SWEATSHOPPE is a new multimedia performance collaboration between Bruno Levy and
Blake Shaw that works at the intersection of art, music and technology. The duo develops
software to construct a totally unique interactive performance, abd creates unique ways of affecting an audience.
Whether it be as a dance driven electronic music performance that emphasizes sound reactive visuals, building interactive installations, or the fabrication of guerrilla technologies to augment public space, the duo strives towards an element of pop accessibility that is so often ignored in the technocentric world of experimental media.
Shortly after receiving a BFA in photography at New York University in 2001,
Bruno Levy co-founded and managed SQUARESQUARE, a media company specializing
in live video, design and motion graphics. Apple and Wired magazine both
recognized SQUARESQUARE as a pioneer in video scratching. In 2003, Bruno
started to work as a travel photographer, capturing everything from the
Dalai Lama (in portraits) to underwater battles between hammerhead sharks
and dolphins in the Marquesas, French Polynesia. In 2006, his travels led
him to Nepal, where he spent his time practicing Buddhism in a monastery,
working in a tattoo shop, and running a restaurant that he opened. In 2009,
he returned to NYC. He is now directing and shooting music videos, painting
and is part of new multimedia performance duo, SWEATSHOPPE.
Bruno Levy's clients include corporations (Sprite, Panasonic), magazines (Wired, XLR8R) and musicians (Ndea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, RZA of the Wu Tang Clan and The Walkmen). His works have been exhibited by, among others, the Guggenheim, the SFMOMA, the MCA in Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Jumbotron in Times Square, 111 minna, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Arts.