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Joseph DeLappe on Thu, 26 Jun 2008 18:22:12 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Tourists and Travelers - Eyebeam Commissioned Residents Exhibition

Hi all,
I am finishing up a six month residency at Eyebeam in NYC - part of this
involves a final exhibition of the results of my residency.  Here is
information on the exhibition - of particular note - I've created a 17' tall
cardboard Gandhi replica of my Gandhi avatar from the Second Life
reenactment of the Salt March conducted earlier this Spring.  I created the
monumental statue using adapted Pepakura papercraft techniques - the
sculpture has been designed to be the same height as Michelangelo's David.

Look here to see some documentation:

> Tourists and Travelers:
> New commissioned works by artists Taeyoon Choi and Joseph DeLappe
>  June 21 - July 19, 2008
>  Opening reception: 6PM, June 21
> Also on June 21: Eyebeam's annual Open Studios, 3-6PM
>  Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. (btw 10th and 11th Aves.)
> New York City, June 4, 2008-As many New Yorkers ready for the annual ritual of
> summer travel, Eyebeam presents Tourists and Travelers, an art exhibition
> resulting from Taeyoon Choi and Joseph DeLappe's 2007-08 residencies at
> Eyebeam. The show features an unlikely pair of projects that reflect the
> artists' interests in journeys across real and virtual spaces: a Second Life
> avatar modeled on Mahatma Gandhi and a tourist-chasing, robotic duck. Choi,
> from Seoul, Korea, and DeLappe, from Reno, Nevada, both traveled to New York
> City for their residencies as recipients of Eyebeam's inaugural Commission for
> Resident Artists. The Tourists and Travelers exhibition is free and open to
> the public, and will be on view June 21 - July 19, 2008.
> Taeyoon Choi's electro-mechanical bird Camerautomata Charlie: Image Digesting
> Robotic Duck is unleashed in tourist-heavy habitats, such as New York City's
> Central Park, to roam and snap-and then defecate-photos of its own. Born of a
> hacked digital camera, printer and vacuum cleaner, Camerautomata Charlie and
> its flock will be on display at Eyebeam alongside digital prints, drawings,
> and video documentation of interventions in public spaces.
> Joseph DeLappe will present documentation, artifacts and new works derived
> from The Salt Satyagraha Online-Gandhi's Salt March in Second Life, his
> 240-mile reenactment of the walk in real life and in cyberspace. Over the
> course of 26 days in the spring of 2008, DeLappe walked the entire distance on
> a customized treadmill at Eyebeam, which was programmed to control his online
> Gandhi avatar in Second Life. A centerpiece of the Tourist and Travelers
> exhibition is a monumental cardboard replica-the same height, in fact, as
> Michelangelo's sculpture of David-created from a 3-D model of the Gandhi
> avatar. Large format prints, stop-action animations, and video from the
> performance piece will also be on view.
> On June 21 Eyebeam will also hold its annual Open Studios, from 3-6PM. During
> Open Studios, Eyebeam resident and fellow artists welcome the public into
> their working environments and showcase recent projects. Artists participating
> in the 2008 Open Studios include: Ayah Bdeir, Jeff Crouse, Geraldine Ju?rez,
> David Jimison, Friedrich Kirschner, Steve Lambert, Zachary Lieberman, JooYoun
> Paek, Dan Torop, Addie Wagenknecht, Joe Winter and Eyebeam student residents
> Tahj Banks and Glenroy Moore.
> Documentation and projects by Jamie Allen, Jessica Banks, Michael Mandiberg
> and Andrew Paterson will also be on view.
> Eyebeam's programs for artists and technologists support the creative
> research, production and presentation of initiatives that query art,
> technology and culture. The Commission for Resident Artists is a period of
> concentration and immersion in artistic investigation, daring research or
> experimental production of visionary expression, applications and projects.
> The 2008 Commission, underwritten by Dewar's, was awarded to one American and
> one international artist; the award included a stipend as well as additional
> support for travel and accommodation.
>  Related events:
>  ??? A guided tour with Charlie, June 28, 3PM
>  ??? Tourist Photography Club meeting July 19, 3PM
>  Credits: 
>  Eyebeam's 2008 Commission for Resident Artists is underwritten by Dewar's.
>  Joseph DeLappe's work is supported, in part, by grants from the University of
> Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts and The School of the Arts.
>  URLS:
>  http://www.eyebeam.org
>  http://www.delappe.net
>  http://www.camerautomata.org/
> Founded in 1997, Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a
> fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital experimentation. It is
> a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists
> actively engage with the larger culture, addressing the issues and concerns of
> our time. Eyebeam challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the
> next generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its output to the
> community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness: open
> source, open content and open distribution.
> Eyebeam's current programs are made possible through the generous support of
> The Atlantic Foundation, The Pacific Foundation, the Johnson Art and Education
> Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Jerome
> Foundation, Dewar's, Deep Green Living, ConEdison, Datagram, Electric Artists
> Inc.; public funds from New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the
> New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the
> Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and many
> generous individuals. For a complete list of Eyebeam supporters, please visit
> http://www.eyebeam.org.
>  Location: 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
>  Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm
>  Bookstore: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm
>  Admission: All events are free to the public with a suggested donation unless
> otherwise noted.

Joseph DeLappe
Associate Professor, Art
University of Nevada, Reno
Eyebeam 2008 Commissioned Artist
Eyebeam Art and Technology
540 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
delappe {AT} iraqimemorial.org

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