Wednesday, September 30, 2009
● Kurt Ralske
Ralske's video installations and performances, created exclusively with his own custom software, have been exhibited internationally. Exhibitions include the 2009 Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
He's the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, and received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin in 2003. He programmed and co-designed the 9-channel video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. Kurt is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software environment in use by artists in 22 countries.
Kurt Ralske resides in New York City. He is on the faculty of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Video Department, and The School of Visual Arts, NYC, in the MFA Computer Art Department.
MoMA display screens 2004 http://retnull.com/MoMA_qt.html
9-channel video system: nine 30" HD monitors, 10 computers, real-time image generation, algorithmic control
A real-time algorithmic video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the newly re-opened Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The content is generated live. Images and actions appear across multiple screens. If you watch the screens indefinitely, you will never see exactly the same thing twice.
The system algorithmically selects from a catalog of still images, then selects from a repertoire of action sequences to apply to these images. Actions occur on anywhere from one to nine screens. Multiple actions occur simultaneously across the image field.
The museum regularly provides the system with new still images of temporary shows and the permanent collection, as well as new text information generated as needed, so the content displayed is always new.
MoMA display screens is a project of MoMA, Imaginary Forces, slinc, and Kurt Ralske. Ralske designed the system architecture, co-designed the image sequences, and was solely responsible for implementing the image processing code.
In 2007, Ralske completed the interactive video accompaniment for Mathew Rosenblum's RedDust Opera.
Ralske programmed and co-designed a 9-channel video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. In 2007, he received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship grant. In 2003, his work received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin, as a member of the video ensemble 242.pilots. He is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software environment in use by artists in 22 countries.
In 1999 he self-released two albums on his miau-miau label, one under his own name Kyrie Eleison and the other <<amorpheus>> as Cathars. In 2001 he released another two albums, Kurt Ralske Amor. 0 + 01, and as Cathars Early Bells and Voices. The Amor. 0 + 01 album featured several digital video clips. Since then he has focused on digital video. His video installations and performances are created exclusively with his own custom software and his work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.
In the mid-eighties he was a guitarist in the bands Nothing But Happiness and Crash. In the late eighties and early-nineties he released three albums as Ultra Vivid Scene.
Ultra Vivid Scene | Mercy Seat
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Ultra Vivid Scene - Blood and Thunder
Kurt Ralske ran his recording studio Zabriskie Point in New York City. After his last album as Ultra Vivid Scene, he produced, recorded, engineered, and performed on numerous albums for a variety of artists, including Ivy, Rasputina, Charles Douglas, and (mixed and recorded) The History of Luminous Motion.