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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.