Thorington was the founder (1981) and Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore). From 1987-1998, NRPA commissioned and produced the New American Radio series for the public radio system, and from 1996 to 2016 commissioned and produced net art for its Turbulence.org website. NRPA closed its doors at the end of 2017.
|interaXis, an investigation into the possibilities of improvisation, form, and presentation in a multi-site, network-based performance that included Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle and Jesse Gilbert at UCLA, Los Angeles and Nick Didkovsky, Leroy Jenkins, Dafna Naphtali, and Thorington at Harvestworks, New York City, December 2001.|
streamed Internet performance, Adrift
was a collaboration
with Marek Walczak, Jesse
Gilbert, Martin Wattenberg,
Jonathan Feinberg and
Hal Eager. Thorington
wrote the texts and contributed photographs and ambient/musical selections to
the sound score. She also provided live voice narrative. See Adrift
in a Sea of Senses by Joel Johnson, PForm.org; Outlook
for 1998: Better Online Art and More of it by Matthew Mirapaul, New
York Times; Navigating the Narrative in Space: Gender and
Spatiality in Virtual Worlds, Mary Flanagan, Art Journal, Fall 2000; Text
CD-ROM in Meta-Forms, New York Foundation for the Arts 2001 Computer Arts Fellows @ Colgate University, March 25April 19, 2002.
Performance/Installation in Cin-o-matic: Memory and Cinematic Perception @ The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, October 2001January 2002. Streamed Internet performance at the New Museum of Contemporary Art with originating locations in NYC and Los Angeles. The performance archive was then installed as a triptych/ spectacle, using three VRML cameras, three screens and surround sound. With funding from the Creative Capital Foundation and the New Museum.
Web site @ The Boston Cyberarts Festival, 2001.
Performances in multiple physical locations and on the Internet, monthly from September 1997 May 1998.
Performance @ at the 10th Anniversary celebration of Kunstradio at ORF, Vienna, Austria, 1997.
Performance @ the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, September 813, 1997.
|50-minute improvisational, networked performance events originating from three locations: @ Mills College, Oakland, CA; @ Harvestworks, Inc., NYC; and the @ Morton Street Studio, NYC. Made available to local audiences in the three locations and to Internet users. With Maggi Payne, Brenda Hutchinson, Les Stuck, Beth Coleman, Shelley Hirsch, Pauline Oliveros, Jim Pugeleise, Jesse Gilbert, and others.|
Turbulence with Joseph Celli and Nick Didkovsky: a 35 minute sound/music composition
created for artnetweb's
a simultaneous presentation of digital art on the Internet and @ the List Center
for Visual Arts at MIT. Performances from el.net studios in NYC by RealAudio every
Friday, January 31 through March 28, 1997.|
9_11_01 Scapes (2001) with Jo-Anne Green. A series of Photoshop images with text and sound by Thorington. Exhibited in Violence Online Festival 6.0, April 2003.
Solitaire (1998) with Marianne Petit and John Neilson. Selected for presentation at numerous festivals including the Exchange 2000 Online Exhibition, Bristol, UK; the Maid in Cyberspace Festival, Quebec, Canada 2000; the REDesign Festival, 2000, Barcelona, Spain; and the 1999 Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media. Reviewed in the 6th edition of CIAC's Electronic Art Magazine. Finalist in the Trace and Alt-X first International Hypertext Competition, 1998-1999. Used in numerous syllabi/courses including Creativity, Collaboration, Collective Learning @ Kids on the Net; Hypertext Fiction and Theory, Department of English, University of California at Santa Barbara; and Tale, Text, and Hypertext, beyondwriting.com.
North Country, Part 2 (1997) and North Country, Part 1 (1996). Selected for the University Art Gallery, Central Michigan Universitys Subverting the Market exhibition, 2001 and other exhibitions and festivals 1997-1999. Also @ the Women's New Media Gallery, Trace Online Writing Center.
http://somewhere.org, February 1996present: a web site that includes: an archive of the New American Radio series from 1987 to 1998, including excerpts from artists' works, artists' writings, scripts and scores, a catalogue, reviews and writing on the radio medium.
http://turbulence.org, April 1996present: Turbulence commissions work made for the net/web. Reviewed by numerous on-line magazines including Netscape's iguide; RealAudio; Hot Wired, Cybertimes, Art in America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, and TemaCeleste online.
North Country (1995) a short interactive narrative with an interactive soundscore. Funded by a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist Award and a Meet the Composer Commissioning Award. Presented at ORF (Austria); SFB (Berlin); ISEA, Montreal; and in art festivals and shows in NYC from 19951997.
[INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE]
Going Between (1993) with performing artist Jackie Apple. A performance fiction on traveling between universes, commissioned by ORF (Austrian radio) and TRANSIT on the occasion of their On the Air Symposium in Innsbruck in 1993. Performed in concert at the Subtropics New Music Festival, Miami, Florida, 1995.
Partial Perceptions a 30-minute composition premiered at DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas in February 2, 1992; presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and at Philip Morris on March 13, 1992 as a performance/installation. Funded by a NYSCA Music Commission and a grant from the Electronic Arts Grants Program of The Experimental Television Center. A 20-minute version can be found on Radius#1 (What Next? Recordings).
Angels Have Been Sent To Me (1991) sound score, in collaboration with Jerri Allyn, presented at various locations in NYC and the Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia.
Loco-motive (1991) exhibited at the 2nd International Festival of Radio Art in Wroclaw, Poland.
Endangered (1990) sound score, in collaboration with Jerri Allyn for the Anchorage show in Brooklyn, NY.
Terra dell Imaginazione (1990) performance/installation commissioned by RAI (Italy) for their Audio Box Festival and presented in the caves of Matera, Italy.
Il est si difficile de trouver le commencement, a collection of Thorington’s texts and an audio CD published by Rip on/off (Switzerland), 2017.
Keynote: Start, Stop, Begin Again, Georgia Institute for Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Artist’s Talk: Sound Art - Changes/Similarities, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Speaker: Music in the Global Village, Making New Waves Festival, Budapest, Hungary.
Presentation: Programmable Media II: Networked Music, Pace University, NY, 04.12.08
Presentation: Networked_Performance, Digital Art Weeks, Switzerland, 07.13.07
Presentation: Programmable Media, Media in Transition 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, MA, 04.27.07
Presentation: The Networked_Performance Blog, Programmable Media: Open Platforms for Creativity and Collaboration, Pace University, NY, 03.02.07
Presentation: Networked_Performance: Participatory Art, Upgrade! International, Oklahoma City, 12.02.06
Presentation: Personal Artistic Work, 1977-2006, Upgrade! Boston, 05.02.06
Presentation: Turbulence.org: A Selected Presentation of Commissioned Work, Upgrade! Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 04.07.06
Presentation: Turbulence.org: A Selected Presentation of Commissioned Work, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma 02.17.06
Presentation: Personal Artistic Work, 1977-2006, Upgrade! Oklahoma, [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, 02.16.06
Panelist: From Database and Place to Bio-Tech and Bots: Relationality vs Autonomy in Media Art, College Art Association, Boston, MA 02.23.06
Lecture: Play! Contemporary Composition, Technology, and Listening symposium, Clark University, MA, 11.04.05
Panelist: Net Art: What is it and Can it Survive?, AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, NY, 10.30.05
Moderator: Networked Performance: How Does Art Affect Technology and Vice Versa?, SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA, 08.01.05
Presenter: The Extended Instrument: An Investigation into Sound Art and Contemporary Music, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, 06.30.05
Lecture: Radio Art in America, Deep Wireless Radio Art Festival, Toronto, Canada, 06.01.05
Speaker: Becoming Performative, Teledramatic Arts, California State University at Monterey Bay, 05.04.05
Juror: Computer Art, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, New York, 04-05.05
Panelist: Becoming Uncomfortable, Performance Studies International's 11th annual conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 04.02.05
Panelist: Necessary Excellence, International Society for the Performing Arts Conference, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, 01.06.05
Speaker: Hear Now: Helen Thorington and Hildegard Westerkamp in Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 12.17.04
Lecture: Tisch School, New York University, New York, 11.04.04
Roundtable: Society for Art and Technology (SAT), Montreal, Canada, 10.02.04
Lecture: Digi-Presenter Primer, New York, 04.25.04
Lecture: Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, 03.20.04
Juror, 2004 Harvestworks Artist In Residence panel 12.04-05.03
Panelist: "net.art: problems and promise" in conjunction with the Boston Cyberarts Festival, April 9, 2003.
Panelist: International Contemporary Art Experts Forum: New Frontiers of Digital Art, ARCO¹03 22nd Edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair, February 11-18, 2003, Madrid, Spain.
Panelist: Cin-o-matic: Memory and Cinematic Perception, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Lecture: Music Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Presenter and Mentor: The Arts and Streaming Media, California Digital Arts Workshop (CDAW), Los Angeles, California.
Presenter and Moderato:, Turbulence@Newhouse Galleries, a series of four presentations on net art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York.
Presenter: New Possibilities, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York.
Lecture and Workshop: Arts Technology Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Presenter: Dystopia and Identitiy: On the Presentation of On-Line Art in Physical Spaces, Tribes Gallery, New York City.
Presenter: Net Art in Physical Space, MovingImage Gallery, New York City.
Presenter: Warwick Valley CyberArts Festival, a two-day festival in Warwick, New York, curated by the Whitneys Performance at 42nd Street curator, Jeanette Vuocolo.
Presenter and Participant: Art in MultiMedia Project, Brooklyn Academy of Music/Lucent Technologies, New York.
Presenter and Panelist: Art Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) CyberArt99: Seeking Solutions, Cooper Union, New York.
Presenter and Panelist: Crossing Boundaries: A Historical Perspective on Hybridization, Cultural Differentiation, Alienation, and Otherness in Interdisciplinary Performance, Installation and Media Arts, College Art Association, Los Angeles.
Lecture: Broadcast and Internet Arts, University of California, San Diego.
Presenter: Women In Media, AIR Gallery, New York.
Presenter: Arts & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Public Symposium, Cooper Union, New York.
Lecturer/Presenter: Robots, Avatars, and Sound Sculptures: Artists Redefining Technology Through Words, Sound, Sculpture and Performance, The Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
Lecturer/Presenter: Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Troy, New York.
Presenter: Adrift, ORF, Vienna, Austria.
Presenter: Creative Careers in the Digital Realm.
Presenter: From Radio Art to Web Art Changing Technologies, Changing Aesthetics, International Literary Colloquium, Berlin, Germany.
Presenter: The State of Creative Radio in America, Ars Acustica Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1995: Presenter, Creating for CD-ROM, with a presentation of the newly completed North Country, Ars Acustica Meeting, Vienna, Austria.
1993: Presenter/Performer, On the Air: Art in the Public Data Space, symposium, Innsbruck, Austria.
1991: Presenter, On American Radio Art and the Edit, Macrophon: The Second International Festival of Radio Art, Wroclaw, Poland.
1991: Presenter, Radio Contortions, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
1989: Presenter, In the Dark, symposium, San Francisco State University, California.
1988: Presenter, With the Eyes Closed, symposium On the Theory and Practice of Radio Art, presented as part of the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria.
Performance: Off the Desktop and Into the Street,
Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts.|
2004-06: Mentor, Art Insititute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Massachusetts.
2003: New Media Art History: Radio Art, School of Visual Arts, New York University, New York City.
2002: Graduate Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
2001: Workshop, Arts Technology Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1997: Radio Production, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York.
1981-1990: Radio Workshops.
2003 Honourable Recognition, PRIX BOHEMIA RADIO FESTIVAL, Czechoslovakia
2003 Winner, AETHER FESTIVAL, KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Award: Emerging Forms for Digital Art
2000 Creative Capital Grant
1999 Creative Capital Grant
1998 New York State Council on the Arts, Music Commission
1997 Meet the Composer Commissioning Program Award
1996 Artist in Residence, Harvestworks, Studio Pass, New York City
1995 Meet the Composer Commissioning Program Award
1995 New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artists Award, Media Arts
1995 Paul Robeson Fund, Radio Grant
1994 Paul Robeson Fund, Radio Grant
1993 National Endowment for the Arts, Media Arts Grant
1992 New York State Council on the Arts, Music Commission
1992 Electronic Arts Grants Program of the Experimental Television Center
1991 First Prize, MACROPHON, the First International Festival of Radio Art, Poland
1991 National Endowment for the Arts, Media Arts Grant
1990 New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artists Award, Media Arts
1990 National Endowment for the Arts, Media Arts Grant
| Graduate Studies:|
1965-1967: Course work completed for Ph.D. in English Literature, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
1959-1961: Special Studies in the English Comic Novel with John Bayley, New College, Oxford University, England.
1956-1958: English Literature, University of Minnesota, Minnesota.
1951: Union Theological Seminary, New York City.
Bachelor of Arts:
1950: Biblical History, Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
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