Toni Dove

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Toni Dove lives and works in New York. Since the early 1990s, she has produced unique, highly imaginative, embodied hybrids of film, installation art and experimental theater. In her work, performers and participants interact with an unfolding narrative, using interface technologies such as motion sensing and laser harp to "perform" on-screen avatars. Presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television, her projects include: Archeology of a Mother Tongue, a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie, Banff Centre for the Arts. An interactive installation, Artificial Changelings, debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival, part of the exhibitions: 'Body Mécanique' at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; at the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University International Performance Studies Conference. Her current touring project is Spectropia, a feature length live-mix movie performance for two players. A DVD ROM, Sally or the Bubble Burst, an interactive scene from the Spectropia project, is distributed on the Cycling '74 label and was released in 2003. Sally or the Bubble Burst was part of the exhibition ' Digital Media' at the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York, 2003 and in the 'Future Cinema' exhibition at ZKM, 2002 that traveled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2003. It was also part of the 'Engaging Characters' exhibition at Art Interactive, Cambridge Ma., 2003, at the Pong Festival, Brown University, 2003, at 'Interactive Futures', Victoria Independent Film Festival, 2003, and at the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, 2003, Outside the Box: New Cinematic Experiences, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, 2006. Spectropia previewed as a work in progress at Lincoln Center in Scanners, the New York Video Festival 2006, in Cleveland at the Ingenuity festival 2007, and premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts Nov 1-3, 2007, showed at REDCAT, LA Nov 2007 and at the Zero1 Festival of Art on the Edge, San Jose, 2008, EMPAC, Troy NY, 2008. Upcoming at the Kitchen, NYC, Dec. 2010. Dove served by appointment on the 2000/2003 Government Advisory Committee on Information Technology and Creativity, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council, USA. Dove has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T. Her web site is