Starting Saturday, August 2nd at noon, seven Eyebeam artists whose creative practices are intimately intertwined with emerging technologies, will spend two months working in an environment that feels as though it is from another era. Eyebeam Off-The-Grid, on Governors Island, is a project to critically investigate cultural change and emergent technologies within a situation far outside the urban comfort zone of wired high-speed life. The island is without a dedicated internet connection or much cell phone coverage and is accessed only by ferries which run on the hour. It is the perfect place for Eyebeam to go unplugged.
Eyebeam is thrilled to announce its 2014 Spring/Summer Residents. Residents are provided with funds to complete a specific project during a five-month residency cycle beginning in mid-February. These select artists form the core of Eyebeam’s community by generating new work and presenting it to the public, resulting in a critical examination of social, political and aesthetic implications of technology.
In our Spring/Summer 2014 Residency Open Call, we focused the residency program on two lines of inquiry:
1) Information Ownership Inside The Surveillance State — Privacy has become a luxury, and society is increasingly becoming divided between those who control information and those whose information is controlled. Eyebeam looks to support artists and technologists who are working to understand this situation more deeply and offer critique and solutions to the emerging dilemma