Tag: OMI

Architect Alex Schweder Returns to Architecture Fields at Art Omi

ReActor, 2016, Wood and concrete, 16’x44’x8′

Architect Alex Schweder returns to the Architecture Fields at Art Omi for a weekend performance in the spinning, tilting futuristic home ReActor.

ReActor is a 44-foot by 8-foot habitable sculpture that rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. The work is a collaboration between Architect Alex Schweder and Artist Ward Shelley, and was erected in Architecture Field 01 at Art Omi in June 2016. Since its completion, the pair have inhabited ReActor over a series of three durational performances; during these occupations, onlookers are invited to observe and interact with the residents as they navigate the ever-shifting structure as it reacts to atmospheric conditions. Schweder has described their approach as “performance architecture,” stating that “Our relationship with our audiences is a bit different from many performance art works in that we have conversations about the work with them.”

– artomi.org

DATE/TIME:
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 8 – 10, 2018

LOCATION:
Architecture Omi Field 01
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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OMI Arts Center Exhibit, ‘ReActor’ by Alex Schweder & Ward Shelley

ReActor, 2016, Wood and concrete, 16’x44’x8′

ReActor is part of an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” designed and built by internationally renowned architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley.

Located in Architecture Omi’s Field 01, ReActor is a habitable sculpture, where Schweder + Shelley will live in full view of Omi’s audience. The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants.

– artomi.org

ReActor is part of the 2016-17 Architecture Omi exhibition WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure.

DATE/TIME:
Three Day Performance: Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7, 2017

LOCATION:
Architecture Omi Field 01
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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OMI Exhibit – Lois Dodd: Windows

Blue Sky Window, 1979
Oil on Linen

OMI International Arts Center presents an exhibition of works by the renowned and influential American painter Lois Dodd. The exhibit, which features the artist’s representational paintings of windows and doors, is open now.

Dodd was part of the wave of New York artists to explore the coast of Maine after the second World War, and spent many summers in the Mid-Coast region surrounding Penobscot Bay. The artist was attracted to the rambling old farm houses, verant fields, and bright sunshine of a summer’s day. For Dodd, being there provided her the freedom to concentrate of the depiction of rich vegetation and crumbling structures that make Maine so attractive, as seen in her works.

– artomi.org

DATE/TIME:
March 18 – May 7, 2017

LOCATION:
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery at OMI
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the Public

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OMI Candlelight Concert w/ Kills to Kisses, February 18

8637322_origOMI International Arts Center presents a Candlelight Concert performance with Kills to Kisses, aka Lisa Dowling. The New York Times describes Dowling’s sound as “Bjork-like” and “innovative”.

Her music is bass-centric, but not in the ways you would expect; luscious, pulsating melodies soar over funky bass riffs and electronic drones creating a “brusquely subtle or exquisitely dense” (Inanna Naked) cinematic language that will beg of your hips. Her mastery of looping technology, “delicate, pure voice” (Woodstock Times), and serious chops create a veritable tour-de-force that is a breath of fresh air. Kills to Kisses has been presented at the Berkshire Fringe Festival, the Contagious Sounds Series and regularly performs in and around NYC.

– artomi.org

The performance will take place in the glass setting of Omi’s Visitors Center.  There will be a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres following the performance.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, February 18th, at 5pm

LOCATION:
OMI Visitors Center
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free for members
$10 for non-members
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