Intensive course

 

A 7-day intensive program introduces students to some of NYC’s most important creators working at the intersection of media, live performance, art, technology

About

An intensive program introduces students to NYC creators in media, live performance, art, technology, a partnership with FuturePerfect Productions

Exploring Creative Technologies and New Directions in Media, Art and Performance

Intensive Study in NYC

Using the vast resources of New York City, this seven-day intensive program introduces students to some of the city’s most important creators working at the intersection of media, live performance, art and technology. Students visit artists’ studios, research laboratories, creative incubators, and performance venues for a firsthand look inside New York’s hotbed of innovation. Students will have the opportunity to present their own work to a general audience and meet individually with professionals who critique their work and give advice.

Suggested Age
Undergraduate and graduate students

Exploring Creative Technologies and New Directions in Media, Art & Performance​​
focuses on the future of live performance, visual art and media and their ongoing transformations in relationship to rapidly changing information and interactive technologies. Through a series of intimate conversations with New York artists, researchers and scientists, accompanied by studio and lab visits, performances and walking tours, students discover a wide range of exciting artistic languages and new strategies for engaging audiences. These include installation, multi-media opera, software generated music, biogenetic art, virtual reality, robotics, video gaming, architecture and other non-human systems. Students will also have the opportunity to meet artists working in traditional forms of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts.

Merce Cunningham tribute at the Park Armory, one of the largest and most adventuresome performance and installation spaces in New York City

 

Itinerary
Over the course of 7 days, beginning each morning at 10:00 am and ending at 11:00 pm, FuturePerfect staff will guide students through a schedule of specially chosen performances, curated artist studio visits, museums, talks, a catered dinner, and a rooftop gathering.

Professional Development
On the final day, students have the opportunity to present their own work to a general audience and meet individually with professionals who critique their work and give advice.

Independent Explorations
Students are encouraged to stay an additional two or more days to explore the many opportunities the city has to offer including parks, museums, restaurants, galleries and specialty neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Dumbo, Fashion District, Williamsburg, and more.

Program Fee
$2500/person. A maximum of 10 students participate in each intensive session. Includes tickets to all shows, entrance to all museums/venues/studios, a 7-day unlimited Metro card and a group dinner. Travel, hotel, additional meals and insurance are not included.

Sample program

Contact us for a sample 7-day program that demonstrates how we structure and organize an experience, a pedagogy, a series of intellectual and creative exchanges. The final itinerary will be re-made in relationship to students’ interests and needs.

Additional programs

Follow-Up in Students’ Home Location: FuturePerfect Productions In-Residence

Universities and organizations sponsoring students in New York City may invite FuturePerfect Productions to bring its professional productions to a venue in their home location. Students will be integrated into the technical, rehearsal and performance process for a unique learning experience.

FuturePerfect Productions In-Residence​ – ​Workshops

During FuturePerfect Productions In-residence program our staff and artists can offer a variety of workshops on creative process, innovation, entrepreneurship and trans-disciplinary producing. Please contact us for information.

Team

Wayne Ashley

Founder and Executive Producer, FuturePerfect Productions wayne@futureperfectproductions.org

Wayne Ashley is the Founder and Executive Producer of FuturePerfect Productions, the New York-based interdisciplinary production company focusing on the intersection of media, visual art, live performance and technology. ​futureperectproductions.org​. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, residencies, presentations, and conferences. For the past fourteen years Ashley has been an independent curator, producer, and consultant. He has developed and implemented projects with nationally and internationally recognized artists, cultural institutions, and corporations. Some of these have included Performing Arts Hub Norway, Fusebox Festival, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, Nike, Seattle Art Museum, Deutche Bank, Walker Art Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pace University, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has been a consultant to the Australia Arts Council, London’s Rich Mix, New York Performing Arts Library, Belgium’s Workspace Unlimited, and CPR—Center for Performance Research, a performance and dance center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From 2002 to 2005 he was a Program Director and Curator at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and from 1999 to 2001 was the first Manager of New Media and the Director of Arts in Multimedia at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), one of America’s foremost presenters of contemporary music, opera, theater, dance and film from around the world. Time Out New York voted him “20 to Watch: Meet the Rising Stars in the Arts, Entertainment and Beyond,” and Ballettanz, Europe’s major dance journal, featured him as “Personality of the Year” in their Critics Survey for his work at BAM.

Lisa Reynolds

Project Coordinator, FuturePerfect Productions lisa@futureperfectproductions.org

Lisa Reynolds has been working with FuturePerfect Productions since 2010. She holds a MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program. Coming to Brooklyn College with a strong foundation in actor training and performance experience, Lisa started to expand her practice into installation and media art. She created She Fell of the Face of the Earth (and then came back) with collaborator McKenna Kerrigan for 21CPW Gallery. They also presented works at Volta Arts Fair, Southpaw and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Lisa has performed at REDCAT, Rauschenberg Gallery, New Museum, PS 1, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD), Anthology Films Archives, Performa ’09, Performa ‘11, Art in General, Cleveland Art Institute, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Brooklyn Museum and others. Her work has been featured in Art Forum, LA Times, Huffington Post and published in What Can a Body Do? at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. She also works as a RID certified ASL interpreter for the Deaf.

Xander Seren

Associate Producer, FuturePerfect Productions alex@futureperfectproductions.org

Xander Seren has been working with FuturePerfect Productions since 2015. He is a composer, musician and computer programmer and has done commissioned and institutional work for New York arts organizations Rhizome and Issue Project Room. He is a member of the collective and web-based initiative The Actual School and in 2013 he founded the experimental performance space Apothecary in Asheville, North Carolina.

Nina Colosi

Founder & Creative Director, Streaming Museum nina@streamingmuseum.org

Nina Colosi founded Streaming Museum in 2008 to produce and present programs of the arts, visionary ideas and world affairs, that have been viewed by millions on 7 continents in public spaces, cultural centers, and at ​streamingmuseum.org​. Programs have promoted the culture, international relations, historic commemoration, and tourism of countries, and have given visibility to foundations and brands that support the arts. Colosi was the founding director of The Project Room for New Media and Performing Arts at Chelsea Art Museum, NYC (2003-2010). She produced “Digital Art @Google”, exhibition and public program series at Google’s NYC headquarters, and new media exhibitions in Moscow, Buenos Aires, NYC, and Berlin. In her early career, after receiving a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, NYC, Colosi was an award winning electronic music composer and created original theatrical works. She is a board member of World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and International Commerce Center Open Sky Gallery in Hong Kong.

FuturePerfect Productions

FuturePerfect Productions (futureperfectproductions.org) is a New York-based international research, development and production company with a special focus on the future of live performance in relationship to new and emerging technologies.

FuturePerfect develops artistic works through close and often long-term relationships with some of today’s most interesting artists, scientists, researchers and organizations. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, project management, residencies, presentations, and conferences.

Verdensteatret – HANNAH

Union Theater – Richard III, Loyalty Binds Me

Bridge Over Mud

Carte Blanche