Discover street art, stickers, stencils, posters and visual memes (self-replicating ideas) that are posted, copied and mutated in the streets of New York and around the world. During Fall For Chelsea’s one-day-only community arts festival, join us for StreetMemes.com walking tours and scavenger hunt. Guides, including resident meme-ologist and StreetMemes.com editor Ryan Watkin-Hughes, will start out from Eyebeam's facility at 540 W 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues. Tours will explore the streets of Chelsea, pointing out and discussing various street art works, then allow the scavenger hunters document the memes they find. Bring your digital cameras or camera phones in order to upload pics to the StreetMemes web database, at www.streetmemes.com, which tracks the global evolution of these viral art forms.
A video release party featuring live world music performances. In partnershipwith LinkTV, select graduate video and animation students were paired with roots musicians from South and West Africa, Haiti, Hungary, and Iran to revision the old world through new eyes. Screenings and presentations will be followed by live performances.
In this live performance, DJ Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) reweaves both image and audio from Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Eclisse, exploring and interpreting the hidden resonances and meanings of sound within the filmic and personal experience.
Both a concert performance and a film, this atmospheric new piece from electronic composer and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda approaches an aesthetic of pure data. C4I is a meticulous composition derived from global systems in mathematics, economics, biology and the natural world.
Please join us for hanami, the traditional Japanese celebration of the cherry blossom, as we recreate springtime in Tokyo at Eyebeam in winter. Indulge in sake, sushi and live koto music while delicate petals digitally cultivated in Eyebeam's Moving Image Studios drift around us. Later in the evening J-pop enters and the night changes forever.
Space is limited. Please reserve your seat now at Eyebeam's Online Store. All tickets will be held at Eyebeam's Will Call Desk and can be picked up with your reciept for tax deduction purposes on the night of the event. If you're unable to attend but wish to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports creative research, production and presentation of projects that query art, technology and culture, you may do so at the Online Store.
Eyebeam is pleased to present global pong, a live performance and "networked babelogue" organized by Caspar Stracke in collaboration with Kurt Ralske as part of the exhibition Remapped Realities. This event will take place at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues, and is free to the public with a suggested donation.
A celebrity-centric Upgrade! with artists Jillian Mcdonald and Eyebeam Resident Jamie O’Shea.
Jillian McDonald, famous for “Me and Billy Bob,” presented old and new work which focuses on the subcultures that drive the celebrity and horror film industries. She showed a DVD, some quicktime files, a data-driven web project and more dvd. Jamie O’Shea performed an extraordinarily efficient art experience at precisely 8:22:22 on 2/22. An entire performance, narrated by Corey Sullivan, took place within 1/5 of a second. Jamie’s automated memory process created an indelible, and effortless, impression of this instant.
The eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) for Upgrade! New York’s August 2007 event.
eteam discussed the construction of alternate realities via audience participation (intentional or unintentional) within their various projects. In addition, a special guest and a performance/game set the scene for vibrant dialogue.