2017 Cinesonika Retrospective, NW Film Center, Portland, OR
2011 Inside Out, Step 2 – Latest Trends of Western Video Art,
Le Momo Electronique, White Box Museum (Beijing, China)
2011 Arte Video Roma Festival, Cinema Teatro Volturno,
2011 The State of the Art Electroacoustic Music Festival,
Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2010 Contemporary Museum, Mobtown Modern Music series,
2010 IDEAS 10: Art and Digital Narrative exhibition,
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver BC
2010 SIMULTAN ‘Past Continuous. Future Perfect.’
2010 Verge Ensemble Concert, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
2010 Cinesonika, International Flm and Video Festival of Sound Design, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
2009 WPA Experimental Media Series, Hirshhorn Museum and Phillips collection, Washington DC
2009 Pixilerations [v.6], Video Art, Cable Car Cinema, October 7, Providence, RI
Wired for Sound, Boston Cyberarts 2009, Longy School of Music, Cambridge,
MuVi 2, Sinestesia 2009, Third International Congress Synaesthesia: Science & Art. “international exhibition of video and moving image on synesthesia and visual music”, Granada, Spain
Iota Center for Experimental Animation acquires “Sabinium” for permanent collection, Los Angeles CA
FreeWaves, 11th festival of Experimental Media Arts, Hollywood,CA
California International Animation Festival, nominated for Best Experimental Animation, Modesto CA
Athens International Sci- Fi Fantasy Short Film Festival, Athens, Greece
Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) Bellingham, Wahsingtion
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts 2008, U. of Minnesopta Minneapolis, MN
AUDIOVISION: An Evening of Experimental Video and Computer Music, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI.
December 15 2011
On December 17th and 18th White Box Museum of Art has the pleasure to open its door to InsideOut Step2 – Latest trends in Western Videoart, an international selection from the first two editions of Arte Video Roma Festival proposed by CARMA – Applied Multimedia Art and Research Center (Rome, Italy).
The selection will include some of the most interesting works collected by the curatorial board Le Momo Electronique during its several years monitoring work on Italian and foreign productions. Nine Artists from America, North Europe and Italy will be screened in the prestigious VIP ROOM of White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China.
September 21 2010
“There was a different kind of radioactivity in Ken Ueno’s rather severe “Sabinium,” for electronic tape with a video realization by animator Harvey Goldman. Ueno recorded the sounds of bursting bath bubbles, convolved them with battle noises and built the results into a sometimes-fragile, sometimes-brutal but always poetic piece of noise music. Goldman’s animation — primordial cell-like structures interacting in a sort of cosmic soup — elegantly interpreted the score and referenced the underlying story of the Sabine women, and in spite of its mercilessly monochromatic and minimalist materials, “Sabinium” was fascinating throughout.” ….
September 19 2010
The second offering was a video set to a sound design created by Ken Ueno (animation by Harvey Goldman), a mesmerizing sort of essay on the violent properties of bubbles (watch it here)–the unsettling sounds Ueno creates evoke violent, fundamental processes replicated across natural, mechanical, and human experiences.
The iotaCenter for Visual Music
August 27 2007
wow. you’re work is spectacular.
thanks for adding it to our
media art collection.
i hope we will have a venue
soon to present it publicly.
The inspiration for this piece is the fantasy that cultural memory may reside in even in the most quotidian of everyday phenomena, such as soap bubbles, where mythological battles and scenes are replayed constantly. Somewhere in the statistical noise of soap bubbles, is the din of battle.
Sabinium is a short abstract animation loosely based on an early Roman mythological tale. The historical legend of the founding of Rome by Romulus and his followers. The tale of the Sabine women takes place in central Italy at a time when the Roman Empire (led by Romulus) was in it’s formative stages. After a short time it was realized that the Roman Empire would falter in a generation or two because of lack of women for the early Romans to breed with and produce male children. At first the Romans asked for the women. When their offer was turned down the Romans invited the people of the Sabine region to a festival for a celebration to the god Neptune. Many of the Sabine tribe showed up and halfway through the planned event the Romans surprised the guests and abducted most of the Sabine women. After raping the women, Romulus ordered his men to treat the women as goddesses. When the Sabine men later returned for their women, they were rejected. The women were now content and chose to stay with the Romans. The Romans and the Sabines were reconciled and the city of ROME could continue on the path to greatness.