Nick Hallett
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Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce's Performance at MoMA PopRally


Photos by Kristy Leibowitz/elkstudios

This past weekend, MoMA presented a collaboration between electronic musician Daniel Lopatin—who records under the moniker Oneohtrix Point Never—and video artist Nate Boyce, as part of its PopRally series of art parties. While not an overly serious gathering, Boyce and Lopatin delivered an hour of strobing, structuralist-minded imagery over relentless digital throbbing. Each of the work’s sections was based upon a specific object in the MoMA’s sculpture collection and the overarching title, Reliquary House, suggested a congratulatory pat on the back for the museum. PopRally events are more often than not thematically connected to what’s concurrently on MoMA’s walls, while in this case the institution’s history was the tie-in.

The video screen displayed 3-D renderings of modernist forms by Isamo Noguchi, David Smith, Jacob Epstein, and Anthony Caro, which gyrated in “impossible” landscapes evoking the Panopticon look of the music video to Nine Inch Nail’s “Down In It.” To clarify their intention, Lopatin began each movement with details of the image being projected—dates, dimensions, curatorial texts—dictated by robotic voices a la Siri and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Within the foreboding visual environment, these came off as provocations of a sort, which gave way to beds of digital glitches and rollicking bass oscillations, positing a bleak underbelly to the neutrality of the subject material. Boyce and Lopatin, who often communicate a sense of humor about the austerity of contemporary tools and approaches in their work, perplexed the droll audience, who perhaps expected Lopatin to perform the angelic synthesizer music indicative of his latest record, Replica. Boyce and Lopatin stood ground side-by-side, facing their laptops, but more often were caught gazing up at the video screen.

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BAPLab: Festival of Electronic Music and Digital Art


Dates:
Sat Jul 22, 2006 00:00 - Mon Jul 10, 2006

For more information on the following event, please contact the email address mentioned in the press release...

For Immediate Release:

Contact: info@bushwickartproject.org
http://bushwickartproject.org

BAPLab
A One Day Festival of Electronic Music and Digital Art
Saturday, July 22nd 4pm - 6am at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

On July 22, Bushwick Art Project (BAP) presents BAPLab, a festival celebrating digital art, music and culture with 16 hours of new media art installations, video work and electronic music from across the audio and visual spectrum. Culling artists from the rosters of the MoMA, The Whitney Museum, and the Venice Biennial along with musicians from labels such as M-NUS, Line, Kranky, Ghostly International and Clink Recordings, BAPLab is featuring over 80 musicians, performers, visual artists, new media installations and DJs side by side. BAPLab is a call to arms to the disparate tribes of New York


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LILLIAN SCHWARTZ + NATE BOYCE at MONKEY TOWN


Dates:
Fri Jul 21, 2006 00:00 - Mon Jul 10, 2006

HARKNESS A/V PRESENTS
LILLIAN SCHWARTZ + NATE BOYCE

Friday, July 21
MONKEY TOWN
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
Admission: $8
reservations are recommended
http://www.monkeytownhq.com/reservations.html

Harkness A/V and Monkey Town are proud to present an evening of computer-generated video by pioneering artist Lillian Schwartz and "inheritor" of the tradition, in his NYC debut, Nate Boyce.

Lillian Schwartz, in her tenure as a film/graphics consultant to Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2002, developed a body of visionary techniques for the creation of computer-generated art. Her works combine these technologies with electronic music and abstract aesthetics to enable some of the most groundbreaking work of its kind, influencing the fields of gaming, special effects and virtual reality, in addition to newer generations of video artists.

You can read more about Lillian Schwartz on her web site,
http://www.lillian.com

Nate Boyce is from San Francisco, where he uses newish software (Jitter, Maya) to nostalgic effect. His videos and installations maximize (in his words) "perceptual anomaly" and "retinal fatigue" to create a mood of general disorientation. He collaborates with acid-noise-electro duo, Eats Tapes, and is part of video trio, Phase Chancellor, featuring members of Matmos.

You can see his video for Pteryd by Eats Tapes here:
http://www.tigerbeat6.com/eats_tapes_pteryd.mov

Both artists will be in attendance to present their work (Lillian Schwartz will only be at the 7:30 performance). We are extremely excited to pair an exciting newcomer to our video scene (Boyce) with an esteemed, established filmmaker such as Lillian Schwartz.


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HOW THE WEST MAY SAVE US YET at MONKEY TOWN


Dates:
Sat Jul 08, 2006 00:00 - Wed Jul 05, 2006

SATURDAY at MONKEY TOWN my reel of 'west coast music videos' gets a second NYC screening, having just toured europe's most americophilic subcultures. there's new music
by deerhoof, black mountain, comets on fire, matmos, numbers, dynasty handbag, ariel pink, tussle, casiotone for the painfully alone, and so on...

if you missed its premiere at the new york underground film festival, here is your chance.

lots of great new media in there from nate boyce, kelly sears, wyld file, matmos, and--of course--MARISA OLSON!

for this show, i'm also presenting the 'digital premiere' of SUN O)))'s video for "reptile lux" by tomas casas and a never-seen clip of ariel pink's 'cable access follies' directed by los angeles public access gurus, the threee geniuses (http://www.3geniuses.com/)

should be a fun night...

HOW THE WEST MAY SAVE US YET
SATURDAY JULY 8
SEATINGS AT 7:30 and 10 pm
MONKEYTOWN
58 N 3RD (between KENT and WYTHE)
ADMISSION is $7

http://monkeytownhq.com/westcoast.html

and save the dates...

FRIDAY, JULY 21 HARKNESS A/V PRESENTS LILLIAN SCHWARTZ and NATE BOYCE at MONKEY TOWN
http://monkeytownhq.com/boyce.html

SATURDAY, JULY 22 BUSHWICK ART PROJECT BAP LAB at 3rd WARD
http://whitebunnyprod.com/bap/


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FLUXUS PARTY at MONKEY TOWN


Dates:
Sun Jun 18, 2006 00:00 - Wed Jun 14, 2006

FLUXUS PARTY
Sunday, June 18
Free Admission
8:30pm is when it starts
reservations are encouraged

Artists, curators, and performers present films and new interpretations of the Fluxus scores in honor of the passing of both Allan Kaprow and Nam June Paik.**

confirmed artists for the fluxus party thus far:
Jamie Allen
Earl Dax
Bradley Eros
Gisburg
Akiko Ichikawa with Julie Tolentino
Ben Margolis and Jenny Torino
Brock Monroe
Ryan Tracy
Cody Trepte
Alexander Waterman

screening original fluxus film works by
Nam June Paik
Dick Higgins
George Maciunas
Yoko Ono
George Brecht
Alison Knowles
Paul Sharits
and more...

DJ ROBOT DEATH CULT

Organized by Nick Hallett and Zach Layton

** "We want to encourage people to perform/present work, so we should put an open invitation out there in the blurb that should say this."

fluxus scores will be available, plus special fluxus food items will be available...

MONKEY TOWN
58 N 3rd St
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

reservation line: 718.384.1369
monkeytownhq@aol.com
monkeytownhq.com


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VISUAL ACID closing reception and slitscan documentation


Dates:
Sat Mar 25, 2006 00:00 - Mon Mar 20, 2006

VISUAL ACID at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT
http://rhizome.org/fp.rhiz?id21

closes this saturday the 25th, with a slitscan documentation by Leif Krinkle

slitscan imaging creates static images of time-based phenomena. like panoramic photography involving a slit-shaped aperture, thin slices are extracted from a sequence of video frames, and presented sequentially as a new, "biomorphic" image.

Secret Project Robot is located at Monster Island, 210 Kent Avenue at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Entrance to the gallery space is on River Street. For more details, contact Nick Hallett, nick(at)harknessav(dot)org.

The event will be held from 6pm until 9pm...