November Gallery Night @ Grayhaven Motel

Sign On The Road. Illustrations by Phil Ashworth.

While playful, amplified colors initially attract and immerse the viewer in the image, the line work transforms the drawing into something else. Like a catchy pop song with a dark, underlying theme told in the lyrics, the viewer feels comforted but as the details begin to emerge, the familiarity fades away as the truth of the piece is revealed. Phil’s work explores the balance of creating an image that is, on the surface, pleasing and eye-catching while creating a narrative that is satirical and disruptive.

Join us for an opening reception at Grayhaven Motel Friday, November 5th, from 5-8pm.

Open viewing during the month of November as follows:
Fridays 3pm – 7pm
Saturdays 8am – 10am, 3pm – 7pm
Sundays 8am – 10am
By appointment: grayhavenmotel(at)gmail(dot)com

Grayhaven & Low Profile present: Second Annual Inlet Valley Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

Pick a pumpkin from our “patch”, get a carvin’, and place your jack-o’-lantern on display for a ceremonious lighting on our back patio.

Pumpkin bowling, jack-o’-lantern judging, and a family friendly movie by the camp fire. Costume optional. Cider and s’mores provided, cash bar for beer.

Saturday October 23rd 4:30pm – 8:30pm 

4:30pm-5:30pm
Carving Stations – $15 per person, pumpkin, cider, and s’mores provided
Pumpkin Bowling – free!
Pumpkin trebuchet – free!

6:00pm
Pumpkin Illumination Ceremony
Pumpkin Carving Awards

6:30pm
Movie by the campfire

Tables must be reserved in advance by purchasing tickets for your group. Carving station tables are outside, spaced more than 6 feet apart, and limited to your group only for the duration of the event. Tables are limited to groups of 2 – 5 and assigned based on the number of guests in your group.

Tickets can be purchased below.

Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be provided at every visitor’s table, as well as at the pumpkin bowling station and all entrances.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our visitors, capacity is limited. By purchasing a ticket, visitors agree to follow our COVID Courtesy Code, which includes maintaining at least six feet of social distance from those not in your group, and wearing a mask when social distance can not be maintained or entering any indoor communal space.

By purchasing a ticket to join Grayhaven Motel’s visitors and staff at this event, you and your party (defined as “you”) agree to follow our COVID Courtesy Code, detailed below:

We have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to protect you, other visitors, and our staff. By signing up for this event you agree to follow all safety requirements while visiting our site. It is your responsibility to contribute to our efforts to keep you, other visitors, and our staff, safe and healthy.

All participants are required to follow proper COVID protocols. No exceptions. Please practice social distancing, and wear a mask when around anyone not in your party or entering any of our indoor communal spaces.  Social distancing means keeping a minimum of six feet between you and others who are not in your party. Activities such as pumpkin bowling will require that you follow a line with social distance markers to help keep parties separate. By attending you agree to follow any instructions that will ensure social distancing remains in force.

If you feel ill, exhibit any cold or flu-like symptoms, or have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days, please stay home and seek care – regardless of vaccination status.

Thanks for working with us to create a safe and fun environment.

Pd Workshop Weekend 3/21-3/22 with Madam Data, Jim Goodin, Mark Grimm

Description

To register Please visit: http://eyevee.org/press/product/pdweekend/

Registration for Saturday March 21st & Sunday March 22nd – Pd (Pure Data) Workshop Weekend with Madam Data, Jim Goodin and Mark Grimm

Friday and Saturday night accommodations on site at the Grayhaven Motel are available at a discounted rate for workshop registrants – go to grayhavenmotel.com and use the discount code PETEY to reserve your room!

Workshop Cost:
$135 for 3 workshops and Sat evening performance.

Workshop Programming:
3/21
9:00am-12:00pm: Mark Grimm presents Pure Left: Pure Data and Open Source Community

1:00pm-5:00pm: Jim Goodin presents Creative Looping with Pure Data Tables

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Live performances by the workshop presenters – Madam Data, Jim Goodin and Mark Grimm

3/22

10:00am-2:00pm: Ada (madam data) will be leading a a Pure Data workshop that focuses on a top-down approach to patching. Participants will discover how to use and mis-use pre-existing patches, how to reverse engineer, modify and repurpose them. They will also design an instrument developed through pseudo-random intuitive patching combined with the tools of empirical analysis.

Location:
Weekend classes, demonstration, performances and over night accommodations will take place at the Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850.

Age:
The recommended age for this class is 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 will need an adult present.

About the instructors:

Ada Adhiyatma, sometimes known as madam data or min planck, stunt clarinetist in Ooloi, composer of electronic music, podcast creator, hardware hacker, and designer of computer instruments. Madam Data is a musician (composer) and sound scientist who explores machine and spirit interfaces. Their fantasies are about truly knowing what sacredness is, echolocating spaces infused with spirits, and begetting ghosts in the technology they create. In finding these things, they seek a liberatory practice that uses sound to return bodies to resonance. Madam Data works with synthesizers, handmade computer programs and circuits, field recordings and clarinets; they consider these objects to be interfaces with the Divine presence; they work with the sonics of stillness, space and brutal intensity.

http://www.madamdata.net/

NYC based musician Jim Goodin creates electro-acoustic music fusing Pure Data processing with real-time stringed instrument playing.

https://alonetone.com/jimgoodinmusic

Mark Grimm has been experimenting with digital and analog sound, in various forms, since the mid 1990’s. An artist based in Ithaca, NY, Grimm teaches media arts and technology theory.

https://deterritorialized.com/maxus/
https://megrimm.net/

Refunds / Cancellation:
We ask for 7 days cancellation notice for a full refund (though we are not heartless if there are extenuating circumstances). A 50% refund is given for less than 7 days notice of a cancellation.

Q: I live locally, can I just attend a single workshop and/or performance?
A: Yes! The cost of attending a single workshop is $50 and the cost to attend all three is $135. The performance has a suggested donation of $7.

Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring your computer and anything you need to make it work (e.g. power cable). You are also welcome to bring peripherals that you use with Pure Data or wish to use with Pure Data (e.g. MIDI controller, small audio interface, etc.)
If you do not have a computer of your own but still want to participate, send us an email at eyeveearts@gmail.com and we will do our best to provide one for you for the duration of the event.

Q: Will meals be provided?
A: EyeVee will not provide any meals. Grayhaven Motel will provide refrigerator space for meals brought in and offers snacks and drinks for sale at the reception desk. There are a number of local restaurants that provide delivery service to the Grayhaven Motel, though there aren’t really any that are walking distance. Many restaurants are within 5-10 minutes driving distance from the Grayhaven provided the participant has a car. If you are planning on using public transportation to and from the workshop, please plan accordingly.Description
Registration for Saturday March 21st & Sunday March 22nd – Pd (Pure Data) Workshop Weekend with Madam Data, Jim Goodin and Mark Grimm

Friday and Saturday night accommodations on site at the Grayhaven Motel are available at a discounted rate for workshop registrants – go to grayhavenmotel.com and use the discount code PETEY to reserve your room!

Workshop Cost:
$135 for 3 workshops and Sat evening performance.

Workshop Programming:
3/21
9:00am-12:00pm: Mark Grimm presents Pure Left: Pure Data and Open Source Community

1:00pm-5:00pm: Jim Goodin presents Creative Looping with Pure Data Tables

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Live performances by the workshop presenters – Madam Data, Jim Goodin and Mark Grimm

3/22

10:00am-2:00pm: Ada (madam data) will be leading a a Pure Data workshop that focuses on a top-down approach to patching. Participants will discover how to use and mis-use pre-existing patches, how to reverse engineer, modify and repurpose them. They will also design an instrument developed through pseudo-random intuitive patching combined with the tools of empirical analysis.

Location:
Weekend classes, demonstration, performances and over night accommodations will take place at the Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850.

Age:
The recommended age for this class is 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 will need an adult present.

About the instructors:

Ada Adhiyatma, sometimes known as madam data or min planck, stunt clarinetist in Ooloi, composer of electronic music, podcast creator, hardware hacker, and designer of computer instruments. Madam Data is a musician (composer) and sound scientist who explores machine and spirit interfaces. Their fantasies are about truly knowing what sacredness is, echolocating spaces infused with spirits, and begetting ghosts in the technology they create. In finding these things, they seek a liberatory practice that uses sound to return bodies to resonance. Madam Data works with synthesizers, handmade computer programs and circuits, field recordings and clarinets; they consider these objects to be interfaces with the Divine presence; they work with the sonics of stillness, space and brutal intensity.

http://www.madamdata.net/

NYC based musician Jim Goodin creates electro-acoustic music fusing Pure Data processing with real-time stringed instrument playing.

https://alonetone.com/jimgoodinmusic

Mark Grimm has been experimenting with digital and analog sound, in various forms, since the mid 1990’s. An artist based in Ithaca, NY, Grimm teaches media arts and technology theory.

https://deterritorialized.com/maxus/
https://megrimm.net/

Refunds / Cancellation:
We ask for 7 days cancellation notice for a full refund (though we are not heartless if there are extenuating circumstances). A 50% refund is given for less than 7 days notice of a cancellation.

Q: I live locally, can I just attend a single workshop and/or performance?
A: Yes! The cost of attending a single workshop is $50 and the cost to attend all three is $135. The performance has a suggested donation of $7.

Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring your computer and anything you need to make it work (e.g. power cable). You are also welcome to bring peripherals that you use with Pure Data or wish to use with Pure Data (e.g. MIDI controller, small audio interface, etc.)
If you do not have a computer of your own but still want to participate, send us an email at eyeveearts@gmail.com and we will do our best to provide one for you for the duration of the event.

Q: Will meals be provided?
A: EyeVee will not provide any meals. Grayhaven Motel will provide refrigerator space for meals brought in and offers snacks and drinks for sale at the reception desk. There are a number of local restaurants that provide delivery service to the Grayhaven Motel, though there aren’t really any that are walking distance. Many restaurants are within 5-10 minutes driving distance from the Grayhaven provided the participant has a car. If you are planning on using public transportation to and from the workshop, please plan accordingly.

The Ties That Bind: A Bookmaking and Writing Workshop

The Ties That Bind: A Bookmaking and Writing Workshop

 
When: March 7th, 9:00am – 4:00pm & March 8th, 9:00am -12:00pm
 
Location: Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
 
With: Laura Rowley, bookbinding faculty member, RIT, and Katie Marks, assistant professor of writing, Ithaca College.
 

Book HERE

 
In this bookmaking and writing workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the ways they feel bound in their own lives, bodies, or minds, and to consider how to release those things and what they would like to be tied to instead. Through a ritual fusion of bookbinding, writing prompts, art, design, meditation, and movement, we will explore these themes and questions about what we would like to invoke and what we would like to let go of.
 
Participants are encouraged to bring writing utensils, photos, collage elements, decorative papers, threads, and mementos to incorporate into their work. All other supplies and tools will be provided. This workshop is intended for people 16 and older.
 
Cost: $175. There are a limited number of scholarships available, based on need and upon request. Please email laurakayrowley@gmail.com for more information.
 
Accommodations: Participants have the option to stay on location at the Grayhaven Motel. Reservations can be made at www.grayhavenmotel.com , please use the discount code “BIND” when completing your booking.
 

Workshop Schedule

Day 1:
9:00-9:45: Welcome and introductions
10:00-11:00: Reflective writing exercises
11:00-12:00: Bookmaking
12:00-1:00: Lunch break
1:00-1:30: Meditation and movement exercises
2:00-3:30: Bookmaking
3:30-4:00: Cleanup and final check in for the day
Day 2:
9:00-10:00: Bookmaking
10:00-11:00: Meditation/ writing
11:00-12:00: Final wrap up and reflection
 

Book HERE

Video Synthesis Workshop Weekend with Jonas Bers & Bbob Drake

For more information and to register for these workshops:
https://eyevee.org/press/shop/?orderby=date

 

Limited space is available.

 

Programming:


2/22 12:00pm: CHA/V (Cheap, Hacky A/V) workshop with Jonas Bers. CHA/V (Cheap, Hacky A/V) is an audiovisual micro-modular synthesizer based on an inexpensive hacked VGA test signal generator. In the tradition of Nam Jun Paik’s Park/Abe video synthesizer, the CHA/V uses an off-the shelf consumer device to supply all the difficult aspects of video instrument design, and adds an artist’s interface. CHA/V is an ideal entry point into analog video synthesis for electronic musicians, circuit benders, and tinkerers but also appropriate for absolute beginners with no electronics background. Following a talk and demonstration, participants will build and take home a completed (and working!) CHA/V. All materials are provided. Basic soldering irons will be available for use, and you are welcome to bring your favorite soldering iron and tools.

 

2/22 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Live A/V performances by Jonas Bers and Bbob Drake

 

 

2/23 11:00am Bob Drake will present a Videffektor workshop where participants can build their own video glitch effect processor. Vikeffektor is a glitchy, lo-fi distortion effect for analog video signals. It was originally designed by James Schidlowsky via postings to Electro-Music.com; and was recently revived by Javier Plano (@Videonic) who designed and published a PCB design which you can freely download. Connecting a video signal to the input and monitor to the out add various levels of distortion and artifacts, particularly to the edges of images. The effect is highly sensitive to both the video source and displays, and tends to have some “sweet spots” based on the control settings, with lots of noisey/staticky regions in between.

 

Location:
Weekend classes, demonstration, performances and over night accommodations will take place at the Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850.

 

Age:
The recommended age for this class is 12+. Anyone under the age of 18 will need an adult present.

 

Cost:
$190 for 2 workshops, supplies, evening performance and over night accommodations at Grayhaven Motel.

 

About the instructors:
Jonas Bers is a Hudson-Valley based media artist working with hand-built and hacked audiovisual systems. Bers’ performances use salvaged scientific apparatus, VHS-era editing machines, surveillance equipment, and military surplus devices as tools to generate both sound and video in real-time.

 

The CHA/V has been included in the curriculum for Sonic Practices at Rhode Island School of Design and Experiments in Electronic Arts at Cleveland Institute of Art. Bers has facilitated CHA/V workshops in the Hudson Valley, at Coaxial in Los Angeles, Radiona in Croatia, and Ljudmila in Slovenia. Other workshops using the CHA/V tutorial have been taught at TOYZNOIZ in Bolzano, Italy and in the UK at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex.

 

fluxmonkey is a kittylitter bucket full of multiple musical activities involving bbob drake, solo and in various collaborations. These include electronic and electro-acoustic performances, recordings, synthesizer design and construction, and workshops on music tech and improvisation. Areas of interest include improvisation (free & otherwise), analog & cracked electronics, electroacoustic instrument construction, traditional luthiery, environmental sound, jazz, noise, eai & lower-case music.

 

Q+A’s:


Q: “This sounds interesting, but I don’t know how to solder, can I come anyway?”

 

A: Yes, DON’T WORRY. This is a challenging but possible project for absolute beginners. Many people who’d never touched a soldering iron have completed the entire project in one sitting. I’m proud to say that every participant has walked away with a functioning unit. Soldering is easy, fun, and can even be relaxing once you get the hang of it. If you have a little bit of patience, you’ll manage just fine.

 

Q: I live locally, can I just attend the workshops and/or performance?

 

A: Yes! The cost of just the workshops is $90 for both or $50 for one. The performance has a suggested donation of $7.

 

Reading at the Grayhaven

Cozy up to the fire at the lodge of the rustic Grayhaven Motel for readings from four amazing authors. Emceed by local treasure Jacob White. Refreshments available at he reception desk.

About the Authors:

Alexandra Chang’s first novel Days of Distraction is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins on March 31, 2020. She is from Northern California, and currently lives in Ithaca with her husband and their dog and cat.

Katie Marks: Katie Marks received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. She teaches writing at Ithaca College. Recently, she co-wrote the headphone walking play, The Missing Chapter, which was produced by The Cherry Arts in 2018. She is always trying to learn something new. Current interests include how to make corn tortillas from scratch and how to give her cat nightly blood pressure medicine without it causing mutually assured destruction.

GIna Nutt: GIna Nutt is the author of the poetry collection Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press) and two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press — Here is My Adventure I Call it Alone and Ars Herzogica. Her writing has been published in Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill and other journals. She is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press and she lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband, dog, and two cats.

Raul Palma: Raul Palma is an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College. His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Chattahoochee Review, The Greensboro Review, Smokelong Quarterly, and The Sonora Review. The first chapter of his novel Manteca was distinguished/notable in Best American Short Stories (edited by Junot Diaz), and his short fiction was included in Best Small Fictions 2018 (selected by Aimee bender). He served as fiction editor for Prairie Schooner.

Haleta Wellins Winter Mountain, The Concept Horse, TBA

Lexie Mountain is an artist and performer based in Baltimore. She is known for her long-running experimental acapella project Lexie Mountain Boys, and work in the rock bands Scroll Downers and Howling Hex.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXaEBOmkse4

Kevin Winter is an electronic musician currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to his current solo work he is one third of improvising electronics ensemble ASPS. Previously Winter worked as 2673 and co-curated the tape label Bone Tooth Horn.
https://nostorca.bandcamp.com/album/c23

Matt Wellins
https://mattwellins.bandcamp.com/

Michael Mykola Haleta is an educator, optical artist, textile designer, graphic designer, and noise/sound artist. His visual vernacular stems from a mix of cybernetics, pareidolia, apophenia, B-movie special effects, combinatorics (graph theory), B-movie VHS covers, microchip design and crystallography.
https://michaelmykolahaleta.bandcamp.com/album/the-bit-works-2006-2012-volume-1

The Concept Horse is the solo compositional project of dbf, compiled and arranged from a varying array of physical sources including live instrumentation, vinyl records, processed field recordings, synthesized sounds and patched modules. Performed live through a shifting collection of objects with cables, knobs, pads, buttons and pedals.
https://soundcloud.com/the-concept-horse/albums

TBA

Ezra Teboul, thisisnotokay, + TBA Live at Grayhaven Motel

Ezra Teboul (Troy, NY)
Ezra Teboul is a Ph.D, candidate at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and a M.A. in Digital Musics from Dartmouth College. He has two chapters on the design and history of electronic instruments upcoming in Making Humanities Matter and the Guide to Unconventional Computing for Music. His compositions have been presented at the Subtropics Marathon (Miami), Spectrum (NYC), and Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). He’s performed at the School for Poetic Computation, Silent Barn, Trans-Pecos, Spectrum, Eyebeam, and the Greenpoint Gallery (NYC), the Gibus (Paris, France), and Mayhem (Copenhagen, DK). He’s collaborated on installations at the Acht Bruecken festival in Cologne, Germany, Moogfest in Asheville, and the International Zizek Studies Conference in Cincinatti, OH. He has a tape upcoming on Afternoons Modelling with Passive Tones.

redthunderaudio.com

thisisnotokay (Lawrence, MA)
harsh noise at its finest
https://thisisnotokay.bandcamp.com/album/the-station-sessions

Jen Kutler Record Release Party at Grayhaven Motel

Join us for the record release party for Jen Kutler’s Disembodied, our first official release on Eye Vee’s label.

Disembodied is a series of audio pieces generated by the vibrations and movements captured by an electronic ring worn on the finger of a feminine spectrum body while bringing themselves to orgasm. The ring transmits nothing but data in a spreadsheet. This is the first step in a series of de-sexualization experiments seeking to discover the amount of separation required to de-objectify a feminine spectrum body. The spreadsheet is parsed in Pure Data to create a variety of MIDI files which are given synthetic voices to generate twelve sound pieces (one for each participant’s set of data. The timbres and textures draw from pure tones, field recordings, and granular synthesis to create long drones, complex harmonies and dynamic timbral shifts. Participating artists (data providers) include Rena Anakwe, Stephanie Germaine, Sofy Yuditskaya, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Meagan Johnson, Amelia Moon, Caroline Partamian, L.Barnes, Meg Noe, Jenn Grossman, Merche Blasco and Jen Kutler.