Thursday September 22, 2005, 6:30 pm

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011


Please join EAI for a screening and reception to celebrate the launch of EAI Projects, a new initiative dedicated to presenting innovative contemporary media work by emerging artists. The screening will feature recent video by Bernadette Corporation, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, and Seth Price.


Bernadette Corporation

Since 1994, the anonymous, international group of artists known as Bernadette Corporation has explored strategies of cultural resistance and détournement, appropriating contemporary entertainment modes for their own experimental purposes. From the New York-based BC fashion label, which garnered a cult following in the 1990s, and the magazine Made In USA, launched in 1999, to the collectively-authored novel Reena Spaulings (Semiotexte, 2005) and videos starring the likes of Sylvère Lotringer and Chloe Sevigny, Bernadette Corporation's interventionist projects amount to a precisely-calibrated critique of a global culture that constructs identity through consumption and branding.

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton creates evocatively oblique narratives in her video and performance works. Combining an unsettling, wry humor with a low-tech, Pop sensibility, Moulton plays a character whose interactions with the everyday world are both mundane and surreal, in a domestic sphere just slightly askew. As her protagonist navigates the enigmatic and possibly magical properties of her home decor, Moulton initiates relationships with objects and consumer products that are at once banal and uncanny.

Takeshi Murata

Los Angeles-based artist Takeshi Murata produces abstract digital works that refigure the experience of animation. Creating Rorschach-like fields of seething color, form and motion, Murata pushes the boundaries of digitally manipulated psychedelia. With a powerfully sensual force that is expressed in videos, loops, installations, and electronic music, Murata's synaesthetic experiments in hypnotic perception appear at once seductively organic and totally digital.

Seth Price

Seth Price's multi-disciplinary art practice has gained an international following. In conceptual works that include video, sculpture, sound, and written texts, Price engages in strategies of appropriation, remixing and repackaging to consider issues of cultural production, the distribution of information, and political structures. Indexing and archiving the detritus of pop culture, his found inventories include early video game soundtracks, Internet images and mixtapes. Investigating the cultures generated and re-circulated by mass media technologies and information systems, Price ultimately questions the production and dissemination of art. Price is also part of the Continuous Project collective.


About EAI Projects

Dedicated to promoting vital new developments in moving image work, this new initiative will present dynamic new film, video, computer, and Web-based artworks made by artists working at the alternative edges of the international art world. These works will be made available for exhibition and collection through EAI's distribution program, helping to introduce these significant emerging artists to new audiences.

A central component of this program will be a new online project space. A series of public programs, featuring screenings, artists' talks and presentations will also be an essential element of this project.

EAI Projects


About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and historical media works by artists. EAI's programs include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, and public programs such as exhibitions and lectures. The Online Catalogue provides a comprehensive resource on the 175 artists and 3,000 works in the EAI collection, including artists' biographies, descriptions of works, QuickTime excerpts, research materials, Web projects, and online ordering.

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