March 24, 2009

New Residents + Fellows @ Eyebeam

I'd like to highlight one of Eyebeam's new residents:

Kenseth Armstead is a multimedia installation artist. His works have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Berlin VideoFest; and MIT List Visual Arts Center. His videos, drawings and sculptures are included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, African American Museum and numerous public and private collections.

Recently, Kenseth was the Artist in Residence at Harvestworks (2006), the Castle Trebesice outside Prague, CZ (2006), and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's, Workspace Program (2007). Kenseth has co-authored multi-media installations collaboratively with the art-band, X-PRZ, which he co-founded with his mentor Tony Cokes in 1991. He was also the founding Managing Editor of Rhizome Internet, ( which he helped launch in 1996.

Kenseth currently resides in Brooklyn, where he maintains the digital atelier, Platinum Labs, and Catskill, NY, where he has constructed the large-scale sculpture & object fabrication shop, "ice studio." While at Eyebeam, Kenseth will work on his ongoing HD digital video production environment that utilizes hand-made sets and an "open-source casting's methodology to create the footage for the narrative feature-film Spook 1781. The film, which is based on a true story, relates the incredible tale of the spy / slave James Armistead Lafayette and how he ended the American Revolution.

Posted by ronn at March 24, 2009 11:26 AM

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