Multimedia Takes On Emerging Media
|Photo courtesy of The Builders Association.|
If you are creating art about the impact of emerging media on people, it makes sense to take full advantage of emerging media.
The collective of artists that make up The Builders Association created a project that combines live performance with video imaging and computer animation in a project that explores global social networking on the Internet and the impact of electronic connections on perception.
In the true spirit of interactivity, the association created a Web site that invited people to contribute photos, recordings, and videos to be integrated into the final performance. A 2008 grant of $45,000 over three years is helping the Association co-produce the show with its artistic partners, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Arts Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and several other institutions.