Join us in Dumbo Brooklyn, under the stars, to celebrate technology in design, music and art. Sight, sound touch and tech come together to delight and engage our friends old and new. Featuring work by Douglas Repetto, Jeff Feddersen, Tetsu Kondo, Nadine Robinson and Jason Van Anden, with shorts by Tribeca Lab and performances by Christian Science Minotaur.

"Ear to the Sky" coincides with the Dumbo Arts Festival and will showcase work from established, emerging and submerged artists that realize creative visions with the assistance of the glide studio. The studio's relationship with these and other creative individuals is inspiring, reciprocating and sustainable, enabling mutual learning, exploration and growth.

WPS1 will be on hand recording audio installations, artist interviews and performances.

There will also be be grilled corn and beer.

Sky Gallery Performer and Artist Bios

DOUGLAS REPPETO : Slowscan Soundwave
  Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including installations, performances, recordings, and software has been presented internationally. He runs a number of arts/community-oriented groups in New York City and on the web, including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, organism: making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list and website. When not teaching or making art, Douglas spends much of his time cooking, coveting buildings, and socializing with members of the plant kingdom. He is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and lives in New York City with his wife, writer Amy Charlotte Benson; two cute/bad cats, Pokey and Sneezy; and many plants.

   Known for her large-scale sculpture and sound installations, Nadine Robinson has situated herself at the crossroads of the white modernist canon and the African American contemporary aesthetic. She works within a sleek and minimal vocabulary, combining appropriated music and sounds, DJ equipment and unconventional materials in a way that challenges our definitions of art ,beauty and social class in post-industrial society.

Born in London, Robinson spent the her early years of her childhood in Jamaica before moving to the Bronx , a borough of New York City. Her creations evolve from specific experiences and life influences, with a nod to illustrative narratives, religion and the theatricality of pop culture, most specifically dance culture.

Nadine Robinson received her M.A. from New York University. Her work has been on view in such prestigious museum shows as “Tempo,” at MOMA Queens, "Freestyle” at the Studio Museum in Harlem, "One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Walker Center for the Arts, “Greater New York” at P.S. 1, “Submerge” at the Kunstbunker in Nuremberg, Germany, the ICA at the University of Pennsylvania, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Salzburger Kunstverein in Austria.

   Jason Van Anden’s cybernetic artworks are equal parts emotion and logic. His very personal works combine traditional fine art technique and programming expertise with emotional intelligence and humor. Artworks produced by this recipe include a pair of emotive robotic sculptures named Neil and Iona, a video game where players manage their feelings called Farklempt! and ascii chewy, a virtual pet and portrait of pure love.

Van Anden holds a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In addition to the Smile Project, he is the President of Quadrant 2, Inc., a technology company he founded in 1996. More about Jason Van Anden and his artwork can be found on his website

JEFF FEDDERSEN : Silverfish, Double Harmonics Guitar
  Jeff Feddersen has developed several new musical instruments, including a two-person double harmonics guitar, computer-controlled acoustic musical sculptures, and something called the Tapeworm. He works with the technology development group of Honeybee Robotics and teaches physical computing, sustainable energy, and interactive digital audio at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He occasionally plays trombone, glockenspiel and banjo with the Brooklyn-based band T. Griffin Coraline.

TETSU KONDO : Double Harmonics Guitar, Dendraw v1.2

Tetsu Kondo is an artist, musician, and reseacher from Toyokawa-City,Aichi Japan. His art works cover drawing, installation to musicalinstrument design. He was a resident researcher at New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program. He also taught at Tokyo Zokei University. He is currently living in New York as the artist fellow of Pola Art Foundation Tokyo.

Double Harmonics Guitar will also be presented at Musicacoustic 2005 in Beijing, China later this month.

   A cryptic pastiche of elluding tone gestures, Christian Science Minotaur forge through billowing grass mountains in search of crystaline streams of algae. An electro-acoustic pair of people who brood over extensive contraptions, plucking and knobbing. A secret kept well from themselves.

Christian Science Minotaur records on the label Little Fury Things. A Brooklyn-based label intent on making painfully eclectic music seem commonplace and purposeful and not sucky.

tribecca lab :
  Film shorts from Tribeca Lab and Ten Directions.


From Manhattan/Brooklyn: F train to York St. After exiting the station turn right onto Jay St. walking down the hill towards the water. Take a left at Plymouth and walk 2 blocks to 135 - the last door in the last building on your right just before you reach the Manhattan Bridge. Sky Gallery is on the 4th Floor.



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