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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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  • $2 – adults
  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays & Wednesdays during the Farmers Market!

MediaLive 2013

November 7 - 10, 2013

MediaLive brings together artists who explore forms of live audiovisual performance. This four-day festival presents a variety of approaches, discusses the technology and underlying theoretical, formal and conceptual considerations, and offers opportunities to explore live media tools first-hand.

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.

MediaLive 2013
November 7-10

Visiting Artists

Brian Kane
David Last
Miwa Matreyek
Jon Satrom
Stephen Scott and the Bowed Piano Ensemble
Phillip Stearns
Tiffany Trenda
Tim Weaver
Holly Willis
Mario Zoots


Thursday, November 7
6pm reception
ATLAS Speaker Series Lecture: Miwa Matreyek
@ University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS Institute

Friday, November 8, 6pm-10pm
6pm Emerging Artists works on view / Reception
7pm Keynote: Holly Willis, Director, Media Arts + Practice Program at University of Southern California
8pm Performances: Miwa Matreyek, Jon Satrom, Tiffany Trenda & Tim Weaver
10pm Kick-off Party: offthesky + Mario Zoots @ Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place

Saturday, November 9, 7-10pm
7pm Emerging Artists works on view / Reception
8pm Performance: Stephen Scott and the Bowed Piano Ensemble, Phillip Stearns, & Brian Kane with David Last
@ University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS Institute

Sunday, November 10, 11am-5pm
11am BLOrkFast with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra – Continental breakfast provided
12-5pm WORKSHOP Build a Kinetic Audiovisual Instrument
Build a kinetic light instrument that responds to music using sensors, motors, LEDs and the Arduino microcontroller. Taught by SparkFun. No experience necessary. Please bring your headphones. All other materials provided.


Throughout the festival, enjoy the following works on view:
Phil Solomon’s Empire (2008) @ BMoCA
Works by emerging artists from Colorado and New Mexico (see map)

Join us 1 hour before each event for light fare, drinks and camaraderie

Special rates available to MediaLive attendees at The Historic Hotel Boulderado. Built in 1909, this landmark is located 6 blocks from the museum. Click here for information on rates and registration.

2013 Sponsors
Ben Allen | Apple | Atlas Institute, University of Colorado Boulder | Communikey | Hotel Boulderado | Object+Thought | Schmitt Music | SparkFun Electronics

MediaLive Curators
Janet Feder + David Fodel