Moleskine Portraits

26 Janeiro 2012

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Moleskine presents an evening of interactive portrait-making at Exit Art in NYC.

New York, NY - Join Moleskine for an evening of interactive portraitmaking at Exit Art gallery in the Chelsea art district of New York City on Monday, January 30th, from 6-9pm. Moleskine Portraits is free, and open to the public with an RSVP.

The places we visit, the things we carry, the marks we make, the pictures we share, the ideas we capture, the tastes we savor, the gifts we choose...we make portraits with each choice and each choice makes up an everchanging portrait of who we are. Moleskine Portraits explores the many ways to capture a portrait using Moleskine objects. Text-portraits, soundportraits, taste-portraits, photo-portraits, and more.

Moleskine Portraits explores the themes of imagination and identity that inform the design of the every Moleskine collection while bringing together our community of creative fans who use Moleskine objects as open platforms for expression, memory, and sharing.

Artist Projects

This one-night only event features new projects by creatives working in sound, text, visual art, photography, food events, and technology.

Perlin Studios and Dana Karwas will present Nomad Music, an interactive sound installation featuring hacked Moleskine bags that use motion tracking technology and sound design to create a portrait of people in motion.

Brian Quinn, an organizer of underground supper-clubs in New York, will facilitate a wine tasting experience that illustrates a portrait of each participant's personal palate.

Emilie Baltz is erecting a photo studio that mixes illustration and photography to capture guest portraits that are part on the page and part in the lens.
Phillip Stearns is creating a soundscape to capture a portrait of a single Moleskine Messenger bag and the world of sound that surround it.

Zetalab's popular Moleskine Words project will be on display, featuring 400 word stamps that guests can use to customize Moleskine cahier notebooks. Author Amanda Stern and artist/art-educator Nathan Sensel will facilitate Moleskine Words and guide guests to create word portraits throughout the evening.

Moleskine Portraits

Monday, January 30th 2012

Exit Art 475 10th Ave (@ 36th st)
New York, NY 10011

Located one block east from Javits Center.

Train: A, C, E @ Penn Station

Free with RSVP:


The places we visit, the things we carry, the marks we make, the pictures we share, the ideas we capture, the tastes we savor, the gifts we choose...we make portraits with each choice and each choice makes up an ever-changing portrait of who we are. Join Moleskine for an evening of interactive portrait-making projects.

Featured Artists:

CamLin Productions
Emilie Baltz
Nathan Sensel
Perlin Studios and Dana Karwas
Phillip Stearns
Amanda Stern
Brian Quinn

Featured Artist Bios:

Emilie Baltz
Emilie Baltz is a visual artist who explores the role of delight in everyday experiences. She is trained in Film Studies, Photography and Industrial Design, she borrows omnivorously from multiple mediums in pursuit of joyful experiences for consumers. Using this toolbox of skills, she provokes new perspectives on the world through social, formal and industrial processes. Her clients have included the New York Parks Department, the Vitra Design Museum, GOOD Magazine, the Museum of Sex, Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Bombay Sapphire and Limoges porcelain. She is the author of Junk Foodie, a gastronomic junk food cookbook for the lowbrow gourmand. Emilie lives in New York City. She is half French.

CamLin Productions CamLin Productions is a Brooklyn based creative agency focused on creating powerful web-video content for companies around world. It's co-founders Matt Finlin and Ricky Camilleri use their personal obsessions with cinema and new media to create diverse and compelling materials.

Perlin Studios and Dana Karwas
Daniel Perlin and Perlin Studios Daniel is an artist and sound designer based in New York City. He works across media creating sound, video, objects, installations and performances. His work has been shown at P.S.1, The New Museum, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Chelsea Art Museum, Postmaster's Gallery, (all New York City), TN Probe (Tokyo), Yautepec Gallery (Mexico City), Temporary Contemporary Gallery (London) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris).

As an active cross-media collaborator Daniel has created works with Natalie Jermijenko for the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Sanford Kwinter on the installation of Mutations, with Vito Acconci and Sarina Basta on the public sound installation Viraphone (Madrid), and Maya Lin for the Installation What Is Missing? at the Beijing Center for the Arts. As a sound designer for film, his credits include such films as Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, Errol Morris' Fog Of War and Phil Morrison's Junebug. In 2006, Daniel attended the Whitney Independent Study program as a studio artist. Currently Daniel maintains Perlin Studios, a surround sound media studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches a course on sound and the city at NYU's ITP program and curates Domus Magazine Mixtapes.

Dana Karwas is an artist whose work is rooted in architecture and extends to the edges of social systems and technical dimensions. She has taught classes on interactive media at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, at NYU/Poly's Integrated Digital Media Program, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. She completed her master's degree at ITP, the digital media program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus on integrating media into architectural spaces. Dana is the co-founder of WIKA Studio, a creative digital production studio.

Nathan Sensel
Nathan Sensel is Associate Educator at the Museum of Modern Art, coordinating a leadership program that cultivates communication, community and awareness through the arts for the city's youth. As the Assistant Director for ARTime, an independent arts and education organization, he is devoted to providing access and information about contemporary art and creates online content for He founded and hosts the drawing salon +Drawing+Models+Music+Beer+.

Phillip Stearns
Phillip Stearns makes electricity do strange things in his studio in Brooklyn. He received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at electronics arts

Amanda Stern
Amanda Stern is the author of five books, the critically acclaimed novel, The Long Haul, two young adult novels and a series of children's books called, Frankly, Frannie. She is also the founder of The Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, which has been voted by New York Magazine, NYPress and The Village Voice as the best reading series in the city. She lives in Brooklyn.

Brian Quinn
Brian Quinn is an event producer in NYC, recognized as a co-founder of ground-breaking underground dining club, The Noble Rot: a unique gathering around wine dubbed "a new form of clandestine drinking" by Tasting Table NYC. Through his own events, Brian now works to further curate compelling culinary experiences, educating and broadening the palates of those he serves.
Twitter: @BrianQuinn

Zetalab is a design and comunication agency in Milano. Founded in year 2000, Zetalab employes 10 passionate designers to create identities and communication projects for companies, institutions and products. It is also active in teaching in Universities and design schools. Zetalab is a founder of Ministero della Grafica.

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Every year Moleskine hosts workshops, exhibitions, and curates art and design experiences all over the world in schools, stores, conferences, trade shows, festivals, and cultural centers. Often produced in collaboration with artists, designers and cultural partners, these interactive experiences display the many ways our creative community use Moleskine objects as open platforms for expression, reflection, and imagination. Moleskine events brings a worldwide community of fans together to make, hack, and share.