Date: Fri., October 23 + Sat., October 24, 2009 | 3–6PM Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC http://eyebeam.org/events/open-studios-fall-2009
Eyebeam is pleased to host Open Studios for its 2009 Senior Fellows, Resident Artists, and Student Residents at Eyebeam’s state-of-the-art design, research, and fabrication studio; showcasing video performance, wearable technologies, code and humor, party technology, and sustainablity design. This two-day presentation at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center will allow a rare, inside look at current research. Guided tours of artists’ work will be given every hour from 3–6PM.
I will be presenting recent laser cut sculptures and drawings: books laser cut with poignant words, and drawings made from industrial patterns. These explore transformations in technology and their relationships to evolutions (or devolutions) in economies. If that sounds like a bunch of vague artspeak, let me describe three examples: two display bookshelves with an ever growing collection of 130+ investment guide books all laser engraved with the logos of failed FDIC Insured banks, A shrink wrapped bundle of 12 Yellow Pages that have been cut all the way through with the phrase "GOOGLE" and a dictionary inscribed with the phrase "OMG LOL."