New Work, OCEAN

(11.5 minutes, 2014, HD video; music by Michaela Eremiasova)

Filmed on the beaches around Newport, Oregon during Summer 2013, Ocean creates a dramatic and powerful choreography of light and motion captured in the ocean's 'swash' zone, the turbulent area of water that washes up on the beach. The beauty of light on moving water and bottom sand, shot in HD in close-up detail, reveals the infinitely animated and ever-changing world of visual landscapes and events that have a charged, emotive power when presented as dramatic visual variations and themes interwoven with the musical score....The film is lively and sensuous, and it reveals an extraordinary beauty that exists in the most minute and overlooked spaces along the beach. Ocean is an intoxicating experience where the powerful allure and exquisiteness of the ocean evoke a blissful insight into an undiscovered beauty. Ocean was premiered on January 14, 2014 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. This work was partially funded by a FEAD grant at the Rochester Institute of Technology. To learn more about Ocean, including the artists involved on the work and a sneak preview, please visit http://vimeo.com/82510509.

Work-in-Progress, Marimba Quartet

Michael Burritt, Professor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and Stephanie Maxwell are collaborating on a project that will premier on April 5, 2014 in Hatch Hall at the Eastman School of Music. Maxwell is creating a film that will be screened in synchronization with the live performance of Burritt's composition, Marimba Quartet. The visuals consist of both underwater and 'on water' HD video that was shot in Bonaire, Dutch Antilles in December 2013. The music and the imagery intertwine in an intimate and emotive conversation of movement, light, and place.

IOTACENTER DVD, "Stephanie Maxwell, Animated Works, 1984-2007"
in Los Angeles has released a DVD compilation of 14 stunningly beautiful and original experimental animations by artist/animator Stephanie Maxwell. Included on this DVD is a new documentary, " The Art Form of Stephanie Maxwell" that presents the artist in her studio at home where she creates her unusual works. This documentary shows clips from her animations to demonstrate concepts and techniques, and the artist and composer Allan Schindler discuss the nature of 'true collaboration' where all artists on a project contribute to a work, from concept through realization. You can learn more about this new DVD and make a purchase online at iotaCenter's Kinetica Video Library and Store.

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