Jesse Stiles: Automatic Speleogoly



The Warehouse Gallery

March 9 – May 29, 2010

Stiles, an emerging new media artist, musician, and designer of electronic systems based in DeRuyter, New York, realized a computer based installation for his first solo-museum exhibition at The Warehouse Gallery. In the vein of Nam June Paik, Stiles visualizes sound using computers, LED lights and video projectors. The exhibition is divided into the main gallery, the vault, and the Window Projects that can be viewed as one single work or variations on a theme: visual music. The main gallery consists of four video projections and LED panels, while the vault shows a multi-media cinema light piece. Stiles extends his work idea into public space via The Window Projects where he uses glass resonators to transform each of the three windows into a large speaker.

Artist Talk: 18 March, 2010, 6 P.M. (Th3), Warehouse Gallery
Jesse Stiles will discuss his new site-specific work for the main gallery and the Window Projects. A public reception from 5–8 P.M. will be held on March 25, 5–8 P.M., followed by a dance party (8–10 P.M.) with a DJ set by the artist. All community members are invited to dance. The artist talk on 18 March at 6 P.M., public reception and dance party on 25 March, as well as the concert on 29 May at 7 P.M. are free and open to the public.

Live Performance by Curtis Bahn and Jesse Stiles (closing event): Saturday, 29 May, 7 P.M.
Curtis Bahn, a nationally and internationally recognized composer and improviser specialized in live interactive electronic performance, is Associate Professor of Computer Music Composition/ Performance, and Director of the Integrated Electronic Arts (iEAR) Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York. Bahn and Stiles’ performance at The Warehouse Gallery combines Classical Hindustani, electronic music, and interactive video projections.


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