’Brien and Jeffrey Thompson from Visual Arts & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology;
Benton C Bainbridge and Eric Corriel, respectively from MFA Computer Art and BFA Design at School of Visual Arts;
Michael Rees at William Paterson University

Come to the Knockdown Center at 52-19 Flushing Ave in Queens on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13 2017, to experience the work of artists and educators who are driving forces in guiding and facilitating the next generation of innovators in technological arts, as we uncover intersections in aesthetic and conceptual inquiries across academic programs at ten area universities.

The exhibition includes art installations incorporating a wide range of technologies and media including Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; 3D printing; CNC router milling; custom or recycled electronics; custom software; the Internet; custom video game consoles and joysticks; photo manipulation; data visualizations; drone video; algorithms; speech synthesis; and tablets, smartphones, flat screens, projectors, computers, microphones, sensors and speakers.
In addition to our university partners and LISA, Creative Tech Week is also partnering with Harvestworks, Plan 23, Columbia University, CUNY and the Lady Tech Guild to feature exciting performances and hands-on workshops over the two-day period.

Organizers include Isabel Draves, President of Creative Tech Week and Founder of LISA; Carol Parkinson, Director of Harvestworks; Wolfgang von Stuermer (aka WvS), Representative of Plan 23; Michael Merck, Co-Director of the Knockdown Center; and Akaash Mehta, Creative Tech Week Arts Hub Exhibition Director.

LISA
Leaders in Software and Art (LISA), founded in 2009, brings together cutting-edge software and electronic artists, curators, collectors, and coders to share their work. LISA holds exclusive monthly salons across NYC featuring presentations by artists who work with technology; curates digital art for interested parties; and partners with museums and art fairs to showcase the work of past speakers. Over 200 past LISA speakers are featured in the artist portfolio.

Harvestworks
Founded in 1977, Harvestworks’ mission is to support contemporary artists in the creation of art works achieved through new and evolving technologies. Innovative use of new technology helps acclimate people to change, allows for the absorption of new ideas, and enriches the space of imagination in our culture. Our programs record the artists’ impact on the ways technology can be integrated into artistic practice through residencies and presentations of the highest quality work across the arts and technology spectrum to the public. 1977-2017 – 40 Years!
Website: www.harvestworks.org

Plan 23
Emerged out of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Plan 23 creates site-specific, extended, immersive, audio-visual experiences that bend one’s perception of time and space. Encompassing a sonic spectrum from dark-ambient soundscapes via subliminal pulses to electronic sounds the group delivers sonic explorations into uncharted spaces; combining live music, lasers and live visuals into an engaging sensory journey – redefining psychedelic sound for the 21st century.
Website: plan23.net

Ab Uno Pluribus
The “ab uno pluribus” (lat.: from one to many) audio-visual event series began in January 2014 as an idea of composer & sound artist WvSand video artist Miah Artola. As a DIY project we produce curated, monthly, audio-visual events in Lower Manhattan and are now running in the 4th year. We present new exploratory experiences in the audio-visual realm. The versatile energies of select live musicians and video artists are synthesized into explosive though unrehearsed solo and group performances. You will never hear or see the same thing twice.