Art and Technology Collide at New Museum’s NEW INC Showcase

There's a cotton candy theremin. Need we say more?

"Candy Cotton Theremin" an installation by Emilie Baltz and Phil Sierzega, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 8 July 2015.

With NEW INC (“the first museum-led incubator”), the New Museum brings together practitioners working on the cusp of art and technology. As the inaugural year draws to a close, a selection of projects from the first intake are now on view at Red Bull Studios, and will be until they close Thursday, July 30.

Check out the video above for highlights of the cross-disciplinary projects that involve art, music, design, and technology in curious ways. There’s a Cotton Candy Theremin by Philip Sierzega and Emilie Baltz, an exploration of cloud architecture by Drew Seskunas of The Principals, and a light installation of sound-responsive fiber-optic spheres from Lisa Park and Kevin Siwoff.

The showcase reflects the NEW INC ethos. This new co-working space seeks to enable conversations and collaborations between the hundred artists, designers, and technologists chosen to participate in what NEW INC Director Julia Kaganskiy calls “a new paradigm in supporting creative practice operating at the forefront of technology.” In a recent interview, she said that NEW INC is “an initiative that takes the New Museum into new territory, expanding the museum’s support of creative practice here in New York to encompass a wider range of cultural production.”

"Candy Cotton Theremin" an installation by Emilie Baltz and Phil Sierzega, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 8 July 2015.

“Candy Cotton Theremin” an installation by Emilie Baltz and Phil Sierzega, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 8 July 2015.
Photo: Courtesy of Red Bull Studios.

"Snow Blind", an installation by The Principals and Studio Studio, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 8 July 2015.

“Snow Blind”, an installation by The Principals and Studio Studio, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 8 July 2015.
Photo: Courtesy of Red Bull Studios.

"LUMA" an installation by Lisa Park and Kevin Siwoff, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 14 July 2015.

“LUMA” an installation by Lisa Park and Kevin Siwoff, part of NEW INC Showcase 2015 at Red Bull Studios in Manhattan, NY, USA on 14 July 2015.
Photo: Courtesy of Red Bull Studios.


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