Festival Fever: Groundswell @ Olana on Saturday

September 12th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg


Over a dozen installations and performances will be featured in Groundswell, the second annual award-winning exhibition event at the 250-acre Olana State Historic Site in Hudson from 2-6pm Saturday (September 13).

The one-day-only fest includes site-specific performances and works in sound, installation, broadcast, and movement. Over a dozen artists will reflect on and react to Olana and its integral viewshed as an ambitious and early environmental work.

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Groundswell artists will include multimedia installation artist Kenseth Armstead, musician-composer William Basinski, technology artist Steve Bull, sound artist Jane Carver, artist Ellen Driscoll, musician-sound artist Michael Garofalo, artist-performer Hélène Lesterlin, percussion-based ensemble Man Forever, artist Marian Schoettle, choreographer-dancer Jack Magai and others.

Tickets to Groundswell are $20 in advance; $30 at the gate; $10 students, FREE children 12 & under. Proceeds will benefit the Olana Partnership and Wave Farm’s radio station WGXC 90.7FM.


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