3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Toni Dove

Toni Dove (US)
lives New York
Spectropia, 2008

Toni Dove lives and works in New York. Since the early 1990s, she has produced works that redefine the form of traditional narrative using interactive components. Her pieces are embodied hybrids of film, installation art, and experimental theater where performers or installation participants interact with an unfolding narrative movie, often using minimally invasive interface technologies such as speech recognition and motion sensing to allow users to “perform” their on-screen avatars. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television. Projects include Archeology of a Mother Tongue, a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie, Banff Centre for the Arts (see the book Immersed in Technology from M.I.T. Press). An interactive movie installation, Artificial Changelings, which debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival, was part of the exhibitions: Body Mecanique at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; at the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University International Performance Studies Conference; in Wired at the Arts Center for the Capital Region in Troy, NY; at the Book-Ends Conference. Her current project, Spectropia, previewed as a work in progress at Lincoln Center in Scanners, the New York Video Festival 2006, in Cleveland at the Ingenuity festival 2007, and premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts Nov 1-3, 2007, and showed at REDCAT, LA Nov 2007.

Dove served by appointment on the 2000/2003 Government Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Creativity, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council, USA. She has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T. Her website is http://www.tonidove.com.