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David Stout TODAY at Harvestworks


David Stout

June 25, 2004 at 7pm
596 Broadway Suite 602 NYC 10012
212.431.1130 (p) 212.431.7693 (f)

Harvestworks is pleased to present composer and video/sound artist David Stout who has been selected to receive our new Interactive Technology Project Residency. This one-year Fellowship is funded through special grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowments of the Arts.
David will discuss his current project to create a synthetic eco-system now in the early stages of development at Harvestworks. He will also present video excerpts from, (1.) “Splinters and Assaults (2001)” - a surround screen text/sound cycle for five synchronized DVD players, (2.) “NoiseField (2003)” - an interactive video-sound environment comprised of a series of networked computers forming a single real-time recursive system, (3.) “SignalFire (2003)”, - a video-sound performance exploring interactive techniques to generate sound and image from a digitally generated stream of video noise (television snow). “SignalFire” has been presented at the Viper Festival - Basel, Audio Art Festival - Krakow, The Back-Up Festival - Weimar, ZKM - Karlsruhe, and STEIM - Amsterdam. “NoiseField” has been nominated for The International Media Art Award. A documentary on this work will be broadcast on German Suedwest - TV, French ARTE and on Swiss Television DRS.

David Stout is a video/sound artist, director, and performer who studied with Ed Emschwiller and Bill Viola. Currently performing and exhibiting with Woody and Steina Valsulka, his work in electronic media is a synthesis of music, sound, performance art and digital imaging. His productions have taken a variety of forms including single channel video, mixed media installations, electro-acoustic scores for stage and screen, and large scale theatrical events that emphasize multi-screen video projection as an extension of performer, audience and environment

Harvestworks is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1977 to cultivate artistic talent using electronic technologies. Harvestworks’ mission is to encourage the creation and expand the dissemination of digital media artwork. From its central Soho location and through its Internet presence Harvestworks provides accessible and coordinated digital media production, education, information and content distribution services to a diverse creative community that includes electronic music composers, interactive media designers, film and video makers, digital tool developers and computer programmers. By bringing together innovative practitioners from all branches of the digital arts, Harvestworks provides a vital context and catalyst for creativity in the digital arts.