Harvestworks, ThoughtWorks Arts , and Art-A- Hack team up for SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Exhibition “ThoughtWorks Stranger Than Life Hacks”, an Exhibit Featuring New Artworks in
Immersive Media, VR, Digital Storytelling, AI and Bio-Art
When: March 6 – 12, 2018.
Where: 7th annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show at the former Conde Nast building, 4 Times Square, which is actually 140 W. 43rd Street. Times Square NYC
Curator Lee Tusman has assembled an exhibition of artists working with biometrics, Artificial intelligence (AI), digital storytelling, genetics, Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) for empathy and surveillance, and other emerging technologies.
Harvestworks and ThoughtWorks Arts have a shared mission to support the creation of artwork through collaborations between artists, makers, technologists, and scientists. This show is a representation of some of the people and projects that have been fostered over the past four years in the ThoughtWorks Arts programs. Some of these works are critical, challenging us to consider the rise of ubiquitous technology that has hyper saturated and affected our reality today. Other works are speculative or playful with artists using technology to propose examples of our own near future reality.
“These artists work with technologies that show the tipping point of innovation set to socially transform our world over the next 25-30 years,” says ThoughtWorks Arts Residency Director Ellen Pearlman. “We are at the beginning of a frontier of a merging of art and technology. Artists in their own way have always led innovation through a critical lens,” says Curator Lee Tusman.
The exhibit features the artists Eva Lee and Aaron Trocola, Javier Molina and David Gochfeld; Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Shoili Kanungo and Iliya Fridman, in a collaboration with Chelsea Manning; hannes bend and Lewey Geselowitz; Annie Berman, Karen Palmer, Sofy Yuditskaya, Andrew McWilliams and Ellen Pearlman.
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that presents experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. The Harvestworks TEAM Lab is an environment that provides project expertise from consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts.
About ThoughtWorks Arts Residency
The ThoughtWorks Arts Residency supports artists exploring new technologies and how they relate to society. For 3-6 months residents are provided with a workspace, stipend, equipment, and facilitated access to the deep network of ThoughtWorks technologists. The aim of this program is to facilitate dialog, partnership and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts.