and Notes on Curating
If you wish to exhibit NSA Festival programs at your institution, please contact us to make arrangements.
The Not Still Art Festival is a festival by artists for artists. It receives funds from a Presentation Funds Grant from the Experimental Television Center, which redistributes funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. These funds go to traveling artists as honorariiums.
Not Still Art is a sponsored project of the
New York Foundation for the Arts
Additionally we would like to thank the Micro Museum for hosting the Festival , as well as
telenet.net for providing us with this website and improvart.com for media facilities.
Peter Byrne / Carole Woodlock animation
Ethan Borshansky music
"Erasure and color create a contemplation on
memory and space."
"Discord: metal and meat" 5:08
Stephan Larson image and music
"The conflict between man and nature is constantly regrouping, but ultimately favors nature."
animation and sound design
"...an exploration of a world of endless production and
consumption where the players, each a modern Sisyphus, are bound
to it by their participation."
"The Suskind Sisters" 2:45
director / audio
"...a short experiment in which human communication is translated into audible frequencies."
Marco Villani director
"...made up of pictures taken from cameras of video survellance.
Human life takes place in a specific linguistic context and
I was interested in explaining this fact through an observation of
Ruud Vrugt director
Unrelated images are animated into a composition which reflects the reality of media life, if not the life of reality.
"The Magritte Report"
Daveed Shwartz animation and images
Christoph Baaden edit
Benjamin Peret poem "New Superstitions"
Lothar Wollech Rene Magritte photograph
"The assault of sounds, images and graphics an the blurred line
between entertainment and hard news can make watching television
news anywhere int he world a confusing and incomprehensible
Maybe it's time for the real surreal global network."
"Rural Vignette No. 3" 2:06
Brit Bunkley image and animation
Jason Molina music
This "short dreamscape vignette obliquely refers to psychological
as well as environmental and social dislocations. "
John Hawk video and sound
"An abstract lyrical view of the complexity of the things
around us.... Processed and then reprocessed... done using both
antique analog video instruments and modern digital devices."
"Draw Me A Fish" 1:53
Lora Petrova Markova image and animation
" A story about the imaginative process of painting, drawing and
thinking, referring to Exupery's 'Draw Me a Sheep' and inspired by
a Zen tale."
"All That Remains" 5:50
image and animation
Michaela Eremiasova music composition / sound design
"...an intricate mosaic of sequences of animated abstract images
and musical passages that create a chaotic and tightly
choreographed portrayal of
figurative matter in perpetual decomposition."
Jaeyoon Park director / animator
Junho Yang music
Soo Myun Jeong music performance
"...a visual ode influenced by the poem 'Evocation', written by Kim So Wol. The poem consists of strong emotional conflicts that occur from losing a loved one. And these develop Han, ironic or paradoxical emotions, which I try to illustrate in this piece."
Robert G. Rolfe-Redding animation and music
"...references the mysteries of the universe and the relationship
that consciousness has with it. It is a mandala for our
"Learning to Play How High the Moon" 4:00
image and animation
Jerry McGuire poem and music
"Poem and animation play out a parallel conversation,
independent of but echoeing each other's concerns. The
a personal journey - a spiritual search among the landscapes of
the mind. "
"Rorrim Pt. 1"
image and animation
Ian Willcock sound design
A navigation through cantilevered space and time. Defying observable physics, we careen and swerve in a static trance. An excerpt.
"Path 1" 5:25
Betsey Biggs video
Evidence: Scott Smallwood / Stephan Moore music
"Our paths are sometimes sublime, often scary as hell, and
always mysterious. Path 1 can be seen as an incantation of
"Composition 4" 3:48
Thomas Liphard video and sound
"A non-narrative montage of 3 abstracted and disconnected events. A lyrical poem, in motion."
Deborah Cornell images and virtual reality animation
Richard Cornell music composer
Boston Musica Viva, conducted by Richard Pittman music performance
American and Autralian desert imagery, plus cultural artifacts, are the virtual environment of this piece which is specially navigated for video on an Immersadesk. "Scale and position are relative and deceptive." The poignancy of the violin and piano duet correspond to the pathos we feel for the remnants of ancient cultures.
This is the excerpted last movement of the more extended piece.
Shimpei Takeda video
John Hudak music / sound design
Cosmic dust, background radiation of the universe, debris in
space. Matter and light spiral on a broken chord of
alietory, random acoustic music and sound design. There is
no plan, no destination, but continual movement which somehow does
not seem purposeless, in fact, seems totally plausable as outer or
inner space. An excerpt from the opening a
the longer piece.
"Allegro Ma Non Troppo" 1:30
Gerhard Mantz image,
Is this a Tango Palace in Berlin? NO - it's alien life with a groove. An excerpt.
"Hell's Prow" 2:33
image and sound design
"...a data driven, synthesized complex system,
visualized and auralized as a computer animation and audio
composition. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) datasets from the
United States Geological Survery (USGS)... are sampled
and woven together to generate a unified matrix of
motion.... I am interested in making interpolations of statistics
from sources humans neither own nor control.... What I found is a
stream of order writhing through chaos."
László Zsolt Bordos
/ Ivó Kovács image and animation
Prxt Krisztián Prokob music
"We have chosen the title XYZ for the reason, that
it expresses the aspiration for something timeless, something
absolute, along the
XYZ coordinates, appearing in our work in a relative time and
manner. It is a way to experiment space."
"Infinite Range" 2:06
Erik Rasmussen animation
Thor Alvarez music
"The Rice Song" 3:00
image and animation
John Dentino, The Fibonaccis music
Maggie Song vocal
"Static Ocean" 3:22
video and poetry
Jason Misik music
Brian Evans music and graphics
Louis-Johnson image and sound
"...this 'digital painting' simulates the frenzy
of intense traffic and motion depicted in the style of
futurist paintings of the
early twentieth century."
"3d environments that use sound files as direct triggers for dynamics in addition to keyframing....redefine and further explore abstraction, dissonance, movement, media-induced synaesthesia and non-linear visual narrative..." Powerful, fluid animation and relentless electric guitar.