Block of Ice
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center presents:
TOBARON WAXMAN: BLOCK OF ICE + 1/60
MARCH 3 – 6 (TUES. WED. THURS.) NOON – 5PM
+ THURS. MARCH 5, 3PM-10PM AS PART OF SOHO NIGHT – FREE
HARVESTWORKS DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
596 Broadway #602 New York City (at Houston St)
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince
Harvestworks is pleased to present, Block of Ice + 1/60, a new multimedia performance installation exploring issues of labor and water ecology by 2007 Van Lier Fellow, Tobaron Waxman. The work uses the artist’s own brainwave patterns, generated while he sleeps in the gallery space, to control a Max/MSP software patch, which will dynamically locate Web images pertaining to water in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The images are then manipulated and projected onto a block of ice using Jitter software. As the projection surface (i.e. the ice block) melts, it is filtered into bottles and made available for the gallery visitors to drink, in order that they may assimilate an aspect of the biofeedback loop into their own body. Each bottle is then made available as a unique artist’s multiple, with a label derived from the image projected while it was filled. Proceeds from sale of the multiple go to non-profit organizations addressing issues of labor and/or hydrology.
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Tobaron Waxman is an interdisciplinary time-based artist, specializing in performance and digital media currently living in Toronto, Canada. He recently completed an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he also taught Voice in the Performance department. He has presented at universities and venues in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Hong Kong and London. His videos have been screened in London, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Sao Paulo, Porto Allegre, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Toronto, New York and Amsterdam.
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, mediaThe foundation, the Foundation for Con- temporary Art, the Jerome Foundation, the Argosy Foundation and the New York State Music Fund.