Brother Islands

Hours: 
Open Hours: Tues. - Sat., 12:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 5:30PM - 7:30PM.

Half a century since its abandonment, North Brother Island fades from New York City's map as nature swallows this one block square quarantine city. Just down the East River, Ward's Island warehouses shelter New York's homeless and mentally ill in a dozen immense buildings clustered under the Triborough Bridge.

 
People: Benton-C Bainbridge, Bill Etra, Minou Maguna
Tags: Brother Islands, exhibition, window gallery
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Brother Islands is a live multimedia performance about involuntary isolation and its machinery, as seen through the sights and sounds of two East River islands. Brother Islands premiered in 2007 at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center in New York City in a sold out performance to launch the "MIXER" series.

Project Created: 
November 2007
 
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photo: Hung Tung Kuo

Benton-C Bainbridge is an artist based in The Bronx and Nashville working with video as a painterly and performable medium. Benton-C’s media art is made with custom systems of his own design. Bainbridge has presented video as immersive environments and live compositions across 5 continents, collaborating with scores of artists around the world.

Career highlights include the best-attended ever Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris performance with live media ensemble The Pooolvideo design for 2 Beastie Boys world tours and numerous special appearances andanalog video synth FX for TV On The Radio.

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