Erik Fabian is an artist working in performance, installation, and conceptual art. He is a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts degree program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Erik is also the principal at Double Happiness LLC, an experience design consultancy that helps people, organizations, and brands: innovate, collaborate, and build meaningful relationships with their stakeholders.
CHERYL is a four-person video and performance collective based in Brooklyn that explores the themes of mortality, mania, the feline-human connection, the limits of shoulders, the flammability of dollar-store hair extensions, and the staining power of fake blood. Through themes ranging from topical to bizarre, the CHERYLs revel in the joyous power of dance-induced psychosis/euphoria. CHERYL has been bringing its particular brand of FRESHMAGICK™ to New York City since colonial times, and has since acquired a dedicated cult following and media attention for over-the-top happenings involving outrageous costumes, exuberant dance moves, and participatory dance floor suicide.
MIXER, Eyebeam's acclaimed event series dedicated to showcasing leading artists in the fields of live media performance, interactive and participatory art, is back once again on Friday, March 12 - Saturday, March 13, 2010!
In the aftermath of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Eyebeam will help alleviate the post-Games hangover with its own international athletic spectacular, MIXER: OLYMPIAD. Artists, designers, musicians, engineers, and hackers alike will stage events that evoke the passion, the drive, the danger, and the majesty of competitive sport and mass spectacle. Join one of the five competing nations, and race for Olympic glory!
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the site weeknotes.com, and the concept struck to me as a great, low-commitment way of journaling without the pretense of pretending to have some super deep insights that need to be written down.
Weeknotes are “about reflecting on your work, your achievements, and what’s on deck.“ Simple.
It has been 145 weeks since I started as a fellow at Eyebeam – arguably the beginning of my professional career. So, what happened on this 145th week?
Mark Essen is a game designer, who lives in Los Angeles and is currently a grad student in UCLA's Design and Media Arts program. His work has been exhibited at FILE in Sao Paulo, the New Museum in New York, MoCCA in Toronto, FACT, [DAM] Berlin, Vice/Intel's international Creators Project, and various other galleries, festivals, and basements.
Daniel Perlin is an artist based in New York. He works across media creating sound, video, objects and installations. His work has been shown at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Chelsea Art Museum, Postmaster’s Gallery, D’Amelio Terras, TN Probe Tokyo, Temporary Contemporary Gallery London, Guggenheim Film and the Centre Pompidou. Recently, he has collaborated with Natalie Jermijenko on the installation For the Birds for the Whitney Biennial 2006, Rem Koolhaas and Sanford Kwinter on the installation of Mutations, and with Vito Acconci on the public sound installation Viraphone in Madrid, Spain. He has also been the sound designer for such films as as Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Errol Morris’ Fog Of War and Phil Morrison’s Junebug. In 2006 he completed a residency as studio artist at the Whitney Independent Study program. Currently, he is performing live video, sound and researching mapping techniques.
Scott Kildall is a cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, prints, sculpture and performance. He gathers material from the public realm as the crux of his artwork in the form of interventions into various concepts of space.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Art & Technology Studies Department. He has exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums. He has received fellowships and awards from organizations including the Kala Art Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and Turbulence.org.