Confetti Machine is a celebration of Realtime media performance and its community of practitioners, curated by Eric Barry Drasin, June 2-4 at Outpost Artists Resources in Ridgewood, Queens.
Building on his curatorial program, the festival will showcase the diversity and breadth of emerging media performance in NYC and beyond. Over the course of three days, Confetti Machine will feature 30+ performances, immersive installations, vocal choirs, dancers, generative string ensembles, and more.
Confirmed artists include: Anastasia Clarke, Brooklyn Zulu, David Linton, Naval Cassidy, Jonas Bers, Matt Romein, David and Tara Gladden, Pete Shapiro, Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Fan Letters, Joshua Goldberg, Matthew Gantt, Valeria Haedo, Ulysses Popple, Jen Kutler, Brian McCorkle, Benton C Bainbridge, and Ashcan Orchestra.
More performances will be announced soon.
Eric Barry Drasin on Realtime Media:
“Realtime Media speaks to the instantaneous transformation of perception, and our power to make the hidden suddenly visible. Using custom tools, we manipulate the signals, data, and contextual meanings that define the networks of our society, sculpting a new method to hear and see. These exercises sharpen our critical faculties, illuminating the pervasive spectacle that subjugates our narrative to the benefit of those in power.”
This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from mediaThe foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts’ 2017 Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Better, a crowdfunding platform for art, culture and activism.