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Lev Manovich on Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:59:04 +0100 (CET)


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PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY TO PRESENT MEDIA EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES SCALE
AND
SOCIAL MEANING

"Media Miniature"
March 17-April 20, 2006
Opening reception: 6-8 p.m., March 16, 2006

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours: Tuesday AD Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon
to
5 p.m.


TALK BY LEV MANOVICH
A talk by Lev Manovich will be held in conjunction with the exhibition at
7
p.m. on Friday, April 7 in Room 213, adjacent to the gallery.  It is
free
and open to the public.


NEW YORK, N.Y., March 2, 2006 AD Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present an
exhibition titled "Media Miniature," on view from March 17 through April


that tests the conceptual frame of narrative, film, text, and visual art
with the work of seven artists who create intentionally miniature work
with
monumental implications. The exhibition and opening reception are free
and
open to the public.

"Media Miniature" charts a specific line through the last ten years of
art
and technology experiments during which an extraordinary group of
artists
working in digital moving image and sound, some for portable devices,
have 
accomplished an astonishing range of new work, according to Christina
Yang,
guest curator for the exhibition. The artists whose work will be
represented
in the exhibition are Marc Lafia, Lev Manovich, Jane Philbrick, Charlene
Rule, Dave Simonds, Grahame Weinbren, and the-phone-book Limited.

"This exhibition aligns itself with a discourse on older forms of
literary
invention such as the printing press. What was once a mass social
experience, whether in cathedrals or theaters, became possible to carry
in 
a
pocket," says Yang. "Equally, laptops, cell phones, and iPods have
become
the matrix of expanded social networks nevertheless human in scale and
contact," she adds.

Visitors to the exhibition will interact with the installations to see
and
hear pioneering Internet mini-movies from the 1990s, films and ring tones
on
cell phones, a voice recording reconstructed using speech synthesis
techniques, and an artist's Internet diary, among other works.  A
"Philmphest" of cell phone films made by Pratt students in a workshop
with
the-phone-book Limited will be shown during the opening reception.



About Pratt Manhattan Gallery:
Pratt Manhattan Gallery is a public art gallery affiliated with Pratt
Institute. The goals of the gallery are to present significant
innovative
and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture,
fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of
educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their
lives in a meaningful way.

About Pratt Institute:
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is one of the largest independent
colleges
of art and design in the United States, offering undergraduate and
graduate
degree programs in the schools of architecture, art and design,
information
and library science, and liberal arts and science
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