Bent Festival NY

5 days left to donate to the Bent Festival Kickstarter!

Now in it’s 8th year, Bent Festival 2011 will be held at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, June 23rd – 25th.  Bent is an annual electronic art and music festival celebrating circuit bending and its related creative practices: DIY electronics, hardware hacking, glitch, software art, abstract video.  Each year artists are welcomed from across the country and around the globe to share their craft through performances, workshops, video screenings, art exhibitions, and installations. The festival, as a whole, showcases the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture, with an emphasis on participation, education and exploration.

Your donations will go toward paying artist stipends, travel expenses for out-of-towners, and materials for installations and workshops. This year, we plan to make the event bigger and better with your help.  $3500 will enable us to bring you a great festival, but the more money we earn here at Kickstarter, the better it will be, so don’t worry about putting us well over that dollar amount!

Funding for Bent Festival is provided in part by the New York State Council for the Arts.

The event space and technical equipment for Bent Festival have been generously donated by 319 Scholes.

Issue Project Room is contributing the use of equipment and volunteer technical direction.

Participating Artists

  • Antonio Biermann (DE)
  • Arcangel Constantini (MX)
  • Benjamin Gaulon (NL)
  • Billy Roisz (AT)
  • Burnkit2600 (US)
  • Dandelion Fiction (US)
  • Dr. Rek (US)
  • Ed Bear & Lea Bertucci (US)
  • Evan Meaney (US)
  • Computer At Sea – Galen Richmond (US)
  • Gijs Geiskes (NL)
  • Hans Tammen (DE/US)
  • Jamie Allen (CA/UK)
  • Jeff Donaldson (US)
  • Jorge Crowe (AR)
  • Karl Klomp (NL)
  • Lesley Flanigan (US)
  • Loud Objects (US)
  • Mario Vega (MX/DE)
  • Morgan Higby-Flowers (US)
  • Nic collins (US)
  • Pete Edwards (US)
  • Phillip Stearns (US)
  • Phillip White (US)
  • Reid Bingham (US)
  • Rosa Menkman (NL)
  • Sean McIntyre (CA/US)
  • Ted Hayes (US)
  • Tim Laursen (US)
  • Todd Bailey (US)
  • Víctor Mazón (ES/DE)

About Rosa Menkman

Every technology possess its own inherent accidents. Rosa Menkman is a Dutch visualist who focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media. The visuals she makes are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Rosa emphasizes their positive consequences. By combining both her practical as well as her academic background, she merges her abstract pieces within a grand theory artifacts (a glitch studies). Besides the creation of a formal "Vernacular of File Formats", within her static work, she also creates (narrative) work in her Acousmatic Videoscapes. In these Videoscapes she strives for new forms of conceptual synthesis (synesthesia) of sound and video artifacts.
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