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.
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.
will be on hand recording audio installations, artist interviews and performances.
There will also be be grilled corn and beer.
Performer and Artist Bios
DOUGLAS REPPETO : Slowscan
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
NADINE ROBINSON : Bunter V3
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
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.
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 : F!V2.0
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
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 www.smileproject.com.
JEFF FEDDERSEN : Silverfish, Double
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
TETSU KONDO : Double
Harmonics Guitar, Dendraw v1.2
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.
Harmonics Guitar will also be presented at Musicacoustic 2005 in
Beijing, China later this month.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MINOTAUR
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.
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 :
shorts from Tribeca Lab and Ten Directions.
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.