[aha] Fwd: from Jason Van Anden - A Perfect Storm of Art - This
Weekend on Governor's Island
lo_bo at ecn.org
Wed Jun 25 10:13:53 CEST 2008
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am thrilled to announce a new artwork of mine installed on Governor's
Island called Dirty Dozen. It has been up for a couple of weeks, but
this coming weekend there is a lot happening on the island, so its an
especially great time to come visit. From June 27th-29th the island will
be the home to FigmentFest, a fabulous mix of interactive public art and
performances, Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls, InSite a wonderful outdoor
sculpture exhibit and Emergence, the exhibit I am a part of. To top it
off, David Byrne's Playing the Building at the Ferry terminal.
Governor's Island is a wonderful open space that is a pleasant five
minute ferry ride from downtown Manhattan. I plan to bring a picnic and
spend Saturday checking out as much as possible - if you plan to visit
please drop me a line.
Dirty Dozen is a whimsical wall projection comprised of one dozen
animated oysters just hanging out (see below), until they sense their
space has been invaded. The longer they are left undisturbed the more
boisterous they become. When disrupted they take a deep breath and clam
up. Genius of sound Nat Hawks created the oyster "vocals" which are
evocative of NYC's sidewalk culture. Sensor Sansei David Liatti of Glide
provided the magic that make the oysters live.
Its been a pretty busy summer exhibit-wise, and I let the newsletter
slide a bit. To recap, Neil and Iona are away at the San Jose Museum of
Art in a show called Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon and Farklempt!
was exhibited as part of DIGit, a new media festival in Narrowsburg, New
Ferry schedule and directions to Governor's Island can be found here.
Follow the links above or visit the smileproject.com home page for more
Jason Van Anden
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