Electronic Arts Intermix: September 2002
EAI News: Autumn 2002
- New Artists & New Works
- Expanded Online Catalogue: www.eai.org
- Exhibition at New York Center for Media Artsin Long Island -
- Artists' Web Projects:
Beth Coleman & Howard Goldkrand
Torsten Burns & Darrin Martin
NEW ARTISTS & NEW WORKS
EAI is pleased to announce the addition of new artists and new works to the EAI distribution collection. A downloadable PDF Catalogue Update for Autumn 2002 will be available soon. For more information on the following artists and works, please see www.eai.org:
Carolee Schneemann is a groundbreaking performance and multi- disciplinary artist, who confronts sexuality, gender, and the social construction of the female body in her influential and provocative performances. EAI is pleased to distribute her most important works on video, including "Meat Joy" (1964) and "Up To and Including Her Limits" (1976), among others.
Ken Jacobs, an essential figure in American avant-garde cinema, has recently been exploring digital technology and the electronic image. EAI is pleased to distribute his powerful new video works, including his personal documentary response to September 11th, "Circling Zero: Part One, We See Absence" (2002).
Pioneering videomaker and sculptor Lynda Benglis produced an important body of performance-based tapes that address female sexuality and the representation of women. EAI is pleased to present these seminal feminist videotapes of the 1970s, including "Now" (1973) and "Female Sensibility" (1973), among others.
Also included are new works by Phyllis Baldino, Kristin Lucas, Chip Lord, and Leslie Thornton, as well as recently released works from the 1970s by Terry Fox and Michel Auder, including his epic journal "Chronicles Family Diaries" (1970-73).
NEW & EXPANDED ONLINE CATALOGUE: WWW.EAI.ORG
EAI has launched a new and expanded edition of our Online Catalogue (www.eai.org). The Online Catalogue is a detailed guide to the artists and works in the EAI collection, and it includes artists’ biographies, descriptions of works, and extensive contextual materials.
This searchable database is now an even more comprehensive and dynamic online resource.
The expanded Online Catalogue includes new features such as QuickTime excerpts, artists’ bibliographies, an Exhibition Calendar of current shows and screenings by EAI artists, an archive of materials on EAI’s current and past exhibitions and events, a "press room" of articles and reviews, and many more additional resources. Catalogue updates of new artists and new works are available as downloadable PDF documents. An advanced search engine and a streamlined online ordering system make the site more user- friendly for visitors. Please visit www.eai.org.
EXHIBITION AT NEW YORK CENTER FOR MEDIA ARTS (NYCMA) IN QUEENS
The New York Center for Media Arts (NYCMA) and EAI present the first in a series of exhibitions featuring works from the EAI collection. The first exhibition, which will be presented from October 4th through November 3, 2002, pairs artists in three programs that span 1969 to 2001. Recent works by Peggy Ahwesh and Kristin Lucas articulate visions of the virtual self; works by John Cage and Bruce Nauman explore improvisation and process, and Nam June Paik and Steina create studies in the interaction of technology, gesture, and music.
NYCMA is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 6 pm. 45-12 Davis St. (off Jackson Avenue) Long Island City, NY (718) 472-9414
ARTISTS’ WEB PROJECTS: BETH COLEMAN & HOWARD GOLDKRAND OF CULTURAL ALCHEMY AND TORSTEN BURNS & DARRIN MARTIN
EAI is pleased to announce a new initiative for the creation of innovative digital artworks for the Web. Supported by a grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, EAI is working with artists to create and present online projects that explore the potential of digital media as a vehicle for creative discourse and practice.
The following projects will be launched on EAI’s Web site in December:
"Vernacular Live from Electronic America" by Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand of Cultural Alchemy is a software android driven by the idea that new interface culture inspires new means of information exchange. Functional as a stand-alone application, a Net-based tool, and a multi- media performance instrument, Vernacular furthers the artists’ investigations of the practice of "cultural alchemy."
In "Lesson Stalls: learning net" by Torsten Burns and Darren Martin, the artists establish an online training complex dedicated to the philosophical, technical and practical aspects of an intra- and extra- physical society. Engaging in diagrammatic mobile interfaces and testing paradigms, this work will allow participants to access examples of training techniques in parapsychology.
EAI’S NEW SPACE & VIEWING ROOM
Please note EAI’s new address: 535 West 22nd St., 5th floor, New York, NY. 10011
EAI’s new Viewing Room provides access to the works in the EAI collection and archive for private study and research. A computer station allows visitors to browse the EAI Online Catalogue and view interactive works. The Viewing Room is free of charge, by advance appointment, and is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5 pm.
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