- j. engling [ 3/5/2007 - 16:50 ] #
Ann Arbor, MI, March 9 -19, 2007
the University of Michigan’s premiere digital arts coalition, invites
you to attend SYNC 07, an annual Multimedia Digital Arts Festival
occurring March 9 th through the 19 th
at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan north campus.
The festival features cutting edge works and performances that find a
point of union between art and technology, and are offered in a range
of mediums from digital painting, photography and animation, to
installation and multimedia performance.
technologies offer us increasing opportunities to explore artistic
intentions and can provide us with new insights into both the art we
experience and the world at large. SYNC 07 takes this as a new frontier
in the aesthetic encounter and adopts this as the unifying theme that
will bring together artists and thinkers for several days at the
beginning of March.
As the discipline of
digital arts enters its adolescence a more diverse group of artists are
trying their hands at expressing themselves with the aid of ones and
zeros. This year's SYNC 07 Digital Arts Festival will display some of
the best cutting edge talent in the area. From March 9th to the 19th
the Duderstadt Gallery will be home to video, audio, 2d and 3d art -
all either created by digital means or commenting on the increasingly
digitized space in which we dwell. This year's show will highlight a
diverse sampling of the endless possibilities the digital realm has to
The Gallery Opening will be held on Friday March 9 th , from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
schedule of performances is as follows: (all performances start at 7:00
p.m. and are held in the Video Studio in the Duderstadt Center)
Mar. 9 th :
crafts an improvisational web of audio and projected video that is a
reflection of humans as living beings taking in stimuli, processing it,
and re-experiencing it throughout their lives.
bill van loo & j. schnable (http://www.chromedecay.org/)
released their first collaborative album, "Raindays," a three year
effort accomplished during spare moments of inspiration and
cross-country visits. Both vivid and introspective, the songs are
balanced with an energy that doesn't explode, but blossoms and slowly
emerges in unexpected ways. Their live performance expands on the
groundwork of the recorded material through improvisational rhythms and
melodies. Live visuals provided by Jon Hudson.
My Dear Disco: Dancethink Music (http://www.mydeardisco.com/)
combines exotic instruments such as Uilleann Pipes (Irish bagpipes) and
Didjeridoo along with live laptops, synthesizers, vocals, saxophones,
electric guitars, bass, and electro-acoustic drums. They’re pushing the
boundaries of dance music by giving the audience a highly dynamic show
where each original song has its own distinct, highly composed and
thought-out identity. Live visuals by VJ Techno Vision.
Mar 10 th :
The Betamales (www.myspace.com/MCTrashpedal)
Ian Fulcher (of Hot Meat for Young Lovers and Drafted by Minotaurs on
trumpet, various inputs, trashpedals) Vince Swain (of Dabenport on
guitar, effects) and Paul Bancel (of The Riots on Drums) perform
abstract, ambient noise soundscapes to short silent films.
de • fenestra: (http://www.white-rose.net/defenestra/) will feature Elijah
Church (tabletop guitar, sheng, wood flutes), John Wolf Mcintyre
(theremin and harmonium) and Will Soderberg (laptop, signal processing,
midi guitar) performing live improvised electronic music with projected
shenanigans.tv (www.shenanigans.tv) reshapes
reality by deconstructing and reassembling the world around them to
create new understandings and new levels of communication. The
simultaneous combination of technology, media, and movement in their
live performances and recorded projects drives home the true meaning of
seamless integration. They will be joined by nationally renowned sculptor Steve Baibak, and performing artist Natalie Winans.
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