Hotel New Work | Open Studio for Live Arts
Created and performed by Jay Tobin
Sunday, January 22nd, 5pm
FREE. RSVP here
Motif is an experience focusing on real-time interaction and art making among people gathered in a common space. Up to four people use interface devices to create a shared audiovisual palette and craft a custom piece, each composition entirely unique to the individuals crafting it. The work explores art-making as a means of communicating between strangers and family alike, while delving into the roles of interpersonal connection and momentary community in the installation art environment.
COVID 19: Boosters and KN95 masks are required to enter the venue. Masks will be also available at the door. The safety of our audience and artist is a priority. Thank you for helping us keep Theaterlab a safe space for everyone.
About the Artist
Jay Tobin is a multimedia designer and programmer based out of Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured at ARS Electronica NYC, taught at Millennium Film Workshop, and commissioned by apps like Where The Wild Love Is. He specializes in web-based creative coding, procedural soundscapes, and digital instrument building in Max/MSP, with an extensive background developing immersive projects in both Unity and TouchDesigner. His current work concerns his passion project polyMorph — a free, generative software instrument designed for both live performance and studio use. If he isn’t programming, he’s almost always birdwatching.
About Hotel New Work
Hotel New Work is a curated series providing artists and audiences with time and space to take a detailed look at the theater-making process in an open studio setting. The program provides short-term residencies, including 40 hours of rehearsal time and performance space, to collaboratively-driven companies in the midst of creating ambitious new work. HNW serves as an artistic respite, where new works are given space to breathe, grow, and engage with outside eyes at an early stage. It is a place where artists of various disciplines can unpack their bags, display their ideas, and share the room keys with engaged spectators.
Pick up your key. Unpack your ideas. Stay awhile.