Month: January 2014

We’re seeking Media Center Volunteers!

Come work with us at the Media Center!

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries and platforms create, collaborate, connect and incubate across a spectrum of programs, events and experiences. The Media Center brings together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology and more through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship and content creation. The 20,000-square-foot facility is located…

Questions For The Borscht Collective

Mayer\Leyva is performance artist Jillian Mayer and retired playwright Lucas Leyva. Their collaborations include short films, art installations, music videos, experimental theater, and web projects. Their last two short films (Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke; #PostModem) premiered at Sundance and went on to play AFI, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Winterthur, New Zealand and festivals all over the…

1MSQFT at Art Week, Miami, Guest Curated by IFP! (…aka doc bots do Basel!)

BlabDroids, are making the world’s first documentary shot entirely by robots. Testing the Eliza Effect, the theory that people open up more willingly when they’re not feeling judged, this project, by Alex Reben and Brent Hoff, is an attempt to give people a meaningful interaction with a small, admittedly cute, cardboard machine.   This was 10 square…

Three Questions For Coral Morphologic

Among the stunning video pieces currently enlivening the Media Center Gallery, is the incredible work of Coral Morphologic. Coral Morphologic exists as a hybrid art-science experiment comprised by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. Together they present coral reef organisms as inspiring and archetypal life-forms through multi-media and site-specific artworks. Coral Morphologic finds itself firmly…

Blowing Up (balloons) at Art Basel, Miami

Art Basel Miami, that infamous feeding frenzy where a Hilton can still make news and Tom Wolf’s “The Painted Word” comes to life in one endless swath of over-contextualized Jacquard Pearl Ex pigment. If that last sentence makes no sense, let me just say that basically Art Basel is SXSW for people who pronounce Fois Gras…