Media artist Angie Eng organizes an evening of performance highlighting Asian artists and composers working in transmedia and computerized instruments. Artists working in music, video, dance and new digital instruments present national premiers including:
Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of image destruction in a poison field
Angie Eng, along with Japanese composer and music producer Hoppy Kamiyama and Butoh-trained dancer Celeste Hastings, offer an intermedia parody of the global crisis in identity via monument destruction. The performance will be accompanied by an installation of a tourist gift shop highlighting modern iconoclasm.
Chasers: Yojimbo versus Per un pugno di dollari / Fistfull of Dollars
dir. Angie Eng
Event curator and artistic director Angie Eng presents her videobass band, Chasers, a trio with Atau Tanaka and Akio Mokuno, who play a cross-cultural study of film remakes.
dir. Atau Tanaka
International composer and music researcher Atau Tanaka presents a solo performance utilizing his latest invention, Myo, a bio-electrical music instrument with sensors that capture muscle tension.
dir. Sean Winters
with Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins
Colorado-based composer and video artist Sean Winters joins downtown improv stars Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori in an abstract audiovisual journey.
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 the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Lincoln Center Video Festival, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rensselaer 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.
This performance is part of series supported, in part, with funds from GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise. Instituted in 2014, GENERATE aims to provide immediate, practical assistance to artists, helping them achieve ambitious work to be presented in our theater. Click here for more information about how you can contribute to GENERATE.
GENERATE: The Frances Richard Fund for Innovative Artists of Promise is made possible, in part, with funds from The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, The Jerome Foundation, mediaThe foundation, Inc., The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Roulette’s Board of Directors and the generosity of our New & Adventurous audiences.