Eyebeam is holding a party on June 5, to kick-off our Kickstarter Campaign, RSVP here!!
The goal of the campaign is to create a new, more public entrance into Eyebeam that will give us a multi-use exhibition and presentation space in addition to a bookstore.
To get the campaign rolling in proper Eyebeam fashion, join us for a party the night of June 5, 6 - 8, with the first screening of our Kickstarter video, drinks by donation, and a wide variety of rewards for Kickstarter donations at all levels, including:
Eyebeam is pleased to announce Found, the first program in a new screening series curated from our archives, organized around themes that have united artists working here over our 15 year history. Found compiles four films made by Eyebeam artists working with found and appropriated images, a mainstay of video art in the 21st century and an outgrowth of Eyebeam’s philosophy of free and open culture. The 50-minute program includes short works by Fred Wilson, Christian Marclay, Rashaad Newsome and Jacob Ciocci. The program will premier on Wednesday, April 25th with a free public screening at 8:30 pm. Beginning on April 26 it will be screened between 12 noon and 6 pm in our theater space at 540 W. 21 St.. Curator: James O’Shea.
The four films in the program are:
The Caloris Basin is a new technique for concentrating sunlight to useful temperatures. Presently the energy is used for cooking, and many more uses are possible. It is based on an excavated hemisphere in the ground, and so is significantly less expensive to produce than standard troughs and dishes. Materials research was done at eyebeam, and prototypes are being tested all over North America. Workshops have been held with Sweatshop in Tijuana, Mexico and in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, with more planned internationally. BjornQorn is a New York based food company that is testing the technology on a commercial scale, to make popcorn.
On November 16, Eyebeam's fellows, residents, and student residents gathered in the main space together with staff to present their works in progress. Honorary Resident Hsing Wei presented proposals from Digital Teacher Corps, a partnership between Eyebeam and New Visions for Public Schools. Fellow Mary Mattingly presented in-progress images of her Wearable Homes and Flock Houses, along with images of past projects.Members of Eyebeam's Student Residency Program also presented proposals of projects they will create during their year-long residencies. The five high school students will work together with residents and fellows in Eyebeam's state of the art facilities to create works of art and technology through the media of video production, dance, activism, game design, and textile technology.