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Pratt x New World Symphony = BLINK, BURN – Miami Beach, Dec 7

In Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Blink Burn, New World Center, New World Symphony, Pratt, Uncategorized on 08/11/2017 at 3:32 pm

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Please join us this December!

Pratt x New World Symphony present
BLINK, BURN.

A unique performance during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2017
Followed by a cocktail reception co-hosted by Pratt Alumni Miami Network

Thursday, December 7
6pm Performance
7pm Reception

SunTrust Pavilion, New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

Free and open to the public; reservations and more information at

http://www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/blink-burn/

Please join us for BLINK, BURN, a new addition to the landscape of Art Basel in Miami Beach. This collaboration between Pratt Institute and New World Symphony (NWS) explores the creative possibilities that emerge when film/video artists engage deeply with sound artists/musicians. This yearlong collaboration, conceived by David Gryn, curator of Film & Sound for Art Basel in Miami Beach and Director of Daata Editions, will culminate in a high-profile visual/aural event on December 7 during Art Basel in Miami Beach. It will feature original video work by select Pratt students accompanied by NWS fellows’ live sound performance.

PROGRAM

BLINK, BURN, led by Lisa Crafts at Pratt and Michael Linville at NWS and London based artist Molly Palmer, encompasses four different video and musical pieces that explore the general theme of human impact and the multifaceted, complicated nature of humanity.

Lifeblood

Composed by Christopher Hernacki (Bass Trombone Fellow) and Zach Manzi (Clarinet Fellow)
Performed by Nick Castellano (Horn Fellow), Christopher Hernacki and Zach Manzi
Moving Images by Alexander Mejia with creative partner Sieanna Janae Williams

In this piece, the artists explore elemental life forces such as water, blood, and human life. Building upon these elements, the artists introduce humans as the life blood of the cities they occupy.

Zodiac Suite

Performed by Andrew Chilcote (Bass Fellow)
Moving Images by Lou Goncalves

This piece introduces several reimagined astrological signs with corresponding planets, colours, symbols and elements. Based on a musical composition by Lucas Drew.

Ex Materia

Mary Reed (Bass Fellow): performing her original composition: Cosmicomics
Moving Images: Natalie Carvallo, Emma Dold, Holly Durgan, Lauren Kolar

The central theme for this piece is creation and destruction in the natural cycle of life.

Utopia

Utopia, composed by Ludek Wojtkowski (Violin Fellow)
Moving Image by Christopher Rutledge with creative partner Lauren Pedrosa

This work tackles climate change through 2D and 3D animation and live footage. The visuals invoke rising sea levels, the destruction of earth, and its rebirth.

https://www.pratt.edu/the-institute/public-programs/

Conception idea:

The idea to bring both entities together has emerged after my many years of working with Art Basel in Miami Beach as both Film and Sound Curator, and hosting the screening program taking place in Soundscape Park at the New World Symphony. It is aimed at the empowerment of students and future artists at the time of the annual city’s focus of the art fair and bring student bodies together to explore true collaboration, which for any filmmaking and most creative disciplines is so valuable and vital. (David Gryn)

 

 

 

 

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