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Digital Mean Streets

Posted September 7th, 2017

Len Stuart is a professional graphic designer from Southern NJ. He  owns SWDTech Games, a video game development company where his art is used in the games his company creates.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: ashlandish.com

 

 




Making Art in 2017: Sally Kong on Kongputational Doodle

Posted September 7th, 2017

Name: Sally Kong

Company: Blue Sky Studios

Show in 2017 Festival: Kongputational Doodle

FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show.

Sally Kong: I was fascinated by math equations and algorithms that can produce many distinctive variations in shape and personality when different numbers are plugged in, even when their underlying logic remains exactly the same. I wanted to create an interface to play around with these formulas and explore their unpredictable and often beautiful outcomes.

FringeArts: How have your interests in or approach to art making changed in the last year?

Sally Kong: This was my first time creating something new on a daily basis. For 10 days, I spent around 3-5 hours everyday designing, coding, testing, and playing with a completely new Kongputational Doodle. I am used to making random things out of spontaneous bursts of maker energy, so working on something consistently was a challenge in both idea generation and discipline. But I love what came out of it and I want to continue to work on more projects routinely in the future!

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Interfaith Voices

Posted September 7th, 2017

Interfaith Voices is an independent public radio show and podcast based in Washington, D.C. “The Soundscapes of Faith” is our award-winning celebration of sacred sound, based on the idea that every faith tradition has its own sonic signature–from the murmur of a Buddhist mantra to the hum of the Hindu om.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: Interfaith Radio 

Queers of the Western Zombie Apocalypse

Posted September 7th, 2017

What happens when the world ends and a ragtag group of LGBTQIA Survivors band together to fight off zombies and bigots? Join them as they find weapons, courage and the right outfits and save the world. If they can’t change minds, at least they can destroy some brains.

Goes live Sept 7

Experience: www.zombiequeers.com

 



 

 

 

      

Links in the Landscape

Posted September 7th, 2017

This homage to Philadelphia performing arts history expands to 5 new sites for the 2017 Digital Fringe Festival.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: linksinthelandscape.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A1

Posted September 7th, 2017

Experience: A dance on a 30 foot drywall structure. Attempted human flight. Casually walking up a wall. Radically formal, free range reverence for the past. The poetry is just a series of punchlines. 

Goes live Sept 7

Visit:  A1 site




DHRoME 1

Posted September 7th, 2017

DHRoME 1 [Digital Hyper-Real Multimedia Experiment] is the first iteration of an ongoing project in multimedia experience design. DHRoME 1 is a webpage that contains single-channel video documentation of TOLVA performing a one-hour live ambient music improvisation. The video was then manipulated and modified.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: www.tolvatolvatolva.com

 

In lieu of donations to the artist, please considering donating to the Southern Poverty Law Center or United We Dream.

Kongputational Doodles

Posted September 7th, 2017

Daily Computational Doodles: Playing with the algorithmic unpredictability to code doodles with unique personalities

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: www.kongputational-doodles.world




Pond

Posted September 7th, 2017

An immersive aquatic environment that is created with procedural modeling, texturing, and animation techniques.

Goes live Sept 7

Experience: Pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Is Boring

Posted September 7th, 2017

Being bored sucks. But why does it suck so much? And has it always sucked, or is it especially sucky now? We don’t have the answers, but check out our link; at least you’ll be less bored.

Goes live Sept 7

Experience: thisisaboring.website

 

Survived By

Posted September 7th, 2017

We are survived by the words by and about us. We live and die and then there is the story of our life and death, written down and shared, if we are so lucky. What will be written? What would you write?

Goes live Sept 9

Experience: www.survivedby.me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socially Conscious Friends

Posted September 7th, 2017

In the past couple of years I’ve become increasingly aware of unfair things happening in the world (lucky me). I’ve also binge-watched “Friends” (a lot). I started to notice moments in the show reflecting current conversations in my head/the world. Each of the 18 days of the festival, I’ll post one of these moments.

Learn more about this project and the artist behind it at the FringeArts Blog.

Goes live Sept 7

Experience: socially-conscious-friends.tumblr.com

Rising Above the Beauty of Life

Posted September 7th, 2017

Video poems and essays for hope, healing and overcoming obstacles. Beautiful Warrior, Dolores M. Miller shares “Sweet Children of War”, “I Left that Shore”, “The Power of Love”, “I’m Laying Down the Warrior Weapons”, and “Each Early Morning Light”.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: beautifulwarrior.com/fringe

 


Weight of Water

Posted September 7th, 2017

A meditation on toxicity and trust inspired by groundwater contamination in the Philadelphia metropolitan region.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: weight of water site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leo P. Hylan III – Multimedia Artist

Posted September 7th, 2017

Leo Hylan is a multimedia artist working in a plethora of media including programming, photography, filmmaking, video art (installation and VJ), and electronic music / sound. Based in the Baltimore / Washington area, Leo has shown internationally, but primarily exhibits his work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He received his B.F.A. in New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and both an M.A.T. in Arts Education and an M.F.A in Digital Arts from Goucher College.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: www.hylantown.com

 

KTG Talks

Posted September 7th, 2017

KTG Talks is a podcast about the arts and the individuals who help to make art happen.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: kitchentablegallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encore!

Posted September 7th, 2017

Philadelphia’s First Theatre talk and call in show. Real Theatre. Real Talk. Real Fans.

Goes live Sept 7

Visit: soundcloud.com/encorephillypodcast

 

#AllYourMarketing All Day, Every Day

Posted September 24th, 2016

Since the 2016 Fringe Festival opened on September 9, our indomitable marketing department hasn’t just been getting all the words out about it, they’ve been participating in it. #AllYourMarketingpart of Digital Fringe, found the audacious trio of Dan Comly, Anna Kroll, and Hallie Martenson live-streaming themselves at their desk throughout each long, arduous Festival work day. Every crisis, every triumph, every sandwich was on display for all the world to see. Sadly, just as the Festival must come to an end, so must this bold exercise in transparency. The stream will be going offline after today, but if you missed any of the excitement check out some highlights below.

things-are-happening-happy-festival-hallie

THINGS ARE HAPPENING. Happy Festival. — Hallie

listening-to-hold-music-featuring-nick-anna

Listening to hold music [featuring Nick Stuccio]. — Anna

lonely-saturday-in-the-office-keep-me-companyhallie

Lonely Saturday in the office. Keep me company? — Hallie

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The CRUX of Digital Fringe

Posted September 8th, 2016

Before 2014 Andrew Cameron Zahn was looking for a studio space and a way to build relationships with other digital artists after completing his MFA. He came across a space too large to serve as a personal studio, and after some deliberation and conversation with colleagues and friends, Zahn created CRUXspace, Philly’s only New Media Art gallery.

Zahn and Brickley at CRUXspace

Zahn and Brickley at CRUXspace

“Most of our shows are experiments,” he laughs. In the two years since its opening the gallery has featured an exhibition of work by internet provocateur Molly Soda, a collaboration with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and several other shows exploring the boundaries of new technology. This Friday, as the Fringe begins, Zahn and Kim Brickley open the gallery’s doors for Digital Fringe @ CRUXspace.

After the success of last year’s premiere Digital Fringe there was one piece of feedback that many artists repeated: there should be a place for digital artists to meet, experience each other’s work. Echoing the interest of Digital Fringe Artists, Zahn and Brickley explain that having a physical space can be more impactful to audiences of digital art, that interaction with people in the space is nearly as important as interaction with the works of art themselves. They both agree that gallery openings are very important to them as ways of meeting interesting people and gaining new perspective on what they display. On the other hand, Brickley, head curator of CRUXspace, believes that “the beauty of digital art is that you can question traditional work, and physical location becomes obsolete.” Audiences around the world can participate in Philly Fringe as well as those who are able to make it to Kensington.crux

Zahn and Brickley curated some artists into Digital Fringe in an effort to present more interactive work, things that push the envelope. “There’s a performance element to interactive art,” Zahn explains in discussing the reason for collaboration with FringeArts. See the Digital Fringe display experiment at CRUXspace Friday, September 9.

–Emily Dombrovskaya

Seeing Philly through Rockstar Eyes

Posted July 25th, 2016

catgif“Hi, I’m Ryan, and I am a human being,” Sonia Petruse says as she begins any performance of Sonia as Ryan, Ryan as Drag. Ryan is Ryan Adams, the prolific singer-songwriter and 90s heartthrob, or as Sonia affectionately refers to him, DRA (his full initials, David Ryan Adams). For the past year Sonia has been singing, blogging, taking photos and surrounding herself with domestic objects posing as Adams—inspired by a Halloween costume she created seven years ago. This fall she brings Adams to the Digital Fringe in a video created with Laura Storck. She fondly recalls specific teenage memories associated with every DRA record, “before listening to Ryan and his other bands like Whiskeytown and Sad Dracula, I could never turn to one artist for so many different emotions,” Sonia recalls.

“I look back to times I was sheltered by his albums: Love is Hell through college, Jacksonville City Nights through the loss of my childhood home, Cardinology when I was lost in LA, III/IV after a breakup and Cold Roses forever.”

Sonia confesses that she finds most forms of fandom horrifying. Why? “We are in a strange part of human history, where celebrities are treated like gods,” she muses. While Sonia is undoubtedly a fan of Ryan Adams and performs drag as admiration, she wants to honor him as a human and an artist rather than a deity, saying “I’m a big supporter of Ryan, just like I’m a big supporter of my friends and peers within art.”

Ryan in front of 7-11

Sonia as Ryan in front of 7-11, his favorite store

Sonia reconstructs elements of Adams’ life masterfully, with impeccable attention to detail. She performs with what she refers to as “Ryan props”: stuffed cats, a peace flag, a crocheted blanket and boxes of Cheez-Its. Sonia isn’t just emulating Ryan, she says “[it’s] one of my missions with this performance, to mesh dialogue of my own with Ryan’s, because I find similarities in our personal memoirs.” In conversation, Sonia affectionately uses the plural “we” to describe herself and Adams, almost as old friends. 

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