Performing Technology @ The Kitchen

Performing Technology:
From the 2004 Whitney Biennial

New York, NY, April 5, 2004–Three performance artists, who were selected for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, will present live digital samplings of their work for a two-day run at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, NYC), April 30 and May 1, 2004 at 8pm. The artists include anti-fi techno-punk feminist Wynne Greenwood (a.k.a. Tracy + The Plastics), composer/artist/engineer Golan Levin (acclaimed creator of the 2001 Dialtones Telesymphony), and Cory Arcangel from BEIGE, an art group who has pioneered the practice of hacking obsolete 8bit computers and video game systems. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students, senior citizens).

Wynne Greenwood (a.k.a. Tracy + The Plastics) spins a fractured multimedia video art experiment in the politics of identity and sexuality. Greenwood, appearing live as the leader of a three-piece girl band, responds to assigned beats, notes and sounds given by Nikki and Cola-her two alter-egos also performed by Greenwood and appearing in prerecorded video projections behind her.

Golan Levin collaborates with artist-engineer Zachary Lieberman on a work-in-progress Manual Input Sessions. Conceived as a series of audiovisual vignettes, the work probes the subtleties of manual expression, exploring the expressive possibilities of hand gestures and finger movements.

In this lecture-demonstration work commissioned by Eyebeam R+D, Cory Arcangel debuts a new software program for ordering Pizza, titled Pizza Party. Arcangel is a founding member of the art group BEIGE, which has been hailed as one of 2002's 'Top Ten Art Moments