Incidental Words

incidental-words-poster_smlJon Sands and buy viagra where Chris Jordan have brought together a group of artists, collaborating on creating an evening of animated mixed media poetry performance for Boston’s first Nuit Blanch, Illuminus. The project, titled, “Incidental Words”, is a roving performance of poetry by three of the East Coasts most relevant spoken word artists: Jon Sands, José Olivarez, and Simone Beaubien. During the readings, animations created by Jamie Leo and Chris Jordan will be projected in real-time, giving a new dimensionality and visual life to the buy levitra in great britain spoken word. A 300lb RC controlled robot by Glen Duncan (Spec) serves as a platform for the equipment, including projector, computer, sound system and batteries. Music by Ajda the Turkish Queen. The group will move around the festival, projecting and performing Incidental Words throughout the event.

Chris Jordan, Jon Sands, Glen Duncan, José Olivarez, Simone Beaubien, Jamie Leo, Ajda the Turkish Queen

Illuminus Festival, 2014

540 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Chris Jordan explores the medium of light and time through the use of technology and nature.

José Olivarez is the cialis the pill son of Mexican immigrants. Originally from Calumet City, IL and now living in the Bronx, José is a nationally recognized poet and discount viagra pill online educator. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a founding member of the Teaching Artist Corps at Young Chicago Authors. He has performed and taught at high schools, universities, and book festivals across the country, and his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, Specter Magazine, Side B Magazine, Union Station Magazine, and Luna Luna Magazine among other places. His work has also been featured on Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie basketball blog, Chicago Public Radio, and on Mass Poetry’s PoeTry on the T program. His first book, Home Court, is available now at http://homecourtpoems.tumblr.com/purchase

Jon Sands is a writer known for electric readings, and the author of  The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing). His work has been featured in The New York Times, published widely, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2014. He starred in the award winning web-series Verse: A Murder Mystery from Rattapallax Films, is the co-founder of Poets in Unexpected Places, and a facilitator with the Dialogue Arts Project. He is a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC, and teaches creative writing for adults at both Bailey House in Harlem (an HIV/AIDS service center) and the Positive Health Project (a syringe exchange in Manhattan). He tours extensively, but lives in Brooklyn. www.jonsands.com

Simone Beaubien is a decade-plus-veteran of the slam poetry scene, seven-time competitor at the National Poetry Slam, and SlamMaster of the world-famous Boston Poetry Slam. She has performed her work on the Finals stage of the 2008 National Poetry Slam and on WGBH radio, and hosted slams from coast to coast, including the buy low price proscar 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Finals in Vancouver and the 2010 College Poetry Slam Invitational Finals in Boston. She served as the Host City Director for the 2011 and 2013 National Poetry Slams in Boston and Cambridge. She works a paramedic in the greater Boston area.

Glen Duncan creates circuit-based artwork utilizing digital sculptural forms; including LED, lighting, timelapse, robotics, and interactivity; to name a few. Glen has realized hundreds of digital artworks and designs, installed across the globe. His contribution to Incidental Words includes electrical engineering, the “Dolly-Bot” camera/projector platform, as well as logistics and mexico pharmacy generic viagra overall support.

Jamie Leo is an Albee Fellow in writing and a designer of B’way’s RENT (and legendary downtown stage productions and the recent Off-Broadway rock musical Bedbugs), his body of work includes award-winning video/theatrical design, art installations, and contributor to the Huffington Post. His practice spans multiple creative and marketing disciplines: leading strategic, ideative, branding and tactical efforts for startups, corporations, edu, and non-profits. He collaborates, adjudicates and presents on media panels; lectures; leads and mentors at hackathons; advocates for health and cialis by mail social justice causes; and is completing a new body of die-infused-pigment-on-aluminum artworks. jamieleo.com

Ajda the Turkish Queen is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in the Boston area. Originally from Houston, Texas, she has been performing publicly since 1997. Her current focus lies with her band Black Fortress of Opium, and in solo endeavors. She has also contributed to soundtracks for various independent films. Ajda has appeared on bills with acts such as Soriah, Franz Ferdinand, Serena Maneesh, The Fiery Furnaces, Andrew Bird, Nicki Jaine, Gary Lucas/Gods & Monsters, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Paul Wallfisch, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Dresden Dolls, His Name is Alive, Beat Circus, Alec K.Redfearn/The Eyesores, Barbez, Dame Darcy, Marianne Dissard, and more. www.ajdatheturkishqueen.com

The Best of Words on Walls

This will be the final Words on Walls, which I’ve been a part of for over the past two years. The program involves leading workshops with youth poets, instructing them on projection mapping their words to site-specific walls through the city; then performing the poetry in time with the projections. This will be our “best of” celebration, wrapping up this amazingly inspiring collaboration amongst the wonderful poets, and the organizations that made this happen. Thanks all!

Urban Word NYC, City Lore, and Bowery Arts & Science
Present:

The Best of Words on Walls

A collaborative effort between Urban Word NYC, City Lore, and Bowery Arts & Science and made possible with support from the Hive Digital Learning Fund, WORDS ON WALLS combines digital learning with neo-futurist graffiti to celebrate cultural diversity, neighborhood histories and the power of youth voice. Teens work with the UDUB Social Media Team and Youth Leadership Board and New Skool Journalists to display their work digitally on various landscapes throughout the city, with live spoken word performances of their poetry. Tonight’s performance culminates two years of city-wide events and generic levitra will be a selection of top projections from this project, as well as a celebration of Urban Word NYC’s Youth Leadership Board.

SATURDAY August 9th, 8:30PM, FREE
33 East 1st Street, corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY.

Photos from our last event at the Queens Museum

The Light from Below

THE LIGHT FROM BELOW is a site-specific interactive light and sound environment in the cavernous Fort Jay munition magazines addresses our collective culpability in fueling the viagra discount pharmacy fast shipping military industrial complex.

The works present phases of a cannon’s ‘life-cycle’ – sale, manufacturing, deployment, firing, and consequence. Visitors interacting with elements are exposed to the corporeality of war and bloodshed.

In the profound disconnected from the act of killing in warfare through technology (drones), media spin, and a prevailing societal rhetoric of euphemisms for sanctioned murder, THE LIGHT FROM BELOW intends to reconnect the individual in a simple, meditative, interactive experience.

Interactive light and sound installation by Chris Jordan, Jamie Leo, Enki Andrews and Sean McIntyre. Part of the FIGMENT NYC Festvial, held June 7th and 8th, 2014. Installed in the Fort Jay Magazine on Governors Island. Special thanks to Andrea Lindstrom, Colin and Noah of the Parks dept. (and really the whole parks staff), Ester, all the support from FIGMENT, and the Trust for G.I.

The Light from Below from Chris Jay on Vimeo.

Tower Epoch at STEAM

Tower Epoch at STEAM

Tower Epoch at STEAM

The installation, Tower Epoch, part of the STEAM (Stem+Arts=Steam) exhibit at ArtsWestchester, is on view from May 20 – August 16, 2014. Artist Reception: May 10, 2-4pm.

This exhibition explores the intersections of science, technology, engineering, math and creativity. Inspired by the STEM to STEAM dialogue in education, this exhibition presents artists using the interdisciplinary concepts of STEM to explore how science, technology and art overlap, interact, and innovate. Presenting imaginative possibilities that are poetic and cheap generic levitra pragmatic, aesthetic and forward-thinking, each of these artists employs a deeply personal vision. They bring a reflective and often transformational perspective to our complex world through the open-ended, questioning language of art.

Curated by Patricia Miranda

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ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

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Putting the A in STEAM – NYTimes

Tower Epoch

I have a light sculpture in this group show at Central Booking on Ludlow, opening Feb. 6 2014. The piece, titled, “Tower Epoch”, is composed of timelapse footage projected, reflected, off mirrors. The footage was captured in 2013 from the Queens Plaza Clock Tower.

I’ll also be on a panel discussion
Art & Science Panel:
Time and Again: Retrograde Paradoxes
Friday, March 7th, 7:00 pm
Carlos Cuellar Brown, Dr. Frederik Denef, Chris Jordan, Ellen Weiner, Thomas Parker Williams
…where artists and scientists have an opportunity to discuss their common interests.

Time and Again
Opening February 6th, 2014
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