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New Media Lecture to Explore Transmission Art Dec. 5

Date Released: 11/26/2007

The Purchase College New Media program and the Neuberger Museum of Art are co-sponsoring a lecture by Tianna Kennedy and Tom Roe, founders of free103point9, a non-profit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the Transmission Art genre. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on December 5 at 6:30 PM in the Neuberger Museum. For more information, call 914-251-6100.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Kennedy and Roe will track the history of free103point9’s activities and define Transmission Art practices. Their talk will provide a foundation for audiences in anticipation of the upcoming Off the Grid exhibition at the Neuberger Museum, which will be co-curated by the Museum and free103point9. The exhibit will be on view from March 30 to July 1, 2008.

Transmission art is generally a participatory live-art or time-based art, and often manifests as radio art, video art, light sculpture, installation and performance. This genre encompasses a diversity of practices and media working with the idea of transmission or the physical properties of the electromagnetic spectrum. Programs by free103point9 include public performances and exhibitions, an online radio station, the free103point9 Transmission Artists, an artist residency program, a distribution label, an education initiative, a sculpture garden, a study center, and an online archive.

The Off The Grid exhibition will assemble media works by contemporary artists making social and ecological responsible art. Installed inside the Neuberger Museum of Art and across the Purchase College campus, visitors will encounter installations that are non-regulated, fluid, and composed of accessible, sustainable materials, often incorporating participatory elements, which augment the works themselves.