FirstWorks announces:PIXILERATIONS [v.7]
September 30-October 10, 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island
PIXILERATIONS [v.7] is a new media showcase in Providence, Rhode Island that investigates the state of new media arts through installations, concert performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival (www.first-works.org), a multidimensional performing arts festival held in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the City of Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism.
Now in its seventh year, Pixilerations showcases groundbreaking work in digital music and art. Local, national and international artists, selected from over 350 applicants, investigate issues ranging from the controversy around surveillance technologies to private space as commodity to the richness of digital technology as an artistic tool.
This yearís fringe festival sweeps to the far reaches of the global frontier with provocative installations by Taiwanese artist Dar-Kuen Wu, Rhode Islandís Megan and Murray McMillan, and REDUX (Mark Cetilia and Joe Cantrell). Pixilerations extends its reach to new venues with performances at Firehouse 13 (Providenceís West Side), and Machines With Magnets (Pawtucket).