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"Bitstreams: Contemporary Art Harnesses Digital Media"
2001-03-22 until 2001-06-10
Whitney Museum of Art
New York, NY,
Nothing since the invention of photography has had a greater
impact on artistic practice than the emergence of digital
technologies. BitStreams is a provocative and stimulating
presentation of contemporary art that harnesses digital media
to achieve new dimensions of artistic expression through the
transformation of images, space, data, and sound. The
exhibition also illuminates the fascinating crossovers among
media, as photography, film, video, installation, sculpture, and
sound develop closer connections through their common use of
digital software. Among the forty-nine artists included are:
Jeremy Blake, Leah Gilliam, LOT/EK, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky
That Subliminal Kid), Jim O'Rourke, Paul Pfeiffer, Marina
Rosenfeld, Elliott Sharp, Diana Thater, and Pamela Z.
In conjunction with BitStreams, Performance on 42nd
presents Pulse, a series of four events featuring live
performances intertwined with digital media.
BitStreams is sponsored by Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Additional support has been provided by the Whitney
Contemporaries of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the
National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art,
Christopher Vroom and Illya Szilak, Nettmedia, Zurich Capital
Markets, and Instinet Corporation.