Shaun Irons

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Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty are Brooklyn based media artists who evocatively combine video, film, audio and performance to create multiple-channel installations, single-channel works, documentaries and video scores for live performance. Their work has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally including The Brooklyn Museum, The Chelsea Art Museum, Ocularis @ Galapagos, 3rd Ward, The Tokyo Wonder Site, the Museo Nacional in Havana, Cuba, and was screened on PBS's Reel NY. Last year, they developed a new project called Revolving Twilight, which debuted as a large-scale media installation at the Chocolate Factory, created a video/performance installation for PS 122, and exhibited two video/sound/object installations in an abandoned building on Governors Island as part of the Governors Island Art Fair. In summer 2011, they will take part in currents International New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM where they will exhibit their installation Here, Everything Is Still Floating at The Museo Cultural de Santa Fe and create a live performance event for the Museum of Contemporary Art. Shaun and Lauren have received numerous awards in support of their work including two NYFA Fellowships, grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, The Experimental TV Center, and The Asian Cultural Council, as well as residency fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. They actively design video for multi-media theater, dance and performance and have collaborated with a wide range of artists. Their video design work has been seen at venues such as St. Ann's Warehouse, The Public Theater, HERE Arts Center, PS 122, The Pompidou Center Paris, The Holland Dance Festival and the Venice Biennale. Most recently, they collaborated on a new live video/sound/performance project called the horror the horror that was included in the Movement Research Festival at Danspace, December 2010 and officially premiered at Abrons Arts Center in March 2011. Currently, they are beginning a new installation and performance work called Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, which is being developed through the HERE Artist in Residence Program (HARP) and are designing a large-scale video environment for Phantom Limb's 69 S which will premiere at BAM's Next Wave festival in November 2011.