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David Gryn, Sound and Technology Curator, about If So, What?

In Art Basel, Art Fair, Curator, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, If So, What ?, ifsowhat, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Sound, Technology, Uncategorized on 06/12/2017 at 8:54 am

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David Gryn, Sound and Technology Curator, about If So, What?

By Abby Margulies

“I think about audience as much as I think about how to support artists.” Says David Gryn, who is speaking with me in the lead up to the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) about curating film programs, his thoughts on the upcoming fair in Miami, and his new role as Technology and Sound Curator for If So, What?. Gryn, who is Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, is also going into his 7th year as curator for film and sound for ABMB, and is a renowned expert in the field of film, digital media, and sound curation.

Right now, Gryn is hard at work for ABMB, which opens this week. This year’s program takes as its theme the universal language of dance, and explores the relationship between music and movement. The program will include three films by artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jen DeNike and Tin Ojeda, as well as a series of short films presented by the Chicago Film Archive in collaboration with Chicago-based gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey.

“The goal,” said Gryn, who has dedicated his career to elevating and creating a platform for film and digital art, “is to encourage galleries to show the mediums that they don’t really bring to art fairs or find easy to sell. And the result is that it often raises the profile of the work and the medium.”

For the sound component of the program, Gryn is working with artist Hans Berg to program surround sound in the 160 speakers in SoundScape park, part of New World symphony. The sound element was a component that Gryn introduced into ABMB a few years ago, and which runs each evening before the film programming begins.

One of Gryn’s favorite aspects of the program is that the film and sound portion of the fair is open and accessible to everyone. “At the screenings there’s a big mix of huge art collectors, homeless people, and families from Miami,” said Gryn. “They are all equal to me; that mix is interesting to me. I’m trying to be accessible to as many people as possible.”

Gryn is in the business of empowering and providing a platform for artists. He is the Director of Daata Editions, a platform that he developed with art collector Anita Zabludowicz. Daata Editions commissions artists’ video, sound, poetry, and web-based works, and makes them available for purchase by museums, fairs, hotel brands, and private collectors, among others. But as a curator, and someone who ultimately wants to see these artists make a living, he is also in the business of audience engagement.

“When I view an audience I am always looking at how they are engaging with the work. I think if I’m not doing the right thing it’s not always good for the artwork.”

For Gryn, his commitment to curating film and creating a platform for artists working in video and digital mediums to present their work serves a larger mission. “I am trying to empower a medium, to make sure there is a marketplace connectivity,” said Gryn.

Working with If So, What? is a natural fit for Gryn, who said that he is very excited to be working with and supporting an innovative new art event. “We have a mutual belief in supporting the artists, in being honest, truthful, and diligent about how we operate with artists.”

In addition, Gryn sees Silicon Valley as an interesting new frontier. “I think there is a change going on and a growing interest in art. It was hitherto dominated by the dot com sensation, but I think that has moved on and people are becoming interested in other ways of being,” said Gryn. “The art gold rush is starting to take place, and people think there is more opportunity on the West Coast to gain traction. Being supportive of a new art fair model excites me.”

With regards to his plans for If So, What, Gryn is still holding his cards close. He is planning to work with some of the artists that he has commissioned for Daata Editions, as well as to collaborate with artists and designers that he has been interested in partnering with, some of whom are working in virtual reality, and others who are experimenting with new and unconventional surfaces on which to display video work. He is also interested in drawing on themes relevant to the Bay Area, from the South Bay’s long connection to the tech industry, to San Francisco’s history as a hub for LGBTQ communities.

Part of Gryn’s mission is to help communicate the medium of film as an artwork, which an event like If So, What? provides a perfect opportunity to do. “I’m trying to delineate that this is an artwork more than anything,” says Gryn. “Boundaries are becoming ever more blurred and I’m trying to make sure that the boundaries are at least acknowledged. The function of art is itself. It is not a marketing tool to sell something. It is nothing other than to be itself.”

Ultimately though, it is always about the artists, and Gryn is committed to helping them along – by elevating their medium and creating a perfect forum for audiences to engage with their work.

“Artists are leaders of cultural thought, of intellectual thought, and they are often undervalued and under-looked. Even at art fairs things get forgotten, which is why I’m excited by a new fair that thinks about artists in a different way.”

https://www.ifsowhat.com/

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FlucT: The psychological thriller of Evidence, now on Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, FlucT, Performance, Uncategorized, Video on 22/10/2017 at 12:40 pm

FlucT – The psychological thriller of Evidence 

Now available to buy on Daata Editions

The subjects of these short texts feature FlucT. The table of contents is in itself hermetic. In 6 episodes, Monica & Sigrid traverse the psychological thrill within the manipulative isolation of a game. They flaunt evidence in the effective nature of capital as it sings the absurdity of our behavior and our performitivity. They include birdcages and bitches; the underlying systems that control us, warrior tactics toward empathy and the pregnancy of their relationship. The psychological thriller of Evidence can be considered a guidebook to the incessant questioning of reality that FlucT sees as the task of performance.

Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren have been performing as FlucT since 2011, presenting a hybrid collaboration of radical choreography, confrontational performance art, collaborative practice and pure magic. Before entering into a performance, each individual places a spell of protection over each other, allowing themselves to push their physicality to the max while remaining mindful of their partner’s saftey. Their dance practice has been described as “violently intimate” and their performances often confront and challenge not only the space between their bodies, but between the performers and audience. Most works involve audio tracks designed by the artists, leading to a further intimacy and connection between the performance, performers, and audience. This work, “Main Tool as a Dummy,” reflects the rhythm and nonlinear narration of their performance work.

FlucT by Whitney Mallet in Cura magazine

 

Ashley Lyon | Jane Bustin, Modern Domestics, Jane Lombard Gallery, Nov 2 – Dec 21 2017

In 19th St, Ashley Lyon, Jane Bustin, Jane Gryn, Jane Lombard, Jane Lombard Gallery, Lisa Carlson, Modern Domestics, Uncategorized on 11/10/2017 at 10:55 am

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MODERN DOMESTICS

ASHLEY LYON | JANE BUSTIN

 

November 2 – December 21, 2017

Opening Reception: November 2, 6-8pm

 

JANE LOMBARD GALLERY

518 W 19 St. New York 10011

http://www.janelombardgallery.com

Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to announce Modern Domestics, a two-person exhibition with Ashley Lyon and Jane Bustin. Using quotidian objects as the foundation for their work Lyon and Bustin’s practices similarly evoke the mixed sentiments found in domiciliary settings: equally comforting and melancholic, durable and decayed. Together they celebrate the agency and strength granted in self-actualization by means of owning aesthetic and sentimental environments, the ability to maintain, preserve and reinvent the container of personal experience. The works featured not only encompass time, memories and human sensation but also access a certainty of selfhood in the particularly gendered territory of the home.
Lyon and Bustin employ methodologies of the emotional labor owed to materials closely connected to shared biographies combined with the physical labor of thoughtful creation. Ashley Lyon’s sculptures are detailed replicas of objects inherently soft in nature with heightened tactile and wistful character; they are meticulously copied into ceramic material, converted into something solid yet easily damaged. During the meditative experience of looking at and delicately crafting these familiar possessions, the tenderness and warmth of home is embedded. Lyon’s duvets, mattresses and floor tiles expand the location of where corporal sensation remains, they oscillate between atemporal representations of everyday items and uncanny beings striving toward the realism found within the storytelling of their unique marks and textures.
Jane Bustin combines traditional and contemporary materials, exploring the dichotomy between their abstract minimalist composition and the sentimental qualities of ceramic, textiles and found objects. Concerned with deconstructing the formal components of abstraction, she considers the properties and arrangement of materials, extending the link between craft, concept and movement. Bustin likens her grandmother’s laundering, baking and crocheting routines to the type of diligence she applies as an artist; folding, flattening and rolling until the organic is contained. The pale tones, reflective surfaces and intuitive organization prompt a tenderness and familiarity reminiscent of a bedroom vanity, a micro space of solace within the home. The artists maneuver a relationship between the object’s ontology and their transformation into vehicles of psychological projection; a parallel to the work’s intimate development in the studio against their perceptive contextual availability in the gallery.
Modern Domestics asserts the complexity of emotional security found in the home and the histories amassed in objects of comfort, those of the life interior. The work affirms domesticity as a uniquely feminine domain, a beacon of safety and transcendence from the transgressions of modernity. Although aware of its unequivocal hybridity with fragility and temporality, it is deemed private, everlasting and manageable against the volatile anxieties of the external.
Ashley Lyon (b.1983 in Palm Springs, CA) lives and works in Newburgh, NY. Lyon received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Hunter College, New York, NY; SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY and Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY.
Jane Bustin (b.1964 in London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. She studied a Portsmouth Univerisity, UK and Laboratorio per Affresco, Prato, Italy. Her work has been exhibited at The British Library, London, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Ferens Art Museum, Hull, UK; Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; Copperfield, London, UK and Leslie Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

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Daata Editions at Sunday Art Fair

In Daata Editions, David Gryn, FlucT, Frieze, Jacky Connolly, Jeremy Couillard, Lu Yang, Sue de Beer, Sunday, Toby Ziegler, Uncategorized on 22/09/2017 at 9:54 pm

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DAATA EDITIONS – a new mixtape

Launching the new FlucT, The psychological thriller of Evidence artworks for Sale online.

Presenting a new compilation mixtape featuring recent artist commissions and artwork releases on Daata Editions: FlucT, Jacky Connolly, Jeremy Couillard (curated by yours, mine & ours), Sue de Beer, Lu Yang, Toby Ziegler and artists sound works in A-V curated by Amanda Schmitt featuring artists: Maria Antelman, Alexandra Drewchin, FlucT and Marina Rosenfeld. 

See the Full Press Release – Daata Editions PR

SUNDAY
5—8 October 2017
Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5LS
http://www.sundayartfair.com/ 

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Artist Features at Film Cologne curated by Daata Editions

In A Goth Life, Art, Art Cologne, Art Fair, artcologne, Artist, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film Cologne, Germany, Uncategorized, Virtual Reality on 05/04/2017 at 10:04 pm
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Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2015

For Art Cologne’s Film Cologne, Daata Editions has selected feature video artworks from artists on the platform including: Sue de Beer, David Blandy/Larry Achiampong, Jacky Connolly, Matt Copson, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva, Takeshi Murata & Robert Beatty, Hannah Perry, Scott Reeder, John Skoog, Chloe Wise, Zadie Xa.

A Goth Life, the specially compiled curated programme of artists and their video & sound artworks selected from Daata Editions including: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

Daata Editions will also feature NAUSEA – A VR Exhibition by Metaphysics featuring artists: Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Rubén Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. www.metaphysicsvr.com

Art Cologne’s Film Cologne curated by Daata Editions – Schedule (features in bold)

Tuesday, 25 April
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
Wednesday, 26 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
13:00 p.m. Sue de Beer, Ghosts, 2011
13:30 p.m. – 15:30 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
15:30 p.m. David Blandy/Larry Achiampong, Terra-Biters – Mix Tape, 2017 
16:20 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
18:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2016
Thursday, 27 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – a double bill
Matt Copson, Sob Story, 2016 & Keren Cytter, Metamorphosis, 2015 
13:30 p.m. – 15:20 p.m. A Goth Life
15:20 p.m. – 16:00 p.m. Casey Jane Ellison, UR$, 2016
16:00 p.m. -18:25 p.m. A Goth Life
18:25 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Leo Gabin, EXIT/ENTRY, 2016
Friday, 28 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – 14:00 p.m. Rachel Maclean, Feed Me, 2015
14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. A Goth Life
15:00 p.m. – 15:45 p.m. a triple bill
Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2012
& Takeshi Murata, OM Rider 2013-14
& Hannah Perry, CRYDAGGERS, 2016

15:45 p.m. – 15:45-p.m. A Goth Life
17:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Scott Reeder, Moon Dust, 2015 
Saturday, 29 April
11:00 a.m. -13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – 13:20 p.m. John Skoog, Nosferatu, 2017 
13:20 p.m. – 15:15 p.m. A Goth Life
15:15 p.m. 15:30 p.m. Chloe Wise, Feral, 2016
15:30 p.m. – 17:40 p.m. A Goth Life
17:40 p.m. – 18:00 p.m. Zadie Xa, Mood Rings, Crystals and Opal Coloured Stones, 2016 

See the full schedule here in the Art Cologne Press Release

Image: Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2015 (courtesy the artist)

Cacophony – artist sound works from Daata Editions at MOUart, Beijing

In Art Basel Hong Kong, Beijing, Cacophony, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Gallery Weekend, MOUart, Sound, Uncategorized on 18/03/2017 at 8:37 am

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CACOPHONY

A playlist selection of Artist Sound on Daata Editions. Trailer

Artists: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Jake Chapman, Matt Copson, Graham Dolphin, Tracey Emin, Leo Gabin, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Lina Lapelyte, Rashaad Newsome, Hannah Perry, Ariana Reines, John Skoog, Stephen Vitiello.

Curated by David Gryn.

A collaboration between http://mouart.com & http://daata-editions.com

MOUart: Zone B, 798 Originality Square, No.2, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100015 info@mouart.com 008610 5762 6056 http://mouart.com

MOUart Gallery Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MOUartGallery/

MOUart press release

Daata and MOUart have collaborated for this exhibition, introducing overseas artists, offering a new way to collect and experience these digital artworks. This is the first time Daata has a physical representation of artworks from its online platform in mainland China.

At a time of an ever-moving technological evolution – it is vital to make sure that there are platforms for artists who maximise and utilise digital mediums. The presentation of Daata Sound works in Cacophony is curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions.

Full playlist of artworks
Larry Achiampong – The Beginning (19 Degrees), 2016
Sofie Alsbo – THE DONUT SHOP: Rainbow Sprinkle, 2016
Thora Dolven Balke – YD1, 2016
Jake Chapman – POODLES, 2016
Matt Copson – Booty Call, 2015
Graham Dolphin – You Changed Your Default Ringtone For Me, 2016
Tracey Emin – Just Let Me Love You, 2016
Leo Gabin – Surfer Ho Remix, 2015
Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen – Bamboo Grove (Dub Version), 2016
Lina Lapelyte – Hunky Bluff ACT4 – My soul you are, 2015
Rashaad Newsome – Banji In Da Basement, 2016
Hannah Perry – too loud and too wavy (limazulu), 2015
Ariana Reines – VULGARIS AERAE – 30 Mar 2016, 2016
John Skoog – Chanel, 2016
Stephen Vitiello – The Waves (after Virginia Woolf), 2015

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Image: Leo Gabin – Surfer Ho Remix, 2015

Daata Editions News: Anhedonia, Jacky Connolly, Chrissie Iles, NADA NY, Andrew Goldstein, A Goth Life, Strangelove, Cacophony at MOUart, NAUSEA VR …

In A Goth Life, Andrew Goldstein, Anhedonia, artnet, Chrissie Iles, David Gryn, Jacky Connolly, Leo Gabin, Metaphysics, NADA, NewArtDealers, Strangelove, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, VR on 28/02/2017 at 1:45 pm

Daata Editions latest news …

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Daata Editions Presents

Anhedonia, 2017 by Jacky Connolly

NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017

Daata Editions – Booth 1.03
Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. New York, NY 10014

Jacky Connolly’s Anhedonia, 2017, a New Daata Editions Commission. 18 minutes, screened daily throughout the art fair opening times.

Anhedonia talk: Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York will be in conversation with Jacky Connolly on Saturday March 4 at 3pm in the NADA New York Auditorium, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions.

https://www.newartdealers.org/

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Daata Editions presents a new Foreword by Andrew Goldstein, editor-in-chief of artnet News

When it comes to existing in the ebb and flow of the art market, the paradoxical conundrum of digital (aka new media) art is present in its very name: While we live in an increasingly digital world, making such art ever more essential to mirror our lived experiences, the fact that we can’t touch this advanced variety of art with our own palpating digits makes it harder to sell, trickier to collect, and less commercially viable on the whole. …

Will this new art form one day come to us through subscription services, with physical objects as upsells? Will access to streaming digital art eventually be bundled together with other paid services, à la Amazon Prime? The commercial viability of digital art depends upon the continuation of such experiments, with persistent ingenuity and the ability to see beyond the time-honoured mechanism of gallery sales. For this reason, Daata Editions deserves our gratitude, and support.

Read the full text here

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A Goth Life … (A Stranger Love Version playlist)
Curated by Daata Editions
Space Bar & Gallery, Folkestone 13/14 March 2017

FREE continuous screening all day 11-5pm

Strangelove Time Based Media Festival 9-24 March 2017

A Goth Life is a compilation from artwork editions on Daata Editions
Artists: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

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Cacophony

A playlist selection of Artist Sound on Daata Editions.

MOUart, Beijing, China

19 March – 19 April 2017

Artists: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Jake Chapman, Matt Copson, Graham Dolphin, Tracey Emin, Leo Gabin, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Lina Lapelyte, Rashaad Newsome, Hannah Perry, Ariana Reines, John Skoog, Stephen Vitiello.
Curated by David Gryn

A collaboration between http://mouart.com and http://daata-editions.com
Image: Leo Gabin – Surfer Ho Remix, 2015

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NAUSEA – A VR Exhibition by Metaphysics

Now Available via Daata Editions.

NAUSEA – A Virtual Reality exhibition for the HTC Vive curated and produced by Philip Hausmeier and his startup Metaphysics presents six artworks by the artists Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Rubén Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. The works are connected through an innovative portal system, showing a prototype of how art could be experienced in the future.

Daata Editions on Artspace

In Artist, Artspace, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Digital, Online, Uncategorized, Video on 31/01/2017 at 12:25 pm

 

Daata Editions now available to purchase on Artspace

https://www.artspace.com/partn…

Artists selected:  Larry Achiampong, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Scott Lyman, Takeshi Murata, Tameka Norris, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Jacolby Satterwhite, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Daata Editions commissions artists video, sound, poetry and web. Artworks on the website are available to view and acquire as digital downloads in a limited edition.

Daata Playlist:

Larry Achiampong, 1. The Beginning (19 Degrees), 2016

Casey Jane Ellison, Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 1, 2016

Tracey Emin, You Must Have Hope, 2016

Ed Fornieles, Electric, 2016

Leo Gabin, Break Up, 2015

Scott Lyman, Pink Empire, 2016

Takeshi Murata, OM Making It Rain, 2015

Tameka Norris, immature tameka, 2016

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Pink Rooms, 2016

Jacolby Satterwhite, En Plein Air Abstraction #4, 2016

Saya Woolfalk, Colour Mixing Machine 6, 2016

Zadie Xa, Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 1, 2016

 

Image: Casey Jane Ellison, Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 1, 2016

Daata Editions – A 2016 Round Up

In ArtBasel, Artspace, Artsy, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, ICA, New Art Dealers, NY Times, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 19/12/2016 at 12:49 pm

 

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A Great Daata Year in 2016 and Looking Forward to Daata in 2017

2016 certainly has had its ‘quirks’ in the world-at-large, but Daata has had a truly fruitful and eventful year. With the final artwork releases from Season One, the inaugural Independent Brussels, Art for Tomorrow – NY Times Conference in Doha, launch of the Season Two artist commissions at NADA New York, launch of the Daata App, link up with Artsy for their ICA London Party, Gentrification with Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings at the BBar, Bauer Hotel, Venice in collaboration with Zuecca Projects as part of the Venice Architectural Biennale, sound artworks at Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, a Venice Film Festival project in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, POSTmatter/Wetransfer project with Saya Woolfalk, the Katherine Finerty curation ‘Reuse, remix, recode, new releases at EXPO Chicago, more new releases at Frieze London, launch of New Contemporaries curated artworks, Daata x Artspace Commissions launch with Keren Cytter, Daata on DAD x Apple TV, Virtually Me at Vanity Projects curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz, Legacy Russell’s curated project ‘#WanderingWILDING: Movement as Movement‘, a new look Daata homepage, Keren Cytter screened at Art Basel in Miami Beach and screening at Festive Cultural Traffic.

Artists whom we have released newly commissioned artworks by in 2016: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Phoebe Boswell, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Graham Dolphin, Anaïs Duplan, Melanie Eckersley, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Hannah Ford, Ed Fornieles, Jasmine Johnson, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Sara Ludy. Scott Lyman, Michael Manning, Scott Mason, Jonathan Monaghan, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Elise Peterson, Quayola, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Ariana Reines, Jacolby Satterwhite, John Skoog, Daniel Swan, Abri de Swardt, Katie Torn, Artie Vierkant, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Curators selecting for Daata in 2016: bitforms gallery, Gutter Records, New Contemporaries, Katherine Finerty, Legacy Russell.

Foreward texts in 2016: Loreta Lamargese, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Anton Haugen, Lindsay Howard.

Instagram takeovers thanks to Daata artists: Chloe Wise, Matt Copson, Helen Benigson, Stephen Vitiello, Florian Meisenberg, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Katie Torn, Thora Dolven Balke, Michael Manning, Jonathan Monaghan, Sara Ludy, Saya Woolfalk.

Daata in the News: i-D, Cultured Magazine, FAD Magazine, Artsy, It’s Nice That, sweet, Aston Martin, Elephant, Artspace, NY Times, POSTmatter and more.

Artists soon to be released in 2017: Yung Jake, Jillian Mayer, Camille Norment, Scott Reeder and six artists curated by Zata Banks; Laura Focarazzo, Kate Jessop, C.O. Moed, Julian Scordato, Susanne Wiegner, Antoinette Zwirchmayr. Daata will soon be announcing many other exciting plans, projects, collaborations and commissions.

Special humungous thanks to Anita Z and Danai, John, Richard, Alessandro Possati at Zuecca Projects, Andy Moss at Spike Island, Radovan & Jamie at Studio Scasacia and Sutton PR for all their work and support in 2016 to make Daata happen !!!

And with utmost thanks and huge appreciation to the artists, curators, galleries, art fairs, institutes, collectors, students, collaborators and to you the viewers who all make this possible and worthwhile.

Image: Scott Reeder, Nodes, 2016 (soon to be released on Daata in 2017)

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Music in Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016 – playlist 1

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Miami, Miami Beach, New World Center, New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Uncategorized on 30/11/2016 at 2:00 pm

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The Music in Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach

selected by David Gryn, Daata Editions

We screen works on the vast wall of the New World Symphony Center designed by Frank Gehry and utilize the 160 speaker surround sound system based in Soundscape Park – it is a natural and rather obvious environment to consider music as a focus. This year I selected artworks that employ the universal language of music and choreography.

I view my role as that of a facilitator, aiming to get the best outcome for the constituent galleries, artists, art fair, venue, city and the various audiences. I look for simple triggers to encourage galleries to submit related work and aim to show as much varied material as possible, offering maximum opportunities for exhibition of artwork beyond the confines of the Art Basel in Miami Beach Art Fair in the Convention Center. My goal is also to show work that will excite and engage the widest possible audience.

In considering the programming around artists and their use of music, I realised that certain music lingers in my head and over many decades, including: music that is fairly dark, somber and yet remains deeply life affirming, and artists as diverse as Augustus Pablo, Philip Glass, Chopin, Arvo Part, and Eleni Karaindrou. This abstract and instinctive logic formed by rhythms, repetitions, echoes, depth of bass, shifts in keys and chord progressions are some of the musical elements that drive my selection processes. I am often attracted by artworks that affect me like certain music does; a thud in my chest, reverberations through my body, tingles down my neck and spine. I definitely make my selection decisions on how a moving image artwork sounds.

“How do we arrive at these decisions or indeed make them” – so I posed this question to myself – while planning my process for selection this year. So I asked galleries to consider their artists who have made Film/Sound works that connect to music in any way. But in posing this – I had to think how does music influence me and my decision making. 

How do I stay integrity driven to myself and how do I make a programme that makes sense from so many different submitted artworks, albeit all moving image – but that and their music is the only true common thread (but common enough ….)

So I decided to plan a programme that I have always wanted to do. That takes numerous artworks and builds musical/sound crescendo from their composite sounds and creates an overall viewing/listening experience – that may enable the audience to engage and experience much like they might at a classical concert, piano recital or a heavyweight dub sound system (via one piece of music or a selected combination of musical tracks).

Now – I don’t know if I will or have achieved my goal in terms of the best possible output – but I have started a process that will lead my decision making processes hereonin.

Playlist

brain pattern no 1

Aint no Sunshine, Best Dressed Chicken in Town – Dr Alimantado, Horace Andy, Lee Perry

https://youtu.be/ZBBJ53Ih-nQ

The Orphée Suite for Piano- II. Orphée’s Bedroom – Philip Glass

https://youtu.be/PQYIvhhU9HQ?list=RDMmBkdvi0qfU

Baby I love you so/King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown – Jacob Miller, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby

https://youtu.be/Q6tHkiJX2XQ

By the sea (Eternity and a Day)  – Eleni Karaindrou 

https://youtu.be/EwO8ImZiUQU

Lets Live in Love, Dub – Horace Andy, Wackies

https://youtu.be/n0IRwJ505zk

Fur Alina – Arvo Part 

https://youtu.be/MmBrepbZji0

Rise & Shine, dub – Bunny Wailer

https://youtu.be/vADIa2ykZNc

Variations – Howard Skepton

https://youtu.be/_E4_3zu76zM?list=PL7tfQQ9L07YqfH_MEgIsmLA3yWhURV_se

Earth Wind & Fire, Dub – Paul Blackman, Augustus Pablo

https://youtu.be/EMLJIXysJ9E

Nocturnes – Chopin

https://youtu.be/PANzRQWpM9Q?list=RDPANzRQWpM9Q