Kenji Williams/ Bella Gaia at the Big Screen PlazaPosted by isabelwd / July 5th, 2011 / 1 Response
As part of LISA’s partnership with the Big Screen Plaza, we will be showing excerpts from one of Kenji Williams‘ works during the month of July on the Big Screen at the Eventi Hotel at 30th and 6th in Manhattan. We are excited that Kenji is working with us for this project.
Creative director and composer Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, music producer, and classically-trained violinist. A world bridger of music, visual arts, and science, Williams has collaborated with DJ John Digweed, evolutionary philosopher Ken Wilber, world famous painter Alex Grey, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the CSC to Sundance, and has garnering media exposure from the BBC, NPR, to Apple.com. His current live multimedia project, ‘BELLA GAIA’, involves collaborating with the Smithsonian Institute and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and is funded by NASA to use the project for Earth science education for students. BELLA GAIA has toured more than sixty locations around the world, including 13 NASA events, and conferences such as The Economist magazine’s “World in 2011” conference, the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, the 2010 Aspen Institute Environment Forum. Respected for pushing the boundaries of audio visual art and pioneering the convergence of art and science, Kenji Williams delivers unique and out-of-this-world experiences to audiences worldwide.
BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) is an astoundingly moving multimedia presentation created in collaboration with NASA by award winning filmmaker, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams. BELLA GAIA successfully simulates space flight, and uses live onstage musical performance, large-scale projected NASA scientific visualizations, cutting-edge technology and a thought-provoking stream of crucial scientific data to showcase the amazing art and cultural heritage of civilizations inhabiting planet Earth. A “Living Atlas” journey of our planet, BELLA GAIA incorporates satellite imagery of Earth, timelines and data to elucidate the impact on the planet of everything from climate change to air traffic.
July’s Leaders in Software and Art choices (a 60-min. loop), including works by Anne Spalter, Mark Stock, Kenji Williams, Eva Lee, and Asya Reznikov, will show on the Big Screen at the following times (schedule subject to change. Please check schedule at http://bigscreenplaza.com before attending).