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WochenKlausur at Our Haus

Invited to participate in the Austrian Cultural Forum’s tenth anniversary exhibition Our Haus, WochenKlausur chose to present a documentation poster exploring their work of the past 19 years, for the opening week of the show, and then to look at contemporary positions and practices on the topic of “space” in New York. By handing over their exhibition space to local organizations focusing on this issue, it was possible to present a variety of agendas such as housing, public space and urban built environment on a central city spot.

WochenKlausur set up office at Our Haus

WochenKlausur set up office at Our Haus

From May 20 to May 27, 2012, WochenKlausur set up an office in the ACFNY Gallery’s Upper Mezzanine, where several meetings with New York-based associations, interest groups, and activists took place. Each of the organizations was invited to use the space for one or two weeks for their purposes. The aim was to support them with the infrastructure and facilities of the institution. Some looked for exhibition space, some for a room to hold a workshop, others launched a film festival or held a fundraising event. At the end, nine organisations have taken the opportunity and used the ACFNY as a platform to explore their work. Until 26th of August 2012 – when the exhibition shut down – a vivid summer program has taken place.

The “WochenKlausur Features” program at ACF, NY 2012 presented:

Picture the Homeless June 18 – 24
Change Administration June 25 – July 01
DSGN AGNC ft. #whOWNSpace July 02 – 08
chashama July 09 – 22
Center for Urban Pedagogy July 23 – 29
Green Guerillas Aug 06 – 12
CAAAV Aug 13 – 19
Not an Alternative Aug 20 – 26

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CONSUME: Artists’ Talks and Exhibition Reception

consume flyer


April 11th, 2013
Talks: 5pm
Reception: Reception


Calit2 Auditorium and gallery@calit2, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Hosted by: gallery@calit2
Event details: California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology – calit2



I moderated artist presentations by: Brandon Ballengée, Justine Cooper, and Jamie O’Shea, with Oron Catts via teleconference at 5pm followed by an opening reception for the exhibition. Organized by gallery@calIT2

Video documentation of the talks:

CONSUME, is a group exhibition which has been informed by my current research at the intersection of art, technology and food systems. Projects in the gallery document interdisciplinary ideas pertaining to current discussions of health, eco-systems, and the environment. Works by: Brandon Ballengée, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Justine Cooper, Beatriz da Costa, and Jamie O’Shea.

The public is welcome to attend the Artist Talk Thursday, April 11, 2013, which will be held in the Calit2 Auditorium at 5pm, and followed by a reception at 6pm. All gallery@calit2 events are FREE and open to the public.





View further details of the CONSUME exhibition and artworks.


Trish Stone, tstone@ucsd.edu

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ArtTechFood at GreenRush Paris

GreenRush – dispatch#8
Amanda McDonald Crowley presents ArtTechFood – a curatorial project
Intervention by Anne Roquigny
Netstreams by Radio Marais

GREEN RUSH is a project sharing food talking series._

18:00-20:00, December 27, 2012
Hosted by Shu Lea Cheang at
Le Chapon Rouge, 60 Rue Chapon, Paris 75003
Info: now

Food – stick-a stick
BYO – bring your own bottle

Amanda McDonald Crowley presents her research at the intersection of art, food and technology. As a curatorial project, ArtTechFood is a strategy to bring biologists, environmentalists, food activists, and molecular gastronomists, together with artists to deliver an interdisciplinary programme that critiques the commercialization of food production, provides a space to widen the discussion of our food systems to include environmental issues and labor (immigrant) exploitation, and the framework to share good food and meaningful conversation. The inclusion of artists and experts from diverse backgrounds is intended to broaden the discourse and move toward models of discussion and action in order to negotiate this often obfuscated and confusing landscape.

As the gastronome Brillat-Savarin noted three centuries ago, “the discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.” Food is an essential product of our reciprocal, sustaining relationship with the environment. It is also one of the oldest cultural expressions, rooted in hospitality and sharing. As concerns for the planet and the quality of our life upon it intensify, there is no more immediate concern than that which we put into our mouths and the pressures these acts place on the larger systems that sustain us.

Amanda McDonald Crowley is a cultural worker, curator, facilitator, creative director in the fields of media and contemporary art, with a focus on cross-disciplinary practice and cultural exchange. She was the director of ANAT 1995-2000; associate director of the Adelaide Festival 2002; executive producer of ISEA2004 in Helsinki and Tallinn; executive director at EYEBEAM, NYC 2005-2011. Recent curatorial efforts include Our Haus, the 10th Anniversary exhibition for the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY. Her other current research interests are virtual performance, art & science, and urban research. She is currently doing a curatorial research residency at Fondazione Bogliasco.
http://scoop.it/t/arttechfood (research resources)

Presentation is online at here on Prezi.com.Art/Tech/Food Prezi for GreenRush Paris

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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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Visual Studies Speaker Series, University at Buffalo

I was a guest speaker at the University at Buffalo in their Visual Studies Speaker Series on October 1, 2012.

This is the report from their blog:

New Media Curator Amanda McDonald Crowley at VS Speaker Series

October 6, 2012 by: Stephanie Rothenberg

New York City-based Australian curator and cultural producer Amanda McDonald Crowley gave a brilliant talk at the Visual Studies Speaker Series last Monday, Oct 1st. Crowley has created programs and events of new media art, contemporary art, and transdisciplinary work. Her recent curatorial venture “Our Haus” took place in the multi-level gallery of the extraordinary architectural landmark building of the Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC. Her contributions to the field of electronic art include Executive Director of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in NYC and her work as Executive Producer of the 2004 edition of The International Symposia on Electronic Arts which was held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic Sea which several VS faculty highly remember!

One of the take aways from Crowley’s talk was the importance of collaboration and skill sharing. The projects she discussed in her presentation underscored the significance of interdisciplinary practice and the critical need for artists and designers to expand their knowledge base and work with practitioners/researchers from other disciplines such as physicists, economists, architects in order to effectively realize complex ideas.

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MTV Brazil – Art and Technology in New York

Direto de Nova York, Ronaldo Lemos trata de tecnologia e suas relações com a vida: cultura, economia, política, sociedade e assim por diante.

An expose that includes an interview with me, as well as ever brilliant Aaron Myers and Fran Illich.

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Food in the City

Amanda McDonald Crowley at the Food and Emerging Media speaker series:
Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series, organized by Stefani Bardin, examined the role of emerging media and new technology on the exploration of the many facets of food.

FEM Speaker Series Poster

The series was organized by Bardin in conjunction with her class, Food and Emerging Media, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. She hosted artists, farmers, architects, curators and historians whose work and research focus on how technology has mediated our relationship to food.

“Food in the City” presented a range of my inspirations: artists who have been working on projects as diverse as urban farming, food mapping, and eating in an art context. Food in the City also represented the research I began with Eyebeam’s Sustainability Research Group which has led to my Art/Tech/Food research initiatives where my intent is to bring together media artists, cooks, environmentalists and food activists to embrace technological innovation and environmental, sustainable and regenerative concerns consistent with green and open source ventures and sustainability.

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