Weiwei Jin Awarded Residency at Harvestworks, New York City

Doctoral student Weiwe Jin and collaborator Margaret Schedel have received a 2013/14 New Works Residency from Harvestworks, New York City. Residency recipients are commissioned to create a new work in the Harvestworks TEAM (Technology, Engineering, Art and Music) Lab. 

Jin and Schedel will develop The Self, a multimedia installation opera that takes the psychoactive drug Ayahuasca as a thread to reach into its three main characters: a retired US forest servicer, his wife and a Shaman. Based on a fragmented non-linear storytelling drama, created from elements of its situations and characters, and generated by the data of psychoactive drug modified neuronal activities, The Self has neither singers nor accompanying ensemble. It travels the space between an opera and an installation.

Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Its mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies.