The Performing Media Festival showcases new works of integrated media with emerging technologies by artists who are unapologetically crossing disciplinary boundaries. For this, the 6th annual Performing Media Festival, there will be in-person performance events held at Indiana University South Bend, virtual events and live streams to access through the website, and this specially curated installation by curatorial staff at the South Bend Museum of Art in the Project Room and Weikamp Galleries. Selected artists come from all around the world, from as far away as Barcelona (Spain), Sao Paolo (Brazil) and Osaka (Japan).
PMF co-directors Ryan Olivier and Eric Souther have come to define performing media as a genre that uses multimedia elements in a performative manner which so far has come to include live audio-visual performances, generative media processes, and edits/recordings of real-time captures. To date, the festival has brought guest artists from across the country and abroad to present their works in South Bend and thus weave new thoughts and ideas about art and media into the fabric of the community.
This year’s live performance festival will feature special guest artist Sabina Covarrubias (PhD), headliners After Ours (Eli Kahn & Arthur Schroeder), student electronic music ensemble the Audio Visual Collective, and a full roster of instrumentalists from Ensemble Concept/21 (EC/21). The festival will take place across the city at the South Bend Museum of Art (January 14 – March 19, 2023), on the campus of Indiana University South Bend (March 9, 2023), and at the arts incubator Langlab South Bend (March 10, 2023).
International Artists selected for Project Room Gallery and Weikamp Gallery includes:
Joao Pedro Oliveira
Gabriel Jose Bolanos Chamorro
Dave Mosier aka DaVideo_Tape
Aurora Gasull Altisent
Yuanyuan (Kay) He
Join us for the First Friday Reception and Meet the Artists gallery talk with Art League Exhibition Artists Melonie Mulkey and Sara Fahling on Friday, February 3, 2023.
Reception from 5-9pm; Gallery Talk from 6-6:45pm. All events are free and open to the public.