Richard Jochum’s Crossword Project and Thirty-Two Angry Dogs, two large-scale media installations, will be on display as part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival 2017 in DUMBO, Brooklyn from June 1 – 30, 2017. The New York-based media artist’s video projections will feature an interactive crowd-sourced crossword puzzle shown on our Media Wall, and the video recordings of 32 performers silently barking on our 360-degree projection space. The exhibition is a collaboration between Harvestworks and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.
Crossword Project is a dynamically rendered, interactive crossword animation displaying crowd-sourced questions that change every few seconds. Viewers may submit questions through a webform or Twitter feed using #crosswordproject. Questions are fed to a database and channeled to the video screen in real-time allowing viewers to see their questions manifest before them. This work explores participatory work as a means of public discourse.
Thirty-Two Angry Dogs is based on the Jochum's Twenty Angry Dogs series in which performers have been invited to bark like angry dogs in front of a camera. The silenced barking emphasizes the helplessness of not being heard while expressing raw anger. The project has been shown at Gallery Bundo in South-Korea and at the Kuenstlerhaus Thurn&Thaxis in Austria.
About The Artist
Richard Jochum is a media artist with a strong focus on video, video installation, performance, and conceptual photography. He has shown his work in more than 130 exhibitions worldwide and is represented by Gallery Bundo in South-Korea and Gallery Lindner in Austria. He is a studio member of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York and has been a Creative Resident in the Harvestworks Technology, Engineering, Art and Music T.E.A.M. Lab 2016. An associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, he oversees the new Creative Technologies Curriculum as part of the Art and Art Education Program.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community’s and the public’s “agenda” for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. We assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.