In the summer of 2011, Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi organized a tour to South Korean rivers in development with a group of five artists who are also fellows at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York and about ten artists and activists from South Korea. The tour was designed in collaboration with an activist groups “Listen to the city” and lead by environmental activists and local communities, and hosted by Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. The purpose of the tour was to experience urbanization and river development in first hand and to initiate creative dialogue between international artists and activists to imagine alternative future of our relationship to the cities and natural resources. Through 6 day tour and other events that proceeded over the course of 10 days, the roadshow team learned a great deal about the issue, strategies of participation and the limits of translating cultural context.
The Eyebeam Roadshow is visiting South Korea. Eyebeam Fellows Mary Mattingly, Jon Cohrs, Nova Jiang, Fran Ilich, Aaron Meyers and Taeyoon Choi will be traveling from Seoul to Busan, doing site specific research in urban and natural spaces, and working with Korean artist collectives and activists such as Listen to the city, Okin Collective, Hojun Song, Wonyoung So and others to stage workshops and performances for local communities.
Eyebeam Roadshow San Jose faculty Jon Cohrs, Jeff Crouse, and Taeyoon Choi will be participating in an artist talk as as part of the 01SJ Biennial program, Out of the Garage Into the World. Sharing the stage will be Ali Momeni & Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW).
Details here: http://blog.zero1.org/2010/09/13/artist-talks-this-week/
The Eyebeam Road Show is back! This year we're visiting venues in Chicago and California to present talks about projects and events underway at Eyebeam. We'll also lead day-long, hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, from "shop-dropping" (reverse shoplifting as activism), to building your own multi-touch display, and lots in between. Check out roadshow.eyebeam.org for a full list of artists and workshops, and get ready to have your mind blown.