Join CMOA and VIA for a night of mashed up fun, with the Pittsburgh premiere of “Ways of Something,” a film remix by Canadian director Lorna Mills for the Internet age featuring work by 100+ digital artists. Swap faces with in-gallery portraits and jam to guilty pleasure songs by local bands Derider, Good Dude LoJack, Jacquea Mae, David Edmunds, and Dubravka Bencic. Mix it up.
Third Thursday is sponsored by Citizen’s Bank and Great Lakes Brewery. Promotional support provided by Pittsburgh City Paper and NEXT Pittsburgh.
Ways of Something Episodes 1–4
*Pittsburgh Premiere* 8:15–10:45 p.m.
+ Talk with director Lorna Mills & artist Angela Washko at Intermission 9:30 p.m.
Popcorn? Check. Drinks? Check. Sit back and take an epic trip through this remake of John Berger’s famous documentary Ways of Seeing (1972). These 1-minute videos created by 125 emerging and key figures in the Net.Art movement feature original animated GIFs, film remix, 3D animation, and web-based performances to describe how we look at art after the Internet.
P.S. Look for Jacob Ciocci (PaperRad/Extreme Animals) in Ep. 4 who is also in CMOA’s collection! Plus many previous VIA artists!
Popup Gallery Performances
DERIDER * GOOD DUDE LOJACK * JACQUEA MAE * DUBRAVKA BENCIC starting at 8:30 p.m.
A mashup of original material and guilty pleasures, these local acts are mixing up gallery vibes in a museum-wide music relay. Grab a map when you enter to find them, or just follow the music!
- post-rock, post-punk, post-recent from Pittsburgh PA re-rocking the 90s/aughts inspired riffs of Mazzy Star, Broken Social Scene…
- Good Dude Lojack [La Squadra / DME]
- a producer who’s been crafting his own signature blend of house music meets computerized funk thatcan take you all the way from hazy Sundays to sweaty dance floors and back again.
- Jacquea Mae & David Edmunds [1Hood Media]
- celebrating remix, recreation and the beauty of soul music with their latest collaboration Soul In The City Pt. 2.
- Dubravka Bencic
- an experimental, classical pianist who takes audiences through unexpected soundscapes. Listen closely for a take on New Order’s “A Bizarre Love Triangle”.
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by Claire Hentschker & Zach Rispoli
Update and remix old paintings by becoming them! Explore the museum and look for the #ARTFACE tag to select two paintings for a face and a background. At the #ARTFACE booth, be transported into your painting and become the face of art. You’ll walk away with a print of your new painting for your own wall or gallery. ;)
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An annual festival & series of events, VIA is a platform for the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology in various forms IRL and online. Founded in 2010 and based in Pittsburgh, PA, VIA operates between the gallery and club, working with museums, nightclubs, pop-up venues, promoters and artist groups to create experiences that reflect the intersection of various local & global scenes. VIA is a member of the International Cities of Advanced Sound Network and has received praise from THUMP, Red Bull Music Academy, The Creators Project, Huffington Post, Dummy Magazine n more.
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“Ways of Something” Artist List
Daniel Temkin, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Rhett Jones, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Dafna Ganani, Jennifer Chan, Rea McNamara, Theodore Darst, Matthew Williamson, Hector Llanquin, Christina Entcheva, V5MT, Marisa Olson, Joe McKay, Carla Gannis, Nicholas O’Brien, Eva Papamargariti, Rosa Menkman, Kristin Lucas, Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer, Giselle Zatonyl, Paul Wong, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Sally McKay, RM Vaughan & Keith Cole & Jared Mitchell, Andrew Benson, Christian Petersen, Faith Holland, Jennifer McMackon
Kevin Heckart, Geraldine Juárez, Gaby Cepeda, Angela Washko, Emilie Gervais, LaTurbo Avedon, Lyla Rye, Mattie Hillock, Antonio Roberts, Georges Jacotey, Daniel Rourke, Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung, Yoshi Sodeoka, Alma Alloro Germany, LoVid, Andrea Crespo, Ad Minoliti, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, Carrie Gates, Isabella Streffen, Esteban Ottaso, Silke Zil Kuhar ZIL & ZOY, Hyo Myoung Kim, Jesse Darling, Tristan Stevens, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Claudia Hart, Anthony Antonellis
Carine Santi-Weil, Nicolas Sassoon, Tom Sherman, Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, Rafaela Kino, Alex McLeod, Kate Wilson & Lynne Slater, Aleksandra Domanović Germany, Systaime, Erik Zepka, Adam Ferriss, Rodell Warner & Arnaldo James, Debora Delmar Corp., Brenna Murphy, Nick Briz, Carlos Sáez, Jenn E Norton, Juliette Bonneviot, Luis Nava, Vince McKelvie, Claudia Maté, Evan Roth, Shana Moulton, Sabrina Ratté, Jordan Tannahill, Vasily Zaitsev feat. MON3Y.us, Ann Hirsch
Mert Keskin a.k.a Haydiroket, A. Bill Miller, Alix Desaubiaux, Krystal South, Rachael Archibald, Will Pappenheimer, Dave Greber, Chiara Passa, John Boyle-Singfield, Gunilla Josephson, Melanie Clemmons, Curt Cloninger, Terrell Davis, Morehshin Allahyari, Amy Lockhart, John Marriott, Lilly Handley, Emily Vey Duke, Kate Armstrong, Myfanwy Ashmore, Luke Painter, Aram Bartholl, Elena Garnelo, Lorna Mills, Ellectra Radikal, Nicole Killian, Jacob Ciocci, Rick Silva
Lorna Mills is a Canadian Net.art and new media artist who is known for her digital animations, videos, and GIFs. She has exhibited in OCAD Toronto, Moving Image Art Fair NYC, Vivid Projects UK, Transfer Gallery NYC, New Forms Festival Vancouver, Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago, and featured on Art F City, Creators Project, Canadian Art, ArtNet and more. “Ways of Something” Ep 1 & 2 were commissioned by the One Minutes, Amsterdam.