SOUND STAGE @ EAI
A Not-For-Profit Festival
of Artists in Sound
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2pm - 6pm
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Please join EAI for Sound Stage, a special Saturday afternoon screening program featuring artists' videos that are driven by music performance. Sound Stage is presented as part of Chelsea Sound: A Not-For-Profit Festival of Artists in Sound, organized jointly by Printed Matter Inc., Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, Electronic Arts Intermix and Family Business. Taking place in Chelsea's Gallery District on Saturday, October 27th, the collaboratively produced festival will include a series of performances, sound installations, and video screenings throughout the day across four venues.
Featuring works from the last four decades by a diverse group of artists, Sound Stage presents a program of videos that foreground musical performance. The screening embraces artists' documentation of music performances, artists' performances that incorporate live music, and works created for the camera and screen in which musicians take center stage.
Among the live music documents shot by artists are Nam June Paik's recording of punk band Bad Brains playing at CBGB; art collective Forcefield performing in Providence, Rhode Island; and Dara Birnbaum's rendering of a performance by Glenn Branca at the legendary Mudd Club. The screening will also feature Dan Graham's 1983 collaboration with Glenn Branca, Performance and Stage-Set Utilizing Two-Way Mirror and Video Time Delay.
The program also includes works whose structure and image processing is determined by performed sound, including videos by Phyllis Baldino, Gary Hill, and Steina, as well as dramatic music video performances by artists Cory Arcangel, Kalup Linzy, and Michael Smith.
Chelsea non-profit organizations Printed Matter, Eyebeam, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and Family Business announce the first edition of a new annual artists' music festival: Chelsea Sound. Organized jointly by the four non-profits, Chelsea Sound will be a day-long event devoted to music in contemporary art - artists who make work with sound and musicians who draw inspiration from art. Taking place in Chelsea's Gallery District on Saturday, October 27th, the collaboratively-produced festival will include a series of performances, sound installations, and video screenings throughout the day across four venues. Performances are free and open to the public and will run between 2-9 PM.
With their varied missions and commitment to different media, each organization brings its own specific vantage point for looking at how artists and musicians fuel each other's ideas and work.
West Chelsea's non-profit institutions maintain a noncommercial space for artists in the heart of a rapidly transforming neighborhood. Chelsea Sound will fill this space with artists and musicians who are working at the overlapping boundaries of art and music - through innovative use of video and film, music publications, or the creative misuse of technology. On October 27th, the four groups will open their doors to an immersive soundscape.
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art:
Visit Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive, an exhibition of 23 moving-image works at Dia:Beacon, organized on the occasion of EAI's 40th Anniversary, through December 31st. www.eai.org/pressreleases/09_11_circa1971_pr.html
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