NEW YORK.- Eyebeam, the not-for-profit media arts organization, presents Beta Launch: Artists’ in Residence ’03, the second annual exhibition of works from Eyebeam’s Artists in Residence Program, a multidisciplinary initiative that supports the development, creation and presentation of art works using new technologies and digital tools. The exhibition and programs including performances, workshops, presentations, an on-line forum, wireless games and a live auction will take place October 23 – December 13. The exhibition is open Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm at Eyebeam’s Chelsea facility located at 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.
Beta Launch ‘03 features nineteen artists’ projects, three of which were honored at the 2003 Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, including Noderunner, winner of the Golden Nica Award for Net Vision. This year’s Beta Launch ’03 presents a wide spectrum of work that blend art and technology. These works reflects the diversity of current contemporary art practices and the significant affects of technology on art. The Artist in Residence Program at Eyebeam program will also present a series of public programs that will enable the public to directly interact with the participating artists.
Artists presented: Julian Bleeker, Carrie Dashow, Erika deVries, Eteam, Adam Frank and Zack Booth Simpson, Yury Gitman, Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena, Jacqueline Goss, Eunjung Hwang, Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Dan O’Sullivan, Nikita Pashenkov, Eric Reiffsteck, Reynold Reynolds, Michael Rosenthal, Rebekah Rutkoff, Carolee Schneemann, and Marie Sester.
Beta Launch ’03 and the Artists in Residence Program are made possible with generous support from the Atlantic Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Eric and Allison Hadar, the Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Eyebeam’s Chelsea facility located at 540 W. 21st Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues, and is free to the public with a suggested donation. The exhibition is open Tuesday –Saturday, 2–6pm.