June 18 & June 19 2020
5-7 PM each day
Closed Captioning and ASL provided.
In January we welcomed our 2020 residents Bassem Saad, Elissa Blount Moorhead, Pelenakeke Brown, and Sofía Córdova to work under the theme Terms of Refusal. Over the course of the last six months, from various parts of the world, each has considered the impact of this defining moment on their lives and their work. As the residency comes to a close, we will be reflecting on their process through the embodied lenses of place, family, and the quickly shifting uses of digital media in conversation with a guest of their choice. Join us over two days as we hold space for each pair to imagine our shared futures. Conversations each day will be followed by audience Q+A.
Mark Duggan police shooting: can forensic tech cast doubt on official report?
Haroon Siddique with investigation and spacial reconstruction by Forensic Architecture for The Guardian
The police shooting of Mark Duggan led to the largest riots in modern English history, and was widely cited by #BLMUK. Forensic Architecture uses VR and 3D mapping to cast doubt on a key finding from the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission). Long histories of systemic and structural racism all too often become visible in split-second actions of police officers.In the midst of the urgent uprising of #BlackLivesMatter protests in the US and across the world, this approach could be a new possibility for interrogating police violence.
The Eyebeam team stands in solidarity with protesters demanding justice, accountability, and change from the blatant brutality of police against Black Americans. Say their names: George (Big) Floyd, Tony McDade, Regis Korchinkski-Paquet, Yassin Mohamed, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Dreasjon (Sean) Reed.
This summer, Eyebeam will host its first ever fully (Digital) Day Camp, open to high school students across the country. Students will virtually work alongside artist-educators and staff, engaging in hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools towards building care. Over the course of five weeks, students will be invited to explore and create forms of care for themselves and their communities, resulting in a virtual sharing on the last day.
Eyebeam is seeking a dedicated and organized Manager of Operations to work with them on their operational systems and processes while looking for opportunities of improvement.
We want you to know that the Eyebeam team is hard at work finding new ways to uplift artists and engage with the public. We know how difficult maintaining normalcy is at this moment, but we also want to create a communal space for connections and innovation.
We are deeply committed to supporting the groundbreaking work of artists during this crisis. As such, we want to know what you need. We want to know: How can we support you in this time?