database(d)

Posted by Marisa Olson | Thu Aug 8th 2002 1 a.m.

If you're planning to be in sf, please come...

~marisa

D A T A B A S E (D)
August 22, SFMOMA
Schwab Room
6-7pm Cash Bar
7-8:30pm Panel Discussion

{ This event is free, but people need to RSVP ASAP--by 8/19 at the
latest--to mediaarts@sfmoma.org. SMAC's events get overbooked quickly
}

As our lives revolve more and more around organizing and interpreting
data, database structure has begun to re-write the ways in which
visual artists, musicians, and writers are creating work. This, in
turn, is having an effect on the ways that audiences look for, listen
to, or read work.

The film-based work of panelists Jennifer & Kevin McCoy illustrates
this shift. The artists codify scenes from popular movies and sew
together disparate threads to construct an entirely unique narrative.
The McCoys are the young pioneers of "database cinema" and their
comments on their work will be complemented by Musician/ DJ/ Writer/
Curator Philip Sherburne discussing trends in sound-based art, from
new means of recording and playing, to major shifts in the language
of sound, following the influence of database structure.

The Kitchen's media arts curator, Christina Yang, will respond to
these panelists with a wider discussion of the nature and relevance
of "data-based" art, encompassing other performing and visual genres,
including installation art and net-based work revolving around data
visualization. Christina will underscore the art historical and
cultural significance of this work, from the perspective of a
pioneering curator in the field.

The panel will be moderated by SMAC's program chair, Marisa Olson.

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Marisa S. Olson
Associate Director
SF Camerawork
415. 863. 1001
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