Eyebeam 2019 Resident Showcase
Wednesday, October 30th
6:30-9:00 PM (doors at 6:00pm)
This event is sold-out, please email [email protected] to be on the waitlist
Over the last year, 2019 Eyebeam Residents Yo-Yo Lin, Shannon Finnegan, Movers & Shakers (Glenn Cantave and Idris Brewster) and LaJuné McMillian have been developing projects that use technology to challenge dominant notions of access.
As the 2019 Residency comes to a close, join us at Eyebeam to celebrate the evolution of each artist’s vastly different, brilliantly inventive, and impact-driven projects. The Showcase will include short presentations from the residents on their creative process over the past year, followed by time for questions and conversation with the audience.
You won’t want to miss this special evening, and the rare opportunity to catch all of our residents in one place at the Eyebeam HQ!
About the Residents:
Shannon Finnegan is an artist who makes work about disability culture and access. Since starting her residency, she has presented Alt-Text as Poetry, a workshop on creative image description which makes visual content more accessible to blind people and people with low vision, at 18 arts institutions across NYC.
Movers and Shakers (Glenn Cantave and Idris Brewster) are a coalition that executes direct action and advocacy campaigns for marginalized communities using VR and AR. During their time at Eyebeam, hey completed an augmented reality book for middle-schoolers teaching the untold history of Christopher Columbus.
LaJuné McMillian, an artist and performer, has been working on The Black Movement Project, an online database of motion capture data from Black performers and Black character base models, currently underrepresented in available online databases.
Yo-Yo Lin is a chronically ill media artist who explores the possibilities of human connection in the context of emerging technologies. While at Eyebeam she has been researching and developing methodologies for reclaiming and processing chronic health trauma, through a series of movement workshops and creation of a distributable Resilience Journal.