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."
Edward Ramsay-Morin 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
Kadet Kuhne director
"...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 social life."
Ruud Vrugt director
Unrelated images are animated into a composition which reflects the reality of media life, if not the life of reality.
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 affair.
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
Stephanie Maxwell image
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 time."
"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 animation delineates
a personal journey - a spiritual search among the landscapes of the mind.
"Rorrim Pt. 1"
Andrew Greaves image
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 resolve."
"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."
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 playful
manner. It is a way to experiment space."
"Infinite Range" 2:06
Erik Rasmussen animation
Thor Alvarez music
"The Rice Song" 3:00
Chris Casady image
John Dentino, The Fibonaccis music
Maggie Song vocal
"Static Ocean" 3:22
video and poetry
Jason Misik music
Brian Evans music and graphics
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.