13 Mar 2012

Open Square

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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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28 Feb 2012

Art On Holyoke Public Access TV

Holyoke TV Artists Hit High Performance Groove;
Local Show Turns On Thousands To Global Views Of “SWITCH”

Massachusetts Artists have a public TV hit with “SWITCH” produced in Holyoke, a city going digital with Mayor Alex Morse, but lacking its own public access channel.

Holyoke, MA (HOLYOKETV) January 13, 2012

SWITCH, a new art for public television project being syndicated throughout Massachusetts and other states, easily finds programming on channels serving over 70,000 households and generated over 22,000 impressions on its recent web announcement. The irony is, SWITCH is produced in Holyoke, a city with a newly elected visionary Mayor, Alex Morse, but without a dedicated public access television channel.

In a 7 minute documentary about the Holyoke TV Artists on SWITCH, produced by Artist Organized Art, (http://switch.artistorganizedart.org) the show’s producer, Denis Luzuriaga, tells us about having a hit public TV show that also tells the world about Holyoke:

“Holyoke doesn’t have a public access channel so it would be great if we could show SWITCH in Holyoke, where it was created. Holyoke is the most exciting city for collaboration in projects. Artists, business people and politicians all attend. Holyoke will house computers, powered by hydro-electricity, among the most powerful in the world. It’s also great for location shooting. We want artists from other parts of the world to come get involved in Holyoke. Local public access television is the way to start. ‘Think-globally-act-locally,’ very much applies to SWITCH.”

The City of Holyoke is home to a growing cultural community becoming a source of employment and income in the region. It is bound by a diverse area, encompassing college towns, former industrial cities, suburbs and rural communities. As a knowledge corridor, it is linked by the Connecticut River, and Interstates I90 & I91. Planned intercity rail service will increase ridership 231% by 2015, creating 1000’s of jobs.

Near Boston, Hartford, New York City and Bradley International Airport, Holyoke is a hub for a rich exchange of culture, innovation, and highly educated talent. Its creative economy produces and distributes cultural goods, services, and intellectual property. This provides access to a broad, diverse, cultural workforce via freelancers and small business.

Now, through a visionary mashup of the arts, high performance computing and high speed rail, as new Mayor Alex Morse promised at his inauguration, Holyoke is to be reborn as a digital city. Creative Director of SWITCH, Jessica Higgins imagines how intercity culture would relate to intermedia art on SWITCH and Holyoke’s missing public access channel:

“With SWITCH, putting artists in everyone’s living room can happen. Viewers need only to switch on the television and they’re in. I would love to see intermedia and Nam June Paik’s vision of having art in everyday life.. being able to turn on the television and see a short performance piece refresh people’s everyday life in a way that’s special and mysterious and experimental.”

New England’s first 90,300-square-foot Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is under construction in The City of Holyoke. Massachusetts has designated Holyoke as a Growth District. SWITCH has released its 9th episode to thousands of public television viewers. Let’s hope for its homecoming broadcast on public access TV in the new digital city, Holyoke Massachusetts.

Press Contact: Susan Roth
website: http://switch.holyoketv.org

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“Holyoke doesn’t have a public access channel so it would be great if we could show SWITCH in Holyoke, where it was created.”

Contact

Susan Roth
holyoketv.org
(888) 255-0997
Email: press@holyoketv.org

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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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15 Feb 2012

SWITCH №7 “853 or 864″

This is the seventh episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Max Routines with GLOVE” by Matt Waugh, “The Big Pop” by Jessica Higgins, “Remember Someone” by John Landino, and “The Corn Fields of Pioneer Valley (Extended Version)” by Denis Luzuriaga.

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15 Feb 2012

SWITCH №6 “Paper City”

This is the sixth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Loose Pages”by Alison Knowles, “Every String in the House” by GLOVE, and “Newspaper Music” by Alison Knowles. Also, a short segment showing the Holyoke events B.Y.O.R. (Bring your own restaurant) and “Paperworks”, an art exhibition at PCS80.

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15 Feb 2012

SWITCH №5 “Duplicates & Enlargements”

This is the fifth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Painting for Four Hands” by Jessica Higgins, “Waterfront” by GLOVE, “I Am” by John Landino, and “Istrebitel Gripen” by Matt Waugh.

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15 Feb 2012

SWITCH №4 “Outspoken Earth”

This is the fourth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. April 14, 2011. This episode contains “Nukes Aren’t An Option”by Jessica Higgins, “Earth Speaks” by GLOVE, “Bubble” by Mary Averill, “Dream Lab Collective” by Erika Knerr, and “Once Upon A Time” by John Landino.

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08 Feb 2012

SWITCH №3 “You Can…”

This is the third episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. March 15, 2011. This episode contains “Interference Blue” by Jessica Higgins, “Chest Pains” by John Landino, “Dream LAB Odyssey” by Erika Knerr, and “America’s Choice” by GLOVE.

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08 Feb 2012

SWITCH №2 “Pendulum”

This is the second episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. February 22, 2011. This episode contains “Great Lecturers” by Stephen Lindow – interpreted by Denis Luzuriaga, “Muse & Sculptor” by Mary Averill and Erika Knerr, “Cycle” by John Landino, “Information Transfer” by GLOVE, “Reflections II” by Jessica Higgins, and “South Pole” by John Landino.

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08 Feb 2012

SWITCH №1 “Air Time For Color TV”

This is the first episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. February, 2011. This Episode contains “Walk In My Shoes” by Mary Averill, “Micro” by Takehisa Kosugi – performed by GLOVE, “Working With Stupid” by Erika Knerr. “News Of The Day” by Jessica Higgins, and an untitled video montage with performances by John Landino and Mary Averill (Music by Toomanyfrets).

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18 Jan 2012

SWITCH №8 “Vessel, Tea, Bowl”

This is the eighth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Elementals Part 1: Water” by Mary Averill, “Tea For Two” by Jessica Higgins, “Interview November 16, 2011″ by GLOVE, and “Water In The House” by David Teeple.

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18 Jan 2012

Times Square, 10.15.11, MK Averill & Elliot Tarry

18 Jan 2012

SWITCH №9 “Everything New Is Old Again”

This is the ninth episode of SWITCH, an arts program created by artists in Western Massachusetts and the NYC area. This episode contains “Ubu The King” by Erika Knerr (Adapted from Alfred Jarry’s ‘Ubu Roi’ – 1896), “PETH” by John Landino, “Unincorporated Entity” by Jessica Higgins, “A Tribute To OWS” by GLOVE, and “Wistariahurst Fall Artist Exhibition” which showcases the artwork of 21 artists.

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18 Jan 2012

Human Stringed Instrument

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