Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority commissioned “Playtime” as part of the “Art on the Marquee” public media art commissions. The little animation is on view on the big screen: displayed on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
THEORY of FLIGHT at Euro Evo Devo Vienna 2014 Conference
When | 26 July 2014 - 5pm
Where | KLI Institute, Martinstraße 12, A-3400, Klosterneuburg, AUSTRIA
A solo adaptation of Theory of Flight will be presented as part of an after-conference program of the 2014 European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology conference in Vienna. The performance will be held at the KLI Institute, an international center for advanced studies in theoretical biology. The institute supports the articulation, analysis, and integration of biological theories and the exploration of their wider scientific and cultural significance. Conference and non-conference attendees are welcome. For details about ticket reservations visit the conference website.
Evo Devo Art - Interview for the Node
When | 21 October 2013
Where | The Node - a community site blog for developemental biologists
I was introduced to many of the evolutionary and developmental biology (evo-devo) themes featured in my work while studying biology at Yale, and while working in Dr. Antónia Monteiro’s lab. When the Node asked me to write about how I go about scientific outreach, I thought a dialogue with Dr. Monteiro would be the perfect way to delve into the process of bringing biological ideas to a broad audience. Many thanks to Dr. Antónia Monteiro, Associate Professor, Yale-NUS-College and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.
THEORY of FLIGHT at Yale University
When | 1 & 2 March 2013 - 8pm
Where | Yale's Off Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway (Behind Toad's Place), New Haven, CT 06520
A fully staged production of Theory of Flight comes to Yale's Off Broadway Theater. Lucy Fitz Gibbon performas as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. The production is directed by Sara Holdren. The Off-Broadway performances of Theory of Flight are amongst the events in the debut year of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, a new Yale University initiative that aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative collaboration, and research among scientists and humanists.
Entertaining Science: Flight Club
When | 9 December 2012 - 6pm
Where | Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY 10014
Anna will present a version of Theory of Flight alongside a talk by ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth on bird flight migration calls as part of the Conerlia Street Café Entertaining Science series. Entertaining Science has since 2002 paired public lectures by prominent scientists with performances by artists. The series is coordinated by founder, chemist and poet Roald Hoffman of Cornell University and neuroscientist and composer Dave Soldier of Columbia University. Past participants include scientists from a broad range of fields, including Oliver Sacks, Benoit Mandelbrot, Joseph Le Doux, Carl Djerassi, and Mark Moffet, paired with musicians, actors, filmmakers, playwrights, and choreographers including Vitaly Komar, Elliott Sharp, Phoebe Legere, Mark Mitton and NelidaTirado.
Anna Lindemann on Storytelling and Science - Interview for Tin House
When | 15 May 2012
Where | Tin House Blog
Emma Komlos-Hrobsky interveiwed Anna Lindemann for the Tin House literary magazine blog. The interview explores how Theory of Flight plays with the intersection of science and fiction, and touches upon the objective versus the subjective, butterfly wings, and the inspiration of Borges.
Creating THEORY of FLIGHT
When | 29 February 2012 - 4:30pm
Where | Golden Auditorium, Little Hall, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Following performances of Theory of Flight at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab & Planetarium at Colgate February 17 and 18, Anna Lindemann gives a talk as part of the Art & Art History Department's lecture series discussing the creation of this fantasia of avian obsession and the integration of biology and art within the performance.
Survival of the Beautiful All-Day Wonder Cabinet
When | 25 February 2012 - 10:45am to 9:00pm
Where | Cantor Film Center, New York University, 36 E. 8th St., New York, NY
A solo version of Theory of Flight is presented as part of a line up of noteworthy scientists and artists pondering the aesthetics of evolution. This All-Day Wonder Cabinet is guest curated by David Rothenberg whose recent book Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury, 2011) investigates art, science, and evolution. Many of the protagonists he encountered in writing his book will join him on stage at the Cantor Film Center to debate the question of whether nature's beauty is actual, imaginary, useful, excessive, or perhaps even entirely beside the point. Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Anker, Philip Ball, Vitaly Komar, David Soldier, Jaron Lanier, and Richard Prum are among the many presenters. Events are free and open to the public. The Survival of the Beautiful All-Day Wonder Cabinet is presented by the New York Institute of the Humanities and is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Survival of the Beauitful: Scientists and Artists Face Off on the Aesthetics of Evolution
When | 24 February 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where | New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center Atrium, Newark, NJ
Anna Lindemann discusses Theory of Flight and the integration of biology and art within the performance as part of an NJIT Technology and Society Forum inspired by David Rothenberg's new book Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution.
THEORY of FLIGHT at Colgate University
When | 17 February 2012 - 4:30pm, 18 February 2012 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18 - 9:00pm A Flying Feast held in the O'Connor Student Center (COOP) follows the final performance
Where | Ho Tung Visualization Lab & Planetarium
4th Floor of the Ho Science Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346
Free Admission. Dangerous Ideas. Theory of Flight performs for full houses at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarium at Colgate University. Lucy Fitz Gibbon as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. Directed by Alex Borinsky. The Flying Feast concocted by Ellie Markovitch and Rose Mitchell. Theory of Flight performances and the Flying Feast are part of the Interdisciplinary Events in the Arts & Sciences sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council.
Bretton Brown New England Conservatory Master of Music Recital
When | 29 November 2011 - 8pm
Where | Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA
Pianist Bretton Brown and cellist Emileigh Vandiver premeire Musca in a program that features Debussy's Violin Sonata, Schoenberg's Violin Fantasy, Schoenberg's Four Songs, Op.2, Chopin's Nocturne in c-sharp minor, op.27, no.1, Strauss' Die Nacht Morgen!, and Bellini's Vaga Luna. Musca was composed for long-time collaborator Bretton Brown.
The Museum of the Earth's Natural History at Noon lecture series presents a solo version of Theory of Flight.
Flight Origins, an excerpt from Theory of Flight, will be screened as part of a film festival organized by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at the national 2011 Evolution Conference.
Winged One will be screened as part of the BIO:FICTION festival where scientific talks, panel disccussions, art exhibits, and film screenings examine the realm of synthetic biology in a factual and entertaining way.
Bird Brain will be screened as part of the 2011 MATA festival. The festival was deemd to be a "vibrant celebration of young composers" by the New York Times, April 15, 2010. Works by twenty young composers will be presented, including three world preimieres by the MATA commissionees.
A magical chalkboard illustrates the biological processes involved in wing development and flight as a scientist explains her investigations of hominid aerial locomotion. Dreams of flight, animations of molecular processes made from yarn and buttons and lace, bird songs and molecular music intersect in this pursuit of human flight.
Concert by David Gibson for Bart Gulley and Stanley Boxer Opening Reception
When | 17 February 2011 - 5pm
Where | Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York 13820
David Gibson will play Where do you come from little seedling? in a concert of twentieth and twenty-first century music for cello, piano, and voice.
When | 12 December 2010 - 4 to 7pm with screenings at 6pm
Where | West Hall,110 8th Street, Troy, NY, 12180
Animations from Theory of Flight were screened as part of a group show including both gallery exhibitions and screenings.
Woodstock Video Art Festival
When | 1 October 2010 - Opening 5 to 9 pm, 2 & 3 October 2010 - 11am to 6pm
Where | Image Factory, 1534 Rt. 212, Saugerties, NY, (3.5 miles east of Woodstock)
FIGMENT NYC 2010
When | 11 & 12 June 2010
Where | Governors Island, NYC
Emma Komlos-Hrobsky and Anna Lindemann commandeer a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Figment NYC, an annual free participatory art festival on Governors Island. We offer the supplies and crafting wisdom for all tea party guests to make their own whimsical, inventive hats out of paper.
Four Fantastical Metamorphosing Creatures, a stop motion animation created by kids in a five week workshop led by Anna, is part of a youth media festival and screening featuring the voices of youth active in more than nine organizations across New York state.
The live performance version of Winged One is premiered in a group art show featuring screenings, performances, and gallery work. Works include time travel through cooking, theater inspired from turn-of-the-century Paris’ Grand Guignol, Soviet film reenactments, and multimedia explorations of cancer survivorship. Featuring works by N F Chase, Jonathan Chen, Jim de Seve, Yehuda Duenyas, Victoria Kereszi , Soyo Lee, Anna Lindemann, Ellie Markovitch, Rob Ray, Boryana Rossa, Joshua Thorson, and Clara Tomaz.
Where do you come from little seedling? is given a virtuoisic performance by David Gibson on cello in a concert of contemporary music curated by Michael Century. The program includes John Cage’s Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947), Anna Lindemann’s Where do you come from little seedling? (2010), Pauline Oliveros’ Tree/Peace (1984), Frederic Rzewski’s Les Moutons de Panurge (1969), Arnold Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene (1930) with new video by Blair Neal, and Kurt Weill’s Alabama Song (1927) arranged by Morton Feldman.
The Walden School Presents: New York City Alumni Composers Forum
When | 2 May 2010 – 7pm
Where | Ann Goodman Recital Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., New York, NY
David Gibson premieres Where Do You Come From Little Seedling? in a composers' forum moderated by Caroline Mallonée and Sam Pluta in the spirit of The Walden School summer program and festival forums.
A performance of eclectic sounds and visuals featuring Anna Lindemann's work Bird Brain for ensemble, electronics and stop-motion animated video, and N F Chase's Ngoma Lungundu for multi-channel electronics and environmental video projection.