Schwartz + Boyce

Schwartz + Boyce

Posted On: July 18, 2006
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Harkness A/V and Monkey Town are proud to present an evening of computer-generated video by pioneering artist Lillian Schwartz and “inheritor” of the tradition, in his NYC debut, Nate Boyce. Lillian Schwartz, in her tenure as a film/graphics consultant to Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2002, developed a body of visionary techniques for the creation of computer-generated art.  Her works combine these technologies with electronic music and abstract aesthetics to enable some of the most groundbreaking work of its kind, influencing the fields of gaming, special effects and virtual reality, in addition to newer generations of video artists. You can read more about Lillian Schwartz on her web site,

Nate Boyce is from San Francisco, where he uses newish software (Jitter, Maya) to nostalgic effect. His videos and installations maximize (in his words) “perceptual anomaly” and “retinal fatigue” to create a mood of general disorientation. He collaborates with acid-noise-electro duo, Eats Tapes, and is part of video trio, Phase Chancellor, featuring members of Matmos.

You can see his video for Pteryd by Eats Tapes here:

Both artists will be in attendance to present their work (Lillian Schwartz will only be at the 7:30 performance). We are extremely excited to pair an exciting newcomer to our video scene (Boyce) with an esteemed, established filmmaker such as Lillian Schwartz.


Friday, July 21
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 10pm
Admission: $8
reservations are recommended