Chris Vecchio
Since 2006
Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States of America

BIO
In the early 1990s Chris Vecchio began creating active devices, installations, and interventions in an effort to better understand the relationship between man and technology. His creations serve as props which precipitate interaction with, and encourage dialog about, technology. He is particularly interested in the emotional history of applied science, the narrative potential of electronic circuitry, and the use of ambiguous but suggestive user interfaces to generate new modes of interaction.

Chris holds BS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has over 20 years of analog, digital, and software design experience. Over the course of the past 10 years his work has been exhibited frequently in both the US and Europe. He is currently on the Board at Nexus, Foundation for Today's Art and works as an independent consultant on medical and industrial ultrasound and interactive exhibition design.

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DISCUSSION

CologneOFF V - features for one day


The entire festival can be accessed online directly via
http://coff05.newmediafest.org"

OK THEN WHY ARE POSTING NOTICES EVERY DAY TO THIS LIST ???

DISCUSSION

Screening — Made in U.S.A., with Kaja Silverman and Jonathan Everett Haynes in conversation


Couldn't you just send a link to the screening schedule
and maybe a reminder instead of clogging the list with 30 emails???

EVENT

Mixed Body


Dates:
Fri Sep 18, 2009 00:00 - Tue Sep 15, 2009

In this interactive dance project, an kiosk incorporating a video camera and a hand/finger position tracking algorithm lets audience members control the images projected on stage and direct the motions of the dancers in real time.

The fingerprint, the criminalizing identifier, becomes a gestural tool,
anonymously controlling and restricting the actions of others.

The performance is composed of three short (3-5 minute) parts which will cycle continuously from 4-6pm.

Conwell Dance Theater @ Temple University
North Broad Street & Montgomery Avenue
Friday, September 18th 2009
4-6PM

FREE ADMISSION

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FOUR PERFORMANCE CYCLES AT: 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 & 5:30 PM

FREE ADMISSION

“Mixed-body” is an interactive video installation and improvisational dance performance that focuses on the body as a source of identity in both the physical and virtual realms. It looks at the experience of the “body as data” in the center of the narrative recounting how measurable and collectable aspects of corporeality are utilized to establish and legitimize a person’s identity.

In this project, the documentary trace, "fingerprint", is a cipher of social control [and] becomes a trace of the televisual body or hybrid live representation that actively engages relational processes with other bodies. The fingerprint, the criminalizing identifier, becomes a gestural tool, anonymously contributed from multiple input points to a performance space as dynamic scenery for dancers. Anonymous live participants generate through physical/digital traces in a reversal of their documentation. A social/performance event is created by these documented and undocumented bodies.

~Sarah Drury, 2009
http://www.subtle.net/empyre/


OPPORTUNITY

NEXUS is looking for new members


Deadline:
Sun Mar 15, 2009 00:00

NEXUS, Foundation for Today's Art is looking for new members!

Established in 1975, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art is an artist-run, non-profit, gallery space dedicated to supporting local emerging and experimental artists engaged in new art practices.

NEXUS is seeking experimental artists in ALL disciplines including but not limited to installation, performance, sculpture, video, electronics, audio, painting, drawing, printmaking, dance, digital media, or curatorial practices to become members of our co-operative. NEXUS values artist members who are dynamic, willing to take risks, dedicated to their work and enjoy being part of a community of artists. NEXUS members are given the opportunity to exhibit their work once every two years in solo exhibitions, participate in group exhibitions and curate large scale exhibitions.

Resident artists must live within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY MARCH 15
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EVENT

paraphrase uNintended performance: 8BIT + !


Dates:
Sat Feb 21, 2009 00:00 - Wed Feb 18, 2009

A performance as part of...
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Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 8pm $5/ free w/ DancePass

Hacking their own art: will premiere a new work in response to uNintended uses, an exhibition of hacked and repurposed materials on view at NEXUS Gallery. Dancer/choreographer Megan Bridge and digital artist Peter Price will bring along detritus from various older works (costumes, set pieces, clips of sound, video, and movement) and find unintended uses for their own "repurposed materials." Exploring the exhibition's directive, 's new work will be a direct response to uNintended Uses: Price will create an interactive audio/visual software environment that will provoke, respond, and recontextualize Bridge's performative gestures as she hacks through older works, weaving a structure in real time as part of the improvisational performance.

Also on the evening's bill will be performances of some of the work in uNintended uses including:
chiptunes and visuals by Don Miller gameboy guitar shredding by Joey Mariano and Michael Mikronesia" McDermott playing "The Stuff Nightmares are Made of" by Chris Vecchio.

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