MediaLive 2014 addresses the very notion of what it means for a work to be live, the interplay between modes of perception such as sight and sound, and the entanglement of human interaction with technology all come into focus as artists investigate the elasticity of form and content, bridging the analog and digital realms.
On the third day of MediaLive 2014, take part in two workshops and a panel with visiting artists working in live media.
10am WORKSHOP Hacking Together a Theremin: A DIY Instrument with ::VTOL::
1pm PANEL Behind the Screens: Dissecting MediaLive with Jenna Maurice, Nick Briz, Light Surgeons, and ::VTOL::
2pm WORKSHOP Glitch Art 101: How & Why You Should Corrupt Ur Files with Nick Briz
Nick Briz is a new-media artist, educator, and organizer based in Chicago, Illinois. He is an active participant in digital culture and experimental new-media, specifically through his work, research, and writing on glitch art, remix-culture, and digital literacy. Briz teaches courses on these theories and practices at the Marwen Foundation & the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown internationally at festivals and institutions, including the FILE Media Arts Festival (Rio de Janeiro, BR); the Images Festival (Toronto, CA); the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Museum of Moving Image (NYC); Furtherfield Gallery (London, UK); Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas (Venezuela); and LEAP Berlin. Briz has been featured in on/off-line publications including Rhizome.org; Furtherfield.org; the Creators Project; Creativity Online; PSFK; and Neural Magazine. Briz is a co- founder/co-organizer of the GLI.TC/H international festival in Chicago
Jenna Maurice is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Denver, CO. Relationships, relational dynamics, communication and problems with language are the things she questions, ponders, and experiments with in her work. She is interested in the human experience of empathetic response, as well as the subtleties of the body as a tool for non-verbal communication.
She received a BFA in Photography from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN, and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Deluge Contemporary in Victoria, Canada, and the Contemporary Living Gallery in Lecce, Italy.
Light Surgeons was founded in 1995 by artist and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen, along with a group of other like-minded media artists and filmmakers from London. Since then, they have become an established creative studio on the world stage developing new forms of cross-disciplinary practice through the fusion of film production, animation, motion design and the application of creative code and cutting edge tools. From their studio in East London, Light Surgeons have worked in collaboration with a broad network of award winning documentary filmmakers, animators, designers and software developers, producing a multitude of ground breaking projects, exhibiting and touring projects internationally.
SuperEverything* is a new live cinema performance project by The Light Surgeons which explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place through a unique collaborative performing arts project commissioned by the British Council Malaysia and with the support of Canon Malaysia.
The project explores these universal themes using a combination of observational documentary footage, motion graphics, creative programming and original music production to create a poetic audiovisual tapestry that forms a rich, kaleidoscopic view of the cultural landscape of Malaysia. The project was filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia and brings together a collection of Malaysia’s cutting-edge musical and visual artists. Through this process of cultural and artistic cross-collaboration, The Light Surgeons have evolved the project into a new exploded documentary cinema performance in line with their previous works in this arena.
SuperEverything* challenges us to contemplate our shared human story and to ask the timeless question of who we are as individuals and as a society. Through the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, the project seeks to uncover who we are as human beings and how our complex identities are connected to our every day environments through a multitude of different rituals. It is a journey through Malaysia’s past to understand its present and to reveal a shared social history that looks to our future.