Thursday, May 20, 2010

RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010 Right Here in Brooklyn on May 30


LOFI & Galapagos Art Space are Proud to Announce

RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010 • 2 PM – Midnight

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street DUMBO, Brooklyn NY 11201

GENERAL INFO: 530-330-LOFI (5634)

May 19, 2010 – LOFI (League of Independents), an arts organization dedicated to supporting independent media in New York City, has announced that Moby and Elizabeth Stark, 2 major players in the world of remix and free culture, are confirmed for the RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010. It will be held on Sunday, May 30th in partnership with Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. The event will begin at 2 pm and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening. The festival will celebrate remix/mashup artists of multiple disciplines and will feature curated film & video remixes, a remixed fashion show, a silent art auction of remixed visual art presented by Jan Larsen Art, DJs and live sound art, live video remixing, an “Artists Only” panel discussion, sponsor tables, a “roots room” illustrating remix throughout the history of art, and live musical performances. The festival will culminate in the screening of the work of selected entrants from around the world who have submitted their video remixes to the festival. Highlights are the NY premiere of Perry Bard’s Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake, and a special performance by legendary sound remixer, Steinski. Please see the attached talent roster for a more detailed listing.

Over the past decade, digital technology has allowed artists and consumers access to media-creating tools previously only available to professionals. The result has been not only an explosion of user-generated media, but an explosion of creativity. Artists began remixing and mashing up existing media, creating new works of art using elements from other sources. The result has been a flurry of controversy over intellectual property and copyright. RE/Mixed Media Festival aims to continue this conversation by bringing a public awareness to the myriad disciplines of art that remix touches and its respected place in the history of art.

LOFI (http://www.lofinyc.com/) is an art/film/media collective established in 2009 devoted to preserving the tradition of independent creation in the arts and to supporting independent artists. Empowered by technology, more artists are creating media than ever before, but their works are often seen only on sites like YouTube and social networks. LOFI aims to create a real face-to-face community for these artists to screen their works, and to discuss and critique the works of their peers. We hope to have a permanent home by 2011.

Jan Larsen Art (http://www.janlarsenart.com/) is a Brooklyn-based gallery providing discerning clients with fine art, interior elements, development services, entertainment production, fashion, and logistics services of the highest caliber. With a total of 19 locations in New York, JLA is ready to expand to London and Los Angeles.

RE/Mixed Media Festival, May 30 2010: Highlights of Talent and Events:

Moby is an American DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician. He sings and plays keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Moby became a successful artist on the ambient electronica scene, and achieved eight top 40 singles in the UK during the 1990s. His MobyGratis.com website, which licenses film music for free for non-profit and independent films, funnels proceeds from films which do go on to produce revenue to The Humane Society. Moby will not be performing, but will participate in the Artists Only Panel Discussion at 3:45.

Elizabeth Stark is a leader in the global free culture movement. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and a Lecturer in Computer Science at Yale University. Elizabeth is a co-founder of the Open Video Alliance, and producer of the Open Video Conference, whose inaugural event garnered nearly 9000 participants in person and across the web. Elizabeth will be doing a presentation on Content ID, Remix, and Downfall Memes with Kenyatta Chesse of knowyourmeme.com.

Perry Bard will be exhibiting the NY Premiere of Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake; http://dziga.perrybard.net/

Steinski: legendary remixer and sound-art pioneer; http://www.steinski.com/

Ricky Powell: fourth Beastie Boy and legendary hip-hop photog will present his “World Famous Ricky Powell Slideshow”; http://www.rickypowell.com/

“Artists Only” Panel Discussion: Artists debate the pros and cons of remix, appropriation, and copyright reform. Moderated by Deanna Zandt, author of Share This! http://www.deannazandt.com/

Roots of Remix: An exhibit continuing throughout the day, displaying remixed works throughout art history, including Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol and others.

Game Culture Panel and Demo: Moderated by Josephine Dorado (funksoup.com), this panel will explore the world of machinima and video game modding. Panelists include game guru Jesper Juul (http://www.jesperjuul.net/)

Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung: Politically charged video remixes and visual art; http://www.tinkin.com/

Sweatshoppe performing live 3-D visuals that will blow your mind! http://www.sweatshoppe.org/

Elisa Kreisinger Extraordinary pop culture remixes; http://www.popculturepirate.com/

Jon McIntosh Often hilarious, sometimes scary, political remixed video; http://www.politicalremixvideo.com/

DJ C-Tor & Dan Winckler will perform brilliant live music and visual mixing and make you dance!. http://www.danwinckler.com/

Seth Carnes: Incredible video sampling and mixing. Seth’s work has been seen at MoMA and at galleries around the world. http://www.sic.ph/

Mad Happy: electro hip-hop with influences from Hasidic folk melodies to Public Enemy; http://www.madhappy.com/

Remixed Fashion Show: Elizabeth Pulos & Rachel Hospodar present remixed fashion from another galaxy; http://www.mediumreality.com/

Hobo Tech depression era techno - contemporary music that nods to a forgotten America...Hobos Arise! http://www.hobo-tech.com/

Kat Fitzgerald local girl with a keen vision and mad skillz; http://www.spygirlpix.com/-- http://www.lofinyc.org/http://www.blythe-artists.com/
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