Henry Gwiazda (USA)

netart by Henri Gwiazda (USA)

Henry Gwiazda

Participant in

  • VideoChannel –> OMFC’2 – One Minute Film Collection 2
    curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
  • VideoChannel – One Minute Film Collection
  • VAD – Video Art Database
  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • NewMediaFest’2010
    Celebrate! – 10 Years JavaMuseum
  • Henry Gwiazda was born in 1952 in New Britain, Connecticut. He received degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Hartt School, and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He has received performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and the American Dance Festival.

    In 1986, he worked with sampling and sound effects to create a unique musical language that is derived from the interior musical characteristics of noise itself. His recent work is concerned with creating immersive musical works and computer multimedia. Performing live with sampler, guitar, and tape, he has given concerts, workshops, and lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has performed at New Music America (New York), Bang On A Can Festival, The Kitchen, Performance Space 122, the Knitting Factory, Roulette, iEar Studios (Troy), New Langton Arts (San Francisco), The Music Gallery (Toronto), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Stedelijte Museum (Amsterdam), Het Apollohuis (Eindhoven), De Unie (Rotterdam), Democrazy (Ghent), Cirque Diver (Liege), Monty (Antwerp), New Music Across America (Utah), the Fingerlakes Environmental Film Festival, ARTRADIO (Manchester), and many more including colleges and universities.

    In 1992 he turned his attention to virtual audio and created two works; buzzingreynold’sdreamland and thefluteintheworldthefluteistheworld which are installations for one listener alone, utilizing immersive technologies. His virtual audio installations have been shown at the International Sound Symposium (Dartington), the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the International Computer Music Conference 2008 (Belfast, Ireland).

    In 1995, he extended his interest of sampling natural sounds to include a sampling of all phenomenon that has movement-a comprehensive artistic approach that has resulted in work that is multimedia in nature. These new works; she’s walking……, i’m sitting, watching……, a doll’s house is……, ……is consciouness make use of new media to create a virtual realism that is focussed on movement.

    His work has won First Prize at Abstracta Cinema 2008, Second Prize at Crosstalk Video Art Festival 2009 (Budapest, Hungary), a prize at the Magmart International Videoart Festival (Naples, Italy), and the Grand Prize for Best Audio at the 2008 DIGit Media Exposition (Narrowsburg, NY).

    His recent new media work has been shown by Lumen Eclipse (Cambridge, Mass), FONLAD Digital Arts (Portugal), the Logos Foundation (Ghent), Liquid Fridge (Cape Town), the WRO International Media Art Biennale 2007 (Poland), Digital Subjects (Portugal), Upgrade International Vancouver (P2P Outdoor Art Video), the aniMOTION Festival (Romania), Upgrade International Belgrade, Upgrade International Seattle, Upgrade International Boston, DigiFestival.net (Florence), One Minute Film and Video Festival (Switzerland), 2007 Twin Rivers Media Festival (Official Selection), Exploding Cinema (London, England), Plains Art Museum (Fargo), Skopje Museum (Macedonia), L.I.V.E. 2007 (Fargo, ND), the FlashFlood International Video Art Festival (Tuscon), VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival (Girona, Spain), Pantheon Xperimental Film and Animation Festival (Nicosia, Cyprus), l’Espace Canopy (Paris), Cologne OFF lll (Cologne, Germany), backup_festival (Weimar, Germany), Instants Video Festival 2007 (Aix-en-Provence, France), 3rd Digital Art Festival Rosario/Argentina, 24 Hours of Nuremberg Film Festival (Nuremberg, Germany), Big Screen Festival (Kunming, China), Unknown Artist Virtual Museum (Coimbra, Portugal), Atomic Unicorn(online), Kinolev Video Festival (Lviv, Ukraine), The Chapel and Cultural Center at Rensselaer (Troy, NY), Les Inattendus Festival (Lyon, France), CeC & CaC (New Delhi, India), Economie 0 (Upgrade! Paris), Video’appart (Paris), Magmart International Videoart Festival (Naples, Italy), Outcasting online Season 1 (Cardiff, Wales), NeMe online (Cyprus), LABOR EXHIBITION online (Tulsa, Oklahoma), ZEMOS ‘98 (Seville, Spain), SCOPE New York (Lincoln Center, NY), Video Salon 3 (Galleria 10m2 (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovine), radiolist.org online (Paris, France), UAVM Secret Portraits on line (Coimbra, Portugal), Outcasting online Season 2 (Cardiff, Wales), E32(New York, NY), Emprientes Numeriques (Toulouse, France), WRO Center (Wroclaw, Poland), Transhift ‘08 off line-on line (Knoxville, Tennessee), Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival (Naousssa, Macedonia), DIGit Media Exposition 2008 (Narrowsburg, NY), SCOPE Basel (Basel, Switzerland), Squardi Sonori 2008 (Vicenza, Viterbo, Benevento, Naples-Italy), ArtConcept Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), The 809 International New Image Art Festival (Yichang City, China), DigiFestival.net 2008 (Florence, Italy), Videoholica 2008 (Varna, Bulgaria), One Minute Film and Video Festival 2008 (Arrau, Switzerland), FILE Sao Paulo 2008 (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the Madiera International Art Biennale (Madiera, Portugal), INLIGHT Richmond (Richmond, Virginia), Experimental Film and Video Festival 2008 (Seoul, South Korea), Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY), Milkbar 2008 International Live Film Festival (Oakland, California), Aquascopes-3rd International Film Festival on Water (Bangalore, India), Live Integrated Video Festival 2008-Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND), Abstracta Cinema (Rome, Italy), The Mirror Stage/NeMe (Limassol, Cyprus), Cologne OFF IV Mother (Cologne, Germany), Digital Fringe (Melbourne, Australia), Bottega Gallery (Wilmington, NC), Pixilerations [v.5] (Providence, RI), Le 60/Lumen Eclipse (Cambridge, MA), Instants Video Festival 2008 (Saint Denis, France), The Streaming Festival 2008 (The Hague, The Netherlands), Watermarks.UAVM Virtual Museum (Coimbra, Portugal), Ice Film Festival (Iowa City, IA), Galeria Sztuki Najnowszej (Warsaw, Poland), Square Eyes Festival 2008 (Arnhem. The Netherlands), Simultana04 (Timisoara, Romania), canariasmediafest (Canary Islands, Spain), International Experimental Film Festival “Carbunari 2008″ (Baia Mare, Romania), Espace Canopy 2008 (Paris, France), Transfera: Video art on TV #25 (Madrid, Spain), Detour-Third International Video Festival (Cairo, Egypt), Recontres International Science et Cinema 2008 (Marseilles, France), FONLAD #4_09 (Coimbra, Portugal), Media Art Friesland (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands), Platforma Video08 International Film Festival (Athens, Greece), Cologne OFF IV (Cologne, Germany), effiandamirsidedish.com (Brussels, Belgium), Sarai CSDS (Delhi, India), 1st International Video Art Festival 2009 (Damascus, Syria), 5th Berlin International Director’s Lounge (Berlin, Germany), International Video Dance Festival-Le Breuill (Le Breuill, France), Nictoglobe Online Magazine (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), New Media Caucus (Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angles, California), CeC & CaC 2009 (New Delhi, India), DVblog.com., Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, Illinois), AC Institute Direct (New York, NY), FILE Rio 2009 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), soundLAB VI (Cologne, Germany), noradio (Collevile-Montegomery,France), Human Emotion Project (Iran), UAVM Virtual Museum (Coimbra, Portugal), Human Emotion Project (Bejing and Macau, China), Minnesota State University (Moorhead, MN), WRO Media Art Biennale 2009 (Wroclaw, Poland), Naoussa International Film Festival 2009 (Naousssa, Macedonia), Simultan ‘09 (Timisoara, Romania), Napolidanza Il Coreografo Elettronico (Naples, Italy), Palazzo Barberini Screening Nights (Monterado, Italy), Fugitive Video Projects 2009 (Pegram, Tennessee), The Tank (New York, NY), Crosstalk Video Art Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Kurye International Video Festival (Istanbul, Turkey), Outcasting Season 5 (Cardiff, Wales), Human Emotion Project (Romania), FILE Hipersonica (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Cyborg Film Festival IV (Anghiari, Italy), Festival Miden (Kalamata, Greece), and the Yes Farm Gallery (Detroit, Michigan). Visual art from his work has been presented at Current Space Gallery (Baltimore) and published in FUTR WORLD. His web site has been featured at Web Biennale 2007 in Istanbul, the 00130Gallery web projects(Helsinki), Javamuseum (Cologne), and Electro Online-ElectroFringe 2007 (Newcastle, Australia). He was video artist of the month at the 00130Gallery web site, Feb. 2008 (Helsinki) and his work is part of the permanent collection at the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (Naples). He was short listed for THE BIGGER PICTURE COMMISSIONS 2007 (public video screens UK).

    He is participating in

    [together with Reed Peiffer]
    NewMediaFest2007 – DIGITAL MEDIA Valencia 2008
    JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
    net.NET – netart features I-V (2007-2008)
    curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

    CologneOFF III – 3rd edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

  • Toon! Toon! – art cartoons and animated narratives
  • VideoChannel – video project environments

  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • 2008
    JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art

  • JIP – JavaMuseum Interview Project