[ISEA2017] Artists Statement: Hyphen Hub — Swarm

Artists Statement 

Nuits Sonores

Swarm is an immersive, Biotechno, audiovisual performance envisioned by Colombian artist Juan Cortes and his group “Atractor” It takes an unconventional look at the complex structures of language between some insects that communicate through sound waves such fireflies, crickets and bees. The artist will transform the audio field recordings of these species recorded live in the Colombian mountains and through Arduino metamorphosing them into visually mesmerizing, immersive laser projections. The performance is enhanced by live electronic music developed by the artist and his team of engineers. This performance has been artistically directed by Asher Remy-Toledo director of HyphenHub.

  • Asher Remy-Toledo is the co-founder of Hyphen Hub, a nonprofit organization that discovers, promotes, and presents new live works by artists that integrate art and technology. Based in New York, Hyphen Hub showcases cutting edge work in a variety of formats and platforms and actively develops a global network of emerging and established multimedia artists, curators, innovators, thinkers, and producers of events with a strong focus on nascent technology. Asher is also the co-founder of No Longer Empty, a New York-based nonprofit group that takes over empty spaces and creates site specific installations and co-founder of Latin American Cultural Week in New York. He founded and directed the Remy Toledo Gallery in New York and has produced numerous exhibitions including for Art Miami, Liverpool Biennial, and FACT Liverpool.