Kevin Cunningham is an award-winning New York based artist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group and 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3-Legged Dog's multi-venue high tech development studio in Lower Manhattan. He is known for artistic and technological innovation as well as business innovation in the not for profit arts.
His artistic focus over the last 30 years has been on the creation of large-scale interdisciplinary artwork of all kinds and on the creation of artists' tools that enable intuitive manipulation of time-based and sensory elements. In recent years he has worked to create a self-sufficient platform for artistic experimentation in the face of declining philanthropic support for the arts. The business model leverages his international pool of talented associates and his knowledge and connections in technology and the arts to create custom teams that build one of a kind large-scale artworks and experiences for clients as diverse as the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lady Gaga. Proceeds from these works finance purely artistic projects where he and his teams develop the tools and methods that drive innovation in the next commission.
He is the recipient of many awards and has received major grants from most major private cultural foundations and has raised significant funding from social and traditional venture capital funds in the U.S. and Europe. Awards and honors include two Rockefeller Foundation Residencies in Bellagio Italy, Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, selection for the Venice Biennale 2004 and 2008 for interactive media design, 2007 American Theater Wing Hewes Design Award and a Hewes Nomination in 2008. Two of his works have been selected for the prestigious Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design 2011 and Official Selection for the 2013 Sundance, American Film Institute, New York and Hamptons Film Festivals as well as CPH:DOX. He has twice been awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund Grant.
He continues his collaborations with choreographer, Navarra Novy-Williams, and filmmaker, Isadora Vieira Dias, in sound and 360º video.
See more at www.virtualcarlos.com
Carlos Johns-Dávila is a Peruvian-American composer, electro-acoustic musician and immersive media maker. Inspired by the writings of Antonin Artaud and Wallace Stevens as well as the cinematic illusionary in films by Georges Méliès he creates 360º videos to combine dream-like hallucinations and play with reality.
After graduating Temple University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition he moved to New York to pursue a Master's degree in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship from The New School - College of Performing Arts. His program allowed him to shape the learning outcomes of his studies and become an industry leader with his artistic craft.
He immersed himself with 360º video after buying a Nikon 360 action camera and began to shoot contemporary dance which he would score. This led him towards building his capstone project with Navarra Novy-Williams around the idea of bringing the joy of dance to anyone with a smartphone device to watch immersive media: an avenue of accessibility is open to the public which allows art organizations to reach greater audiences as these technologies develop and become more user friendly.
Victor Morales, born in Venezuela, received a Law Degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, in Caracas, in 1990.
Based in New York City since 1991, he completed a Master’s degree in Technology Applied to the Arts at New York University's Gallatin Division, in 1992. He is a director, performer and designer, whose work includes video animation and design, text, sound design, and digital puppetry. His work has travelled the world and he has collaborated with international artist such as Chris Kondek (Berlin), Joseph Silovsky (NYC), Jim Findlay (NYC), Findlay/Sandsmark (Norway), Joachim Schloemer (Germany), Wolfgang Mitterer (Austria) among others. Since 2003, Victor has been obsessed with the art of video game software tech and has implemented different game engines into most of the works he has produced. His solo work consists of an exploration of video game engines as simulation environments, where death and physics are transformed into dramatic and comedic real time performance.
Lucille Duncan is a New York City based actress with extensive experience in immersive theater.
From projects such as NYC's Off Broadway hit The Donkey Show (in which she ultimately played all four leads and subsequently taught for the American Repertory Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami - as well as performing in at ART) to various iterations of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Little West 12th Night and Illyria) staged on the streets of New York - the Meatpacking District and the Lower East Side, respectively - she enjoys improvising and collaborating with her fellow artists and audience members to create unique theater and one of a kind experiences for audience goers.
Selected New York:
Off Broadway: The Donkey Show; Charles Mee's Not Knowing and Fire Island (3 Legged Dog); Rods and Cables (3 Legged Dog); Little West 12th Night and Illyria (Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant); Irian's Name Day Party (CAGR at North American Cultural Lab); Shakespeare's Slave (Resonance Ensemble); Better and the Belrays (Theater for the New City).
Regional: Rose in the IRNE Award winning Cabaret with Amanda Palmer (American Repertory Theatre); O.N.C.E. in Hell and The Donkey Show (American Repertory Theatre); The Secret Social; Heral Angel's Fling and H&G, a public outcry (Wild Art).
Jenny Lee Mitchell
Jenny Lee Mitchell is a NYC based actor, singer, musician, producer and director, who spent 18 years performing across Europe in musical theater, operetta and experimental theater productions. Favorite credits: Dance of the Vampires directed by Roman Polanski, MOZART! At Theater an der Wien directed by Harry Kupfer. NY Theater: Much Ado About Nothing directed by The Ridiculous Theater’s Everett Quinton, Outside Inn at 59East 59, The Curse of The Mystic Renaldo The at 3 Legged Dog Art and Technology. Jenny produced and performed in Radio Purgatory with Theater The at Dixon Place as a NYFA grant recipient and Love Und Greed, and Weimar Girls as her alter Ego Mad Jenny: “Smart and theatrically savvy” NYTIMES. Jenny is currently a master of ceremonies at The Slipper Room as jazz singer Muffy Styler and plays clarinet and sings in the indie absurdist jazz band The Jazz Bastards with a monthly residency at Pangea. Directing credits include work with Opera on Tap, directing the world premiere of Smashed, the Carrie Nation Story at HERE, and Opera On Tap’s annual acclaimed Playground Series. Upcoming film: The Last Cyclist, a reimagining of a play developed in the Terezin Ghetto.
Jason Batcheller is a New York based video-installation designer and engineer. His background began in software design with a transition into film, and subsequently, immersive live performances. Functionally, he focuses on creating non-intrusive and emotionally-intuitive environments that explore various paradigms of human agency. Artistically, Jason explores concepts of visual noise, decay, and minimalism. See more of his work at http://mostlyswashbuckling.com/
Andie Lerner is a New York based actor, director and theater collaborator originally from Denver, Colorado. She is a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and Directing with a minor in Arts for Communities. Recent credits include: A Voluptuary Life at HERE Arts Center (PSM), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Assistant Director) Last Minute Adjustments (Director), Shadowplay: An Immersive Experience (Assistant Director), The Ladies Room (Assistant Director), and Not Knowing at 3LD Art & Technology Center (ASM). Check out more at andielerner.com or @ampersand_ie