Stoked on this series! Huge thanks to Roddy for workin’ w/ me.
Each Sunday in July, members and collaborators of Queer Art + Technology (QUAT) will temporarily occupy one room at Ace Hotel New York, transforming the room into a site of investigation, discussion, production, & partying.
For most of the AIR nights, I’ve asked folks to produce something - drawings, photos, etc — but for QUAT, I’m not really sure what to expect. Could just be a place for discussion and group chats. But I’m really happy Ace is a place where this kinda jam can go down!
Note these events are limited to QUAT members & collaborators
July 6th - Work Your Body Making Party w/ ESM (Erica Kermani, SO, Miki Foster)
Queer artist collaboration ESM as will make bodies, queer Weekend at Bernie’s, listen to whale sounds, and party!
July 13th - A weird investigation of the queer post-binary, quantum desire and futures. A series of small installations, a collective processes, plus some crying over computers, deconstruction, and dancing will allow QUAT to traverse the queer terrain of uncomfortable negotiations between gender, sexuality and technology.
July 20th - ((52 hz )) <| w/ ESM
Team ESM host a sleepover and interactive installation of the city, queer survival, loneliness and body doubles.
July 27th - Honey Coated Little Women with Joon Oluchi Lee and Roddy Schrock
Joon and Roddy will create a new sound piece built around text from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, turning out textual undercurrents, prodding the neo-stoic ethos of the novel to locate the irresistible decadence right beneath the surface.
About Participating Artists
Miki Foster is a digital artist, filmmaker and educator based in Brooklyn. Working as a social justice, new media and video production educator for the past ten years. Her work circulates around questions of privacy, political agency, queer feminism, and physical computing. http://mikifaux.com
Peter Kaiser is an aspiring filmmaker, artist, technology lover, and formerly a professional cheesemonger. Peter holds a BA from SUNY Purchase’s New Media program. In his free time he helps volunteer with start up gallery American Medium as well as assisting artists in Brooklyn. Peter manages Eyebeam Art + Technology’s communications. http://www.eyebeam.org/people/peter-kaiser
Erica Kermani is an artist, educator, and community organizer based in NYC. She produces installations and media works which mirror her identity. A Jewish American woman of Iranian descent, born and raised in Los Angeles, she uses traditional textiles and crafts in conjunction with new media tools and methods to tell stories both personal and political that frequently explore the issues of power, gender, sexuality and the body that speak to her identity as a queer feminist. https://www.eyebeam.org/people/erica-kermani
Joon Oluchi Lee (@girlscallmurder) is a feminist text and body maker. He is a professor of Gender and Performance Studies at Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of Lace Sick Bag , “The Joy of the Castrated Boy,” and lipstickeater.blogspot.com. He was grown and educated in Seoul, Iowa City, Charlottesville, and San Francisco, and now lives in Providence and Brooklyn with his partner.
MSHR is a collaborative creative organism comprised of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo produces interactive installations, sculptures and ritualistic performances that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences. http://www.mshr.info
Roddy Schrock is an active sound artist having worked in the Tokyo-based “noise unit” Tog for several years and studied electronic music in the Netherlands (Royal Conservatory of the Hague) and Northern California (Mills College). He happily calls New York City home, where he lives with his partner. He is the director of the residency and fellowship programs at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. http://www.eyebeam.org/people/roddy-schrock
S.O. is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn. Working primarily through sound and video, they seek to explore landscapes of political desire through interactive performance and installation. S.O. has exhibited works at various Galleries in Philadelphia, was a participant at Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, Texas 2013 and is a contributor to 200 Women. S.O. holds an M.A. In Media Studies from the New School and works as Assistant Technical Director for CultureHub in NYC. http://www.sophiaglass.com