Tarikh Korula

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Tarikh Korula's work has been shown at the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) in France and Japan, Siggraph, and group shows at London's ICA and the online collection Refresh: The Art of the Screensaver at ArtMuseum.net. His experimental video and sound work has been shown and performed in numerous venues throughout New York City. In 2002, he received a grant from The Media Alliance's Independent Radio and Sound Art Fellowship for his piece, City/Slice which was exhibited at the Duolun Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai in 2004 as Square Dance. In 2003, he was awarded a Research and Development Artist-in-Residence at the Eyebeam Digital Atelier in New York. He has taught workshops in film, video and sound editing at the Center for Excellence in Teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology and The Edit Center. His media arts company, Uncommon Projects, has consulted with with Ars Electronica winners Yury Gitman and Marie Sester, The Greene Naftali Gallery and artists Aziz+Cucher. Korula received his Masters from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2000. Artist's Statement Having grown up viewing Atari, personal computers, microwaves, CD players and VCRs as instruments of experimentation and play, Tarikh Korula is interested in turning technology and consumer electronics into a means of personal expression and social commentary. Korula's fascination with technology is tempered by his ambivalence about the role it often plays in our consumer-oriented culture, and leads him to explore ways to use technologies and their applications for purposes outside their original intention. His work has included alternate screensaver universes Texas Moments, Hacked CD Player folk music Square Dance and gangsta rap lyrics artificially tweaked to sound like they are sung by 3 year olds L'il Sis. Valuing an experimental practice that uses various media including video and software, with a strong interest in audio and installation work, Korula uses technology to create work that is playful, compelling and unique. Most recently, Korula focused almost exclusively on audio work, exploring live improvisatory performance Hair Supply, recorded work GPox, live radio August Sound Coalition and Installation Synaptic Bliss and Square Dance. Korula prefers creating unique sounds through simple hacks, edits or juxtapositions as opposed to employing expensive audio production software overloaded with effects and plug-ins.