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Opening Saturday, 6 September 12:00PM-5:00PM

Exhibition open thru 28 September, Friday-Sunday, 12:00PM-5:00PM

Eyebeam artists are presenting work in an environment that feels as though it is from another era. Eyebeam Off-The-Grid, on Governors Island, is an exhibition to critically investigate cultural change and emergent technologies within a situation far outside the urban comfort zone of wired high-speed life. The island is without a dedicated internet connection or much cell phone coverage and is accessed only by ferries which run on the hour. It is the perfect place for Eyebeam to go unplugged!

Torkwase Dyson
Solar Day is a sculptural installation by Torkwase Dyson addressing the intersection of and mutual relationship between sunlight, interior architecture, space, belonging, and periodicity. Site-specifically located in a mildly sunlit room with east facing bay windows, Dyson experiments with the physical phenomenological conditions of the sun’s behavior during 20 solar days.

Ingrid Burrington
LittleNets is a show of alternative networks, offering different ways of being and making online. Rather than wire Eyebeam’s temporary Governor’s Island space with internet access, LittleNets sets up site-specific mesh networks with things that might be useful to have on a remote island–-simple communication tools, artworks, and games. Visitors to the island can view and contribute content to these networks. LittleNetswill also host workshops to teach people about different kinds of networks and how to build them (dates to follow).

Marisa Olson
Marisa draws on the site-specific context of Governors Island's history as a former military base, fusing it with the history of personal entertainment technology's origin as (de)militarized inventions. This intervention will play out in two forms, firstly by echoing the dystopian fantasy of the deserted island by creating a micro-flotilla of defunct & discarded electronic equipment meant to resemble the floating landfills these previously-beloved tv's and boomboxes would otherwise occupy. The sculpture will be accompanied by a mobile photo series entitled "Rescue Complex," capturing the often uncannily delicate mise-en-scene of technology abandoned on the streets of New York.

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

September 6, 12-3pm
Subnodes workshop with Sarah Grant. The Subnodes project is an open source initiative focused on streamlining the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point for distributing content, media, and shared digital experiences.

Register here.

September 20, 12-3pm
occupy.here workshop with Dan Phiffer. Occupy.here is a project designed to be replicated: purchase a supported wifi router, download the software, and follow the DIY guide to create a new open wifi network, OCCUPY.HERE.

Register here.

September 27, 12pm
Talk by Aaron Straup Cope: this is my brick / there are many like it but this one is mine. Aaron is currently Senior Engineer (Internets and the Computers) at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  He spends a lot of time thinking about archiving social software and looking glass archives, in the form the Parallel Flickr and Privatesquare projects.

 

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Opening Day: Saturday, September 6, 12pm - 5pm  

Eyebeam artists are presenting work in an environment that feels as though it is from another era. Eyebeam Off-The-Grid, on Governors Island, is an exhibition to critically investigate cultural change and emergent technologies within a situation far outside the urban comfort zone of wired high-speed life. The island is without a dedicated internet connection or much cell phone coverage and is accessed only by ferries which run on the hour. It is the perfect place for Eyebeam to go unplugged!

Torkwase Dyson
Solar Day is a sculptural installation by Torkwase Dyson addressing the intersection of and mutual relationship between sunlight, interior architecture, space, belonging, and periodicity. Site-specifically located in a mildly sunlit room with east facing bay windows, Dyson experiments with the physical phenomenological conditions of the sun’s behavior during 20 solar days. More info below. 

http://eyebeam.org/projects/solar-day

http://www.torkwasedyson.com/#!garret/c18dx

Ingrid Burrington

LittleNets is a show of alternative networks, offering different ways of being and making online. Rather than wire Eyebeam’s temporary Governor’s Island space with internet access, LittleNets sets up site-specific mesh networks with things that might be useful to have on a remote island–-simple communication tools, artworks, and games. Visitors to the island can view and contribute content to these networks. LittleNetswill also host workshops to teach people about different kinds of networks and how to build them (dates to follow).

Marisa Olson
Marisa draws on the site-specific context of Governors Island's history as a former military base, fusing it with the history of personal entertainment technology's origin as (de)militarized inventions. This intervention will play out in two forms, firstly by echoing the dystopian fantasy of the deserted island by creating a micro-flotilla of defunct & discarded electronic equipment meant to resemble the floating landfills these previously-beloved tv's and boomboxes would otherwise occupy. 

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

September 6
12-5pm: Opening Day Reception

12-3pm
Subnodes workshop with Sarah Grant. The Subnodes project is an open source initiative focused on streamlining the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point for distributing content, media, and shared digital experiences.

Register here.

September 20, 12-3pm
occupy.here workshop with Dan Phiffer. Occupy.here is a project designed to be replicated: purchase a supported wifi router, download the software, and follow the DIY guide to create a new open wifi network, OCCUPY.HERE.

Register here.

September 27, 12pm
Talk by Aaron Straup Cope: this is my brick / there are many like it but this one is mine. Aaron is currently Senior Engineer (Internets and the Computers) at the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.  He spends a lot of time thinking about archiving social software and looking glass archives, in the form the Parallel Flickr and Privatesquare projects.

September 27, 3pm
Performance with Shani Ha, as part of Torkwase Dyson's Solar Day 

Shani Ha is on the edge of Art and Design.  She creates versatile sculptures by twisting familiar objects to question intimacy and its relationship to others.  Shani emphasizes or diminishes the shapes and materiality of these objects, which are usually related to private contexts.  These pieces are the catalysts photographs, installations, and collaborative performances.  Shani Ha is interested in social behavior in their relationship to comfort and conviviality.  Her sculptures suggest potential functions and tend to become design pieces.  They can be stimulated through performance, experimentation and appropriation, either spontaneously or with a scenario.  These actions engage the viewer and performer directly and provoke co-presence and social interactions inside the piece.  Shani was born in France but now lives and works in Brooklyn NY.

For full information on Eyebeam's Summer 2014 initiative on Governors Island, please go here: eyebeam.org/unplugged

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On 11-12 October from 12:00PM-5:00PM, Eyebeam will open the doors of their new space in Industry City in Sunset Park to the public as part of the Open House New York festival. See what our current Fall 2014 residents and fellows are working on and learn first hand about their projects. Tours of the new space will run at 1:00 and 3:00PM each day. 

For more information on the OHNY festival see their website: https://www.ohny.org/

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RSVP is now closed. Limited admittance at the door.

On Friday, September 12, Eyebeam and Shapeways proudly present an exciting new collection of 3D-printed fashion garments. The work was produced during the Computational Fashion Master Class in July 2014, where ten fashion designers, engineers, and media artists from across North America and Asia came together to learn tech skills and collaboratively design work at the intersection of fashion and emerging technology. The exhibition takes place at Hotel Particulier in Manhattan, NY and is sponsored by CNL Mannequins and Joseph Cady.

The four exhibited garments were developed by multidisciplinary design teams using a combination of 3D print manufacturing and traditional fashion design techniques. Each piece functions as an extension or augmentation of the body, exploring concepts such as fashion as a "second skin," as well as responsive and kinetic structures that can change shape based on the body or environmental conditions. 

The Computational Fashion Master Class was a ten-day intensive co-organized by Eyebeam and Shapeways.  The class was hosted by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and supported in part by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, CNL Mannequins, and Formlabs.

The class was taught by a group of leading designers from fashion, architecture, industrial design, and digital art, including Casey Rehm, Bradley Rothenberg, Lauren Slowik, Lisa Kori Chung, Ryan Kittleson, Arthur Young-Spivey, Gabi Asfour, and Sabine Seymour.

Design Teams

Bo Kyung Byun & CiCi Wu

Diana Castro & Javier Molina

May-Li Khoe, Danielle Martin & Benjamin Cramer

Hillary Sampliner, Andrea van Hintum & Billy Dang

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. Computational Fashion consists of research fellowships, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions.

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Visitors play electronic sounds by standing on metal plates and touching each others skin. 

 

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MSHR made this installation for the closing party of Eyebeam's Chelsea location. They constructed all the elements during their residency at Eyebeam. The piece is a light-audio feedback system with sensors housed inside sculptural forms. The system can be modulated by human presence. An undulating, interplay of light and sound unfolds.

 

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Studio South Zero is a social and environmental art practice focused on bringing solar technology, architecture, sculpture, and nomadic place making to small-underutilized urban sites. Torkwase aims to inspire place-based adaptation toward hyper-local renewable energy and develop collaborative art works that access environmental resources based on what each microclimate provides.  As a interdisciplinary artist, her goal is to achieve zero carbon based participatory installations where artist and  audiences collectively use resources from zero energy architecture to support and activate their creative needs.  This project is guided by the philosophy of social sculpture and safe ecology. She aims to bolster civic pride through socially engaged art experiences that improve climate protection and environmental livability for us all.

Habitats for Carbon Free Social Exchange is the next solar installation coming from Studio South Zero.  Located at Surfside Community Garden in Coney Island, this modular solar powered architectural structure will serve as a communal art space for multimedia art collaborations between a wide variety of makers, growers, writers, performers and inventors addressing ideas of geography, climate, architecture, anthropocene, place un-keeping and environmental resources.  

Surfside Community Garden will host Habitats for Carbon Free Social Exchange from September 2014- October 2015