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October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Breaking/Algorhythms: Opening Reception



Re-Coding Bboy Dance toward the Future

in collaboration with
Tobias Gremmler and Anthony YNOT DeNaro


Opening Reception:
Friday, October 20

Location: Apollo Soundstage Theater


Breaking/Algorhythms ‐ Re‐Coding Bboy Dance Toward the Future is a project by Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez that envisions modern Bboy Dance through the integration of advanced technologies and traditional visual practices in Drawings, Painting and Sculpture.

Also known as Carlos Mare he is a renowned sculptor/painter who, in 1985, pioneered a novel version of urban graffiti as modernist sculpture. Inspired by his association with the early Hip Hop Bboy breakdancers, namely the infamous Rock Steady Crew and the works of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, Modernists like Umberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp and Kandinsky whose work with dancer Gret Palucca is where Mare found a semblance in the distillation of the body and movement through the use of simple geometry.

Breaking/Algorhtyhms is a mixed media exhibition that is both a testimony and an inquisition into the space where art, entertainment and technology converge. Mare’s earlier work in drawing, painting and sculpture will be featured, marking watershed moments of his 32 year exploration and innovation within this space.

In his perpetual pursuit of the cutting edge, Mare’s centrepiece is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration with contemporary luminaries in the fields of animation, dance and motion capture.

In his dynamic installation, Mare explores the intersection of new tech and performance through the direction and capturing of Bboy Ynot of the legendary Rock Steady Crew via the Rokoko Smartsuit, the first independent motion  capture body interface of its kind. Tobias Gremmler, data visualization programmer and animator, transforms the information into an emotive and captivating visual display.

The work is true celebration of the human innovative spirit and the foundations of iconic Bboy Dance forms in a virtual, cerebral space. It is a glimpse into uncharted territory, where technology, movement and entertainment collide.

Carlos Mare began his creative career during the formative years of NYC subway painting of 1975‐1985 (the Golden Era), he was among an elite group of artists who paved the way for the transition off subways and into the gallery world.

Exhibiting and lecturing throughout the US and Europe as a US State Department Cultural Ambassador he lends voice to the importance of arts advocacy and art literacy to ensure and promote the rich cultural legacy of urban arts. His most notable work in this space is the creation of the Annual BET Award.

His works have been exhibited at The Grand Palis in Paris, The Sharjah Museum, Pera Museum, Brighton University of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and El Museo del Barrio in NYC.

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Tobias Gremmler is a Digital Visualization artist who is at the forefront of design using the emerging technologies of today. He was a visiting  Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. He has taught at universities in Germany, Switzerland and the United States since 1996, and began teaching in China since 2003. He started his career as a professional designer for digital media in 1991. Since then, he has developed design solutions for companies such as Apple, Adidas, BMW, Samsung and Sony. In his artistic work, he blends media art with traditional art forms like theatre, music and sculpture. His artwork has been shown at Ars Electronica, Transmediale, and theatres like Volksbühne Berlin and Cultural Centre Hong Kong.

Anthony YNOT DeNaro is a multi-disciplinary artist and is world renowned for his dance talent. Widely recognized as one of the World’s best b-boys and a member of the Legendary ROCK STEADY CREW, he has managed to remain at the forefront of the dance movement while blending his creativity in a diverse array of projects. Although working primarily with movement and music, YNOT is versed in painting, illustration, typography, sculpture, fashion design, and moving image. After receiving his BFA in Computer Science from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, he then completed his MFA in Dance from Arizona State University. Ynot focuses on bringing his b-boy mentality, personal desires, and in-depth experience in each aspect of his enterprise. Contriving stylized lettering and characters, to funk/soul record covers as he translates his influences around him into his art.

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October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States