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Untitled Document

     Fresh Projects: Shimmer

      New Museum of Contemporary Art / Chelsea
      Media Lounge

      November 10 - December 31, 2005



      Fresh Projects is an experimental showcase for artists working in
all=
 aspects of digital media. Shimmer brings together architect Alisa
Andrasek=
 and artists Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand, whose two installations -
B=
ifid and Waken - use generative software to explore potentially limitless
p=
ermutations of material design and sonic organization.=20




      contact. newmu {AT} newmuseum.org
      web. www.newmuseum.org =20

    =20
      Fresh Projects act as a showcase for emerging artists working in
all =
aspects of the digital medium. Shimmer presents two installations,
created =
using generative software, that reconfigure the gallery into a laboratory
f=
or innovation in the use of scale and material. In Waken, Beth Coleman
and =
Howard Goldkrand use a code that emulates the movement of bees in nature
to=
 create sound that is characterized by diversity, accident, and
spontaneous=
 growth. This work, which continues their investigation into system
design =
and generative forms, creates a kind of electronic-architectural
distortion=
 of space. In Bifid, Alisa Andrasek uses a form of "design intelligence"
- =
a combination of genetic engineering techniques and design software - to
cr=
eate a field of intricate and translucent fabric structures. Here, Bifid
ta=
kes the form of an architectural installation, but in theory, it could
mani=
fest itself as an infinitely customized design product, the surface of
clot=
hing, or a dynamic sound pattern.

      In Bifid, Alisa Andrasek uses a form of "design intelligence" - a
com=
bination of genetic engineering techniques and design software - to
create =
a constellation-like field of intricate and translucent fabric
structures. =
 The orders and synchronicities of this design intelligence provide the
fab=
ric with the flexibility to adjust and adapt to a number of
configurations =
in the space.  In this exhibition, Bifid takes the form of an
architectural=
 installation, but in theory, it could also manifest itself as an
infinitel=
y customized design product, the surface of clothing, or a dynamic sound
pa=
ttern.

      Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand's sculpture Waken builds across a
n=
etwork of signals in an installation of bio-dynamic materials and audio
spe=
akers.  Using a code that emulates the movement of bees in nature, the
arti=
sts create a "sonic prairie" characterized by diversity, accident and
spont=
aneous growth.  Experienced spatially, their installation results in a
kind=
 of electronic-architectural distortion of space.




      Fabrication of Bifid courtesy of MB Wellington Studio, creators of
Li=
ghtblocks=AE. =20

      Media Lounge exhibitions and public programs are supported by the
Roc=
kefeller Brothers Fund, the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the
Jerome =
Hill Centennial, and the New York State Council on the Arts. The New
Museum=
 of Contemporary Art receives general operating support from the Carnegie
C=
orporation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City
Depar=
tment of Cultural Affairs, JPMorgan Chase, and members of the New
Museum.=
=20

      contact. newmu {AT} newmuseum.org
      web. www.newmuseum.org




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