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Surround Sound Audio and Video Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carol Parkinson
212-431-1130 x 12

Digital Media Arts Center presents
“Workspace Projects 2005”
July 8, - August 1, 2005
@ 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group
45 John Street
New York NY 10038

Opening Friday July 8th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Opening Night Performances by Haeyoung Kim aka BubblyFish and others

Harvestworks, a non-profit arts organization that provides opportunities for the public to see and hear innovative artists, presents "Workspace Projects 2005", an exhibition that explores the intersection of art and technology. From Matthew Ostrowski’s amplified fluorescent lights to the new works by David Behrman and Abigail Child featured in our surround sound audio and video gallery, the artists in this series explore the potential of digital video and 5.1 surround sound. The series is free and open to the public.

The gallery will be open July 8th through August 1st 2005, M-F 10-6, Saturday noon - 5 to present continuous works by the following artists:

Surround Sound Audio Works
Marina Rosenfeld- “Cephissus Landscape”: commissioned by Creative Time. A reference to the acoustical properties of the glass-and-marble architecture of the Winter Garden atrium.
Shelley Hirsch- “Stop Scratchin’ That Gash”: a sound installation of collective reminiscenses so visceral they seem almost visual.
Chris Mann- “The Plato Songs”: early models of conversation theory, the cybernetics of The Dialogues.
Stephen Vitiello- “In the High and Highest Places”: a mix of field recordings from the Brazilian Amazon & New York.
Dafna Naphtali- “Weezer”: a live performance “playing” 16 speakers w/ a keyboard interface.
Hans Tammen and the LEMUR GuitarBot- “Balance of Power”: a multi-channel composition for the LEMUR GuitarBot using feedback loops and digital processing.
David Behrman- “Useful Information”: a new work built around a transcription of a radio broadcast from WBAI during the week of the RNC convention in New York in the summer of 2004.
Michelle Nagai- Excerpt from “MOVING OFF CENTER”: a sound collage of Skidmore College from an elevator and around campus.

Surround Sound Video Works
Lauren Petty and Shaun Irons-“ Stop Motion”: combines Hamlet’s first monologue w/ footage of N.J.’s Garden State Parkway.
Josely Carvalho- “Book of Roofs”: interactive virtual perspectives on “shelter”.
Abigail Child- “Blonde Fur”: a film conceived for single-screen, loop & multiple projections.
Wago Kreider- “Marvelous Creatures”: photographic shocks flashing images of the fixed-explosive.
Ursula Scherrer and Michael Schumacher- “London Heathrow”: an abstract portrait of Heathrow Airport.

Installation by Matthew Ostrowski- “draden”: inspired by the light in an old kitchen, “draden” is an array of amplified fluorescent light bulbs activated by a piece of custom-built hardware, which is algorithmically controlled. Co-comissioned by Korzo Theater and Stroom (Den Haag association for visual arts). Made possible by a fellowship from the Media Alliance.

>>>program subject to change<<<

About Harvestworks
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, mediaThe foundation, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Jerome Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, and the Rodney White Foundation.

About 45 John Street
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has given media & theater group 3-Legged Dog the use of this 9500 square foot space. At 45 John Street, 3-Legged Dog will advocate for grassroots art and culture in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan by creating new artworks in the neighborhood. This will done through exhibitions, events done in collaboration with other downtown arts groups, and by converting the glass facade into an ongoing everchanging set of interactive video and sound installations that use passersby as the subject matter.

About 3-Legged Dog Media & Theater Group
3-Legged Dog Media & Theater Group is an experimental media and theater group founded in 1994 to produce original works in theater, performance, media, installation and hybrid forms. Since its inception, 3-Legged Dog has performed in New York City venues including The Kitchen, PS 122, La MaMa, and others. The company has mounted many full-scale multimedia productions, workshops and installations. Its most recent work Accidental Records was shown at the Venice Biennale's 9th Architecture Exhibit. 3LD's headquarters at 30 W. Broadway was destroyed on September 11, 2001; construction recently commenced on the company's upcoming 3LD Art & Technology Center at 80 Greenwich Street.

About Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is the leading voice for arts and culture in downtown New York City, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs.