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The Downstairs at La MaMa

66 East 4th Street

New York City, New York 10003

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This three-day festival pass will get you entry into all of the Refest events. A full list can be found below or at www.culturehub.com/refest. Individual tickets for each event can be bought at the links below or at the festival website.


Refest
Hybrid Performance & New Media Festival

Friday December 11-13th
The Downstairs at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street

Refest is CultureHub’s annual festival of work that intersects new media, performance, and technology. This year’s festival will explore the ways media, interdisciplinary, and internet-based arts create community locally, nationally, and internationally.


Kick-Off Party and Exhibition Launch
Friday, December 11 / 7 - 8PM

Join us on Friday night as we kick-off Refest with a launch party for our artist exhibition! Get a first glance of these exciting new works while mingling over refreshments and discussing the idea of “The Network” and how net-based art can connect global communities. Featuring artists exploring web-based and internet art, this exhibition will be on display the entire weekend for you to check out before seeing your show. No ticket or RSVP is required for this event!

Beast Code with Codenobi & Wookie
Friday, December 11 / 8:30PM / Tickets

Journey into a net-based world as artists Cobenobi & Wookie, Dataf1ow and Blevin Blectum transform The Downstairs with audio and visual responsive elements, live coding, and mechanical & electronic music that plunge your senses into a sea of EDM, J-Pop, Gif-Culture psychedelics, and other sensory adventures.


Ghost Komungobot
Saturday, December 12 / 8:00PM / Tickets

Jin Hi Kim (Composers Now Creative Resident 2015, Guggenheim Fellowship 2010) is presenting her new original work Ghost Komungobot, a collaboration with acclaimed visualist Benton C Bainbridge (Beastie Boys, MOMA, The Whitney Museum), and sound designer Alex Noyes. This interdisciplinary performance synthesizes Kim’s electric komungo with ghost (virtual robotic instrument) and interactive video in an original, new composition.

Ghost Komungobot is co-produced with Harvestworks.


Robotics Class with BK Bots
Sunday, December 13 / 12PM / Tickets

Our annual, hands-on, family-friendly workshop returns to Refest! This workshop provides a fun, tech-building experience for the whole family! This three-hour robotics class, taught by BK Bots, will introduce young creators to the concepts of robotics and programming by pairing up students while instructing them to build their own robot! After programming their bot, students will test their creations in a playful “Bot Battle!”

Recommended for ages 7-14.


Performing Systems
Sunday, December 13 / 7PM / Tickets

The Fast Food Collective, the team behind the popular Improvised Electronics Round Robin, has created an all-new audio visual experience, Performing Systems. Join us as they use single channel projections with original sound compositions to guide you through an exploration of what happens when technical systems, music, and improvisation converge. Come join the exploration as you and fellow observers become part of the system.


About CultureHub:

CultureHub is where art and technology intersect. Founded in 2009 by La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts, CultureHub has held over 300 events and classes involving more than 500 artists from over 30 different countries. CultureHub is a space for artists and audiences to connect, collaborate, and innovate. CultureHub is building a community for the 21st Century, providing an open forum for art making, creative research, and education.


About Refest:

Refest is CultureHub’s annual festival celebrating work at the intersection of media, performance, and technology by artists from New York City and around the world. The mission of Refest is to make media art accessible by creating a shared space for media and performing artists to collaborate, experiment, and interact with audiences.

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