Media artist Angie Eng organizes a mini-festival highlighting Asian artists and composers working in transmedia and computerized instruments.
1. Chasers: Un Pugno di dollari versus Yojimbo *
Director/Videobass: Angie Eng
Musician/Myo: Atau Tanaka
Videobass: Akio Mokuno
Chasers is A/V videobass band that cross compares culture through film remakes. Using custom computerized instruments this trio breaks down narrative into fragmented and repetitive gestures of sound and image.
2. Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of the destruction of images in a poison field *
Director/Video: Angie Eng
Music by: Hoppy Kamiyama
Movement by: Celeste Hastings
installation/Gift Shop: Angie Eng
Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of image destruction in a poison field is a parody on the fragility of collective memory, the power of the image and the struggle to replace the landscape with dominant voices. Dancer Celeste Hastings imitates statues being destroyed while Hoppy Kamiyama improvised music to both video and dancer.
3. Myogram **
Solo Music Performance by Atau Tanaka
Myogram by Atau Tanaka is a performance with the Myo bio-electrical interface as musical instrument where sensors capture electromyogram (EMG) signals reflecting muscle tension. The system renders as musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture.
4. Chew **
Director/Video: Carole Kim
Music by Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori
Media artist Carole Kim and musicians Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori will gnaw and ponder their way through an exploratory set of live visuals and sound. Kim experiments extensively with the moving image, engaging the materiality of projected light with the organic, textural surfaces she hand-constructs.
* World Premiere
** New York Premiere
Angie Eng is a visual artist who works in experimental video, conceptual art and time-based performance. In 1993 she moved to New York City and soon discovered time-based arts. During this time she became involved in the downtown electronic arts scene where she experimented with video sculptures, interactive installation and live video performance. She collaborated on numerous video performance projects, including The Poool a live video performance group she co-founded and co-directed with Nancy Meli Walker and Benton Bainbridge in 1996-1999. Her experimentation with interactive installation began during her first solo show at Artists Space in 1997. Her work has been performed and exhibited at established venues such as, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Lincoln Center Video Festival, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Roulette Intermedium, Artists Space, Art in General , Anthology Film Archives, Experimental Intermedia, CNES, and Cité de la Musique.