New Media

  • iParade (Chicago)
    Tali Hinkis &
    Kyle Lapidus

LoVid, iParade#3, visual exploration with old map of Bridgeport. Courtesy of the artists.

iParade#3 is the third in LoVid's series of experimental locative media app-works. The series explores the relationships between personal or communal memories and architectural, public spaces. These projects are created and distributed as smart-phone apps. iParade uses GPS data and includes video, sound, and text that are accessible only in specific geographic locations. In addition to creating the content and the app for each piece, LoVid organizes performative walks where participants can experience the piece as a group. iParade renews viewers’ appreciation of their physical environment, often in unfamiliar neighborhoods, and provides a unique perspective into both physical and virtual environments. These works engage local communities to reflect on the relationships between public and private spaces. The first two pieces in the series are located in Manhattan, and iParade#3 is located in Chicago. This episode explores Chicago, a different urban environment with a unique history and stories of cultural transformation.

Tali Hinkis was born in Israel and studied fine art at the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. In 2000, she arrived in New York as an exchange student at Cooper Union, and later settled in the city. Prior to working as LoVid, Hinkis’s single-channel videos were exhibited at Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv); the V-Tape Festival (Toronto); the Galerie des Beaux-Arts (Paris); and the Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin), among others. Hinkis has also collaborated in several video and musical performances in New York, presented at the Knitting Factory, Tonic, Exit Art), and Art in General, as well as at the Habima Club in Tel Aviv. In 1998, Hinkis cofounded an annual art, craft, and music event called La Superette, which ran for eleven years in Paris and New York. The event was presented at La Fleche d'Or (Paris), Participant Inc (New York), Deitch Projects (New York), Exit Art (New York), the Tank (New York), and Eyebeam (New York).

Kyle Lapidus was born in New York. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, he studied neurobiology, electronic music, and engineering as part of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior focus. Lapidus has been actively involved in experimental music and electronics design, collaborating extensively to perform in many bands, touring across the United States and abroad. Lapidus is also the founder and executive director of Ignivomous Inc. Ignivomous presents, nurtures, and develops new genres, art forms, mediums, and extremes of expression. Ignivomous’s activities include the production of La Superette. As a musician, Lapidus has performed in venues including the Knitting Factory (New York), Tonic (New York), 5lowershop (San Francisco), 7Hz (San Francisco), 12 Bar Club (London), Sound Exchange (Houston), the Middle East (Boston), and Fort Thunder (Providence). Aside from live performances, his music has been released on many CDs, vinyl records, audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and DVDs on labels including RRRecords, Sunship, and TWR.

Working together as LoVid since 2001, Hinkis and Lapidus combine their complementary interests in visual art, technology, music, and science. LoVid's performances include sculptural instruments and explosive audiovisuals. These performances have been presented at venues including the Museum of Moving Image, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, the Kitchen, PS1, FACT Liverpool, and many others. LoVid's object-based works have also been exhibited widely, including installations at CAM Raleigh, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Science Gallery Dublin, Urbis Manchester, Real Art Ways, the Jewish Museum (New York and San Francisco), the Neuberger Museum, and the New Museum. LoVid has received grants and awards including those from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Eyebeam, Rhizome, the Franklin Furnace Fund, the Puffin Foundation, the Netherland America Foundation, free103point9, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Greenwall Foundation.