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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/

FACEBOOK EVENT

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

Lifeblood is an exploration of urban existentialism through the depiction of the interior and exterior spaces we inhabit; a suggestion of the relationship between our biology and the structures around us. This piece features sequences of textured video layers, cutouts and deep instrumentation to weave the genetic fabric of our collective experience.

Zodiac Suite

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

Zodiac is a textured moving image work that interacts with a live performance to create a dialogue between the sound and the image. It combines hand–processed 16mm film and handmade colored pencil drawings with digital software. The style, color and timing of the images were inspired by the musical momentum, intensity and notations of Lucas Drew’s Zodiac Suite as performed by Andrew Chilcote.

Ex Materia

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

The cyclical nature of creation and destruction is explored in this scrolling exquisite corpse. Ex Materia combines stop-motion, hand drawn animation, collage and live action video to create an otherworldly universe inspired the hypnotic composition Cosmicomics by Mary Reed.

Utopia

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

What will happen after sea levels rise? What life will emerge from a post-human climate? Through animation, drone footage shot over Miami and a combination of live and pre-composed audio, Utopia addresses these questions.

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Leaving the Nest – a text for Wimbledon MFA

In Art Basel, artists, Artprojx, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, MFA, Tate Modern, Uncategorized on 18/06/2016 at 1:27 pm

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The Outro text for Wimbledon College of Art MFA degree show catalogue

Leaving the Nest

The MFA course is graduating. A group of artists aged between 23 and 67 from countries all over the world. Now leaving the safety of a leading art school to enter the fray of the art world.

The art world eco-system comprises of artists, education, galleries, art fairs, museums and institutes, funders, collectors, curators, organisers, critics, advisors, auction houses, collaborations, project spaces and residencies. These all have their own inherent and combined hierarchies, secret codes, politics, processes and languages. It is sometimes impossible to fathom, seemingly unregulated and not always desirable. It has grey but very real borders, which govern and determine its outcomes, confirming the status of each other and generally the best wins out in this wholly abnormal creative, business and manufacturing process.

Ultimately the art world is yours – the artists, who make the art, to explore the unknown, utilise all mediums, show audiences new thoughts, horizons and aspirational aesthetics. A process to engage, educate, enthral, exude beauty, anger and banality.

In a world with dominant brands such as Frieze, Art Basel, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Tate, MoMA it is very hard to see the wood for the trees. In the making of great art, there are often many layers of failure. The artists that fill these esteemed entities have not always been successful, not all they touch is gold, but what they do is to persevere, persist, be disciplined and exude a belief in their entire practice in their focussed pursuit of making art.

The art worlds ultimate winners are those who constantly strive to make the very best artworks, collaborate, communicate, take risk and are not basing their future on wealth creation, but on pure art making. Great things will happen if you truly believe in yourself and convey your message with confidence.

Be true, be believable, be an artist.

David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx and Curator of Film, Art Basel in Miami Beach

https://wimbledonshow2016.wordpress.com/