In celebration of our 20th year, Eyebeam is hosting our first ever Silent Auction of Artist Experiences at our benefit Fête of the Future on June 18. You can also make a donation to Eyebeam to ensure we can continue providing impactful artist support.
Up for auction are four one-of-a-kind experiences, designed and led just for you by illustrious Eyebeam alumni! There is no better way to step inside the world of Eyebeam and the brilliant minds of our artists. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity, available for bidding online and in person the night of the event.
Experiences range from an animated digital portrait by Zach Lieberman, a day of being “followed” arranged by Lauren McCarthy, a private master class with Taeyoon Choi, and a 3D Additivist cooking class with Morehshin Allahyari.
Bidding is easy: just set your maximum bid and the system will continue bidding for you! You will be alerted if someone outbids you, and you can always check back in and increase your bid in increments of $100.
Auction closes both in person and online at 10pm on June 18, 2019. All payments will be processed after auction ends.
Why do you want to be followed?
Why should someone follow you?
Today, the notion of a “follower” is equated with likes, social, capital, and influence. In Lauren McCarthy’s seminal performance Follower, the artist asks if a real-life follower could provide something more meaningful or satisfying? The recipient will receive the unique opportunity to experience a special day-long enactment of Follower, with you as the sole subject. Throughout your day, your Follower stays just out of sight, but within your consciousness: watching you, seeing you, and caring for you. At the end of the experience, you are left with one photo of you, taken by your Follower.
Eyebeam alum Lauren McCarthy is an LA-based artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She is the creator of p5.js, an open source programming language with over 1.5 million users, for learning creative expression through code online.
Lauren’s work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as Ars Electronica, Barbican Centre, Fotomuseum Winterthur, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Mediacity Bienniale at the Seoul Museum of Art, and the Japan Media Arts Festival, and she has worked on installations for the London Eye, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. She has received major grants, fellowships, and awards from Creative Capital, Sundance Institute, Mozilla Foundation, Knight Foundation, Google, amongst others.