19. April 2018 · Comments Off on ‘Power is a Virus’, exhibition Genie de la Bastille June 2018 · Categories: Uncategorized

Power is a Virus
Genie de la Bastille
126 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
June 12-24 2018

Eng will present 2 projects: ‘The Executives‘ and the  ‘Iconoclashgiftsfeld‘ souvenir shop along with its recorded single channel video of its accompanying performance from March 2018 at Roulette. The Executives are illustrations responding  to the financial crisis of 2008. Headless (mostly)men in suits are posed with visualizations of their cognitive processes in place of their heads as well as composed in positions imitating insects, animals or plants.  The ‘Iconoclashgiftsfeld’ store is an ironic souvenir shop describing how hyperreality in a ultra-capitalist society reduces all experiences, political movements and ideologies into logos printed on souvenir objects. A project that analyzes  globalism, it focuses on how social groups build and destroy visual symbols  to assert their power or alter the landscape to reflect their identity.

‘The Executives” illustration series

merch from the Iconoclashgiftsfeld souvenir shop

04. March 2018 · Comments Off on Transmedia Festival at Roulette March 21 2018 , 8pm · Categories: Uncategorized

Transmedia evening at Roulette during Asian Art Week, NYC/March 21, 2018 
Documentation of event

Coinciding with the annual Asian Arts Week in New York City, Roulette is co-producing a transmedia event of four performances in one evening. Artists working in music, video, dance and new digital instruments present national premiers including: Iconoclashgiftsfeld or the ambiguity of images in a poison field, ‘Chasers– Yojima versus Per un pugno di dollari /Fistfull of Dollars (dir. Angie Eng), Myogram (dir. Atau Tanaka) and Thicket Specter (dir. Sean Winters). These international performers have been experimenting in video and music with customized digital instruments for decades both in New York City and around the world.

Angie Eng, the event curator and one of the artistic directors presents her videobass band, ‘Chasers’, a trio with Atau Tanaka and Akio Mokuno, who play a cross-cultural study of film remakes. In Iconoclashgiftsfeld, Eng along with Japanese composer and music producer, Hoppy Kamiyama and the Butoh-trained dancer Celeste Hastings, offer an intermedia parody of the global crisis in identity via monument destruction. The performance is also accompanied by an installation of a tourist gift shop highlighting modern iconoclasm.  Colorado-based composer and video artist Sean Winters joins downtown improv darlings, Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori in an abstract audiovisual journey. The international composer and music researcher, Atau Tanaka will present a solo per­formance with ‘Myo’ a bio-electrical music instrument with sensors that capture muscle tension.This will be a rare occasion to have such talent on one evening that highlights the work of performers at the cutting edge of art and technology.