An Evening of Transmedia Performance Curated by Angie Eng

21 Mar 2018

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Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm

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New York
New York, United States


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Media artist Angie Eng organizes an evening of performance highlighting Asian artists and composers working in transmedia and computerized instruments.


1. Chasers: Un Pugno di dollari versus Yojimbo 
Director/Videobass: Angie Eng
Musician/Myo: Atau Tanaka
Videobass: Akio Mokuno

Chasers is A/V videobass band that cross compares culture through film remakes. Using custom computerized instruments this trio breaks down narrative into fragmented and repetitive gestures of sound and image.

2. Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of the destruction of images in a poison field 
Director/Video: Angie Eng
Music by: Hoppy Kamiyama
Movement by: Celeste Hastings
installation/Gift Shop: Angie Eng

Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of image destruction in a poison field is a parody on the fragility of collective memory, the power of the image and the struggle to replace the landscape with dominant voices. Dancer Celeste Hastings imitates statues being destroyed while Hoppy Kamiyama improvises music to both video and dancer.

3. Myogram **
Solo Music Performance by Atau Tanaka

Myogram by Atau Tanaka is a performance with the Myo bio-electrical interface as musical instrument where sensors capture electromyogram (EMG) signals reflecting muscle tension. The system renders as musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture.

4. Chew **
Director/Video: Carole King
Music by Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori

Musicians Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori will gnaw and ponder their way through an exploratory set of live visuals and sound. Kim experiments extensively with the moving image, engaging the materiality of projected light with the organic, textural surfaces she hand-constructs.

* World Premiere
** New York Premiere

Angie Eng is a visual artist who works in experimental video, conceptual art and time-based performance. In 1993 she moved to New York City and soon discovered time-based arts. During this time she became involved in the downtown electronic arts scene where she experimented with video sculptures, interactive installation and live video performance. She collaborated on numerous video performance projects, including The Poool, a live video performance group she co-founded and co-directed with Nancy Meli Walker and Benton Bainbridge in 1996-1999. Her experimentation with interactive installation began during her first solo show at Artists Space in 1997. Her work has been performed and exhibited at established venues such as the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Lincoln Center Video Festival, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Roulette Intermedium, Artists Space, Art in General , Anthology Film Archives, Experimental Intermedia, CNES, and Cité de la Musique.

This performance is part of series supported, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise. Instituted in 2014, GENERATE aims to provide immediate, practical assistance to artists, helping them achieve ambitious work to be presented in our theater. Click here for more information about how you can contribute to GENERATE.

GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise is made possible, in part, with funds from The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, The Jerome Foundation, mediaThe foundation, Inc., The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Roulette’s Board of Directors and the generosity of our New & Adventurous audiences.

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