ARIADNE is an experimental sacred music and new media art duo whose work explores the intersection of mysticism, dream analysis and the failure of digital systems through a synthesis of music performance, digital and interactive art, poetry and dramatic experience. Much of ARIADNE’s output consists of interactive audio/visual performances which employ custom built hardware and software, real-time 3D animation, and machine learning to create immersive and captivating experiences. ARIADNE’s body of work includes feature-length audio/visual albums, web-based virtual reality, and a/v installations.
ARIADNE’s work has been presented nationally at National Sawdust Summer Labs Residency, Brooklyn; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Ende Tymes 8 Festival, Brooklyn; Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, Colorado; Garner Arts Autumn Electronic Festival, Garnerville; Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn; CURRENTS New Media Festival, Sante Fe; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Lyric Hall Theater, New Haven; Elastic Arts, Chicago; Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis; Big Pictures Los Angeles; Feverhead, Columbus; Knockdown Center, Queens; Harvestworks, New York; Reverse Gallery, New York; Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn; Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh; DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 788, Baltimore; among others. ARIADNE has been invited to lecture and perform as Visiting Artists at School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Utah College of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; University of Denver – Emergent Digital Practices; Prichard Art Gallery – University of Idaho.
ARIADNE is comprised of Christine Papania (voice, electronics) and Benjamin Forest (electronics).