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A Conversation with the artists Lili Maya & James Rouvelle, about their upcoming event: CATALYST EUTERPE. Scheduled for November 17-27, 2018.

October 25, 2018


Catalyst Euterpe/Through the Waves is a project by artists Lili Maya and James Rouvelle (“maya+rouvelle”). Catalyst Euterpe was conceived as a series of events and objects based on the theme inscribed on the original Stele (shown below). This is our first installation of the project.lossy-page1-218px-seikilos1-tif

Catalyst Euterpe is a meditation on the paradox of the ephemeral and eternal – and how this paradox permeates life and culture, how it transforms, and how it is embodied in the Stele itself – its inscriptions and history. Our project traces this paradox across time and media – beginning with the original, hand carved, marble stele, through various incarnations into a presence both within networked, digital culture, and as sculptural objects and performance.

This edition, our first installment of this project (a second installment is scheduled for March 2019) will feature sculptural objects, a music composition, video and a live performance.

The sculptural objects will be exhibited in NYC (location still being confirmed) and in Trieste, Italy between November 17-27. In Italy the objects will be part of the Festival of Robotic Arts curated by Maria Campitelli – a founder of Trieste’s Gruppo78 and a leader in the curation of media art over the past half-century (!).

FROM the artists’ description of the project

fb1eeeaf77ccf66b3a1b369141a8da44I’m looking forward to this conversation since I don’t have any recollection of ever having tackled anything like this before. It’s a challenge. It’s an expansion beyond my comfort zone. It’s an adventure….




So be listening tonight at 7pm at our website or on the radio at WNYE, 91.5 or use the TUNEIN app on your smart device.

Here are some links that you may find useful:640-DSC_0014

CLICK HERE FOR Maya & Rouvelle’s webpage.

CLICK HERE FOR Maya & Rouvelle’s Vimeo (video) page.

CLICK HERE FOR maya+rouvelle’s figure ground (video).



CLICK HERE FOR the Wikipedia entry for SEIKILOS EPITAPH.

CLICK HERE FOR the Wikipedia entry for the Antikythera mechanism.

CLICK HERE FOR The Senses: Design Beyond Vision at Cooper Hewitt museum CLOSES SUNDAY Oct. 28.



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