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Invisible In Plain Sight

Invisible in plain sight

 

Commissioned by Art Connects New York, Invisible in Plain Sight is an Augmented Reality exhibition developed specifically for Senior Planet in NYC with work by artists who are also members of Senior Planet: Menny Borovski; Amy Epstein; Erica Feld; Arthur Fornari; John Leicmon; Anna Link; Marilyn Pappas; Geraldine Scalia; Henry Soto. The exhibition was conceived in collaboration with Jeff Crouse and Sebastian Bach; works have been developed in collaboration with Jeff Crouse and Peter Lester; and Crouse had additionally developed the ArtConnectsAR app, built in the Unity game engine using the Vuforia AR platform, by which the exhibition is accessible (app store link to come!!).

The exhibition opens up a space to suspend disbelief and reimagine space in the built environment in New York City. Exploring the urban landscapes of the city including all of its nooks and crannies, Invisible In Plain Sight includes new ephemeral digital works specifically for the Augumented Reality app. Drawing on their experience as painters, photographers, sculptors, holographers, illustrators, and poets, the artists reimagine our cityscape.

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Invisible in Plain Sight
A Permanent Exhibition for Senior Planet Exploration Center
Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley

Opening Reception with the Artists:
Thursday, November 17
6 – 8pm
Senior Planet Exploration Center
127 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 10001

 

Here are the targets for viewing the exhibition! In situ at Senior Planet. To view the works, got to the app store on your iPhone or iPad, download the app (search for app developer Jeff Crouse, of See-through Lab LLC). Open the app and point the camera at these targets to see the artworks!!

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Swale Kickstarter

I’ll be working with Mary Mattingly and her AMAZING team on her SWALE project this coming summer.

I’m excited to let you know that we JUST launched a Kickstarter campaign for Swale.

Swale is a public floating food forest in New York City. In the summer of 2016, people will be able to visit a barge growing edible, perennial plants, and even harvest food.

If we meet our fundraising goal, we will be ready to launch in June.

Here is a link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152620801/swale

We’d be so thrilled if you might be able to get involved in the project, even in a small way. And we’d also be grateful if you could share this link with your friends and colleagues.

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With Swale, we want to ask, what if healthy, fresh food could be a free public service, and not just an expensive commodity? It’s important that this project happens on NYC’s water for several reasons:

      • It can move! We can visit different boroughs and the areas surrounding the city.
      • Alongside rain water, we can utilize the river water, purify it, and grow food with it.
      • You might know that all waterways are actually a form of commons: In New York’s case, they are overseen by many agencies, but not owned by anyone in particular, which is one of the reasons we have launched Swale on the water. It isn’t yet legal to grow public food in public spaces in New York City, but on a floating island… well, we’re pushing the boundaries of public space!

Swale is working on several different fronts at the same time.

1. We are co-creating a floating food forest.

2. We are working with community groups in each place we are able to dock, to establish permanent food forests on NYC’s publicly owned land.

3. We are working towards galvanizing enough support to advocate for policy change; for a city where public food is incorporated into the urban plan.

Reinforcing water as a commons also gives us more of a chance to look after them. We believe that the more we look after our common spaces, the more that they look after us.

Follow along as we develop our docking schedule: http://www.swaleny.org

Mary’s built an amazing team, and A Blade of Grass have provided her with a fellowship to begin the process : but its going to take YOU to help us make it REAL…

Please join us on the journey!

Amanda, Mary, and the SWALE team!

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NY Observer: food nostagia included in 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World

Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 2.15.26 PMWeekend Edition: 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 8
By Paul Laster • 02/04/16 4:20pm

Opening: “Food Nostalgia” at Radiator Gallery

A group exhibition of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations, this delightful exhibition features five emerging artists and a collaborative duo that have a fascination with food. Organized by independent curator Amanda McDonald Crowley (the director of Eyebeam from 2005 to 2011), the show includes Cey Adams ironic portrait of the smiling black chef from the packaging for Cream of Wheat, Emilie Baltz’ yummy-looking color photos of junk food and Kira Nam Greene’s luscious watercolors of open cans of Chef Boyardee and packages of Ding Dongs and Ring Dings, which are realistically rendered over brightly patterned fields.
Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens 6-9 p.m.

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food nostalgia

food nostalgia

 

Kira Nam Greene "Ring Ding vs. Ding Dong", 2015

Kira Nam Greene “Ring Ding vs. Ding Dong”, 2015

Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York
February 5 – March 11, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday February 5, 2016 at 6 – 9pm
Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, New York
10-61 Jackson Ave, LIC, NY 11106
tel: 347.677.3418 email: info@radiatorarts.com

exhibition dates: February 5 – March 13, 2016
gallery hours: Friday and Sunday 1-6pm or by appointment

Artists:
Cey Adams
Emilie Baltz
Disorientalism (Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim)
Gonzalo Fuenmajor
Kira Nam Greene
Jonathan Stein

 

Food nostalgia looks at food in contemporary America through a lens of fast food iconography and industrial food production. Participating artists variously draw on popular cultural references, brand recognition, bodies, memory, nostalgia, and playfulness. They ask us to think about our relationship to our colonial pasts, feminist thinking, cultural diversity, and marketing culture. The corporatisation of our food systems is deeply entrenched in our psyche; historical and contemporary trade routes of our food affect our cultural landscape. As a framework to explore how we cook, eat, and consume, food nostalgia will be a platform to share ideas, and food.

curator: Amanda McDonald Crowley

Press releasePRESS-Food-Nostalgia

Artists Bios: foodnostalgia_artistsbios

List of works:

Press:

NY Observer: food nostagia included in 10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World, by Paul Laster, Feb. 4, 2016

Food for Thought – review of food nostalgia at Radiator Gallery by Kelly Marie Mancuso in the Queens Chronicle on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Food Nostalgia included in Armory Arts Week Events.

 

Public Programs:

Opening Reception: Friday February 5, 2016

Hungry Hungarians Book Launch: Friday February 19, 2016

Junk Food Brunch: Sunday February 28, 2016

Nutritional Facts: Friday March 4, 2016

 

Installation shots:
Photographs by Jeanette May

 

 

 

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PointB Brooklyn | Closing Ceremony

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Follow the White Rabbit. Saying Goodbye to the PointB Brooklyn Building.

Tomorrow there will be a full moon and a blizzard in NYC, so come out tonight before you’re stuck indoors for the weekend 😉

Guests will be invited to experience a virtual tour on an iPad or iPhone, as they navigate through the remaining and empty physical space. This augmented reality presents an opportunity to transcend time and preserve the memories held by the PointB Brooklyn location.

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SEFT-1 conversation

A Public Art Action Event at Dobbin Project Space

S.E.F.T.-1 Sonda de exploración ferroviaria tripulada. (Manned railway exploration probe). www.seft1.net

On Sunday January 20, at 16:00, I will be hosting a conversation with Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene of S.E.F.T.-1.

Please join the conversation.

Dobbin Project Space
Studio 1A, Dobbin Mews
50 – 52 Dobbin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11222

About the project:

S.E.F.T.- 1 is more than just a beautiful multi-functional vehicle – is an interdisciplinary art project which proposes the exploration of disused railway lines as a starting point for reflection and research: its historical importance, its social implications, current circumstances and context. The project addresses two poles of the social experience of technology: use and disposal, and the way in which the ideology of progress marks its historic times.

On Wednesday Januar 23, Ivan and Andres open their New York exhibition “Not a Car” at Magnan Metz Gallery in Chelsea.

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Leaders in Software and Art

LISA 2012 is the Leaders in Software and Art conference at the Guggenheim in New York City, Tuesday October 16th, 2012. I participated in the Software Art and the Art Establishment Panel.

The panel:

  • Ken Johnson, Art Critic, New York Times – Moderator
  • Amanda McDonald Crowley, Independent Media Art Curator
  • Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA
  • Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art and digital art historian
  • Marius Watz, Software Artist and Independent Software and Electronic Art Curator
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Our Haus

Our Haus

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10th Anniversary Exhibition
THURSDAY MAY 17 – SUNDAY AUG 26, 2012

Presented by the
Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Artists: SABINE BITTER/HELMUT WEBER, JUDITH FEGERL, RAINER GANAHL, MATTHIAS HERRMANN, JOHANNA KANDL, MATHIAS KESSLER, FABIAN PATZAK, RAINER PROHASKA, TIME’S UP, WOCHENKLAUSUR

The Austrian Cultural Forum has launched the exhibition Our Haus in celebration of its ten year anniversary. Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley, Our Haus forgoes a typical survey, instead examining the many facets of the Forum’s mission as a place for the presentation of contemporary culture, as a center for the discussion of ideas and establishing cross-cultural relationships. These aspects are presented through recent and newly-commissioned works by ten artists with ties to Austria and New York, who employ the landmark architecture of the Forum to explore themes that celebrate the history and mission of the ACFNY and its role within the city.

The show’s bilingual title, Our Haus, speaks to these bilateral cultural navigations. The works included in Our Haus explore the relationship between the building and it’s environment and the architecture of New York, while simultaneously providing the audience with an invitation to participate in the discussion. Our Haus is an exhibition that recognizes the ACFNY as a cultural center, but also as a space for conversation, contradiction, intimacy, and conviviality.

“Unattended Luggage” by Time’s Up gives visitors a chance to explore personal aspects of immigration and home (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

“Unattended Luggage” by Time’s Up gives visitors a chance to explore personal aspects of immigration and home (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

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Performance: Rainer Prohaska, Cuisine à tous les étages | Austrian Cultural Forum New York , May 2012

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Internet Economies: Porn, Labor, and Banking

Panel Discussion at Eyebeam art + technology center, 7 Oct 2011

Panelists: Fran Ilich, Stephanie Rothenberg & Jeff Crouse, and Susanna Paasonen. Moderated by Amanda McDonald Crowley

 Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rotheberg, Laborers of Love


Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg, Laborers of Love

What might be strategies to explore and build alternate economies?

Artists Fran Ilich, Stephanie Rothenberg & Jeff Crouse, and Finnish researcher Susanna Paasonen led discussion on the worlds of online porn, digital labor, and alternative finance models.

In their projects “Laborers of Love”, an adult web site that leverages Mechanical Turk labor, and “Invisible Threads” a just-in-time telematic factory, Rothenberg and Crouse have been researching new models of outsourced, distributed global labor. They are interested to explore not only how this affects production but in how these new technologies impact behaviors, value systems and ideologies as workers move between worlds.

During his Eyebeam Fellowship, Ilich investigated creative practices in virtual community investment banking. Globalized capitalist markets use finance as a means to extract surplus and value from localized world production – relying on networks of power to do so. But finance can also be reversed engineered so that it becomes the seed for new forms of cooperation, collaboration and socialization, drawing on and building networks through virtual communities. Used creatively, finance can actually further the prosperity and efficacy of minority reports, marginal narratives, alternate commodity markets, social currencies, hacktivism and other activist practices, as well as strengthen the hope of sustainability in creative digital labor and internet production practices.

Paasonen’s research is in online porn – with a primary focus on how the genre has been transformed with digital production and distribution tools. She explores how we might better account for the affective dynamics of porn consumption. This links to affective economies, amateur porn as “labors of love” (or not), and cans of worms around labor and ethics.

Pictures of the event are here.

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X-LAB

X-LAB

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From October 26, 2010 – January 29, 2010, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center’s main exhibition space was transformed into X-Lab, an open lab environment where we shared the ongoing research and practice of our residents and fellows, and offered opportunities for deep public engagement.

Much as an unConference favors a flexible, participant-driven format that values energetic dialogue over talking head presentations we described X-Lab as an unExhibition where, rather than present finished works, we provided a space for critical reflection on and participation in the research and production processes at Eyebeam.

In the spirit of open culture, X-Lab was a platform for opening Eyebeam’s process to the public. Through X-Lab, we shared thinking and techniques behind the work-in-progress through workshops and presentations, while looking critically at experimental lab models around the world. Artists, engineers, hackers and program staff  tracked the activities and projects within X-Lab as they evolved, forked, and converged via a dynamic documentation process – available online and in the space.

Check out a video of Eyebeam Residents + Fellows talking about their work in X-Lab.

Follow X-Lab projects online as they were in development: http://eyebeam.tumblr.com.

In exploding the Eyebeam lab model, putting it under the microscope for closer inspection, we offer new ways for both the public and Eyebeam itself to understand and shape its vision for creative practice at the nexus of socially-engaged art, design, and engineering. In keeping with exploring collaborative models for not only developing new work, but also developing new ways to curate and present interdisciplinary, and research based projects, the program itself was a collaborative effort, with some twenty different events, workshops, prototyping events, dinners, and discussions included in the program series.

X-Lab included the following resources and work/play spaces:

  • R&D houses tools for prototyping and developing work
  • Prototyping is a fabricating space for production
  • Sandbox is a play space for user testing and collecting data for new projects
  • Classroom is a networked space to think and make and meet
  • Presentation is flexible space for workshops, discussion groups, formal presentations, and dinners
  • Bookstore is a space for informal conversation, reading, doing research – and shopping 🙂

These spaces are flexible and permeable: the activity from one can easily bleed into others, or be taking place simultaneously in many.

The public is invited to interact with the artists’ works during our X-Lab Open Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 12PM – 6PM. Docents will lead visitors through the space and introduce artists during those times. Go here to view the schedule of artists’ work-in-progress.

Creators: Aaron Meyers; Brooke Singer; Jacob Ciocci; Jon Cohrs; Kaho Abe; Aram Bartholl; Piotr Adamczyk; Stefani Bardin; Tahir Hemphill; Ted Southern; David Jimison; Hans-Christoph Steiner; Tikva Morowati; Max Lavicka; Justine Neuberger.

Organizers: Amanda McDonald Crowley; Paul Amitai; Roddy Schrock; Stephanie Pereira

Technology and Infrastructure: Marko Tandefelt; Jamie O’Shea; Jackson Moore; Nicholas Fraser

Design: Not An Alternative (Ange Tran and Jason Jones)

Partner Organizations: Parsons The New School For Design; FutureEverything; Visualizing.org; SEED; Hacks/Hackers NYC Meetup

Interns: Arash Nassiri; Madeleine Aronson

 

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