Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2011-12

(New York, NY)LoVid

LoVid is the artist duo Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Since 2001, Hinkis and Lapidus have been working collaboratively under the artist identity of LoVid, combining their complementary interests in visual art, technology, music, and science. LoVid's interdisciplinary work explores social, personal, and corporal experiences in the networked era. LoVid's performances include sculptural instruments and explosive audiovisuals. These performances have been presented internationally at: Lampo at Graham Foundation (Chicago), International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, PS1, The Kitchen, Roulette, Aurora Picture Show (Houston), NY Underground Film Festival, and FACT (UK) among many others. LoVid installations and objects draw visitors into visceral works, preserving and extending the experience of live video. LoVid's object-based works are playful as well as aggressive, combining hand-made and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textiles, video, and noise. Physical works have been in exhibitions at: The Science Gallery (Ireland), Real Art Ways (CT), Urbis, (UK), The Jewish Museum (NY), Butler Institute of American Art (OH), The Neuberger Museum, (NY), and The New Museum (NY) among others. LoVid's recent work focuses on tactile interactions between technology and the human body and engages the audience as active participants. To develop and explore new ideas, LoVid has been artist in residence at Smack Mellon, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, free103Point9, and Alfred University. LoVid has received fellowships, grants, and awards from The Netherland America Foundation, NYFA, LMCC, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, turbulence.org, Puffin Foundation, and Greenwall Foundation.

iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed

iParade#2: Unchanged When Exhumed is an interdisciplinary project including locative video and public participatory performance. The video will be accessible through a free smartphone application, and will be accessible for viewing only in specific locations using GPS coordinates. iParade#2 will be presented in Hamilton Heights, Harlem; the neighborhood's history also contributes content. The audience will travel as a group between designated locations while viewing the App with hand-held devices (i.e. iPhone, Android). In addition to the virtual and geographic tour, the performance will include choreographed interventions by dancers/actors that will highlight links between the narrative and the physical space.