Harvest Works: “Telepresents!” An Online Release Event
Event by Harvest Works.
Join Harvest Works for an online celebration of Jess Rowland’s new release, Telepresents, featuring designer Aimee Norwich, coming to a computer screen near you. This short but sweet virtual event includes excerpts from Telepresents and a Q&A with Harvestworks director Carol Parkinson, Jess, and Aimee. Telepresents is a one-of-a-kind digital VHS tape you can plug into your computer. How does it work, you may ask? Tune in and Aimee Norwich will show you and guide you through her process!
This streaming event will introduce viewers to Jess Rowland’s new release Telepresents, a digital VHS tape which is both physical art object and a form of media. Telepresents explores the computer screen as a musical instrument. Ittweaks telepresence as an anarchic act: Cloud computing, video conferencing, and text-to-speech are all misappropriated in the creation of an alternative to our ever-consuming screen-world vortex. The work is comprised of three video and sound works by Jess Rowland crafted and compiled together for the first time from works originally performed live over the past few years in art venues and music spaces.