Spread Art's co-directors are heading to Providence, RI for a Media Arts residency with AS220! The residency includes two public events: an artist talk on Nov 5 & a performance on 11/15.
Remote Control Tomato will recreate their audience interactive work, Con(text), first performed in 2012 as part of Performancy Forum XX in Brooklyn, NY. Con(text) invites audience participation into a low and hi tech immersive environment of video and sound created in large part by a live camera feed with multiple video sources and effects plus a live musical score weaving together an array of audio sources. Thematically Con(text) is a multimedia exploration of the intersection of mainstream media, social justice, and identity.
Artist Talk: The Highs and Lows of Technology in Performance Art.
Thomas Bell and Christina deRoos (co-directors, Spread Art) will discuss their approach to creating interactive multimedia performance work that incorporates an array of technology, often repurposed to serve creative ends. Thomas and Christina will share perspectives from their independent work, and their collaboration as Remote Control Tomato, a performance initiative of Spread Art.
AS220 was founded in 1985 on the principle that freedom of expression is crucial for the development of strong communities and individual spirits. AS220′s vision for a local unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts was launched in a one-room rental above the Providence Performing Arts Center with a budget of just $800. Today, the non-profit owns – and enlivens – three mixed-use buildings, totaling over 100,000 square feet, in the heart of Providence’s downtown. Learn more at www.as220.org