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Please join chair Marcy Bloom at a cocktail reception celebrating Creativity and Courage in Art & Technology at Eyebeam‘s first ever awards benefit.

The 2015 Awards will be presented to Ayah Bdeir and Trevor Paglen. Together, their creative and provocative work demystifies public understanding of technology.

The Awards will be presented by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of  Research & Development, MoMA.

The two will accept their awards at Eyebeam's first Award Benefit Celebrating Creativity and Courage in Art & Technology on April 21st at Sony’s Wonder Technology Lab (550 Madison Ave. at 56th St.).

To see if there is space to attend tonight's Award Benefit please call: 347-461-8483

All donations to Eyebeam are tax-deductible.

If you cannot attend, but wish to make a donation to Eyebeam, please click here.

Hosts:

Jed Alpert, Emma Canarick, James Clar, Samara Daly, Ed Davis, Meghan Finnell, Leah Gauthier, Susan & John Johnson, Amy Kletnick, Steve Lambert, Zachary Lieberman, Brennon Marcano, Barney Monte, David K. Park, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Brian Rosenzweig, Ellen Sandor, Marc Schiller, Joe Versace, Alex Villari, Caroline Woolard, and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga in formation.

Sponsors:

  

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Nerea García is a journalist and arts administrator specialized in cultural communication, based in Madrid and New York. Since 2007 she has been the Communications Director at Medialab-Prado in Madrid, a center for digital culture and social innovation supported by the City Council. She has also collaborated with TheLineBtwn digital communication agency in NY and has been involved in different projects involving open culture from the digital perspective for the past 8 years.
As an arts administrator she has co-organized and collaborated with Super 8 short film festivals in Madrid and Greece, and worked as a cultural manager at the Cultural Department of Instituto Cervantes NY. 

 

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Christine is passionate about the intersection of fashion, art and technology. She's also a web designer and dark chocolate enthusiast. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in art history and proudly calls the West Coast her home. Represent.

 

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L.A. native, Douglas Campos, currently studies visual arts, art history and social sciences at Bennington College in southern Vermont. His developing interdisciplinary art practice spans across printmaking, digital arts, sculpture and video and is conceptually grounded in the ideas surrounding cultural and social experience and identity, memory, and object-hood, both at an individual and a collective level. 

Doug has worked for other non-profit creative spaces such as Smack Mellon and NURTUREart. 

 

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Laura is a freelancing project manager in the contemporary art and event field. As a scholarship holder of the BKA Austria she is working with Eyebeam in 2014/15.  

After studying theatre and dance in Munich Germany she got her masters degree in Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna followed by a post-graduate study in Art and Culture Management. From 2009 until 2013 she was an executive team member and festival manager of sound:frame AV and sound:frame Festival. She collaborated with arts organisations like MAK Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, MQ Museums Quartier, k/haus Kuenstlerhaus and further distinguished festivals and galleries in Vienna, Austria. 

In addition, she was involved as a project manager in Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria, 2012), TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada, 2014) and EM15 MUTEK and Electra Festival (Montréal, Canada, 2014) amongst others. 

 

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Joanna creates physical and virtual spaces that break down hierarchical balance between architecture and occupants. She creates objects which subvert our understanding of the object and questions our sense of interaction and relationship. Through her work, she create tangible products from the intangible qualities of perception, femininity, and existentialism. She is driven by ideas of virtuality and phenomenological reactions, mediated through tools such as rapid prototyping, open source hardware/software, and the internet. She holds an MFA degree for Media Art from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. 

Joanna is the recipient of the 2015 TASML | Carroll / Fletcher@Eyebeam: Young Chinese Artist Talent Award.

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In light of tectonic shifts in the overlap between art, culture and technology in recent years, Eyebeam threw open its Residency Program to practitioners whose visionary work is not hemmed in by genre or medium but can flourish through technological savvy.

We are thrilled to have the following artists, composers, digital creators, engineers, creative technologists, researchers and cultural producers joining us in creating provocative work that helps realign the arts to the machinic in our Spring/Summer 2015 residency program. Director of Programs and Residencies, Roddy Schrock, says, “As devices become further extensions of the body and privacy is nearly a luxury product, we need artists to help lead the way and not only critically examine but find the joy and potential of this emerging technological world. This group of practitioners does just that, both exploring implications of the digital world and celebrating its promise.” Eyebeam is granting $5,000 to each selected residency project in addition to 24/7 access to Eyebeam’s fabrication labs and its robust community of alumni and supporters.


Selected Residents: 

 

Lisa Chung

Lisa Kori Chung is an artist, creative producer and researcher working in the realms of sound art, performance, and the future of fashion. As a 2010-2011 Watson Fellow, she documented various communities that formed around technologically-based art practices. This interest in collaboration and community building, as well as bridging different forms of knowledge, has continued throughout her projects. These include Open Fit (with Kyle McDonald), an open source clothing workflow that brings pattern making knowledge into the Processing environment, Pianokosmos (with Tal Isaac Hadad and Gawid Gorny), a reactive system that illuminates nuances of a performerʻs gestures, and Sway (with Caitlin Morris), an immersive sound installation that aims to connect physical and sonic textures. At Eyebeam, Colin Self, Lisa Chung, and Gene Kogan will be collaborating on a new project.
http://lisakori.net/

 

Colin Self

Colin Self is an artist currently based in New York. Colin composes and choreographs music, performance, and environments for expanding consciousness, troubling binaries and boundaries of perception and communication. Working with communities across disciplines and practices, Colin utilizes voice, bodies, and computers to interface with biological and technological software. Colin Self is a Bard Milton-Avery MFA Candidate in Music / Sound. At Eyebeam, Colin Self, Lisa Chung, and Gene Kogan will be collaborating on a new project.
http://colin-self.com/

 

Gene Kogan

Gene Kogan is an artist and programmer based in New York. He integrates emerging technologies into performing contexts including live music, dance, and theatre. His own artistic output is characterized by inquiries into the grey areas of computational intelligence, and the application of machine learning to controlling generative and parametric systems. He is a contributor to OpenFrameworks, Processing, and other free and open-source creative software tools. At Eyebeam, Colin Self, Lisa Chung, and Gene Kogan will be collaborating on a new project.
http://genekogan.com/

 

Mattia Casalegno

Mattia Casalegno is an Italian artist working with sculpture, sound, live media, wearables, and immersive installations. His work explores the physical and sensory perceptions of its viewers, evoking experiences that are fully immersive, sensorially embodied, and/or psychologically heightened.

A multidisciplinary, heavily research-based practice, his work investigates subjects in biology, neuroscience, and ecology. He combines the conceptual framework of each project with the exploration of unusual materials and technologies, such as glycerin soap, thermoplastics, living tissue, electro-encephalographic interfaces.
http://www.mattiacasalegno.net/

 

Tega Brain

Tega Brain is an artist and environmental engineer whose work explores the technologies, interfaces, and institutions which shape our relationship with larger environment systems. She creates site specific installations, dysfunctional devices, experimental infrastructures and information systems. She teaches at the School for Poetic Computation, and is visiting faculty in New Media at SUNY Purchase. She has recently been an artist in residence at the Environmental Health Clinic, NYU and in 2013, was awarded an early career fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.
http://tegabrain.com/

 

Kenneth Kirschner

Kenneth Kirschner is a composer of experimental music working at the intersection of avant-garde classical composition and contemporary digital music. His work is characterized by an integration of acoustic and electronic instrumentation; a strong focus on harmony, pattern, and long-form development; and experimentation with techniques such as chance procedures, indeterminacy, and microtonality within a digital context. An advocate of open source music, Kirschner releases all of his music freely online through his website, kennethkirschner.com, which represents a complete archive of all his published work from the 1980s to present. His music has also been released on CD, DVD and vinyl by labels such as Sub Rosa, 12k, Line, Sirr, Leerraum, and/OAR, Room40, Champion Version, and SaD, as well as online through a wide variety of netlabels. At Eyebeam, he will be collaborating with Joshue Ott on a new project.
http://www.kennethkirschner.com/


Joshue Ott

New York-based visualist and software designer Joshue Ott creates cinematic visual improvisations, performed live and projected in large scale. Working from hand-drawn forms manipulated in real-time with superDraw, a software instrument of his own design, Ott composes evolving images that reside somewhere between minimalism, psychedelia, and Cagean chance, delivered with an inescapably human touch. Supple yet digital, ephemeral but instantly memorable, Ott renders sound into vision, yielding an immersive multi-sensory experience that is at once immediate and synergistic, a unique visual narrative born in the moment. At Eyebeam, he will be collaborating with Kenneth Kirschner on a new project.
http://superdraw.intervalstudios.com/

Lilian Kreutzberger

Born in The Netherlands, 1984 graduated from the MFA program at Parsons New School, New York (2013). As a painter and sculptor, her aim is to synthesize her research in regards to the futility, dilemmas and challenges of modern utopias and the role that planning of urban spaces play within them. Her work has been exhibited at the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the World Expo in Shanghai, Brucennial NY, the Kitchen NY, and has been included in major collections. Kreutzberger received grants from Fulbright, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Mondriaan Fund and was nominated for the Royal Award for painting and the Buning Brongers Award for painting. She was a resident at ISCP and an EAF at Socrates Sculpture Park. Lilian Kreutzberger will be joining Eyebeam as an honorary resident.
http://www.liliankreutzberger.nl/

 

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Mattia Casalegno is an Italian artist working with sculpture, sound, live media, wearables, and immersive installations. His work explores the physical and sensory perceptions of its viewers, evoking experiences that are fully immersive, sensorially embodied, and/or psychologically heightened.

A multidisciplinary, heavily research-based practice, his work investigates subjects in biology, neuroscience, and ecology. He combines the conceptual framework of each project with the exploration of unusual materials and technologies, such as glycerin soap, thermoplastics, living tissue, electro-encephalographic interfaces.


 

 

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Tega Brain is an artist and environmental engineer whose work explores the technologies, interfaces, and institutions which shape our relationship with larger environment systems. She creates site specific installations, dysfunctional devices, experimental infrastructures and information systems. She teaches at the School for Poetic Computation, and is visiting faculty in New Media at SUNY Purchase. She has recently been an artist in residence at the Environmental Health Clinic, NYU and in 2013, was awarded an early career fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.

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(the Netherlands, 1984) graduated from the MFA program at Parsons New School, New York (2013). As a painter and sculptor, her aim is to synthesize her research in regards to the futility, dilemmas and challenges of modern utopias and the role that planning of urban spaces play within them. Her work has been exhibited at the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the World Expo in Shanghai, Brucennial NY, the Kitchen NY, and has been included in major collections. Kreutzberger received grants from Fulbright, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Mondriaan Fund and was nominated for the Royal Award for painting and the Buning Brongers Award for painting. She was a resident at the ISCP and an EAF at Socrates Sculpture Park.