The last in a three-part series that features presentations by artists awarded grants through Rhizome’s Commissions Program. Founded in 2001 to support artists working with technology, the Rhizome Commissions Program has awarded fifty-four commissions to date. Projects realized through the Program represent some of the most forward-thinking and innovative works of media and Internet-based art. In this evening’s program, the artists will discuss their commissioned projects and larger bodies of work.
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Rhizome.org 2006-2007 Commissions / project: Oppera Internettikka – Protection et Sécurité by Annie Abrahams & Igor Stromajer (jurors: Lauren Cornell, Regine Debatty, Olia Lialina, Eduardo Navas, Marisa S. Olson); Rhizome.org, NYC, New York, USA (direct link)
Oppera Internettikka – Protection et Sécurité explores the poetics of a contemporary sound form — opera as a sound event for the audience in the form of a live internet audio broadcast. In that way it combines the notion of the world wide web communication protocols and classical artspace — an opera house. Opera is a very strictly coded form of art with a lot of passion, and internet is a lonely place of solitude and intimate communication which is becoming more and more fragile, dangerous and suspicious.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.1222
$6 Members, $8 General Public
[Annie Abrahams, Igor Štromajer, Christine Kattner – Opéra National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier, France, 2006; Photo David Olivari]
Organized by Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome, the New Silent Series receives major support from The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
New Museum, New York