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PLAZAVILLE (2009)

Plazaville is a new media video artwork based on the classic 1965 movie Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. It is a noir/sci-fi, "no budget" movie set in 21st Century New York City. Scenes from the original Alphaville are re-enacted, interpreted and improvised by artists, actors and videographers, directed by G.H. Hovagimyan, and shot in HD video. Video artist Christina McPhee films the ambient POPS (publicly-owned private plazas) of Wall Street-- then remixes with retro punk sounds plus "Alpha60" computer voice-overs.

Plazaville is also a variable media artwork and can be viewed in a number of different ways. Separate short scenes that function as mini-movies were created by Hovagimyan to be downloaded from the web and can be viewed on youTube, iTunes, iPhones and HDTV using AppleTV. Plazaville is presented as a projection/installation piece. The scenes are loaded onto a computer that continually re-assembles the movie in a random order. All of the Plazaville short scenes can be downloaded from iTunes Plazaville

Plazaville is a 2009 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site made possible with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support for Plazaville came from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program, created with lead support from the September 11th Fund and space donated by The Sapir Organization. The Hudson River Park Trust, The Emily Harvey Foundation, School of Visual Arts and Truth & Pride Inc. also contributed to the making of Plazaville.

Exhibitions:
2009
Art Cologne, DE
Pace Digital Gallery, NYC

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