On October18 and 19, Eyebeam, the center in New York dedicated to art and technology since 1997, hosts the Alternative Fair organized by Arts & Labor Alternative Economies Group and Performing Change, two initiatives that calls into play alternative of economic models, and emerging aesthetics.
Several protagonist in the field of art and technology are invited to discussion in a series of panels organized by ” Performing Change” by Paolo Cirio, an Italian artist, re-known for his works bond to activist and revolutionary attitude.
He has been firmly committed to explore new possible interpretations of information power through different combinations of the structure of social, economic and legal networks. For Performing Change he brings around the table of Eyebeam some players in the world of media art, selected from among those who, in this context, have worked with revolutionary spirit in a performative act, including writers who have experimented with new narrative models through the technological device.
With this in mind, discussions related to media art will be considered through the lens of performance. A number of projects by Vito Acconci from the Sixties, will be analyzed. The potential impact of writing and narrative on the reality will be explored, with guests speakers such as Mark Amerika, a pioneer in the development of hypertext narrative. Forms of innovation policy will be considered as possible forms of creative expression, as well as alternative economies born by the very same artists, as the new model that on this occasion will be revelaed by Carlo Zanni. He has been stimulating interesting debates on the subject, starting from a time when media art was a concept still far away. There will be the opportunity to deepens each of these topics on our Arshake’s focus in the near future. We should only consider how art, life, politics, fiction are now intertwined in the same tangle. It is enough, in this moment, to praise art that pushes for changes. You can browse in the program on the Eyebeam website that, stood out in the United States for having offered more than two hundred fellowships and residencies for artists from all over the world, continues today to overcome the many obstacles to continue to be a space open to the community, ideally and effectively guided by an ‘open-source’ spirit.
> Eyebeam, New York, Performing Change, talks – October 18-19, 2013