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Friday, July 27 9pm: Ben Neill will play his hybrid electro-acoustic “mutant trumpet” in the liminal spaces created by video artist Bill Jones in Circuits Maximus, a special live music and interactive video event.
Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival
July 27 – 29
A co-presentation of the Film Society and Lincoln Center Festival 2007
Welcome to Scanners, a compendium of works that cover the latest in the digital spectrum. When we first presented such a collection at the 1992 New York Film Festival, the genre was called video art. After 16 years and four program title changes, it’s called (by some) digital media. And it doesn’t necessarily start out digitally––or even analog-ly.
This year, free-form narrative will wow your senses in Edin Vélez’s multi-layered A Certain Foolish Consistency, while the documentary Passion and Power: The Technology of Orgasm reveals all you want to know about the O-word and more. Securing funding for these types of projects is never easy; our program of shorts Renewable Resources celebrates 20 years of Renew Media’s support for independent media artists. LivingVoom shows what happens when a television channel takes a beautiful aesthetic leap, devoting itself to video art as ambient media. THE SHAPE OF THE FORM, OPTICAL GARDEN, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE and FRIGHT NIGHT each offer a look at some fantastic new works in short form for your enjoyment. CIRCUITS MAXIMUS is a live event with some of the best and brightest artists in music and media. And Scanners would not be complete without Armond White’s annual survey of music videos, with his irreverent commentary to go with it.
Of course, the lines between film, video and those things hanging out on your hard drive have been officially erased. In order to stay on top of the latest trends, Scanners will soon become a bimonthly event, giving us the ability to share the latest, as it happens. So come along now for an amazing ride, and join us again––sooner than you think!
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Series: Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival
Country: USA, Release: 2007
A special live music and interactive video event
We are pleased to present an evening of performances by three musician/video duos. Bobby Previte’s manic drums, played in real time with no loops or laptops, match VJ veteran Benton-C (Benton Bainbridge), painting with light. Ben Neill will play his hybrid electro-acoustic “mutant trumpet” in the liminal spaces created by video artist Bill Jones’ conjunction of performance and installation art. And composer Dorit Chrysler’s Theremin will join with media artist c.h.i.a.k.i. (Chiaki Watanabe) on muxology v.2, a media project that combines electro-acoustic sound with kinetic images. As if that weren’t enough, a special fourth-set encore will place all six artists onstage in a multi-media super jam. Do not miss this one––even if we tried, it will never happen the same way again.
For a listing of films in the Festival go to Program Overview.
Click on Calendar to view the schedule, film descriptions and, to purchase tickets online.
Scanners has been organized by Kathy Brew, Chris Chang and Marian Masone, with Berta Sichel of Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia. The program is made possible by the Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds program, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and mediaThe Foundation.