Starts:
Apr
06
2009
Screening:

Plazaville Installation

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POSTED BY: G.H. Hovagimyan | Wed Apr 1st, 2009 8:05 p.m.

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Plazaville by G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 5pm-7pm
Location: Pace Digital Gallery, 163 William Street (btw Beekman St. &
Ann St.)
Lower Manhattan
http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/
Exhibition Dates: April 7th - May 1st
Gallery Hours: 12-6pm, Tues. - Fri.

Plazaville is a new media video artwork based on the classic 1965 movie Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. It is a noir/sci-fi, "no budget" movie set in 21st Century New York City. Scenes from the original Alphaville are re-enacted, interpreted and improvised by artists,actors and videographers, directed by G.H. Hovagimyan, and shot in HD video. Video artist Christina McPhee films the ambient POPS (publicly-owned private plazas) of Wall Street-- then remixes with retro punk sounds plus "Alpha60" computer voice-overs.

Plazaville is also a variable media artwork and can be viewed in a number of different ways. Separate short scenes that function as mini-movies were created by McPhee and Hovagimyan to be downloaded from the web and
can be viewed on youTube, iTunes, iPhones and HDTV using AppleTV. For Pace Digital Gallery, Plazaville is presented as a projection/installation piece, the scenes have been loaded onto a computer that continually re-assembles the movie in a random order. All of the Plazavilles short scenes can be viewed via web browser on the turbulence.org web site.

You may access the current scenes of Plazaville via computer at:
RSS feed via web browser: http://transition.turbulence.org/Works/plazaville/index.xml
Computer via internet:
http://transition.turbulence.org/Works/plazaville/index.html
iTunes:
log onto the iTunes store and search for Plazaville Series
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ghovagimyan

contact info:
Jillian MacDonald
jmcdonald2 at pace.edu
212.346.1814

http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/

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Plazaville
by G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee
Camera, Editing & Sound Design - G.H. Hovagimyan, Christina McPhee
Max MSP programming - Joseph Valle
Starring --
George Spaeth ............................................................... Lemme Caution
Lanna Joffrey ................................................................... Natasha Von Braun
Bryant Mason.................................................................... Henry Dickson
Victoria Guthrie ............................................................... Seductress #1
Patrick Porter ................................................................... Chief Engineer
Kate Kertez ....................................................................... Seductress #2, Lab Technician
Syrie Moskowitz ................................................................ Seductress #3
Thomas Hutchison ........................................................... Professor Von Braun
Scott Casper .................................................................... Professors Heckle & Jeckle
Mark Keaton ..................................................................... Gov't Agent #1
Mitch Corber .................................................................... Gov't agent #2
Kelly Howe ........................................................................ Scientist/Interrogator
Juan Cardenas ................................................................ Hotel Clerk
John-Patrick Driscoll ....................................................... Gov't Agent/ Censor
Raphaele Shirley ............................................................. Lab Technician, Driver
Olga Lysenko ................................................................... Telecom official, Gov't Censor
Carlos Maura ................................................................... Tough Guy #2

And also starring - James Andrews, Edita Zulic, Megan Thomas, Colin Reynolds, Leesa Abahuni, Nicole Abahuni, Livia Stofko

Production & location Managers - Raphaele Shirley, Mayuko Natsaka, Casey Jones, Olga Lysenko
Web Interface & Programming Design - G.H. Hovagimyan
Music by -- Bram Barker, Johan Van Barel, Scott Glasgow, Stefan L. Smith, Gasper Gantzer, Scott Starrett, T.I.T.S (2008 live concert in San Francisco)
Synth Voices & Sound Cues -- G.H. Hovagimyan

Plazaville is a 2009 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site made possible with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support for Plazaville came from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program, created with lead support from the September 11th Fund and space donated by The Sapir Organization. The Hudson River Park Trust, The Emily Harvey Foundation, School of Visual Arts and Truth & Pride.

Special Thanks to Raphaele Shirley and the Artists Meeting group http://artistsmeeting.org

Link:
http://transition.turbulence.org/Works/plazaville