Bubblyfish // Ginny Benson, G. Lucas Crane and Alaina StamatisTuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Technologist/sound artist Bubblyfish (Haeyoung Kim) presents Exchanged, an interactive performance examining the notion of giving and receiving. The meaning of it could be interpreted broadly to individuals, occasions, motivations and methods. In Exchanged, the author and audience members engage in a discussion and share stories through Moori, a system combining audience-participatory narrative and audio-visual performance. By exploiting innovations in network-based personal devices such as smart phones and tablets as well as SMS, Moori allows users to build a real-time collaborative performance through exchanging messages. Dynamic narrative is established through the open dialogue among participants and through questions and answers posed by audience and the system.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to participate in the Bubblyfish performance, view these instructions for installing the Moori app on your iPhone before the concert.
Brave New World: Life After Death in the Post-Apocalypse Part I is one in a series of abstract video collages works by Ginny Benson. The piece features dreamlike, often disorienting images that are live mixed and collaged together in real time by Benson. Scenes and recurring images within the piece form a free association, non-linear narrative. This piece will be accompanied by improvised tape manipulations by sound artist G. Lucas Crane and monologue by performance artist Alaina Stamatis. Alaina Stamatis will be joined by two improvisational dancers: Elle Erdman and Sam Shea.
Haeyoung Kim is a digital artist, technologist, sound artist, and performer. Her work focuses on immersive experience in sound, human interaction, and perception. Under the name Bubblyfish, Haeyoung explores the territory of sounds, live performance and interactive media. She has been commissioned from Roulette/Jerome Foundation, Turbulance.org. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including NamJunePaik (NJP) Art Center in Korea, Kunsthalle in Austria, Moving Image Museum in New York. She also has performed in numerous international digital art venues including MUTEK in Canada, Mapping Festival in Switzerland, and File Festival in Brazil.
Alaina Stamatis is a writer and performance artist who favors an absurd teaching style and enjoyable physical activity to engage a group with her writing. She regularly collaborates with experimental musicians to double the fun. Past performances include, “Official Museum of Arts & Design Tour” at MAD Museum, “Five in a Row” at Roulette, “Witness the Fitness” at Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics, “Strife Lessons” residency at Clocktower Gallery, and “Human Mating Dance Lessons” at Outpost Artists Resources. Alaina planned her post-apocalypse on Pinterest.
G. Lucas Crane is a sound artist, performer, and musician whose work focuses on information anxiety, media confusion, and recycled technology. Using a combination field recordings culled from the underbelly of the contemporary sonic media landscape and homemade electronic instruments, oscillators and broken machines, he creates compositions and performances as a reaction to, and illustration of, our information detritus choked times. Past work has dealt with musicality of a location or route, horror and phantasm in the information age, technology as abomination, the mystical presence of obsolete recording technology, recording as ritual, and the religious, poetic, and magical connotations of feedback and improvisation. Crane’s work exists in a meditation on the blurred boundary between new and old tech and the emotional and social toll created by the rapid advancement of the technological sonic/environment.
Ginny Benson lives in the Ho_se, goes to work at Roulette, and has fun at the Barn. Her radio program, Jam Sandwich, is an internet smash hit and can be found at artonair.org. She is currently developing a series of live video collages that use found images and synthesized patterns to create abstract narratives. With each work she aims to provide viewers with a multifaceted, intermedia piece that is unique each time you experience it. Ginny enjoys avocado sushi, mint tea, and when people get her name right the first time.
This evening’s performance is supported in part by NYSCA and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Haeyoung Kim’s performance is funded in part through support by mediaThe foundation inc.