As part of X-Lab, Eyebeam Resident Tahir Hemphill has organized a Rap Research Group. The group - made up of enthusiasts, historians, creative technologists, cultural critics, linguists, teachers, MC's and academics - will meet to discuss various topics: quantifying art & metaphor, data visualization, internal / external cultural analysis, gaming, curriculum design and more.
The Research Group will meet on Wednesdays at 7PM beginning December 1.
An exhibition curated and organized by Eyebeam, Not An Alternative, and Upgrade! NY
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, in collaboration with Upgrade! NY and Not An Alternative, is pleased to present Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, an exhibition which examines models of participation and participation as a model in art and activism.
Join Theremidi Orchestra and the Sound Happens workshop participants in special performances of electronic noise produced from experimentation with hands-on electronic kits.
Industry City Distillery will host a donation bar featuring their Industry Standard Vodka, a beet sugar vodka created entirely in New York City.
Performance I, special guest Ben Owen
Performance II, “Sound happens in the group!” by workshop participants
Performance III, “Sound happens!” by Theremidi Orchestra
About the Artists
Create your own instruments and sounds with basic electronics. Then perform live! The ten members of Theremidi Orchestra (TO) will guide and assist participants during a five-day, hands-on and theoretical workshop. Participants will assemble two electronic sound devices and learn how to play them in noisy group improvisations.
The workshop will also provide a framework for aesthetic discussion, from how to improvise and work in a group and understanding the sound ranges of the instruments, to implications of collective feedback loops and concepts of social amplification. Then work collaboratively to develop the live performance. Daniel Neumann, curator of CT-SWaM, will assist in developing ideas for spatialization of the multi-channel performance.