SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND: a collaboration of piano music, art, and mobile technologies

SYNAESTHESIA PLAYGROUND by pianist Jocelyn Ho
SBU Collaborators (all commissioned for the concert)
Dan Waymouth, Composition
Nobi Nagasawa, Optical fiber attire Bio-Lux.
Takafumi Ide, Visuals

The concert on Thursday 3/2 at UCLA will be livestreamed.
Please tune in. 7:30PM Pacific time / 10:30PM East coast time
https://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/school-of-music-live-streams

Location:
Schoenberg Hall445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/chambermusic-ucla-presents-synaesthesia-playground

Bio Lux: The original function of clothing is to shield human from weather conditions. The garment designed for a pianist Jocelyn Ho flips this function inside out: it does not protect from the external environment but exposes and interacts with the internal physiology of her body. Sensors on the pianist’s body detect her heartbeat, movement, and energy to act as triggers between the music and the illuminated attire Nagasawa designed. By creating an interactive sartorial (wearable) art activated by bodily rhythms, the performing body becomes an augmented artwork which transforms the performance. This clothing, made from “woven” pulsating optical fiber creates a soulful journey between mind, body, and music. (from Synaesthesia Playground dossier)

* Sponsored by the Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS) Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University.

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Lecture Robert Whitman

Friday, NOVEMBER 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Robert Whitman, Reflections on Recent Works: Swim and Local Report
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For the second installment of the 2015-2016 Stony Brook University Art History & Criticism Lecture Series we are pleased to announce that multimedia artist Robert Whitman will discuss his two latest projects: Swim (2015) and Local Report (2012). Whitman’s career spans multiple decades and disciplines. His recent theatrical performances employ telecommunications networks and multisensory elements to conceive new communities of spectatorship in the theater and gallery alike. The programming committee is thrilled to host Robert Whitman on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), a vibrant community of artists that redefined what constituted art in the twentieth century.

Attendance is free and open to the public, with a small reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres following the Q&A.

We hope to see you there.

Admission:
Free and open to the public

Date:
Friday, 7:00 p.m. November 13, 2015

Place:
Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Direction:
Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/

(image: A pioneer of and co-founder of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Whitman is one of the most important contemporary artists working with multimedia.)

 

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Art Crawl Fall 2015

Join us for Free Guided Tours of Various Art Galleries on the Stony Brook University Campus!

TOUR 1: Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm
TOUR 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm
(see schedule and map below)

Tour 1 starts at the Skylight Gallery in Wang Center at 3 pm on Thursday, September 10, continues to the Alloway Gallery in Melville Library Building and ends at the Simons Center Gallery with a reception.

Tour 2 starts at the Alloway Gallery in Melville Library Building at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 18, continues to the Zodiac Gallery in Wang Center and ends at the Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center with a reception.

Free and open to the public.

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Art & Technology panel discussion

Art & Technology panel discussion moderated by Andrew Uroskie.
Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 – 4:00PM

Panelists include Stephanie Dinkins, Nobuho Nagasawa, Lorraine Walsh, Margaret Schedel, Tali Hinkis, Melissa F. Clarke and Takafumi Ide.

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Faculty Exhibition 2015

Exhibition: Faculty Exhibition 2015
Duration: September 15 – October 24, 2015
Reception: Wednesday, October 7, 6-8 pm
Free and open to the public
Place: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Location: Main Floor Staller Building, Stony Brook University
Contact: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Staller Center for the Arts, first floor
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425
More information: 631.632.7240 or ZuccaireGallery@stonybrook.edu

Artist:

  • Isak Berbic
  • Krista Biedenbach
  • Toby Buonagurio
  • Melissa F. Clarke
  • Stephanie Dinkins
  • Takafumi Ide
  • Martin Levine
  • LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
  • Nobuho Nagasawa
  • Jason Paradis
  • Mel Pekarsky
  • Howardena Pindell
  • Andreas Rentsch
  • Dan Richholt
  • Kimberly Ruth
  • Lorena Salcedo-Watson
  • Margaret Schedel and Patrice Scanlon
  • Maya Schindler
  • Chris Semergieff
  • Chanika Svetvilas
  • Lorraine Walsh

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New work in exhibition at NurtureArt / Stephanie Dinkins

Duration: May 8 – May 29, 2015
Contact: http://nurtureart.org/#1
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 7 – 9 pm

NURTUREart is pleased to present What It Was, curated by Project Curate and Adam Parker Smith, and featuring artists Avantika Bawa, Brent Birnbaum, Wyatt Burns, Stephanie Dinkins, Patrick Mohundro, and Scott Rogers.
What It Was asks us to confront our pasts and explore the potential of alternate and plural futures. In predicting what role art will have in our own lives and the lives of others, we wonder: where will the future be?

NURTUREart Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
718 782 7755

M.F.A. 1st Year Exhibition : IV

Exhibition: M.F.A. 1st Year Exhibition : IV
Duration: May 4 – May 22, 2015
Contact: Gwen Coady, Department Secretary
Opening Reception: Tuesday, MAY 5, 6:00 – 9:00PM

    Artist:

  • Tanya Kaiser Robinson
  • Rebecca Uliasz
  • Allison M Walters
  • Dewayne Wrencher

Place: Lawrence Alloway Memorial Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

Letter from Alumni: Lawrence Mesich, MFA 2006

Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve had news to announce, but now I’ve got several things to tell you about:

I’ll have a piece in the Making History Exhibition organized by Arts in Bushwick, which opens Sunday 4/19 from 4-7pm. My piece is a model of a larger work that I’ll have up in my studio for BOS this year. This is a benefit for AiB and all of the work in the show will be raffled off on May 10th, so come and find some work you’d like to own on Sunday and come back on 5/10 to try to acquire it. You can take a look at all of the work in the show here: http://artsinbushwick.org/making-history-exhibition-benefit-gallery/

I’ve been hard at work on another new piece called Distributed Risk, which I received a Queens Art Fund grant to build and will be on display in my studio for Bushwick Open Studios this year (6/5 – 6/7). It’s a large sculpture/multi-channel video piece, and continues the body of work I started last year with Inherent and Residual Risk. This is the largest and most complicated piece I’ve worked on in a long time, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve refining and working out design issues for the part few months, and progress has slow but steady. I’ve moved on to production and am nearly finished with the video components, and I’ve engaged sculptor Cody Hughes to work on fabricating the structure. I hope you’ll come visit me in June and take a look. In the meantime, I have images of the digital and physical modes up on my site.

But that’s not all! I’ve also been working with Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris on two new Maze projects. For the uninitiated, it’s a life-size, traversable maze that includes light, video, sculpture, and a myriad of musical performances and time-based events.  If you don’t remember this project or weren’t able to check it out in 2012, you can get a refresher here.
The first maze will happen in Chicago at the Thalia Hall garage from 5/7 – 5/24. It’ll be a new iteration of the design we used in 2012. The space is cool, the line-up will be fantastic. Check it out if you’re in Chicago during that period, I’ll be there for the opening night. More details soon!
The second maze will happen in NYC at the SELECT Fair on the roof of the former DIA building during Frieze week (5/13  – 5/17). This will be a new design, using long sheets of translucent fabric stretched across poles held up by 43 performers to create a temporary structure each night. You can see a rough rendering of it here. If you’re asking yourself “where are they going to find 43 performers?”, consider yourself recruited! In addition to helping us realize this crazy thing, you’ll see great performance by the likes of Lee Renaldo, Arto Lindsay, and others. If you’re interested get in touch with me or with Sam at <theregattasgroup@gmail.com>.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at some of these events!

-Lawrence

Letter from Alumni in Art History – TechKidsUnlimited.org

I’m a Stony Brook alumni and I wanted to tell everyone about the not-for-profit program I founded which is a combo of my background in art history—thanks Stony Brook—and tech.
It’s called TechKidsUnlimited.org and we teach technology—programming, video editing, podcasting, 3D printing, game design and more—to youth with special needs.
Please see the attached info for more about our program and please LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TechKidsUnlimited and we are on Twitter @TechKidsU.
If you know anyone interested in our program—which is really about art and technology—please reach out to me!

Beth Rosenberg
Stony Brook, Art History Masters, 1991
techkidsunlimited.org
edubeth.net

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MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015

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Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015
Duration: March 24 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)

Artist talk: Wednesday, March 25th, 3:00PM

Artists:

  • Fiona N. Cashell
  • Nicole Hixon
  • Catherine Katsafouros

Place:
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Location:
The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240 www.stallercenter.com/gallery
(Image: from left, Fiona N. Cashell, Nicole Hixon and Catherine Katsafouros)

Call 631-632-7240 for information and disability accomodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The 2013-2014 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Staller Center.

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Exhibition by MFA candidate Victoria Febrer

Exhibition: MarDesierto DesertSea An Interactive Video Installation
Duration: February 28 – March 8, 2015
Hour: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, and by appointment
Closing Reception: TBA

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University
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