LEAF2024 – Diggers

Friday, April 19, 7pm – FREE

Center for Musical Arts (CMA), 200 E Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Diggers is a reference to several counter cultural communities that existed between mercantile England and San Francisco in the 1960’s. This iteration of Diggers consists of Eric Barry Drasin and Sean Winters, featuring a series of works about failed cybernetic utopias. Through the use of networked media, aleatoric score, and performative feedback, Realtime media is contextualized as an interdependent and fluctuating psychic space; an extension bridging interior and exterior awareness. In this way, the mediated relationship between self and other can be sculpted through signal processing.

About Diggers

Eric Barry Drasin is a research-based artist and organizer exploring the relationship between art and Post-Capitalist imaginaries. Eric’s work is rooted in media ecology and performance. Using experimental media techniques and custom software systems, his performances and installations have explored how media can transform relationship. Eric has exhibited, performed and lectured internationally. Eric has been curating Realtime media performances in NYC since 2012, including Performing Systems, The Improvised Electronics Round Robin and the Confetti Machine Realtime Media Festival. Eric holds a BA from Purchase College, an MFA from University at Buffalo, and is currently pursuing a PhD at CU Boulder.

Sean Winters is an audiovisual artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and hacker/technologist. As an audiovisual artist, collaborative highlights include working with Angie Eng, Kevin Sweet, Michael Theodore, John Gunther, Todd Reynolds & Luke Dubois, Eric Raynaud (aka Fraction), and Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins (at Roulette in Brooklyn). Sean holds a DMA in Composition & Emergent Technologies in Media Art Practices from CU Boulder, an MM in Composing for Film from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and a BM in Integrative Music Studies from Concordia University in Montréal.