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World New Media Blender Event -- Reminder

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Arts International Inc. and Rhizome.org are pleased to announce a World New Media Blender event presenting ITEL, headlined by Art Jones and Media Assassin Harry Allen featuring a live audio/visual collage incorporating multi-source video scratching & mixing with experimental hip-hop heavy beats and a live discussion/q&a…

July 2nd, 2002, 7:00pm @

Arts International
251 Park Avenue South, Floor 5
NY, NY 10010


Limited seating available, please call 212-674-9744 ext. 201 for reservations.

For more information, contact: Galinsky, Event Coordinator
Phone: (212) 674-9744, Ext. 201
Fax: (212) 674-9092
Email: blender@artsinternational.org

Art Jones performs with Michael Galbincea and Christine Hart as ITEL: a live audio/visual collage incorporating multi-source video scratching & mixing and experimental hip-hop heavy beats. The performance will revolve around the concept of the battle in both the literal (i.e. war) and metaphorical (i.e. MCs and DJs) expressed visually and sonically.

The first set(with Art Jones and Michael Galbincea on seperate videomixers taking signals from video cd players, vcrs, and hard drives) will combine live-action footage with animated and comic book figures who will battle each other using text as well as action. The music ITEL will be battling to and with will be performed by Christine Hart on turntable, hard drive, microphone, and mini-disc player.

After the first set Harry Allen will host a discussion and Q & A with ITEL and the audience. The second set will see
the artists switch roles and mix it up.

The World New Media Blender is a part of Arts International and Rhizome.orgs ongoing collaboration beginning on Tuesday, May 14th, 2002,7:00 p.m. at Arts International, 251 Park Avenue South 5th Floor.

Arts International is an independent, not-for-profit contemporary arts organization dedicated to the development and support of global cultural interchange in the arts and to educating audiences and the public about the richness and diversity of the arts worldwide. Arts International carries out its work through member networks, national and international convenings, joint programs with collaborating institutions, and public-private partnerships. It is headquartered in New York City.

Rhizome.org is an online platform for the global new media art community, whose programs support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that engages new technologies in meaningful ways. We emphasize innovation and inclusiveness in all of our programs and activities.

This event is supported by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Rhizome.orgs participation is made possible by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.