Ace Hotel Brooklyn and Pioneer Works join in creative arms to foster artistic communities.
Crit Night is a seasonal series, where Pioneer Works artists-in-residence share works in progress during an intimate evening focused around experimentation and discourse.
Tech Resident Carrie Wang will present a live performance piece featuring a monologue that switches between Chinese and English, a computer system made with speech-to-text API, Google Translate, and a printer. As the artist reveals her unfiltered stream of thoughts, the computer system simultaneously translates the personal narrative into the other language using a synthesized voice. The printer prints out the computer’s translation for the artist to read, which will be translated again by the computer. Titled “Lost and Found,” the piece explores the lost and the found of meanings through layers of technological mediation.
Visual Arts Resident Asuka Goto will read excerpts from a personal essay that she’s written about the process of trying to translate one of her father’s novels from Japanese to English. Following the reading, Goto and Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda of BIPOC literary translators’ caucus will have a conversation about the artistic nature of translation.
Music Resident Tony Cruise demonstrates a batch of handmade electronic instruments in a performance of selected scenes from the modular opera, 'Smellin of Thunderbird & Bodies in Heat.'
About the Artists:
Carrie Sijia Wang is a New York-based artist making interactive experiences inspired by bureaucratic processes, standardized tests, and hidden systems. Her interdisciplinary practice uses graphic design, code, video, and live performance to explore the space between the real and the fictional, the rational and the absurd.
Wang is a 2021-2022 member of NEW INC, 2021 Pioneer Works resident, 2020 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, and 2019-2020 research fellow at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. Her work has been shown with venues including the Onassis Foundation, ACM SIGGRAPH, New York Transit Museum, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, A.I.R. Gallery, New York Live Arts, and CultureHub.
Asuka Goto received an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA and Post-Baccalaureate certificate from Brandeis University. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Joan Mitchell Center, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among others. Goto has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NYFA Artists Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, and Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. lost in translation, her 2018 solo show at Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, was named one of the “Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows” of the year by Hyperallergic.
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda is a writer, teacher, and translator. She received her BA in English from Wesleyan University and her PhD in Japanese from UC Berkeley. Most recently, she worked on the Heart Mountain Translation Project, in which she helped translate the first several volumes of the Heart Mountain Bungei, a Japanese language literary journal written and compiled by Japanese Americans incarcerated in rural Wyoming during World War II. Born in Tokyo, raised in Texas, she currently divides her time between Boston and Iowa City.
Tony Cruise is a global sound artist who cultivates ideas for musicians, institutions, and brands - including scoring film, sound and instrument design and consulting. In 2020, Cruise was selected as one of ten global artists to attend the Factory Berlin/Beats by Dre/Sonar +D Artist Residency. He has since been shortlisted for the Soho House Design Prize, commissioned to compose for London Fashion Week 2021, and chosen to be Pioneer Works’ (NY) January 2022 Music Resident.
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This event is co-presented with Ace Hotel Brooklyn.