BENT 2004 Circuit Bending Fesitval -
Spaceworks is hosting the first international festival of the art of circuit bending April 3-10th @ The Tank gallery in New York City.

The Bent Festival is a weeklong exploration of the art of circuit bending. Spaceworks at The Tank will play host to a week of performances, demonstrations, hands on workshops, and panel discussions related to the art of circuit bending, featuring some of the masters of the art, including Reed Ghazala, the man who invented the genre.

Spaceworks at the Tank is a mixed media arts organization dedicated to bringing experimental programming to its Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Spaceworks has a gallery space for visual, sonic, and installation artwork, as well as a live performance venue for experimental performance art and music. We are located on 42nd street in Manhattan.

Uniquely situated on 42nd street two blocks from Times Square, The Tank is ideally positioned to attract novices and enthusiasts alike to a week of cultural activities and performances. The festival will kick off Saturday April 3 rd with a night of performances from bands and performers who incorporate circuit bending into their live act. Sunday afternoon launches the Master Class sessions, wherein the general public is invited to come learn the art of circuit bending from masters in the field in our established gallery space, The Spaceworks Gallery. During the week, we will keep gallery and master-class hours. Thursday April 8 th we feature a workshop/performance with Master-Artist-in-Residence, Reed Ghazala, followed Friday and Saturday night with performances by master benders and musicians from across the country.

Three artists-in-residence will spend the week of the festival creating site-specific circuit bent art in the Spaceworks Gallery. These artists will be working in an open-studio setting, whereby festival attendants can watch them creating work live in the space. The gallery will also serve as an open and freely accessible circuit bending workshop where the public can try their hand at creating their own circuit bent instruments.

For more information click here to go to the BENT 2004 website.

Circuitbent Projects
Mummy's Curse
Klown Axe
Frog Squasher