jihui Digital Salon
in cooperation with The Project Room@Chelsea Art Museum
Interactive Cinema: Julia Heyward & Toni Dove
Thursday Nov. 3, 2005 - 6-8 PM
Chelsea Art Museum, 3rd Floor
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Julia Heyward and Toni Dove will present and discuss issues surrounding their interactive movies. Heyward is currently working on two interactive works that form a triptych with her previous interactive DVD "Miracles in Reverse," entitled "Nothing Random Access Memory." The work collectively explores subjective and collective memory with a focus on trauma. Toni Dove will examine how characteristics of consciousness can inform responsive and narrative structures through analysis of her current work in progress "Spectropia," a time travel drama that uses the metaphor of supernatural possession to investigate subject, memory, history.
Toni Dove is an artist / independent producer who works primarily with electronic media, including virtual reality, interactive video installations, performance and DVD ROMs that engage viewers in responsive and immersive narrative environments. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television. Projects include "Archeology of a Mother Tongue," a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie at the Banff Centre for the Arts (see the book “Immersed in Technology” from M.I.T. Press) and a recent interactive movie installation, "Artificial Changelings," that uses motion sensing to allow a viewer standing in front of a screen to move a video characters' body and generate speech and music. Her current project under development is "Spectropia," a feature-length interactive movie for two players. Dove has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T.
Her web site is http://www.tonidove.com
Julia Heyward is a multi-media artist living and working in New York City. In the 70s, Heyward toured Europe and the USA as a solo performance artist, and her most notable pieces were "Kilroy Gerber" and "Blue Period." The work involved video, film, monologues, and acapella singing. In January of 1981 (a year before MTV), Heyward premiered "360," a long-form video disk prototype. In the 80s, Heyward's work expanded into ensemble performances, and she formed and toured three multi-media music groups (with Pat Irwin). Heyward won a "Bessie Award" for outstanding performance of the year 1984 for "No Local Stops." The text, performance and immersive visuals, created by Heyward, were accompanied by music by her band T-Venus. In May of 1988, Heyward premiered "Mood Music" – a cartoon opera involving live interactive characters made out of light, slide animations, and mood music by Robert FitzSimons – at The Kitchen. In 1996, her work "Miracles in Reverse" premiered in Potsdam, Germany. In addition to writing, directing, and creating the 3-D visuals, Heyward also wrote the music for "Miracles." An interactive DVD version of “Miracles in Reverse" was completed in 2003. Heyward is currently working on two interactive works that form a triptych with “Miracles in Reverse,” entitled “Nothing Random Access Memory.”
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