[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Commission: "Nothing Happens - a performance in three acts" by Nurit Bar-Shai, Zachary Lieberman and Rich Miller

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October 15, 2006
Turbulence Commission: "Nothing Happens - a performance in three acts" by
Nurit Bar-Shai, Zachary Lieberman and Rich Miller

"Nothing Happens" is a networked online performance in which the viewers
work together to make a series of objects tip over. The performance consists
of three acts, which are centered on staged environments - a high shelf, a
cluttered tabletop, and a deserted corner. Each scene contains a central
protagonist, respectively: a cardboard box, a clear pint glass full of
water, and a wooden chair. In all three acts, web-enabled physical devices
controlled by the viewer's clicks will make these objects tip over.

The three acts will be presented on October 15th, 22nd and 29th at 3rd Ward
gallery Brooklyn (http://www.3rdwardbrooklyn.org). Please join the artists
for an opening reception Sunday, October 15, 2006 6-8 p.m.

"Nothing Happens - a performance in three acts" is a 2005 commission of New
Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web
site. It was made possible with funding from The Greenwall Foundation.
Additional support from 3rd Ward Gallery.


NURIT BAR-SHAI'S main interest lies in exploring tensions between the
mundane and the uncanny in everyday life. Emanating from her creative roots
in fine arts, Bar-Shai employs video and new technologies to explore
fundamental questions of presentation and representation, to reframe the
familiar and turn audiences into foreigners in their own ontological

ZACHARY LIEBERMAN'S work uses technology in a playful and enigmatic way to
explore the nature of communication and the delicate boundary between the
visible and the invisible. He creates performances, installations, and
on-line works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body, and
kinetic response.

RICH MILLER is a sculptor and a recent graduate of the Interactive
Telecommunications Program at NYU. His creative energies are focused on
making electro-mechanical pieces that humor him, as well as designing and
fabricating innovative and dynamic children's museum interactives and
furniture. He lives and works in Astoria, NY.

For more information about Turbulence please visit http://turbulence.org.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
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