"10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid" in St Louis November 2nd.

From: info (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 26 2009 - 17:50:06 PDT

Hello all:

Below is press info for a presentation Iım curating as chair of the
Independent Media Committee at the Association of Moving Image Archivists
(www.amianet.org) Conference in St Louis November 2nd.
If you are in St Louis or know of anyone there, please invite them. Itıs a
free event and the artist Dmitry Gelfand is flying in from Amsterdam for
the performances.
Iıve been told by Ross Lipman that Lenny Lipton (and possibly Norman
McLaren) made films utilizing soap bubbles.
Iım curious if anyone knows about any other filmmakers whoıve used this

See you here.,

Best regards,

Stephen Parr

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephen Parr at 415-902-1502 or email suppressed
Event: ³10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid² performed by Dmitry Gelfand
of Portable Palace. (www.portablepalace.com) The event is a sensory
immersion environment that merges physics, chemistry and computer science
with art, information theory and aesthetic perception. The event is
sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists holding their Annual
Conference in St Louis from Nov 4-7th.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Times: 30 minute Shows at 8:00 and 9:00PM
Venue: J. Buck's Showroom (Lower level of J. Bucks Restaurant),1000 Clark
Street, St Louis
Admission: Free
Web: www.portablepalace.com or www.amiaconference.com/2009/program_02.htm
Press: http://portablepalace.com/press.html
The Independent Media Committee of
The Association of Moving Image Archivists Present
"10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid²
On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 the Independent Media Committee of the
Association of Moving Image Archivists presents Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry
Gelfand's ³10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid², a sensory immersion
environment that merges physics, chemistry and computer science with art,
information theory and aesthetic perception. Their performance uses laser
light to scan surfaces of nucleating and dissipating soap bubble clusters
generating a large-scale projection of molecular interactions as well as the
visually-compelling phenomena of non-linear optics. Their award-winning
works draw on optical, mathematical and electrochemical discoveries made
since the time of the Renaissance. Both artists travel widely presenting
their work in museums, electronic arts festivals and symposiums around the
Performances are at: 8:00PM AND 9:00PM (Shows are 30 minutes each). The
event takes place at J. Buck's Showroom (Lower level of J. Bucks Restaurant)
located at 1000 Clark Street, St Louis, MO 63102 (314) 436-0394
The event is free and open to the public.

 Dmitry Gelfand (b.1974, St. Petersburg, Russia) and Evelina Domnitch (b.
1972, Minsk, Belarus) create sensory immersion environments that merge
physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical
practices. Current findings, particularly regarding wave phenomena, are
employed by the artists to investigate questions of perception and
perpetuality. Such investigations are salient because the scientific picture
of the world, which serves as the basis for contemporary thought, still
cannot encompass the unrecordable workings of consciousness.
Having dismissed the use of recording and fixative media, Domnitch and
Gelfandıs installations exist as ever-transforming phenomena offered for
observation. Because these rarely seen phenomena take place directly in
front of the observer without being intermediated, they often serve to
vastly extend the observerıs sensory envelope. The immediacy of this
experience allows the observer to transcend the illusory distinction between
scientific discovery and perceptual expansion.
In order to engage such ephemeral processes, the artists have collaborated
with numerous scientific research facilities, including the Drittes
Physikalisches Institut (Goettingen University, Germany), the Institute of
Advanced Sciences and Technologies (Japan), Ricso Lab (Russia) and the
Meurice Institute (Belgium). They are the recipients of the Japan Media Arts
Excellence Prize (2007), and an Ars Electronica Honorary Mention (2007).

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (www.amianet.org) is a non-profit
professional association established to advance the field of moving image
archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations
concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and
use of moving image materials.
Their Annual Conference is being held November 4th-7th at the Millennium
Hotel St. Louis
200 South 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102. For more
information on events and programs visit: http://www.amiaconference.com/

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