TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING

THE LANDSCAPE, PROCESS + PRESERVATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND ART

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The Index Festival will transpire in August 2011 in New York City.  Our aim is to bring together individuals and groups who cognitively  engage media culture. We welcome the interdisciplinary, shared and accessible culture we are coming to live in as a result of digital technology. Our mission is to focus on projects that blur the vocabulary of science and art, dissect the media that describes our culture today, and to disseminate out from the [cultural] institution, and further into the multi textural international landscape.The Index Festival website and blog will offer all the scheduling for this event as it becomes available. However, the project is expanding and the blog will also offer curatorial statements and micro-reviews of individuals we are working with and who we believe are actively engaging the current digital climate. This site will proudly promote these individuals and their work as we believe it necessary to help share and continue thinking and discussing the ways in which media and technology impact our lives.
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WHO

Director/Curators: Victoria Keddie  and Kristin Trethewey

Kristin Trethewey is a video artist, curator, media arts instructor and live cinema performer. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College in Performance and Interactive Media. She is originally from Toronto, Canada where she worked at the Ontario College of Art and Design and in music video production at Soft Citizen and Radke Films. After a year working with the BNMI at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada she relocated to New York where she presented various artworks as well as a two-week international festival of video called Play With Fire Festival in 2009. She teaches progressive video courses in video sculpture and live video as well as courses for youth in media literacy within the non-profit and media art centre settings.

Victoria Keddie is a curator, archivist, and artist based in New York City.  As an artist, she works in varying media involving film, analog sound, and performance. She holds a MA in Museum Studies from NYU. She is the co-director of E.S.P. TV, an analog video live taping event and broadcast on MNN network for video, sound and performance.  She is a part of ESP LAB with Scott Kiernan, where she performs compositions using signal generation. She is the founder of Optics O:O, an archival film program that investigates hybrid filmmaking techniques. Her work has been screened and performed at The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Museum of Moving Image, Microscope Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, The Kitchen, Canada Gallery, Secret Project Robot, Liminal Space (CA),Pallas Projects (IRL) General Public(DE), and more.


Consultant:

Malcolm Levy is a curator, artist and filmmaker living in Vancouver, Canada. He was the Curator of CODE Live at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he oversaw the installation of over 40 interactive media artworks and 8 performances across the city. Working primarily in experimental film, new media and documentary, his projects include Capital Magazine (1999-2005) and the New Forms Festival (1999-present), undertaking projects for CBC / 120seconds, Virtual Museum Canada, and Project Stitch, and writing or curating for Mobile Muse, MUTEK, VIDFEST and Assignment Zero, among others.

Levy’s curatorial, film and video installation works have been presented in India, Australia, China, Germany and Canada. Feature length documentaries include Shambhala (2001-2008) and Walking on Glass (2006-2010). Current projects include pursuing an MA in Media Studies at the New School in New York, developing a media lab for the grunt gallery in Vancouver, Nuit Blanche Vancouver, and producing a series of commissioned artworks for urban screens in connection with Mcluhan in Europe 2011. Malcolm is the co-Founder of the contemporary art consultancy Revised Projects and is represented by Grace Gallery.

Guest Curators: Cornelia and Holger Lund, fluctuating images

Interface between art and science: fluctuating images. contemporary media art is intended as a platform for the presentation of works of art as well as for reflection on art. The aesthetic reflection on mediality shall be supplemented by scientific analysis in collaboration with scientific institutions in order to create an interface between art and science.   http://www.fluctuating-images.de/en

The  Team:

Kellie Morgan

Helen Homan Wu, Opalnest

Mika Tarkela

Sonel Breslav

Sonya Eklund

Alpna Gupta

Lucy Hunter

George Kotsovos

Kaitlin McKeown

Mary Nichole Nelson

Patrick Proctor

Nereida Trujillo

Faren Ziello