2014 Annual Showcase
Opening Reception Thursday, January 16th, 6–8PM
Eyebeam’s 2014 Annual Showcase highlights innovative works produced at the organization over the last year. The Showcase celebrates Eyebeam artists’ preeminence in technology-based art and creative platforms through research-based practice. The Annual Showcase will also provide the public an opportunity to engage directly with the artists and creative technologists working at Eyebeam during a day of moderated conversations on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.
Each year, the organization invites between 15 and 20 artists to join its residency and fellowship programs through a highly competitive open call. Selected artists are awarded a generous stipend, access to Eyebeam’s fabrication tools and working space, and the opportunity to interact with the public through installations, exhibitions, performances, symposia and workshops. This year’s Annual Showcase will be the last in Eyebeam’s Chelsea home, as the organization prepares for its exciting move to a temporary home and, in late 2016, to a new space in Brooklyn’s Downtown Cultural District opposite the BAM Opera House.
Addie Wagenknecht, Carrie Mae Rose, CHiKA, Claudia Hart, Ebru Kurbak and Irene Posch, Elisa Kreisinger, Greg Leuch, Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas, Jonathan Minard, Justin Blinder, Kaho Abe, Katie Torn, Keren Oxman, Laurel Ptak, Lauren McCarthy, Sascha Pohflepp and Chris Woebken, Wyatt Niehaus, WU Juehui, and Zach Blas.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
EXHIBITION: January 16th – February 1st, 2014
Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 6pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th
MONDAY, JANUARY 20th
Special edition of CT-SWaM: a late night sound art series
Curated by Eyebeam alumnus Daniel Neumann, the series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence and topology.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th
Eyebeam Artists in Conversation
Noon – 6PM
As part of the Showcase, join participating Eyebeam artists for a full day of invigorating inquiry into critical approaches to emerging technologies and their creative use. Topics will include: Art and Speculative Physics, Fair Use and Creative Rights Online, Opacity and Imperceptibility within Technology, and Bushwick: Learning Lessons from The East Village and SoHo.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Noon – 6PM
Join Wikipedians, Art Librarians, Feminists, Artists, and others for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art and feminism. Eyebeam will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support! The event is co-organized by Eyebeam Fellow Laurel Ptak as part of the event series The Very First Year, observing that this is the first year that more women than men were selected as Eyebeam artists.
Zach Blas, Facial Weaponization Suite
Wyatt Niehaus, still from Body Assembly
Katie Torn, still from Vacation
With additional support from: