Yael Kanarek
Since the beginning
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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BIO
b. 1967, United States; raised in Israel
Lives and works in New York City

Yael Kanarek’s creative practice centers on the evolution of the Modern Self to the Networked Self. She works in many media including net art, silicone and videoclocks. She often works with multiple languages, shuffling their physical properties (matter, shape, sound) and creating videoclocks.

Selected for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, exhibitions of Kanarek's work also include The Drawing Center, New York; Beral Madra Contemporary Art, Istanbul; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CU Museum, Boulder; Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; The Jewish Museum, New York; Exit Art; The Kitchen; American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; LIMN Gallery, San Francisco; Holster Projects, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; bitforms gallery, New York; Nelly Aman, Tel Aviv; Boston CyberArts Festival; HVCCA, Peekskill; Arena 1, Santa Monica; California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Orsini Palace, Bomarzo; and Sala Uno Gallery, Rome. Kanarek’s work has also been shown in New York at Kenny Schachter Contemporary, Silverstein Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, A.I.R Gallery, 303 Gallery, and Schroeder Romero Gallery. Kanarek is represented by bitforms gallery.

In addition to a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship and an Eyebeam Honorary Fellowship, Kanarek is the recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation Media Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts; commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Turbulence.org, and The Alternative Museum; Kanarek’s distinctions also include a Harvestworks residency. In 1999, she founded Upgrade! International. She holds an MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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EVENT

Upgrade New York! w/Pauline Oliveros


Dates:
Thu Jan 26, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jan 19, 2006

Pauline Oliveros w/Tintinabulate & MIG ensembles
Eyebeam, Thursday, January 26, 7:30 PM,
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

Dear all,

Happy new year. We're delighted to start the year with an evening of performance and dialog with esteemed composer Pauline Oliveros, joined by two ensembles from RPI and Brown University.

Tintinnabulate is an ensemble of improvisational players whose voices and senses are tuned through the practice of Deep Listening. Harmony is achieved through intuition, play, and sympathetic resonance. Founded by Pauline Oliveros, and based at RPI's iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts) program in Troy, NY, Tintinnabulate has initiated a series of Distance Performances: live, co-located, Internet performances with improvisational ensembles across the United States. RPI's Tintinabulate ensemble is Alex Chechile, Bart Woodstrup, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Yael Kanarek.

MIG (Meme Improvisation Group) is an ensemble focused on technologically mediated improvisation that draws from the Free Jazz and Experimental Music Tradition. Members includeboth Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students. MIG is an outgrowth of MEME, the multimedia and electronic music composition program at Brown University. Brown's Meme Improvisation Group is Kevin Patton, Damon Baker, Carmen Montoya, Joseph Butch Rovan.

Tintinnabulate and MIG first performed together in the Fall of 2005. The ensembles performed over the Internet, each from their respective location. This performance at Eyebeam, hosted by The Upgrade, brings the two ensembles together into the same physical space for the first time.

URLs:
http://www.deeplistening.org/pauline/
http://www.deeplistening.org/

Best,
Yael Kanarek

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The Upgrade! (http://www.theupgrade.net) is an international network of gatherings concerning art + tech + community.

About our host: Eyebeam (http://www.eyebeam.org) supports the creation, presentation and analysis of new forms of innovative cultural production. Founded in 1997, Eyebeam is dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre.


EVENT

The Upgrade! w/Nick Montfort, Thurs, Dec 8 at Eyebeam


Dates:
Thu Dec 08, 2005 00:00 - Thu Dec 01, 2005

Dear all,

Please join us on Thursday, December 8, for a talk with poet, writer and programmer Nick Montfort. We'll celebrate the launch of his new work Book and Volume, and close 2005.

The talk will take place in Liz's classroom at Eyebeam. Book and Volume will be installed on computers around us. To warm things up, shall we have us a potluck? Wine, beer (whiskey's okay too) and snacks are welcomed.

Nick will first discuss the approach that his collaborators and him have taken in working together on projects including 2002: A Palindrome Story (with William Gillespie) and Implementation (with Scott Rettberg). Nick is most interested in collaborations that involve developing the central concept and structures of a piece together, and that don't involve parceling out different creative tasks to different collaborators. Then, he'll consider his work in interactive fiction, and particularly his just-released interactive fiction Book and Volume, as an attempt to bring the computer's capabilities into literary art, another essential aspect of his practice.

Nick Montfort is a poet, writer, and programmer who lives in Philadelphia. His projects include Book and Volume (an interactive fiction, Auto Mata, 2005), Mystery House Taken Over (a modification kit and several modified interactive fictions, with Emily Short, Dan Shiovitz, and others, Turbulence, 2005), Implementation (a novel on stickers, written with Scott Rettberg, 2004), and 2002: A Palindrome Story (written with William Gillespie, online and in print from Spineless Books, 2002). He wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003), and, with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, edited the book and CD-ROM The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003). Nick is a Ph.D. candidate in computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. He blogs at Grand Text Auto ; his own site can be found at http://nickm.com.

When/Where:
Eyebeam
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

The Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings concerning art + tech + community (http://www.theupgrade.net).


EVENT

The Upgrade! w/Mark Napier, Thurs, October 27


Dates:
Thu Oct 27, 2005 00:00 - Fri Oct 21, 2005

Upgrade! New York invites:

We are delighted to have Mark Napier for his third Upgrade! talk in tandem with his solo exhibition at bitforms gallery opening this Saturday, October 22.

The evening will begin with a brief report from Liz Slagus on what we learned and planned during the first international conference to evolve the network and create opportunities for artists working in art + tech.

Followed, Mark will discuss his exploration in the past two years that include: 3D graphics and hardware level rendering techniques, the value of standards like OpenGL, the use of virtual spaces in artwork and some of the pitfalls he found in interfaces and interactivity. He'll demonstrate the new work, and talk a little about the pleasures and perils of showing interactive work in a gallery space.

The works Mark will show are from the new series titled Empire. These pieces all use a 3D model of the Empire State building as an interactive device. The viewer of the artwork can pick up, throw, bend, bounce and crush the building. The works read as 3D spaces, but the building also acts as a brush, leaving traces of its image behind as it moves across the screen, creating washes of ghostly architecture that build slowly with repeated layerings. The monument is made virtual, malleable, breakable and at the same time unbreakable.

Bio + + +

Mark Napier, painter-turned-new-media-artist, is a pioneer in the realm of Internet art. Through his early web-based artworks such as “The Shredder”, “Digital Landfill”, and “Feed”, Napier explores the potential of worldwide networks as a public space for virtual art. His experience as a software developer informs Napier’s software craft he uses code as an expressive form, and the Internet as his exhibition space and laboratory. Napier’s online studio, potatoland.org, is an open playground of interactive artwork. Napier creates a wide range of projects that appropriate data from the web transforming content into abstraction, text into graphics, and information into art.

His work has been included in seminal exhibitions of Digital Art including the Whitney Museum of American Art's Data Dynamics exhibition, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the San Francisco Museum of Art's 010101: Art in the Age of Technology, and the net_condition exhibition at ZKM (Center for Art & Media) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

A recipient of grants from Creative Capital, NYFA, and the Greenwall Foundation, Napier has also been commissioned to create artwork for SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim. Napier’s work has also been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, PS1, the Walker Arts Center, Ars Electronica, The Kitchen, Kunstlerhaus Vienna, Transmediale, Bard College, the Princeton Art Museum, ASCII Digital Festival, bitforms gallery in Seoul, and la Villette in Paris among many others.

URLs:
http://www.potatoland.org
http://potatoland.com/empire/

When/Where:
Eyebeam
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

Best,
Yael Kanarek

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http://www.theupgrade.org

The Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings concerning art + tech + culture.

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in 1996. Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the organization works to expand the public's appreciation and understanding of media art. As part of its mission and efforts to provide support
for artists working within the intersection of art, science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for the Upgrade! events and activities since April 2000.


EVENT

The Upgrade! International, September 23-24 at Eyebeam


Dates:
Fri Sep 23, 2005 00:00 - Sat Sep 17, 2005

Dear all,

The Upgrade! is a network of international monthly meetings in the field of art and technology. Since 1999, The Upgrade! exists as forums for artists, designers, critics, curators and educators who form the
communities in different cities to discuss and share knowledge.

The Upgrade! International is the first gathering that brings together the organizers from the U.S. and abroad for a weekend of sharing work, ideas and discussions surrounding the evolving network and arts community. All events listed are open to the public free of charge.

http://www.theupgrade.net

Please join us next week to meet a highly-motivated group of artists/curators who organize the gatherings in different cities around the world (soon in Toronto, Istanbul and Sofia). The gatherings
are often associated with art & technology centers. By default this emerging network sustains open communication lines between these nodes. We're meeting to develop a vision as a global network to highlight the creative work done in the field.

SHOW
•September 16-24, 2005
Documentation of works by 131 artists who participate at Upgrades! around the world. Representing: Boston, Chicago, Montreal, Munich, New York, Oklahoma City, Scotland, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Vancouver.

GATHER
•Friday, September 23: 7:30-9:00 pm
Sala-Manca Group performs "Elephants on Metula's Nights" and discusses their practice at our monthly gathering. The Sala-Manca Group is comprised of Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, Argentine-Israeli
artists who have been creating work in performance, video, installation and new media since 2000. Sala-manca's works deal with the poetics of translation, Yiddish culture, the tensions between low-tech
and high-tech aesthetics, as well as social and political issues.

SHARE
•Saturday, September 24: 12:00-7:00 pm
How does each Upgrade form its presence and community? What is the potential of the network? Join artists, curators and organizers for two panels, lecture and party.

12:00 pm: Introduction and welcome.

12:10 pm: The New York Upgrade! story with media artist Yael Kanarek and Director of Education at Eyebeam Liz Slagus.

12:45 pm: Artist-Run Upgrades! with Tiffany Holmes, Chicago; Tamiko Thiel, Munich; Adam Brown, Oklahoma City; Mushon Zer-Aviv and Sala-Manca Group, Tel Aviv; Kate Armstrong, Vancouver. Moderated by Yael Kanarek.

2:45-3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm: Art + Tech Organizations Upgrades! with Jo-Anne Green and Catherine D'Ignazio, Boston; Cezanne Charles and Robb Mitchell, Scotland; Suhjung Hur, Seoul; Tobias C. Van Veen, Montreal. Moderated by Liz Slagus.

5:15 pm: "NETWORKS, AGENCY, PROPERTY and POLICY: Practical thoughts on the emergence of new global cultural formations" — closing talk by leading scholar of media arts Michael Century.

6:00 pm: After-party with music by artist/DJ Tobias C. Van Veen.

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The Upgrade! is an international network of monthly meetings in the field of art and technology.

EYEBEAM
540 w 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
Hours: Tues-Sat, 12:00-6:00pm
Bookstore: Tues-Sat, 12:00-6:00pm
Admission: All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted
http://www.eyebeam.org, info@eyebeam.org

Eyebeam supports the creation, presentation and analysis of new forms of innovative cultural production. Founded in 1996, Eyebeam is dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre.

Eyebeam's programs are made possible through the generous support of Atlantic Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Time Warner Youth Media and Arts Fund, Alienware, the Jerome Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the David S. Howe Foundation, the Lerer Family Charitable Foundation, the Sony Corporation, Alias Systems, Inc. and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation.


DISCUSSION

The Upgrade! w/Diane Ludin, Thurs, Aug 4



We are delighted to have Diane Ludin for a second talk. Diane gave
her first Upgrade! talk
in July 2000. This time, Diane will present two projects: Memoryflesh
2.0, a Turbulence
commission about the Human Genome and iBPE, her Patent database project.

An artist and writer, Diane Ludin has been using the internet as a
resource since 1996.
She draws together voices of intimacy, confession and fragmented
illusion. Her collections focus
on the changing nature of "embodiment", representation and
communication as determined by
publicly available information.

She has exhibited both her solo and collaborative works in the US and
Abroad. Commissioned
works include projects for The Walker Art Center, Franklin Furnace,
Turbulence.org and the
Whitney Museum's Artport. Collaborative performances and broadcasts
with The Electronic
Disturbance Theater, FAKESHOP, Las Fantasmas, Prema Murthy, Francesca
DiRimini,
Ricardo Dominguez, and Agnese Trocchi.

URLs:
www.turbulence.org/Works/ludin
www.ibiology.net (spanish)
Whitney Artport Gate Page

When/Where:
Eyebeam
Thursday, August 4, 7:30 PM
540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

Best,
Yael Kanarek

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The Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings of new media
practitioners.

About our host: Eyebeam is a not-for-profit organization established in
1996. Through its Education, Moving Image and Exhibition divisions the
organization works to expand the public's appreciation and
understanding of media art. As part of its mission and efforts to
provide support for artists working within the intersection of art,
science, and technology, Eyebeam is excited to act as host for The
Upgrade! events and activities since April 2000.