March 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
A Conversation with Erwin Redl
The Promise and Perils of Technology in Art
A Conversation with Artist Erwin Redl and Author Lawrence Weschler
Moderated by Madison Square Park Conservancy Senior Curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport
Tuesday, March 13
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street, New York City
Erwin Redl’s Whiteout is a magnificent public art project commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and is on view in the Park through March 25, 2018. The work is comprised of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are opportunistic, gently swaying with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane. Redl has created a computer-generated undulating wave pattern across the work, slowly forming from north to south and south to north. Redl will be in conversation with acclaimed author Lawrence Weschler to discuss the opportunities and challenges inherent in realizing a project like Whiteout.
Erwin Redl was born in Gföhl, Austria in 1963. He studied composition and electronic music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (BA, 1990) and gained a Diploma in Electronic Music (1991). He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for computer art studies at the School of Visual Arts (MFA, 1995). His work was on view as part of the 2002 Whitney Biennial and in 2010 he installed a monumental project across the front of the Wexner Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He was tapped as one of four artists nationally to create work for the 2015 Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge.
Lawrence Weschler (born 1952, Van Nuys, California), a graduate of Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz (1974), was for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and was also a recipient of Lannan Literary Award (1998). Weschler has taught at Princeton, Columbia, University of California at Santa Cruz, Bard, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, and New York University, where he is now distinguished writer in residence at the Carter Journalism Institute.
The Austrian Cultural Forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the main cultural embassy of the Republic of Austria in New York and the United States. Christine Moser, Director of the ACFNY, is dedicated to showcase Austrian art, music, film, theater, and literature. Hosting more than 100 free events annually, the ACFNY is a significant venue in which to encounter Austrian art, culture and tradition for an American audience.
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