Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

Structural Patterns

Reflections on Art, Technology and Society

Archive for April, 2011

Laurina Paperina’s “HOW TO KILL THE ARTISTS”

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Just came across these art-specific animations. Whether they are coming out of annoyance, jealousy, desire for recognition and fame, creative drive, or all things combined, they’re entertaining for anyone with an Art History and Contemporary Art background.

HOW TO KILL THE ARTISTS ep.5 from Laurina Paperina on Vimeo.

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April 28th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

EYEBEAM Digital Art Workshop for High School Girls

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Digital Art Workshop for High School Girls
10AM-5PM // April 18 & April 19
@ Eyebeam Art + Technology Center 540 W 21 St, between 10th & 11th Aves in Manhattan

REGISTER by April 15th at 5PM:

High school girls will collaborate with two artists to create an interactive digital art installation that will be featured at Figment Festival, a 3-day public art festival taking place on NYC’s Governor’s Island (June 10-12). Over the course of a 2-day workshop at Eyebeam, students will learn how to embed basic electronics into everyday objects to transform them into musical instruments.

This workshop is for creative young women between the ages of 14-18. No experience with technology required.

Workshop fee: ?$20 includes all materials, hot lunch, and a snack (income sensitive scholarships available – email stephanie@eyebeam.org with inquiries)

Workshop dates: April 18 + April 19, 10AM–5PM

Workshop Location:
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 W 21 St
New York, NY 10011

Questions? Email stephanie@eyebeam.org

REGISTER by April 15th at 5PM:

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April 7th, 2011 at 10:17 am


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As greater bandwidth allows for higher quality video, I’ve posted a 7-minute single channel edit of a 14-minute 3-channel video installation commissioned by the New Museum in 2004 for an exhibition titled “Counter Culture.” The installation presents three animated portraits reflecting on the history and the future of the Bowery neighborhood. The monitors presenting the animated portraits are installed within a sculptural work made of a series of large steel ducts that have been interwoven together.

The exhibition “Counter Culture” occurred before the ground breaking for the new New Museum building at Bowery and Prince. My contribution to the show focused on capturing three alternate perspectives on the transformation of the Bowery neighborhood at the time. The three animated portraits are based on interviews with three long time Bowery personalities – Anton Bari, manager of the Bari Restaurant Supply and Real Estate, Bruce Davis, a resident of the last “flop house” in the Bowery, the Sunshine Hotel and Pedro Bisonoro or Morocho a 30 year resident of the Bowery, originally from the Dominican Republic.

Here are images of the original installation in Freeman Alley:
And a link to the site documenting the installation: FROM DARKNESS TO DAYLIGHT