Mark Amerika brings to NYC his art and artists from the TECHNE Lab experimental art incubator he founded at University of Colorado
MADE IN NY MEDIA CENTER by IFP
30 John St. DUMBO, Brooklyn [Visit] Exhibition on view: July 6-31, Monday to Friday, 9am-10pm
OPENING EVENT: Friday, July 6th, 6- 8pm, RSVP@StreamingMuseum.org
an exhibition featuring faculty and current and former students affiliated with the Colorado-based TECHNE Lab: 3-D animation, digital murals, video net art, VJ glitch aesthetics, and art of The Resistance
7:00 a live A/V performance featuring Cultivated Sound, Ryan Wurst, and Zak Loyd
Reception: Complimentary food, beer and wine will be served for the opening night
Featured artists: Mark Amerika, Melanie Clemmons, Paul Echeverria, Laura Kim, Zak Loyd, Nicholas O’Brien, Ryan Ruehlen, Rick Silva, Michael Theodore and Ryan Wurst
GOVERNORS ISLAND, Nolan Park Building 8a – a collaboration with Harvestworks
Exhibition on view: May 25-August 13, Fri. Sat. Sun and Holiday Mondays noon–5 pm [Visit the island]
ARTISTS TALK and RECEPTION: July 7, 3-5pm, RSVP@StreamingMuseum.org
Featured artists: Mark Amerika, Laura Kim, Ryan Wurst, Michael Theodore
[Video still above from New Order Of Being by Laura Hyunjhee Kim]
In 2002, the artist, writer and digital filmmaker Mark Amerika founded the University of Colorado’s TECHNE Lab, one of the first digital arts and humanities labs headquartered in a major research university. Amerika, whose artwork has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Walker Art Center, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, describes the TECHNE Lab as “a space for intermedia collaboration” and “an experimental art incubator that investigates future forms of new media art, everything from Internet art to transmedia narrative, live cinema performance, interactive installations, and virtual art.” The Lab draws much of its inspiration from the 20th century avant-garde art and writing scenes and was known in the early 2000s as a hotspot for the evolution of a new art movement referred to as Avant-Pop. Since its founding, the Lab has hosted scores of new media artists and theorists and over the years has served as the educational home for a select group of students and faculty affiliates who have since gone on to become exciting figures in both the contemporary art world and higher arts education.
The exhibition is sponsored by Made in NY by IFP, Streaming Museum, the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information, Millennium Film Workshop and the TECHNE Lab.
Video stills from music video Digital Afterlife, by Mark Amerika, Laura Kim
For the TECHNE Lab component of the show at Governors Island, the exhibition will feature a group of music video artworks including the premiere of Amerika’s latest music video, Digital Afterlife, made in collaboration with Laura Kim under the band name MALK, as well as two other music videos, one by Kim titled New Order of Being and another by artist Ryan Wurst titled Skin Crawler. A stand-alone sound installation by Colorado-based artist and TECHNE Lab faculty affiliate Michael Theodore rounds out the exhibition.
Media Center DUMBO
For the TECHNE Lab exhibition and opening night performance on July 6, 6-8 pm at the Made in NY Media Art Gallery in DUMBO, the show will feature video, animation and performance artworks from University of Colorado faculty members Mark Amerika and Michael Theodore as well as current and former students who have conducted creative research in the TECHNE Lab including Rick Silva, Melanie Clemmons, Nicholas O’Brien, Ryan Ruehlen, Paul Echeverria, Laura Kim, Ryan Wurst, and Zak Loyd.
Zak Loyd – Field