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Opening tonight… See you there!!!
01/24/2024

Opening tonight… See you there!!!

Excited to announce that ONX Members Marc Da Costa and Matthew Niederhauser’s machine learning installation “Parallels” ...
12/08/2023

Excited to announce that ONX Members Marc Da Costa and Matthew Niederhauser’s machine learning installation “Parallels” won the Best in Tech award at the FilmGate Interactive Festival X! 🎉 The project was installed at both the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Frost Museum of Science over the weekend. Thanks again to the FilmGate team for hosting such an amazing gathering of XR artists and industry leaders! 🙌

"Parallels" is a site-specific machine-learning installation on a large LED wall, offering a transformative experience by decoding and reframing the world through a lens of a neural network. It creates a visceral and unmediated encounter with how artificial intelligence can discern the world, prompting reflection on technology's integration with human perception while also dreaming and reframing it in conversation with those who encounter it. ✨



We’re excited to announce a new workshop hosted in partnership with , "Signal Representation Theory for Artists," taught...
11/27/2023

We’re excited to announce a new workshop hosted in partnership with , "Signal Representation Theory for Artists," taught by Max Ardito.

Saturday, December 2 at Onassis ONX Studio, 2 - 5pm EST

Implicit in generative AI, computer software, programming languages, hardware, and data itself, lies an unspoken ideology to which we consent as both artists and consumers: that of signal representation. Signal representation theory is a field that is concerned with the representation of real-world phenomena—language, image, sound—through ideas and structures in pure mathematics. Signal representations are depictions of the world, no different than paintings, poetry, or sheet music. Likewise, they are painted, written, and composed by engineers and researchers, and the assumptions made in their depictions of sensation have a substantial impact on our collective aesthetic experience, as well as our fundamental understanding of the function of art in society.

This workshop is geared towards artists who want to develop a rudimentary understanding of signal representation theory. The workshop will focus heavily on sound, but sometimes bleed into the domains of image and language processing. Topics covered will include high, low, and latent dimensional audio signal representations, their material histories, and their relationships to various assumptions about auditory perception. A high level walkthrough of papers such as Understanding Deep Convolutional Networks (Mallat, 2016) and DDSP: Differentiable Digital Signal Processing (Engel, 2020) will also be presented. Through these topics we will attempt to demystify a number of multifaceted concepts that are implied in the design of generative AI by analyzing the ways in which engineers aesthetically and phenomenologically represent the world through different mathematical models.

11/16/2023

THE CONCERT WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS ON
Tune in at https://youtu.be/wMUgWqIizFo on Monday, November 20 at 2pm EST.

Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, Helga Davis, Petros Klampanis, and other renowned contemporary artists in a world digital premiere.
The concert that stunned the New York audience at , a festival inspired by the poet C. P. Cavafy, is coming to the on YouTube.

Produced by Death of Classical.

Onassis ONX Studio is thrilled to be supporting 3 works at  IDFA DocLab 2023 in Amsterdam, by ONX members Jiabao Li, Sis...
11/08/2023

Onassis ONX Studio is thrilled to be supporting 3 works at IDFA DocLab 2023 in Amsterdam, by ONX members Jiabao Li, Sister Sylvester + Deniz Tortum, and John Fitzgerald.

With the theme Phenomenal Friction, IDFA’s new media section explores friction in all its forms. The exhibition program invites audiences to look beyond technological efficiency and convenience, to explore the resistance that propels creativity forward and the conflict that reveals life’s complexities.

Squeeker: The Mouse Coach .bao.li
You’ve heard of a running coach, someone to keep your motivation high. Now, imagine this: what if the coach is a mouse? Inspired by her pet mice and the use of mice in labs, artist and technologist, Jiabao Li created Squeeker: The Mouse Coach. It’s a running program, app, and interactive installation that invites participants to run and to contemplate. How layered can the relationship among animals, humans, scientific research and technology be?

Shadowtime +
Shadowtime is a new word coined for our age, describing the feeling of occupying two irreconcilable times simultaneously. It is being stuck in a traffic jam on your way to work and realizing that the gas in your engine is the compressed mass of prehistoric creatures. It is scrolling through your phone and remembering that the earth is changing irrevocably. In Shadowtime, artists Sister Sylvester and Deniz Tortum take these temporal incompatibilities and explore them in the realm of virtual reality and simulation theory.

The Vivid Unknown +
The Vivid Unknown is an AI-driven collective viewing experience that reimagines the groundbreaking 1982 documentary ‘Koyanisqatsi’ through computer vision. This immersive projection is centered on a generative AI model trained on the archives of Godfrey Reggio, exploring the tensions between nature, humans, and technology.



🔥 Onassis ONX Studio in collaboration with TRANSFER & Gray Area are thrilled to unveil FORA! 🚀 See Linktree in bio for l...
10/13/2023

🔥 Onassis ONX Studio in collaboration with TRANSFER & Gray Area are thrilled to unveil FORA! 🚀 See Linktree in bio for livestream information and join a groundbreaking consortium devoted to conservation and regenerating cultural infrastructure through decentralized tech.

A joint effort with Integrated Design & Media Program, NYU Tandon 🤝 FORA launches with a case study featuring ‘New Sculpt’ the first solo exhibition from avatar and artist LaTurbo Avedon in 2013.

The virtual convening brings together a global virtual audience to: 👀 peek into the process of restoring virtual artworks 🪞 reflect on a decade of shifting cultures and online communities 🌐 and explore new possibilities for display using cutting-edge virtual production techniques. @ Onassis ONX Studio, NYC and online: Oct 27th at 12 PM ET.



Image credit: ‘Sport Desire’ (2013) by LaTurbo Avedon

Join us today for the DiMoDA 4.0 Summit at Onassis ONX Studio.PANEL 1: MUSEUMS AND THE METAVERSE, 3PMParticipants: Alfre...
09/30/2023

Join us today for the DiMoDA 4.0 Summit at Onassis ONX Studio.

PANEL 1: MUSEUMS AND THE METAVERSE, 3PM
Participants: Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Co-founder & Director of DiMoDA, ONX Member) and Regina Harsanyi (Associate Curator of Media Arts, MoMI)
Moderated by Christiane Paul (Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum)

PANEL 2: VR ACTIVISM: HISTORIES, VISIBILITIES, RECOGNITION, 4PM
Participants: Idris Brewster (Executive Director of Kinfolk, ONX Member) and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga (Artist, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College CUNY).
Moderated by Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Co-founder & Director of DiMoDA, ONX Member)

Special performance of SPIRIT AND CHILD by LaJuné McMillian, 6:30PM
SPIRIT AND CHILD is a series of prayers, poetic exchanges between the characters of Child and Spirit that are presented as a live motion capture performance and installation. A healing ceremony unfurls as Child extends gratitude to Spirit for holding them through times of struggle and abandonment.

Followed by a discussion and closing party.

                           

Please join us this Saturday, September 30 for the DiMoDA 4.0 Summit at Onassis ONX Studio.PANEL 1: MUSEUMS AND THE META...
09/26/2023

Please join us this Saturday, September 30 for the DiMoDA 4.0 Summit at Onassis ONX Studio.

PANEL 1: MUSEUMS AND THE METAVERSE, 3PM
Participants: Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Co-founder & Director of DiMoDA, ONX Member) and Regina Harsanyi (Associate Curator of Media Arts, MoMI)
Moderated by Christiane Paul (Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum)

PANEL 2: VR ACTIVISM: HISTORIES, VISIBILITIES, RECOGNITION, 4PM
Participants: Idris Brewster (Executive Director of Kinfolk, ONX Member) and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga (Artist, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College CUNY).
Moderated by Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Co-founder & Director of DiMoDA, ONX Member)

Special performance of SPIRIT AND CHILD by LaJuné McMillian, 6:30PM
SPIRIT AND CHILD is a series of prayers, poetic exchanges between the characters of Child and Spirit that are presented as a live motion capture performance and installation. A healing ceremony unfurls as Child extends gratitude to Spirit for holding them through times of struggle and abandonment.

Followed by a discussion and closing party.

Last night we had an incredible opening for DiMoDA 4.0 here at Onassis ONX Studio. It featured a tour of the experiences...
09/22/2023

Last night we had an incredible opening for DiMoDA 4.0 here at Onassis ONX Studio. It featured a tour of the experiences led by Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Christiane Paul, Ayman Tawfeeq, and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga. Come check out the exhibition from 12PM to 6PM over the weekend here in the lower lever of the Olympic Tower at 645 5th Ave!

is a VR museum created by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, dedicated to commissioning and exhibiting cutting edge VR artworks. The 4th edition of DiMoDA, curated by Christiane Paul with architecture by Ayman Tawfeeq, comprises three artworks — by artists Banz & Bowinkel, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, and Tamiko Thiel — addressing the theme of Dis/Location, the feeling of displacement from or disturbance of a proper, original, or usual place.

Public Hours: September 22-24 & 28-29, 12-6PM
SPIRIT AND CHILD Performance: Saturday, September 30, 6:30PM

ONX Artist Alfredo Salazar-Caro () is a creator and world builder living/working between Mexico City, NYC, and Online. H...
09/15/2023

ONX Artist Alfredo Salazar-Caro () is a creator and world builder living/working between Mexico City, NYC, and Online. His works are an amalgamation of Portraiture, Installation, Documentary, Video, XR, Social Sculpture and Speculative Architecture.

Salazar-Caro is co-creator and creative director of DiMoDA, The Digital Museum of Digital Art (). Since 2015, DiMoDA has been a groundbreaking project that functions as a VR institution and exhibition platform dedicated to the development of XR Art. Salazar-Caro's work has been exhibited globally. Notable exhibitions include: Tribeca Film Festival, Dreamlands @ Whitney Museum, Die Ungerahmte Welt, HeK Switzerland and many more. His work can be seen in publications such as Leonardo, Cultured Magazine, Vice Magazine.

DiMoDa 4.0: Dis/Location will be exhibited at ONX Studio September 21-24 and 28-30;
Exhibition Opening and Tour: Thursday, September 21, 6-8PM
Public Hours: September 22-24, 28-29, 12-6PM

From our friends: Looking to escape the heat? Explore  from home in  ‘s new documentary “Little Island,” streaming now: ...
08/16/2023

From our friends: Looking to escape the heat? Explore from home in ‘s new documentary “Little Island,” streaming now: https://bit.ly/3YhCvFe

We were excited for ONX members , , and  to show BLACK LANDS at last week’s Tribeca Games & Immersive showcase. Made in ...
06/23/2023

We were excited for ONX members , , and to show BLACK LANDS at last week’s Tribeca Games & Immersive showcase.

Made in collaboration with , and , their newest augmented reality experience creates a shared, ancestral space honoring Black enclaves in New York throughout history.

Great work, !


“Antipsychotic” by ONX member Matt McCorkle is showing now at Sheffield DocFest.Conceived at ONX Studio, the project has...
06/20/2023

“Antipsychotic” by ONX member Matt McCorkle is showing now at Sheffield DocFest.

Conceived at ONX Studio, the project has taken form thanks to our fantastic community and resources: from in-house play testing with numerous ONX members and associates to the development of its surround sound component with our Genelec sound volume, we’re proud to see how Matt’s project materialized!

Beyond Sheffield DocFest, “Antipsychotic” will be shown at Games for Change later this July – stay tuned for more on Matt’s work, and other ONX members’ creative practices this summer.


“[Cavafy’s] voice is a fitting precursor to Huxtable’s own poetry, which is by turns comic and carnal, lucid and ludic, ...
06/07/2023

“[Cavafy’s] voice is a fitting precursor to Huxtable’s own poetry, which is by turns comic and carnal, lucid and ludic, and marked by a daring precision.”

e-flux’s writes about the indomitable , her evocative band , and their performance “Ionic,” as part of the festival. Read more at our link in stories!

Who’s heartstrings are Aphrodite toying with this time? Listen TODAY with our LAST episode of this season of  ! Link in ...
06/06/2023

Who’s heartstrings are Aphrodite toying with this time? Listen TODAY with our LAST episode of this season of !

Link in bio to listen!

ONX member Matt Romein is an artist and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work consists of live performance, virtual ...
06/05/2023

ONX member Matt Romein is an artist and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work consists of live performance, virtual production, generative computer art, and multi-media installation.

His practice focuses on the human body’s relationship with technology. Through the use of code, technology, and live performance, he manipulates the body as a puppet, avatar, and object. Employing humor and subversion, his work playfully navigates the complexities of bodies caught in the space between physical and digital worlds.

Matt's work will be on display at our ONX June Showcase, opening this Thursday! Head to our link in bio to RSVP.

Can Atalanta navigate the challenges of life in Arcadia and the complicated - and sometimes frustrating -  responsibilit...
05/30/2023

Can Atalanta navigate the challenges of life in Arcadia and the complicated - and sometimes frustrating - responsibilities of being a princess?

As her mother, Queen Clymene, wonders, "With all that has happened, do you think she could ever learn to love us?" Find out TODAY in our penultimate episode of , everywhere you listen to podcasts!

Our hero Atalanta reunites with her furry family in Episode SIX of   season 3 this week! Head to the link in  bio to lis...
05/25/2023

Our hero Atalanta reunites with her furry family in Episode SIX of season 3 this week!

Head to the link in bio to listen now.

"No one can defy The Fates, not even the gods."  must come to terms with the Fates in this week’s episode of  . Can the ...
05/23/2023

"No one can defy The Fates, not even the gods."

must come to terms with the Fates in this week’s episode of . Can the goddess Artemis help our hero find a way forward after tragedy?

Link in bio to listen for yourself!

DAYS OF 2023 was incredible: from the enlightening daytime symposium to the artful interpretations of Cavafy in the even...
05/19/2023

DAYS OF 2023 was incredible: from the enlightening daytime symposium to the artful interpretations of Cavafy in the evening – our minds and spirits were well treated!

Thank you , , and for welcoming us to host this cross-disciplinary event!

Photos by

“Later, in a more perfect society, someone else made just like me is certain to appear and act freely.”Co-created by  an...
05/17/2023

“Later, in a more perfect society, someone else made just like me is certain to appear and act freely.”

Co-created by and , 'LIT, 2023' takes inspiration, and a direct quote, from C.P. Cavafy's poem "Hidden Things.” We were elated to unveil the fantastic work as part of our festival!

Can heroes learn to work together? Or will the great boar ravaging Calydon destroy the kingdom? Listen in to   season 3 ...
05/17/2023

Can heroes learn to work together? Or will the great boar ravaging Calydon destroy the kingdom? Listen in to season 3 episode 5 NOW!

The ancient myths tell stories of deep emotion, wonder, love, anger, friendship, frustration, joy, and sometimes violence. We wanted to let you know that in this week’s episode, Atalanta witnesses violence that some listeners may find disturbing.

We were excited to host our very own Onassis Foundation board at ONX Studio during the   festival! We were proud to show...
05/15/2023

We were excited to host our very own Onassis Foundation board at ONX Studio during the festival! We were proud to show off some of our incredible ONX members, as well as the "Through the Walls" exhibition featuring work by , , and . Their work continues to inspire and amaze us every day.

Swipe to sneak a peek of some studio magic!

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Juliana Huxtable and her band  brought the house down to close out   with “Ionic!” We were blown away by her incredible ...
05/12/2023

Juliana Huxtable and her band brought the house down to close out with “Ionic!” We were blown away by her incredible vocals and shredding band! Swipe to catch a glimpse of the otherworldly affair.

Photos by Zachary Schulman

“The mingling of New York’s contemporary artists with the epigrammatic texts of Cavafy’s poetry, sometimes stern, someti...
05/11/2023

“The mingling of New York’s contemporary artists with the epigrammatic texts of Cavafy’s poetry, sometimes stern, sometimes sensual, [made] striking results”

Thank you Peter Aspden and the Financial Times for the amazing review of ! We’re glad you helped share the word of Cavafy. Check out the link in our bio to read the full piece!

Join Live from Mount Olympus illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein at McNally Jackson’s Seaport l...
05/08/2023

Join Live from Mount Olympus illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein at McNally Jackson’s Seaport location on May 13th from 2 - 4PM for a special event for kids of all ages! Jason will teach us how to create our own Greek myth cartoons! No materials required – RSVP at the link in our bio. Can’t wait to see you there!

The Onassis Foundation & McNally Jackson Booksellers are delighted to present the first Live from Mount Olympus event, celebrating our podcast’s third season.

We're excited to welcome "Call Me By Your Name" author André Aciman and Paul Holdengräber to McNally Jackson's Seaport l...
05/05/2023

We're excited to welcome "Call Me By Your Name" author André Aciman and Paul Holdengräber to McNally Jackson's Seaport location TOMORROW at 5 PM! Gear up for a spirited conversation between raconteur Paul Holdengräber and André Aciman– another Alexandria-born writer— who will give insight into their years-long fascination with Cavafy, and why so many artists share this passionate interest in his work.

RSVP for the event at the link in our bio!

Truly exceptional. "Waiting for the Barbarians" at St Thomas' Church was absolutely brilliant! Thank you to the incredib...
05/05/2023

Truly exceptional. "Waiting for the Barbarians" at St Thomas' Church was absolutely brilliant! Thank you to the incredible composers, performers, orchestra, conductors, staff, and of course, the fantastic , that made the event spectacular!

Stay tuned for more incredible events happening all around New York over the weekend for – link in bio for more details!

Photos by Beowulf Sheehan.

OPENING TONIGHT: VISUAL CAVAFYJoin us NOW at  for the FREE opening screening of “Visual Cavafy,” a film series of visual...
05/04/2023

OPENING TONIGHT: VISUAL CAVAFY

Join us NOW at for the FREE opening screening of “Visual Cavafy,” a film series of visual poems centered around the power of Cavafy’s language! If you can’t make it tonight, visit Friday or Saturday for screenings of the films as well.

Image from “The Footsteps,” featuring Carl Hancock Rux, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Bora Yoon, and Jeffrey Zeigler. Directed by Elena Park.

“Cavafy forever!” This festival was not about rediscovering a long-dead voice. Instead, it provided an opportunity for t...
05/04/2023

“Cavafy forever!” This festival was not about rediscovering a long-dead voice. Instead, it provided an opportunity for today’s artists to meet Cavafy’s ever-present future.”

Thank you to Anastasia Tsioulcas and for the thoughtful piece on why Cavafy remains both timeless and prescient, even today. See the link in our bio to read the full piece, and to catch the rest of events for the festival!

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