May 8, 2000

"tech know - Logic"

Participating Artists:
Fakeshop, screaMachine, Disney Nasa Borg, Lillian Ball, Jody Elff and iligili.

The two-night event will investigate the relationship between traditional uses of visual media and their translation through computer generated platforms. Painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance will be explored.

The on-line gallery presents web interactive works and computer generated moving images through such programs as Flash, QuickTime, Shockwave. The artist's own code reveals the creation of an ultimate sculptural installation that uses infinite space. The interaction between traditional media and the internet is pushing the boundaries of the traditional gallery and/or site specific installation. The Internet has created "the WEB project" to categorize such events.
"tech know - Logic" introduces the collaboration of traditional media and the computer. Visual media can be enhanced by this new medium. The viewer is able to participate, and to focus on the artist as the medium. Emphasis is placed upon the tools the artist uses to most clearly communicate his/her own journey. "Tech Know- Logic" has transformed the tactile object of art into a journey that allows for participation and continual dialogue.

Disney NASA Borg will portray this on both nights by demonstrating complete web interactivity . On the second night he will create a three dimensional web page including a male and a female butoh dancer that will act as the cursor for physical interaction for a 3-dimensional web page. Interactivity will also be illustrated by Gearoid Dolan of Screamachine. His work combines low-tech collage, projected floating imagery, and high-tech interactive audio.

ILLIGILI utilizes sculptural installation. Physical interaction is required to experience his trans funk erotica. Images flash so fast before the viewers eyes that they come forth as a memory.

Lillian Ball's virtual life of sculpture is translated through computer animation.

Jody Elff's digitized sound sculpture is orchestrated by the action of the viewer.

Doron Golan projects animated environments that tend to induce a meditative state.

Kevin Auzerine magnifies images of abstract painting and graffiti. The fusion between the medium and the surface uses projected light and creates a quality of molten stained glass.

Fakeshop's work stresses quick time and projected streaming visual. This opening will be the first of many collaborations between the public and the artists of today, who are using media that reflects the current technological explosion.

Show Events/Schedule: May 18 - June 16, 2000
Opening reception Performances and presentations: Thursday, May 18 from 6-9 PM and Friday, May 19 from 6-9 PM,

Michele Thursz, Director

414 Broadway
New York NY 10013