Harvestworks, in collaboration with ThoughtWorks Arts and Art-A-Hack, have teamed up to stage ThoughtWorks Stranger Than Life Hacks. The special projects exhibition for the 7th annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show at 4 Times Square will be held on March 6 – 12, 2018. Tickets for the Collectors VIP Preview and regular show days are available at Eventbrite.
The exhibition features artists working at the nexus of art and new technology and includes sculpture, installations, VR and other immersive media. 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 of 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.
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.