When artists collide: Students participate in networked art event

April 30, 2010

Inspired by Maurice Benayoun’s visit to campus earlier in the semester, a group of Cornell students participated in a global, networked exposition in April called the The Uncurateable Art Event. 

Students in Visiting Assistant Professor Renate Ferro’s Relational Art, Media, and Movement class displayed Disembodied Juxtaposition, a conceptual project that incorporated live and streamed video and still imagery to create an intervention with Benayoun’s “Art Collider,” a platform that allows for the connected formation of time-based art. Benayoun’s aim for the platform is to form a collaborative approach towards media art creation through a system of peer-to-peer or artist-to-artist production. 

During the opening of The Uncurateable Art Event in Paris, approximately 20 visitors were observed while students Ilana Cheyfitz (B.F.A. ‘10), Yuxiou Du (B.F.A. ‘10), Zoe Gutterman (B.F.A. ‘12), Andrew Heumann (B.Arch. ‘12), Emily McAllister ‘11, and Nicholas Martin (B.Arch. ‘12) streamed videos, still images, and live feeds into the remote location. The “Art Collider” enabled the students to analyze data visualizations that provided information about the project’s interactions that were happening in real time. 

The group in Ithaca was able to share their project and view works being streamed from other locations including The San Francisco Art Institute; the School of Visual Arts, New York City; Kunstuniversität Linz (Interface Culture Lab), Austria; Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada; La fonderie de l’image, France; and the University of California–Berkeley as well as other remote sites.

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