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242.pilots at AMMI

242.pilots Perform at the American Museum of the Moving Image
Thursday, May 8
7:30 p.m.

The three artists who comprise 242.pilots, HC Gilje (Norway), Kurt Ralske (U.S.), and Lukasz Kysakowski (Poland), use laptops and custom-made software in live performances to dynamically generate video and sound. Their performance will be structured as a series of solos followed by the group working collaboratively with a guest musician, much like a jazz ensemble, to create a layered image and soundscape. The resulting composition evolves through creative exchange and non-verbal communication. Described by The New York Times as "an intriguing, compelling alliance of sound and motion," the group's current DVD project, 242.pilots Live in Bruxelles, won the 2003 Image Award at Berlin's Transmediale festival. The 242.pilots' performance is cosponsored by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.

Tickets ($12 public / $8 members) can be purchased in advance by calling the Museum at 718-784-4520.

This event is part of Thursdays, an ongoing series of artist talks and performances, presented in conjunction with DigitalMedia, the Museum's highly acclaimed gallery space focused on creative, probing, and playful explorations of the digital moving image and software-based art. For more information visit www.movingimage.us/thursdays.