Dead Star. Photo: Christine Butler, courtesy of Eyebeam
Michel de Broin, an internationally recognized artist from Montreal who is based in Berlin, and winner of the 2007 Sobey Art Award, will show his recent sculptures, including Dead Star (2008) and Great Encounter (2008), an investigation into the isolation of appliances.
Join Untethered curator and Eyebeam curatorial fellow Sarah Cook for the opening of the show and a chance to meet the artists of Untethered. A guided tour of the exhibition will follow talks by the artists listed below.
Michel de Broin, an internationally recognized artist from Montreal who is based in Berlin, and winner of the 2007 Sobey Art Award, will present his recent sculptures, including Dead Star (2008) and Great Encounter (2008), an investigation into the isolation of appliances. www.micheldebroin.org
Got an old iPod? Install iPodLinux on it and make music with a PDA! Want to play Doom on your iPod Video? Install Rockbox on your iPod, and still use the original Apple software too. Free that PDA and turn it into an 8-bit sequencer or touchscreen guitar. Or hook up an Arduino to your old wifi router and discover what’s possible.
This workshop is based on the idea of making iPods, wifi routers and PDA's “generative”, that is, the possibility of changing their software to make them open to experimentation. Until recently, only the very skilled hackers were able to “untether” their own devices. Thanks to the work of so many hackers, it is getting easier. Yes, there are still irksome technical details master, but that’s what this workshop is for!
A reinterpretation of a traditional chandelier in which the crystals and lights form the underlying rigid structure for transient, flowing arms. The disappearing and reappearing body of the chandelier is defined by a fabric contour which weaves through a channel of suspended hoops. The system is actuated by a single driving motor unwinding a spool of custom ribbon. The speed of the motor is calibrated to match the prescribed pattern of the ribbon and define the timing of the piece. The effect is an ethereal lighting fixture which continuously draws and erases itself, in essence, a 4D chandelier.
Eyebeam research partner CRUMB (the UK resource for curating new media) is happy to announce that curator Sarah Cook is now on-site at Eyebeam until November as part of the ongoing three-year AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) grant supporting CRUMB, Eyebeam and the University of Lancaster to generate research into the international networks which sustain the curating of new media art.
October 25, 2008 Sat., Oct. 25 | Panel discussion: 5PM, closing reception: 6PM 540 W. 21st St.
Curator Sarah Cook leads a discussion on art, design and obsolescence, as a closing event for the exhibition UNTETHERED.
Questioning the idea of the readymade in art, as the object that is both displaced and deprogrammed, this panel brings together artists, designers, lawyers and theorists to question how we understand some things as hardware for use, and others not.