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12 artists from around world will show their work through per prefer virtual platforms such as virtual exhibition, Youtube live stream, Zoom meeting etc, try to make connection atmosphere in nowadays isolated era by flu and digitalized society.
In current times, we have seen a new movement of digital technology in art and culture with the rise of NFTs, VR, and the increase of online and social networking platforms shaping and defining our everyday experiences. The formats that we once knew to abound art and art consumption are continuing to follow this wave of interest in the digital realm as well, as we see a shift towards art made by programmers, game-makers, engineers and designers, and world-wide distribution amongst platforms such as Youtube and Tiktok.
For most artists, the formats for showing work remain in either the digital or physical realms separately — either making virtual artworks to upload to NFT and social media platforms, or sharing physical works, such as drawings and paintings, to be shown at a local gallery space. However, this time, event host and artist Seungjin Lee and his artist group The DigiAna Group have a desire to create and show artworks in between these two as live stream show on digital platform, polar opposite spaces of digital and physical. For example, a virtual exhibition showing scanned hand painted countless internal cell shape images, someone explains Metamodern cultural theory and the digitization of our society, and others perform improvised computer coding on live stream. Still today, there is no group or institution that is deliberately focused on this concept. But even more so, due to the effects of Covid and the need to limit in-person gatherings, the New York local art scene is now beginning to move more into a mixed format avenue, and we can see the immediate significance of our digital-analog concept.
During the current situation with rebouncing coronavirus (COVID-19), people have improving day by day suffer created and exacerbated by a lack of connectedness. Togetherness is a fissile material and we know importance of proper adjustment and hope provide benefits to participants through live stream connection.
The event hosted by Seungin Lee and The DigiAna Group will be highly impactful, giving valuable experiences to both the participating artists and visitors. For this show, the hope is for everyone to be a part of a unique and transformative experience —to give new inspiration from digital artworks to those who are familiar with the traditional gallery experience, and to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for those who are used to experiencing artwork in the virtual realm. Finally, I hope to use this event to give opportunities for people to connect and engage with each other, and discuss possibilities for future DigiAna activities.
EST FEB.17th 8:00-8:40PM : No Talking Event On Zoom by Seungjin Lee
Artist Seungjin try to make atmosphere providing consciousness of human being to audience through zoom meet up without talking. Participant audiences can do anything but talking, if you want you can turn off your camera and do your things such as office work, house work with only attendance. Feeling human being connection beyond language and various barriers is this event main purpose. Please understand the host will record screen video during the event for making work archive and as needed kick out audience who trying to break the no talking rule and make other people unpleasant.
Seungjin Lee is New York based artist and organizer of DigiAna Group. He uses multi-sensory digital and analog media to create works that focus on the cultural intersections between human-felt experience and a virtually-impelled world and presented variety format art: physical and virtual art, performance at several places such as Babycastles and Space776 gallery in NY. Upcoming project is working on a virtual event project with Culture Hub in NY.
EST FEB.18th 8pm : Matthew Rials
You can see the perform from https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1302611934
Matthew will perform a freely improvised work in collaboration with a eurorack modular synthesizer. Without any pre-arranged materials or preparatory patching, the set will concentrate on merging free improvisation and generative process.
Matthew Ryals is a musician, sound designer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily working with a modular synthesizer, his music explores aleatoricism, cybernetics, and unfixed forms. Currently, his research investigates human-machine collaboration and the co-authorship of the resultant material. Tiny Mix Tapes has described his music as “filter[ing] the emotion of the human experience through the cold circuitry of electronics”.
EST FEB.19th 8pm : Tommy Mintz
What Tommy will present is: A Digital Open Studio. He will share his screen and describe his process of making a new work, from selecting and editing photographs through using his algorithm to generate photographic collages.
Tommy Mintz, a lifelong New York City resident. He graduated from Hunter College Elementary and High Schools, Sarah Lawrence College (BA 1999) and CUNY Queens College (MFA 2005). Most recently, he’ve been working on the Automated Digital Photo Collage, an algorithm that analyses sequential images for differences and generates a collage. He is interested in our evolving tension with the digital world – particularly digital photography and its effect on our understanding of ourselves.
EST FEB.20th 8pm : Testu Collective
You can see the streamed video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkENZISMwTI
Testu Collective will show a video piece that was originally created for THE VOID, a multimedia performance art piece created with movement artist Yoko Murakami at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, August 2021. As a metaphor for current times, this performance delved into how the pandemic has changed our sense of place and shifted our perception of time. Testu Collective’s vision of a sci-fi alternate universe was created through macro videos of chemical reactions taken from multiple angles. Inspired by old science fiction movie soundtracks, Serena Stucke created the entire soundscape with a EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer.
Testu Collective are an NYC-based intermedia art group founded by Dan Tesene and Serena Stucke in 2017. Testu create experimental videos, concept soundtracks, and audiovisual installations/performances. Currently the collective consists of an evolving group of movement artists, musicians, visual artists, and designers. The collective’s goal is to liberate imaginations through unique collaborations with artists in sound, movement, and video. Testu have created immersive installations and curated works at galleries and venues in LA and NYC. In 2020, Testu Collective created music videos for acclaimed cellist Clarice Jensen’s latest album. Most recently, Testu curated an evening of electronic sound and visual works with live sculptural movement for Ace Hotel in NYC, and an audiovisual compilation, ‘Solace’, out on Bandcamp to benefit Covid-19 charities.
EST FEB.21th 8:30pm : Indira Ardolic
You can see the perform from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnspTA1H4c
Indira is creating an atmosphere reminiscent of coworking spaces, coffee shops, hangouts, and friendly environments. Her current vision for digital work is community and timeline focused; it demonstrates something in a state of becoming.
Indira Ardolic is a new media artist and creative technologist. She works with artists and galleries, using different game engines and programs to create interactive or visual experiences. Her expertise ranges from digital to physical, hand held to full scale. She has worked on pieces featured in Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Tacoma Film Festival, Bitforms, Telematic, and more. Indira’s recent personal work is programmed in game engines, as she takes advantage of physics simulations and mathematical expressions to create surreal visualizations.
EST FEB.22th 8pm : Wamoo
You can join the room from https://hubs.mozilla.com/cRXyK7n/firsthand-elastic-spot
This a virtual gallery of Wamoo’s recent work of the last 5 years.
The vertical video game themed clips (all of the vertical videos) are from Tranquilo, a semi- autobiographical series of music videos. Video games were the first art form to inspire me to become an artist. With its bright colors, the immediate feedback from the controls, and the larger than life characters, the visual language of video games tapped deeply into his imagination. He wanted to create something that replicated that child-like wonder with his video making process – sort of like a collaboration with my younger self. He created these videos by grabbing direct gameplay, either by him or a friend, and manipulating it with footage from my own vacations and everyday life. This has been his favorite solo project to have worked on, as the combination of nostalgia and new creative possibilities allowed him to explore parts of video making he didn’t know were possible, such as finding new ways to use chroma keys that don’t necessarily require a green or blue screen.
WAMOO Is a Dominican-American video artist. His approach to music is akin to collage making. He has an omnivorous set of influences, including southern hip hop, shoegazing, and commercial jingles. His visual style is a futuristic and transnational version of pop art, taking influences from all regions of the world.
You can see the perform from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1mBXFfdVuo
We will show audiovisual video made by Serpiente roja(Juana Molli) & Atemporal.
Juana Molli is an audiovisual artist working in the field of installation design, land art, performances and video proyection. She studies Electronic Arts at UNTREF in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For Juana video projection is a hybrid between machine-made data and physical encounter in the form of light, occupying a unique durational moment in the space amongst the human subject and the material object. She is interested in projected light as a means to subject our visual perception models, resulting in newly defined and reimagined realities. Her live visual productions have nurtured the screens of various museums, cultural centers, theaters and clubs accompanied by the most diverse scenic performances and musical styles. Using analog and digital video synthesizers, autonomous and generative systems. In her visuals we can find traces of an amalgamated digital post-existentialism. She gets inspired by error as a form of creation, and the interaction of human with new technologies.
EST FEB.24th 8pm : Jing Lin
You can see the perform from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgo_KK6hJ88
Jing is showing an improvisation visual performance reacting to live sounds in collaboration with a sound artist Zhuo. By remixing and adding effects on her own video art pieces and other plentiful footage, she is observing the energy and interpreting the visual transformation for a new experiment of making borders invisible.
Jing Lin is a contemporary multimedia artist, photographer, visual designer, and curator based in New York and Shanghai. Lin obtained her B.A. in Inter-media Arts from China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China in 2015 and her M.F.A. in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2018. The range of her works involves installation, video, photography, AR interaction, performance, painting, sculpture, etc. By combining new technology with traditional media and juxtaposing Eastern philosophy with Western culture, she explores boundary issues at the intersection of human and machine; reality and virtuality; technology and tradition; life and death; gender, identity, etc. to break boundaries and extend into more areas.
You can see the perform from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTjfs0dNgNk
Melody will invite Reckoner and Casualsalad to share some art in a live stream. She will also share some of her own work.
Melody Loveless is a musician, performer, educator, and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work ranges from live coding performance, generative sound installations, multisensory performance, and more. Past honors include artist residencies (local and international), performances and talks at conferences and festivals, and awards and press for her music. She has presented talks on music education and her artistic practice for various organizations and events including the New Music Gathering, Monthly Music Hackathon, Bates Digital Music Symposium, and Pathways: Art and Technology. As an educator, she has taught in various institutes and organizations including New York University, the New School, Hunter College, Music Hackspace, and Harvestworks. She is also part of the first cohort of Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program. She is currently a Visiting Sound Artist at VCU in the Kinetic Imaging Department.
EST FEB.26th 8pm : Hyojae Kim
You can see the video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1d72RBjfY4
𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑴𝒐𝒉𝒂, 𝟑𝟗𝒎 𝟑𝟏𝒔𝒆𝒄, 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍, 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓, 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑴𝒐𝒉𝒂 is based on the story of the minor’s feelings that Hyojae Kim have denied, living in South Korea through a historical figure as her ancestor, Chungseon Kim who represents her most intimate past, persona and real identity. Chungseon Kim or Sayaka (his former name), a Japanese naturalized in Joseon during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592 is perceived as a diaspora existence with countless names and still unknown to this day. Digging into the lyrics within the collection of writings, “Mohadang” which he left behind, she found a word, “Moha” which means an unconditional love that embraces the nation, race, and gender. In a sense of asking questions about a national and ethnic identity stepping outside from the virtual world to the reality, she deals with his spiritual meaning and reinterprets it as a song and a sword performance in terms of sound, performance, and essay.
𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒐𝒖𝒓, 𝟑𝟑𝒎 𝟐𝟏𝒔𝒆𝒄, 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍, 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓, 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏
“Is it possible to rot in virtual space?”
Once in a lifetime, lizards automize their tails when they confront severe danger. The tail that has been regenerated is never cut off again, and we can never know for certain if this tail is in the same form as the previous one. I imagine, how many times in a lifetime would we be able to find automized tails? Parkour is derived from the French word ‘Parcours’ and means ‘journey.’ Parkour trainees have a lifestyle in which they freely interact with their environment, pioneer their unique paths, and train movements through practice. For trainees, Parkour is “something that does not rot” as if a lizard’s tail. Existing on the opposite of a perfect reproduction and a body completely free of temporality and a Cyborg, Parkour is the most primitive past remaining in humans and a journey toward an unpredictable future. I believe an era where we abandon our physical body and live eternally through data will come, and Parkour will remain an “unrotten future” and an “automized present.”
Hyojae Kim is a contemporary artist who considers the transition between human and data, identity and eternity. In the current transitional reality where everything is reduced to data, she has been constantly setting a direction for a new identity through a post-truth notion of the “Default” while destroying history within which a stereotype of life and death, conventional wisdom and order, truth and post-truth, and virtual reality and reality coexist. The current exhibition is ongoing in South Korea and the upcoming project will be shown at the artist residency in NY.
EST FEB.27th 8pm: Brake Andrews
Blake made their “abc-2” game with audiences and live streamed on Twitch.
NY-based computer game art and pixel art creator performed at Babycastle NY and DigiAna shows.
EST FEB.28th 8pm : Toru Izumida
You can see the perform from https://youtu.be/XfclyT-LJeg
Toru Izumida is an audio & visual artist based in Tokyo, Japan, and New York, United States. His live A/V set is programmed visuals that have many layers reactive to live sounds. In 2019, he presented his live A/V sets at //Dreamlands\\ presented by Testu Collective x Ideal Glass Studios. On the other hand, He is an organizer of 0 // 2019 Public Visuals that is the live A/V event in Brooklyn, NY. His visual artworks have been exhibited at World Art Dubai (2015), ISEA (2015), and as part of solo and group exhibitions in New York, Mexico City, and Tokyo.