A two-day presentation at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center allowing an inside look at current research and in-progress work. Open Studios is a chance to meet the amazing artists and creative technologists that make Eyebeam an exciting creative incubator of new ideas, new art, and new technology: Think, Make, Share.
FELLOWSFran IlichMark ShepardMary MattinglyNova JiangTaeyoon ChoiAaron Meyers
The Caloris Basin is a new technique for concentrating sunlight to useful temperatures. Presently the energy is used for cooking, and many more uses are possible. It is based on an excavated hemisphere in the ground, and so is significantly less expensive to produce than standard troughs and dishes. Materials research was done at eyebeam, and prototypes are being tested all over North America. Workshops have been held with Sweatshop in Tijuana, Mexico and in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, with more planned internationally. BjornQorn is a New York based food company that is testing the technology on a commercial scale, to make popcorn.
Dying for the Other is a video triptych addressing a situation of shared suffering involving mice used in breast cancer research, and humans afflicted with the same disease. In order to produce this video, da Costa documented scenes of her own life during the summer of 2011 and combined them with footage taken at a breast cancer research facility in New York City over the same time span.
Dying for the Other, is part of da Costa’s Cost of Life project series, currently being developed at Eyebeam and supported by the Creative Capital Foundation.
Eyebeam is pleased to announce its Open Call for 2012 Spring/Summer Residencies. Up to six Residents will join continuing Fellows and Residents in the first quarter of 2012 at Eyebeam's shared design, research, and fabrication labs. Eyebeam Residents are selected from a semi-annual open call and receive a 5-month residency with stipend in support of project realization.
RESIDENCY DEADLINE: November 30
For full information: Residency Spring/Summer 2012 Open Call