Starting in July, and lasting until the end of the year, Eyebeam will be presenting new exhibitions, workshops and symposia at South Street Seaport's Cultural District at 117 Beekman Street.
July 24 - September 25
“Our bodies are our primary interfaces for the world… [Wearables] sit close to your skin, inhabit your clothing, and sometimes even start to feel like part of you.” - Kate Hartman, Director of the Social Body Lab, from her book Make: Wearable Electronics.
Eyebeam’s first exhibition at The Seaport features garments developed by multidisciplinary design teams using a combination of new technology and traditional fashion design. The exhibition includes work by Bo Kyung Byun, Ben Cramer, Billy Dang, Andrea van Hintum, May-Li Khoe, Danielle Martin, Hillary Sampliner, Cici Wu and the Social Body Lab.
Critically engaging with wearable technology, Making Patterns is part of Eyebeam’s Computational Fashion initiative, which includes fellowships and master classes (organized in partnership with Shapeways.) The exhibiting artists work spans disciplines with technical processes such as 3D printing, soft circuits, thermochromic inks, embedded electronics and bio-sensing. The resulting patterns can change our relations to our bodies and each other.
Computational Fashion is an Eyebeam initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology. Learn more at: eyebeam.org/seaport
Bodies and Machines
October 1 - November 14: Part 1
November 19 - December 31: Part 2
An exhibition of Eyebeam Residents exploring the porous and fluid boundaries between bodies, technologies, and the world outside. The exhibition is in two parts: the first, Outside In, features work which re-imagines both emergent technologies and elements of nature as brute forces, reckless yet potentially manageable. The second, Inside Out, features work which examines new types of externalizations and interactions within emergent digitalia and technological platforms.
Part 1 — Outside In
October 1 - November 14
Artists: Torkwase Dyson, Nancy Nowacek, and Mattia Casalegno
Part 2 — Inside Out
November 19 - December 31
Artists: Joshue Ott and Kenneth Kirschner; Lisa Kori Chung, Gene Kogan, and Colin Self; Tega Brain, Lilian Kreutzberger, and Joanna Cheung