Location: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
For this Hyphen Hub Event, we took our guests to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for our inaugural collaboration with the Department of Digital Arts. We explored some of Pratt’s most inventive and wildest artists from among their community.
Artists: Carla Gannis, Igor Molochevski, Blake Carrington, and RAFiA
Blake Carrington works in the spheres of visual, sound and performance. In our salon, Carrington performed Cathedral Scan where he treated the architectural plans of Gothic cathedrals as open-ended music scores, creating unique fractal rhythms and musical possibilities from each structure. Visually the scans revealed the plans with each pass, tying sound and image together with the architectural rendering.
Carla Gannis is an interdisciplinary artist and Pratt Digital Arts professor. She performed Babel in Wonderland, a work that examined collisions in selfie culture and internet vernacular with classical narrative and art historical tropes. Accompanying Gannis were the artists Christopher Rutledge and Christopher Knowllmeyer, playing a sound work composed specifically for the event.
Igor Molochevski is a dynamic Brooklyn-based artist. Projecting his towering work in the faculty’s atrium, In Transition is both a metaphorical map and a visual representation of Molochevski’s memory, staring at an alien landscape that seems to speed up around him.
The night was rounded out with live music by RAFiA whose work was a soulful industrial pop fusion of synths and vocal harmonies incorporating diaristic themes of love, loneliness, ego and racial oppression. Fated to be of small stature, she was given a loud voice and large presence to make sure she’d never be overlooked!