SWITCH

14 Dec 2013

About SWITCH

SWITCH was created by a group of artists who work in many disciplines and have exhibited and performed in venues locally, nationally, as well as internationally. Artists such as Jessica Higgins, Erika Knerr, Mary Averill, Denis Luzuriaga, GLOVE, David Teeple, Matt Waugh, John Landino. “Using tools from the latest imaging hardware, to video cameras from the 1970′s; digital editing suites to analog video switchers – we document our performance happenings and turn them in to the show we call SWITCH”. This half-hour program is also available on Community Access Television Stations in Massachusetts and beyond. Information about showing SWITCH on your local station can be obtained at PegMedia.org. “PegMedia.org is a media transfer site for PEG (Public, Education, Government) community television stations and producers of media for these stations.”

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18 Mar 2013

SWITCH 16 “Insomnia”

“Insomnia” is the sixteenth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode features Jessica Higgins, Bibbe Hansen, Alison Knowles, Joshua Selman, and William Stone. SWITCH is a Holyoke production. For additional information please contact: press at holyoketv.org

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22 Dec 2012

SWITCH 15 “Cooking With Cage”

“Cooking With Cage” is the 15th episode of SWITCH, an artists television program produced by artists in Western Massachusetts and includes work from various towns, cities and countries. This episode  includes works from the NYC area. Cooking With Cage features an archival video, courtesy of Arleen Schloss, showing John Cage and Alison Knowles preparing a meal in John Cage’s kitchen. The visual is supported by their spoken interpretation of Stephane Mallarme’s Un coup de des jamais n’abolira le hasard: A throw of the dice will never abolish chance. 2012 Is the centennial celebration of John Cage. Cooking With Cage also includes a new performance by GLOVE of John Cage’s 4′ 33″ using the timings originally performed by David Tudor in Wooodstock NY. The score of 4′ 33″ indicates 3 movements each marked “Tacet” where the movements may be any chosen lengths of time as long as they collectively add up to 4 minutes and 33 seconds. SWITCH is a Holyoke production. For additional information please contact: press at holyoketv.org. Many thanks to Canal Gallery of Holyoke, MA for hosting a new performance of 4′ 33″ and SWITCH episode 15.


Canal Gallery, Holyoke MA, 2012
photo: Denis Luzuriaga

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24 Oct 2012

SWITCH №14 “Fluxus Under Construction”

“Fluxus Under Construction” is the fourteenth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode features Larry Miller, a seminal Fluxus artist. Larry performs works exclusively for SWITCH. Gema Alava and Jessica Higgins perform their co-creation: CYCLE. The episode ends with a segment showcasing a recent show at The Victory Theatre in Holyoke, MA. This group effort involves site specific installations from nine artists. The Victory Theatre is scheduled to be totally renovated in 2013. SWITCH is a Holyoke production. For additional information please contact: press at holyoketv.org

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20 Jun 2012

SWITCH №13 “Video, Video”

“Video, Video” is the thirteenth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode is all about Public Access Television, and one of it’s advocates is Jaime Davidovich. Mr Davidovich is an intermedia artist and an organizer of art on television. In this episode, he talks with the producers of Switch about the infancy of Public Access Television in SOHO/NYC in the mid 1970′s. The Creative Director of SWITCH is Jessica Higgins, the Producer is Denis Luzuriaga. Special thanks to Artist Organized Art for facilitating the rendezvous with Jaime. 720p download available here: http://vimeo.com/44069075

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20 Apr 2012

SWITCH №12 “White House, Blue House”

“White House, Blue House” is the twelfth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains excerpts from “Traffic” performed by Kenneth Goldsmith at the White House Poet’s Workshop, “Human Stringed Instrument” by Jessica Higgins, “Comments” by Denis Luzuriaga, and “Full Message” by Joshua Selman. Thanks to David Teeple for camera on “Human Stringed Instrument”. The Creative Director of SWITCH is Jessica Higgins, the Producer is Denis Luzuriaga. For additional information please contact: press at holyoketv.org

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28 Feb 2012

SWITCH №11″Canoe”

“Canoe” is the eleventh episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Ink Spots” by guest artist Suzy Sureck, “Mushroom String Theory” by Jessica Higgins, and a longer piece entitled “Connecticut River Chess” by John Landino and guest artist Jack Nelson. The Creative Director of SWITCH is Jessica Higgins, the Producer is Denis Luzuriaga.

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15 Feb 2012

SWITCH №10″Artists Paddle Fish With Song”

This is the tenth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Artists Canon” by Jessica Higgins, “I Am Here” by Erika Knerr, “Hooking Below The Surface” by John Landino, and a seven minute interview, produce by Artist Organized Art, with Jessica Higgins and Denis Luzuriaga, the Creative Director, and Producer – respectively – of SWITCH.

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