After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

After 9 Evenings: LoVid & Andrew Lampert

From September 25 to October 1, 2016 ISSUE Project Room presents After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, a dynamic series of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops to mark the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering (1966).

For the second performance of the series, LoVid premieres a new performance work, Interplayce. This piece stems from their ongoing project "Reaction Bubble," an installation that utilizes homemade electronics, analogue video, audio­visual synthesizers, and ceramics activated by performers. Drawing inspiration from the study of proxemics, which is concerned with the distances between people depending on the relationships and contexts in which they interact, “Reaction Bubble” examines the relationship between the body and architectural instruments. Interplayce is a collaboration with artist/engineer Tyler Henry and dancer Sally Im.

A rover between mediums who favors formal structures and humorous ruptures, Lampert’s slippery live shows disrupt expectations of concept and execution, intention and results. Tonight, Lampert premieres a new video performance that takes as its subject the culture of corporate "technology, ownership, registration, royalties, and patents.”

LoVid's work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single channel videos, textile, participatory projects, mobile media cinema, works on paper, and A/V performance. Collaborating since 2001, LoVid’s projects have been presented at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NY), Daejeon Museum (Korea), Everson Museum (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), Mixed Greens Gallery (NY), CAM Raleigh (NC), Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways (CT), Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem (Israel), Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Neuberger Museum (NY), The New Museum (NY), and ICA (London), among many others. LoVid has performed and presented works at: Museum of Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), The Kitchen (NY), CCA (Israel), and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Foundation, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace,, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation. LoVid's videos are distributed by EAI.

Andrew Lampert has widely exhibited at institutions and festivals including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Gallery of Ontario, PS1, The Getty Museum, The British Film Institute, The International Rotterdam Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival and The New York Film Festival. Musical collaborators have included Chris Corsano, Peter Evans, Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht and C. Spencer Yeh among many others. He was Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives from 2003-2015, has taught at Purchase College and Eugene Lang College, edited the book The George Kuchar Reader (Primary Information, 2014) and co-edited both volumes of Harry Smith Collections Catalogue Raisonne (J&L Books, 2015). Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) distributes many of his works.

Sally Im is a New York native with a B.A from Mills College, Oakland CA. Before finding dance, she primarily worked in sound and mixing vinyl records. She began studying dance with Laurie De Vito in 2000 and joined the company in 2005. She also works in costume design, creating clothing for artists including Rachel Feinerman, Richa Gulati, Laurie De Vito and LoVid. In 2015, she collaborated with LoVid for the piece "ReactionWear" in both performance and jacket design.

In his code-based practice, Tyler Henry combines computer vision, media archives, and interactive installation to map relationships between image data, surveillance, and the body. He has recently presented work at venues in New York, South Korea, China, and Philadelphia. His work “Kinemetagraph” won the First Prize award at the NYC Media Lab Summit 2015, and he was selected as an AIGA/NY Fresh Grad 2016 lecturer. He received his MFA with Honors in Design and Technology from Parsons at The New School in 2016, and holds a BA in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. He has also completed studies in cinema history and practice at the FAMU National Film School in Prague, Czech Republic, and at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba.

After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is proudly supported by Nokia Bell Labs whose ongoing commitment to the spirit of experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), began with the collaboration between their engineers and avant-garde artists on 9 Evenings in 1966. These activities have continued to distinguish Bell Labs as a leader dedicated to fostering innovation in the arts and sciences.

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