Calendar

January 2008 Events

Some Sort of Uncertainty – Opening reception
Friday, January 11st, 6 – 9 pm
in collaboration with Art Interactive and Axiom Gallery. Featured at AXIOM Gallery.

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August 2007 Events

Rudiments of Instrumentism and the Lower Conciousness
Thursday, August 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
a performance by Mobius featured artist, Lewis Gesner

Curator talk and walk with Liz Sheehan
Thursday, August 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00 pm


July 2007 Events

Exploration of Sounds: a workshop with Amy Stacey Curtis
Tuesday, July 24th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Artist talk with Zach Poff + N.B. Aldrich
Thursday, July 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Performance by Aesthetic Evidence with featured artist Halsey Burgund
Thursday, July 12nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


June 2007 Events

Aritst talk with Amy Stacey Curtis
Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Upgrade! Boston: with Daniel C.Howe + Aya Karpinska
Thursday, June 14th, 7 – 9pm
For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade

Exhibition preview and discussion with Zach Poff + N.B. Aldrich, Amy Stacey Curtis and curator, Liz Sheehan
Thursday, June 7th, 6:30 – 8:30pm


May 2007 Events

SPONGE: Giving Form to an Immersive Practice
Thursday, May 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Hope Ginsburg will discuss her current project, SPONGE, a participatory workshop model. The project creates a framework for communicating the results of a research-based practice. It also introduces a method of learning based on immersion, absorption and connection making.

Upgrade! Boston: Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature: Networked Interventions
Thursday, May 3rd, 7 – 9pm
A panel discussion with Jane D. Marsching, Cary Peppermint, and Brooke Singer. Moderated by Shane Brennan. This event is part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade


April 2007 Events

The New American Dictionary, Interactive Security/Fear Edition. A book signing and discussion with the Institute of Infinitely Small Things
Thursday, April 26th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
The dictionary contains the most up-to-date and comprehensive set of fear and security terms for the 21st century, including newly coined terms (such as “islamofascist”, “axis of evil” and “smart bomb”) and recently revised terms (such as “torture”, “enemy combatant” and “democracy”). The Institute will be present to sign books and discuss the project. Purchase the book for 25% off the retail price. For more information please visit: www.ikatun.com/institute/infinitelysmallthings/

Boston Cyberarts Central
Friday, April 20th, 12 – 6pm
Art Interactive will host Boston Cyberarts Central April 20th-May 6th, 2007. For more information please visit: www.bostoncyberarts.org

Upgrade! Boston: with Cati Vaucelle + Yasmine Abbas
Thursday, April 12nd, 7 – 9pm
For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade

Performance by Aesthetic Evidence followed by a discussion with featured artist Halsey Burgund
Friday, April 6th, 7 – 9pm
Camille Utterback’s interactive works will provide a visual landscape incorporating the movements of the band as well as the audience. For more information visit: www.halseyburgund.com/


March 2007 Events

A Short History of Interactive Installation presented by George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts
Thursday, March 29th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

UPGRADE! BOSTON: with Eric Gordon + Show-n-tell
Thursday, March 22nd, 7 – 9pm
For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade

Opening reception Animated Gestures
Friday, March 9th, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition preview and discussion with Camille Utterback and Lisa Dorin
Thursday, March 8th, 6:30 – 8pm


February 2007 Events

Upgrade! Boston: with Deb Todd Wheeler & Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg
Thursday, February 15th, 7 – 9 pm


January 2007 Events

Upgrade! Boston: Panel discussion with Mushon Zer-Aviv and Dan Phiffer (ShiftSpace) and members of MIT’s OPENSTUDIO project.
Thursday, January 11st, 7 – 9 pm

Holiday Hours
Monday, January 1st, Open: Saturday, December 30, 12-6pm
Closed: December 23, 24, & 31st


December 2006 Events

Holiday Hours
Saturday, December 23rd, Open: Saturday, December 30, 12-6pm
Closed: December 23, 24, & 31st

Upgrade! Boston: Guest artist talk featuring Brooke A. Knight, John Snavely, and Mobius.
Thursday, December 14th, 7 – 9 pm

Friday, December 8th, 7 – 8 pm
Performance of Variations VII: Fishnet by Mobius Artists Group


November 2006 Events

Collision Collective Opening
Thursday, November 16th, 6 – 9 pm


October 2006 Events

Episode 7: Ultimate Artist
Saturday, October 28th, 6 – 6:30pm

Upgrade! Boston: Will Pappenheimer
Tuesday, October 26th, 7 – 9 pm
Organized and presented by Turbulence.org. For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade

Episode 5: Championship
Saturday, October 14th, 2 – 2:30pm

Episode 6: Championship
Saturday, October 14th, 6 – 6:30pm

Curator Talk
Friday, October 13rd, 6:30 – 8pm
Curators Roland Smart and Jeff Warmouth discuss the production of Art Show Down.


September 2006 Events

Episode 3: Elimination
Saturday, September 30th, 2 – 2:30pm

Episode 4: Elimination
Saturday, September 30th, 6 – 6:30pm

UPGRADE! BOSTON: Robert Kendall & Michael Sheridan
Tuesday, September 26th, 7 – 9 pm
Organized and presented by Turbulence.org. For more information please visit Upgrade! Boston www.turbulence.org/upgrade

Episode 1: Elimination
Saturday, September 16th, 2 – 2:30pm

Episode 2: Elimination
Saturday, September 16th, 6 – 6:30pm

Art Show Down Opening
Friday, September 15th, 6 – 8pm


August 2006 Events

Choice Cuts
Thursday, August 10th, 8:00 – 10:30 pm
Dedicated to bringing experimental and underground video to the Boston area, Choice Cuts is a two-night film screening produced and currated by James Mayhew and Niq Brynolfson. August 10th at Art Interactive and August 11th at Somerville Community Access Television.
www.ikatun.com/mayhem/choice_cuts

Artist Lecture: John (Craig) Freeman
Thursday, August 3rd, 6:30 pm –

Upgrade! Boston Panel Discussion: New Media and the Poetics of Communication with Adam Brown, Martha CC Gabriel, M. Takeo Magruder, and Bonnie Mitchell (moderator)*
Tuesday, August 1st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


July 2006 Events

URBANtells microRadio for Kids: hosted by Steve Bradley
Saturday, July 22nd, 10 am – 4 pm

Artist Lecture and Book Signing: Blur of the Otherworldly, a discussion with Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching
Thursday, July 13rd, 6:30 pm –


June 2006 Events

Upgrade! Boston and Turbulence.org, in partnership with Art Interactive, present Nancy Nisbet’s Exchange Project*
Friday, June 30th, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2, 10am-6pm. For further information please visit: exchangeproject.ca

Upgrade! Boston with Nancy Nisbet and Amber Frid-Jimenez*
Thursday, June 29th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Artist Lecture: URBANtells with Steve Bradley and James Rouvelle
Tuesday, June 13rd, 6:30 pm –

Opening Reception Urban Networks
Friday, June 9th, 6pm – 9pm

Upgrade! Boston with Eryk Salvaggio*
Thursday, June 1st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


May 2006 Events

The Upgrade! Boston with Jeff Talman and Helen Thorington
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
This event is presented with Turbulence.org. For more information please see: The Upgrade! Boston


April 2006 Events

The Uprade! Boston featuring Mike Mittelman
Thursday, April 27th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
This event is presented with Turbulence.org. For more information please see: The Upgrade! Boston


March 2006 Events

Last day to see New Media/New Work
Sunday, March 26th, 12pm – 6pm

The Upgrade! Boston featuring Brooke Knight
Thursday, March 2nd, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Brooke A. Knight is an artist and educator who has been working with digital media for over a dozen years. His current areas of interest include webcams, the landscape, and text in all forms. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches classes in interactive media. He received his MFA in photography from CalArts in 1995.

This event is presented with Turbulence.org. For more information please see: The Upgrade! Boston


February 2006 Events

New Media/New Work closes
Sunday, February 26th, 6pm – 6pm

The Upgrade Boston featuring Marisa S. Olson
Friday, February 24th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Based in San Francisco, Marisa Olson has most recently performed or exhibited at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Foxy Productions, Debs & Co, Flux Factory, 667 Shotwell, Pond, the international Futuresonic, Electrofringe, Machinista, Scope, and VIPER festivals, and elsewhere. She has held residencies and fellowships at Goldsmiths, the New School, Northwestern University, the Technical University-Dresden, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Marisa recently participated in an exhibition which Artforum highlighted among their “Best of 2004” and while Wired has called her both funny and humorous, the New York Times has called her work “anything but stupid.”

This event is presented with Turbulence.org. For more information please see: The Upgrade! Boston

Opening Reception for New Media/New Work (CAA)
Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
During College Art Association’s annual conference in Boston 2006, Art Interactive will be hosting a unique collaborative venture in new media art. Organized by New Media Caucus along with AT Boston, and Leonardo Education Forum. New Media / New Work will feature cutting edge video and new media work on four separate screens.

New Media / New Work Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 23rd, 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Panel Chair: Diane Willow, University of Minnesota.

Five on Five:
Five Perspectives on the Interplay of Research, Innovation, Experimentation, Pedagogy and Practice

Panelists:
Glorainna Davenport – MIT Media Lab
Andrea Polli – Hunter College
Jennifer Hall – Massachusetts College of Art / DoWhile Studio Founder
Blythe Hazen – Montserrat College
Joan Brigham – Emerson College / Emerita

Collision Collective OPEN during snowstorm
Sunday, February 12nd, 12PM – 4:30PM
Art Interactive is open today, Sunday, Feb 12th, but will close early due to the weather.


January 2006 Events

Opening Reception for Collision Collective
Friday, January 27th, 6pm – 9pm

The Upgrade Boston featuring Brian Knep
Friday, January 5th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Brian Knep is a Boston-based artist who combines art, architecture and science in his work. He has shown in museums, galleries and festivals across the United States, Europe and Korea. His career has ranged from the film industry, where he was awarded two Academy Awards in science and technology, to the exhibit design industry, and now to full time artwork. In September 2005 he becomes the first artist-in-residence at Harvard Medical School, splitting the residency with the undergraduate Office for the Arts.

Brian helped organize the Cambridge-based Collision Collective and co-curated several of their exhibitions. He has published in computer-graphics and other scientific journals, and graduated with honors from Brown University, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


December 2005 Events

GLOWLAB CLOSING PARTY
Sunday, December 11st, 6PM – 8PM
Closing party!
DJ Sal Randolph spins from her internet stream and the PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase.

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GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 9: Saturday, December 10th – Sunday, December 11th
Saturday, December 10th,
DIY Wearable Challenge
Saturday, December 10th, 12PM – 5PM
DIY Wearable Challenge
Make an interactive outfit from Cambridge trash and discarded electronics Led by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki.
ALL DAY: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream. The PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 11TH, 12PM – 8PM
12PM – 6PM: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream.

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 8: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th
Friday, December 2nd,
The Berwick hosts Psychogeography
Friday, December 2nd, 7PM – 9PM
The Berwick hosts Psychogeography
AIR artists Pam Larson and Morgan Schwartz open their studios to the public. Visitors can talk to trees on their cell phones and launch secret messages into the sky.
NOTE: This event is at the Berwick Studios, 14 Palmer Street, Boston, MA.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD, 12PM – 6PM
2PM – 4PM: Chalk Walk
Group walk through Cambridge to discover anonymous messages. Led by Lee Walton.
4PM – 6PM: Eugene presents…
Reading of a story written by Ranbir Sidhu and 100 other people. Organized by Toby Kim Lee.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH, 12PM – 6PM
2PM – 4PM: Boston by Chance
A tour of Cambridge with chance as our guide. Led by Brian House and Jesse Shapins.


November 2005 Events

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 7
Thursday, November 24th, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND – NO SPECIAL EVENTS

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 6: Saturday, November 19th – Sunday, November 20th
Saturday, November 19th,
Imaginary Ballooning Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, November 19th, 2PM – 4PM
Imaginary Ballooning Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt through Cambridge about a doomed 19th century balloon expedition. Led by HOLLY TAVEL.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH, 12PM – 6PM
ALL DAY: The PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase.

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 5: Saturday, November 12th – Tuesday, November 15th
Saturday, November 12nd,
Whether/Weather Workshop
Saturday, November 12nd, 2PM – 4PM
whether/weather workshop
Launch a balloon with a secret message up into the sky. Led by Morgan Schwartz.
4PM – 6PM: Group Field Recording
Group walk to collect field recordings from the urban environment. Led by Kabir Carter.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13TH, 12PM – 6PM
ALL DAY: TOBY KIM LEE invites you to write a story with 100 other people.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15TH, 6:30PM – 8:30PM:
N55 Artist Talk & Dinner
Hosted with the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT
Danish artists’ group N55 creates mobile tools and situations for everyday living: a workplace, a modular boat, a shop, a factory, a clean air machine, a commune, and even a personal rocket.
Food & Drink provided.
NOTE: This event is hosted at CAVS, 265 Mass Ave, 3Fl (Bldg N-52, Rm 390), Cambridge MA.

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 4: Tuesday, November 1st – Sunday, November 6th
Tuesday, November 1st,
Upgrade! Boston presents Carmin Karasic and Sal Randolph
Tuesday, November 1st, 7PM – 9PM
The Upgrade! Boston presents Carmin Karasic and Sal Randolph
One November morning in 1994, Carmin Karasic was listening to digital artists on NPR, when she realized she was a digital artist trapped in a Fidelity Technical Project Manager’s body. This simple realization changed her life. So she traded the glory of Corporate America’s high tech management for the personal satisfaction of creating digital art.

Sal Randolph lives in New York and produces independent art projects involving gift economies and social architectures, including Free Words, Free Manifesta, and Opsound. She has recently been developing work in the areas of experiential and participatory art, including intheconversation (a website for texts on experiential art), and be something (a collaboration with performance artist Kathe Izzo). She works with sound as situationalaudio and as a member of the band Weapons of Mass Destruction, and she is also part of the psychogeographical artist network, Glowlab.

More information: http://turbulence.org/upgrade/about.html

SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH and 6TH, 12PM – 6PM
2PM – 4PM: The Resistance Project
Collaborative walk to retrace the daily commutes of local inhabitants. Led by Kevin Bray and Sharilyn Neidhardt.


October 2005 Events

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 3: Thursday, October 27- Tuesday November 1st
Thursday, October 27th,
Glowlab Party! hosted by The Boston Society of Architects.
Thursday, October 27th, 6PM – 9PM

The BSA’s young professionals network invites you to join them for a Young Professionals Quarterly Reception. All young artists, designers, architects and their friends are invited to enjoy good food and cheer and become a part of a growing network of young professionals who are shaping the future of Boston.
This event is free and open to the public.
Please make sure to call/write the BSA at 617-951-1433 x221 or bsa@architects.org and let them know you are coming.
For more information on the Young Professionals Network and the BSA visit
http://www.architects.org/committees/list_all_committees.cfm?id=78

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH, 12PM – 6PM
ALL DAY: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream. The PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH, 12PM – 6PM
ALL DAY: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream. TOBY KIM LEE invites you to write a story with 100 other people.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 7PM – 9PM: Upgrade! Boston
Informal artist talks with Sal Randolph and Carmin Karasic. Presented with Turbulence.org.

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 2: Saturday, October 22nd – Monday, October 24th
Saturday, October 22nd,
Imaginary Ballooning Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 22nd, 2PM – 4PM
Imaginary Ballooning Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt through Cambridge about a doomed 19th century balloon expedition. Led by HOLLY TAVEL.
4PM – 6PM: The Cacophony of Life
Presented with Non-Event Live, cacophonous concert based on “The Game of Life” algorithm.
Bring an instrument or just observe the madness. Conducted by DAVE MANDL.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 12PM – 6PM
2PM – 4PM: Artist talk for “Cambridge: In the Loop”
Informal artist talk about gathering stories from local residents.
Led by Emily Conrad, Marc Parees, & Jeff Galusha.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7PM – 9PM:
The Upgrade! Boston presents Morgan Schwartz and Cat Mazza/microRevolt
Morgan Schwartz creates video installations, single-channel videos, urban actions and interactive media projects in response to specific sites or cultural systems.
microRevolt developed web application knitPro, a protest tool that generates knit patterns of sweatshop offenders. It was founded in 2003 by knit hobbyist Cat Mazza.
Upgrade! Boston is a monthly gathering of new media artists and curators presented by turbulence.org and Art Interactive that fosters dialogue and creates opportunities for collaboration within the media art community.
More information: http://turbulence.org/upgrade/about.html

Art, Artists and Technology: Transformation Before Our Eyes
Sunday, October 16th, 4pm – 6pm
This salon, moderated by George Fifield, along with a group of artists and thinkers, will examine how technology has transformed artistic practices in the 21st century-from painting and sculpture to video, interactive installation, internet-based work and locative media projects. For some of these artists, the use of technology reflects their interest in science and technical disciplines such as engineering. Often, this work becomes an exciting intersection of scientific thought, artistic practice, and interdisciplinary questions.

Participants- Moderator: George Fifield, Curator New Media, Decordova Museum and Director, Boston Cyberarts; Ralph Helmick and Stu Schechter, Helmick+Schechter Sculpture. artist and artist/engineer/former rocket scientist; Jen Hall, Professor of New Media, Massachusetts College of Art and Director, Do While Studio; Teri Tueb, Professor Graduate Department of Digital Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Christopher Janney, Director, PhenomenArts, Inc., Interactive Art/Music/Architecture, Visiting Professor, The Copper Union School of Architecture, The Pratt School of Architecture.
For more information visit: New Center for Arts and Culture www.ncacboston.org

Opening Reception for Glowlab: The Open Lab
Curated by Christina Ray
Friday, October 14th, 6pm – 9pm

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In October 2005, Glowlab will present an 8-week site-specific installation at AI. Artists in residence each weekend will conduct artistic and psychogeographic experiments as the gallery is transformed into a working lab complete with video and web-based works and project documentation in the form of maps, photos and other materials. Artists — including Glowlab’s regular members as well as guest artists — will produce participatory projects in a variety of forms including instruction-based works, walking tours, mobile tech-based participatory works, performances, workshops and more.

In accordance with Glowlab’s focus on psychogeography, projects will be highly experimental and will take place not only in the gallery, but also in the public space surrounding the gallery. This approach will serve to engage AI visitors with the neighborhood and local community and expand their gallery experience to include the city as a whole.

For more info: www.glowlab.com

GLOWLAB FESTIVAL WEEK 1: Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th
Friday, October 14th,
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 6PM – 9PM
Opening Reception & Kick-off Party!
Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream. The PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase. TOBY KIM LEE staffs her library. JESSICA THOMPSON checks out her laughing bike for tours of Cambridge.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH:
12PM: Curator’s Talk
CHRISTINA RAY, Curator, explains psychogeography in Central Square.
2PM – 6PM: Soundbike Hack 101
Workshop to hack your bike to make it laugh! Group bike ride to follow. Conducted by JESSICA THOMPSON.
ALL DAY: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream. The PIPS host informal conversations with a suitcase.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 12PM – 6PM: Hello
D. JEAN HESTER leads an expedition to say “Hello” to strangers.
ALL DAY: Sal Randolph collects sounds for the Open Sound Exchange, a 24-hour internet radio stream.

jackbackrack presents: Bollywood Breakdown
Friday, October 7th, 9p – 12a

Bollywood elevates the hollywood musicals tradition to another level of mad production, drama and fever. jackbackrack pushes bollywood itself to even greater heights with his motion triggered visual reprocessing. Best of show dance music videos are sequenced together to form a fun filled audio / visual feast. This night forms both a fun introduction to as well as a favorites revue of the bollywood artform pushing feet and eyes to dance alike.

A version of “Bollywood Breakdown” was shown at “Festival du Nouveau Cinema – Montreal, 2004” where a reviewer wrote: “The vibrant extracts were accompanied by a simple yet high-tech installation, reminiscent of a time when the cinema was simply shadows and light. Green, red, purple… Small hills of pigment, carefully aligned, illuminate the image and, when beautiful indian dancers give a joyous kick to the little hills, great clouds of colour form around them. The already fevered dance becomes pure pyrotechnics: welcome to Bollywood!”

Suggested donation: $7

Collision Collective Closes
Sunday, October 2nd,

Last day of Collision Collective Exhibition


September 2005 Events

ArtsCentral: Kick-off Party
Saturday, September 17th, 5:00 – 7:00
Art Interactive will host the kick-off party for ArtsCentral, the first Central Square Arts Fair! Performers TBA.

From sushi-rolling to fashion design, from hair artistry to the poses of yoga, ArtsCentral will celebrate the art that exists all around us in Central Square. The kick-off party will showcase performers and artists from the area, including Halsey Burgund’s Bring Your Own Voice booth.

The Bring Your Own Voice booth will be set up at Art Interactive to collect voice samples for future use in music. Participants will be able to enter the booth to be recorded reading poetry, answering questions, having conversations etc., and will have the possibility of the results being used in music. Share your voice, state your thoughts, and contribute to new music all at the same time.

More info on Bring Your Own Voice.

More information about ArtsCentral – Central Square Business Association.

The Art Showdown fundraiser party!
Saturday, September 17th, 6:00 – 8:00
FREE BEER at the Art Show Down Fundraiser Party

Where: Middlesex Lounge in Central Square

Cost: $25

Entertainment: mock-advertisements to be seem as part of the show, other videos & music!

Libations: FREE! All the Tremont Ale you can consume, thanks to our generous sponsor.

More info on Art Showdown: www.artshowdown.tv

Opening Reception for Collision Collective
Friday, September 16th, 6pm – 9pm

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PlusOne Experimental Music Series
Saturday, September 10th, 8pm – 10pm
PlusOne Presents: Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet, Beruit Lebanon) with Rawlings/Bullock, Brendan Murray/Richard Garet

$7 donation recommended

For more information: www.mikebullock.com/plusone/

Upgrade! Boston presents John Craig Freeman
Thursday, September 8th, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Artist John Craig Freeman uses digital technologies to produce place-based virtual reality work made up of projected interactive environments that lead the audience from global satellite images to immersive, user navigated scenes on the ground. His work has been exhibited internationally including in Kaliningrad Russia, Warsaw, Miami, Girona and Bilbao, Spain, New York, Havana, Calgary, Mexico City, London, Buffalo, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco. He is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.

http://johncraigfreeman.net

Upgrade! Boston is a monthly gathering of new media artists and curators presented by turbulence.org and Art Interactive that fosters dialogue and creates opportunities for collaboration within the media art community. At each meeting one or two artists/curators present work in progress and participate in a discussion.

The Upgrade! was started by Yael Kanarek in 1999 and is currently hosted by Eyebeam, New York City. Upgrade! affiliates include Vancouver (2003, curated by Kate Armstrong), Montreal (2004, curated by tobias c. van Veen), Boston (2005, curated by Jo-Anne Green), Seoul (2005, curated by Suhjung Hur), Tel Aviv (2005, curated by Mushon Shual), Munich (2005, curated by Tamiko Thiel), and Oklahoma City (2005, Adam Brown).

More information: http://turbulence.org/upgrade/about.html


August 2005 Events

The Summer X GAMES Series and Walter Wright present: Lumen Flux
Friday, August 26th, 9p – 12a
Blow your mind with the best of the industrial and techno scene.
DJs, VJs and noise artists include Karlheinz, DJ Deftly D, DJ Vartan, Lena and w2 video, and Jen for a touch of the burlesque.

suggested donation: $10

PlusOne Experimental Music Series
Saturday, August 20th, 8pm – 10pm
PlusOne Presents:United States of Belt

The Sun is an Orange Cookie (Linda Aubry solo) and a Liz Tonne solo

$7 donation is recommended

For more information:www.mikebullock.com/plusone/

The Summer X GAMES and unlockedgroove present: MOTION with jackbackrack
Friday, August 19th, 9p – 12a
Oldschool and newschool. From laptops to vinyl. From Berlin to Somerville. Bumping beats.
Interactive video installations by jackbackrack and gooze. http://unlockedgroove.com
suggested donation: $7

The Summer X Games Series presents: VJs from Troy
Friday, August 12nd, 9pm – 12am
PlusOne Presents: VJs from Troy

Special DJ/VJ night from PlusOne and Vidvox LLC
Featuring: blankfield, skfl,dextrus, back from Japan, 16lemondrops, and rural

$7 donation recommended

For more information:www.mikebullock.com/plusone/

The Summer X GAMES and Truth Serum present: “Flesh and Foundation”
Friday, August 5th, 9p – 12a
A temporary piercing performance and installation by Ray Aims. Beauty and pain, strength and fragility.
Music provided by DJ D’hana.

http://www.truthserum.org
suggested donation: $8


July 2005 Events

The Summer X GAMES Series presents: Psylab with DJ Joe Nice
Friday, July 29th, 9p – 12a
The most versatile live electronic dance band in Boston! Progressive house, drum ‘n’ bass, jungle, 2-step, and psy-trance. All live instruments and seamless set blending featuring special guest DJ Joe Nice from Baltimore, MD and VJ vizzie’s psychedelic audio/visual sampling.(www.psylabunderground.com)

suggested donation: $7

The Summer X GAMES Series presents: Choice Cuts
Friday, July 22nd, 9pm – 12am
Bumping DJ soundtrack with local experimental video and film.

Artists include Julie Miller, Karen Schiff, Andrew Shay & Jonathan Colon, Amy Spiker, N. Brynolfson, Abigail Satinksky and more.
suggested donation: $7

PlusOne Experimental Music Series
Saturday, July 16th, 8pm – 10pm
PlusOne presents: .m u r m e r.

with Patrick McGinley (UK) and a Mike Bullock solo

$7 donation suggested

For more information: www.mikebullock.com/plusone/

The Summer X GAMES Series and sosolimited present: SOSOLEMONADE
Friday, July 8th, 9pm – 12am
Performers-in-Residence sosolimited present an electrocinematic remix of radical summertime flicks. A party complete with live electrobreakbeats and freshly squeezed DJ passions.

suggested donation: $5


June 2005 Events

Closing Reception for Shadow Play
Friday, June 24th, 6pm – 9pm

The Andalusian Dog Affair
a multimedia party
Thursday, June 16th, 7pm – 9pm
A multimedia event. Interact with Scott Snibbe’s Visceral Cinema: Chien while watching a looped screening of An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou), the famous surrealist film by by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel. Snibbe’s Visceral Cinema: Chien reimagines the film as an interactive, embodied experience.

Free and open to the public. $5 donation appreciated.


May 2005 Events

Curator Talk with Molly Polk
Saturday, May 14th, 4pm – 6pm
This event is free and open to the public. $5 donation suggested.


April 2005 Events

Scott Snibbe solo show opens
Saturday, April 23rd, noon – 6pm
Gallery hours are 12 – 6pm, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Opening Reception for Shadow Play
Friday, April 22nd, 6pm – 9pm

Shadow Play will feature four interactive wall projections selected from Snibbe’s Screen Series and from a new series of work that he is currently developing based on masterpieces of experimental film.

The show runs from Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, through Sunday, July 3rd, 2005


March 2005 Events

Final day of the Paper Sculpture show
Sunday, March 27th, noon – 6pm

Closing Party for the Paper Sculpture Show
Friday, March 25th, 6pm – 9pm

Kids @ AI: Paper workshop for kids ages 5-10
Thursday, March 24th, 10am – noon
Paper workshop for kids ages 5-10
Call 617-498-0100 to reserve a spot – space limited to 20 kids.
$5 suggested donation.

Origami Workshop with Andrew Anselmo
Thursday, March 24th, 6pm –
Free and open to the public

Free public lecture/discussion with Martha Buskirk, David Brody, and Patrick Killoran
Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm –
Public Conversation with art historian/critic Martha Buskirk and artists from the show: David Brody and Patrick Killoran.

Free and open to the public


February 2005 Events

The Paper Sculpture show opens
Saturday, February 19th, noon – 6pm
Gallery hours are 12 – 6pm, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Paper Party!
Friday, February 18th, 6pm – 9pm

A traveling exhibition that invites artists and audiences to explore the realm between two- and three-dimensional art in a new and inventive way. Twenty-nine artists have been asked to design a paper sculpture to be cut out and assembled using very basic materials. Visitors will be encouraged to “complete the artworks” by cutting out and assembling the sculptures of their choice.

Organized by the SculptureCenter, in collaboration with Cabinet magazine and Independent Curators International:
http://www.sculpture-center.org/pe_pss_des1.html

Sosolimited – Art Interactive’s 2005 Performers in Residence
Friday, February 4th, 9pm – midnight
Sosolimited, is Timon Botez, Eric Gunther, Justin Manor, and John Rothenberg. They design their own software and specialize in audiovisual performance. Sosolimited has performed extensively in Boston, NYC and the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria

“The Grindhouse Connection” features re-mixed video and audio footage from 1970’s exploitation movies projected in on 4 massive screens and live DJ samplings.


November 2004 Events

Opening Reception for Intimachine, The Art Of Intimacy, Expectation and Behavior.
Friday, November 19th, 6 – 9pm


October 2004 Events

Opening Reception for COLLISION SIX: Senses
Friday, October 29th, 6 – 9
The Collision Collective and Art Interactive present “Collision Six, Senses”, a celebration of art and technology. Collision Six, the sixth event in the popular Collision Series, will showcase art from artists from MIT and beyond who use new technologies in their work. Collision Six will also feature Toronto based media artist Nancy Paterson’s “Stock Market Skirt”.

Collisions are a showcase of envelope-pushing artwork in an interactive workshop/laboratory format. The artwork often involves never before tried technologies, concepts and installation approaches. It is an opportunity for Collision colluders to experiment and show new ideas and techniques and to discuss their work with and gather feedback from the public. Artists will be available during the opening and weekends to speak with the public.

Artist’s Talk by Jeff Talman
Tuesday, October 4th, 7 – 9pm
Free and open to the public


September 2004 Events

Reconstitution
Thursday, September 30th, 6 – 9pm
Reconstitution, a live audio/video transformation of the first presidential debate presented by sosolimited.


July 2004 Events

The Last Hurrah
Thursday, July 29th, 6pm – 9pm
Free and open to the public

Family Day
Saturday, July 24th, 2pm –
In conjunction with Participatory Democracy


May 2004 Events

Opening Reception for Participatory Democracy
Friday, May 7th, 6pm – 8pm
Free and open to the public


March 2004 Events

Panel Discussion with Jeffrey Huang (Harvard) and Martin C. Martin (MIT), Moderated by Christiane Paul.
Thursday, March 25th, 7pm –
In conjunction with eVolution


February 2004 Events

Curator’s Talk with Christiane Paul followed by a reception
Saturday, February 28th, 5pm –
In conjunction with eVolution. $5 admission, Member’s free.


January 2004 Events

Opening reception for eVolution
Friday, January 23rd, 6pm – 8pm
Free and open to the public


November 2003 Events

Family Day
Sunday, November 16th, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Education and School Group Visits
Sunday, November 10th, 6pm – 9pm
Monday – Friday, November 10th-14th.
Contact education@artinteractive.org for more information

Flux Concert with Larry Miller
Sunday, November 8th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Located at the YWCA of Cambridge (7 Temple Street).
Reception to follow at Art Interactive


October 2003 Events

Sundays in Flux
Sunday, October 26th, 2:00pm –
Come to the gallery to help our Flux Performers bring the exhibition to life!
October 26, 2003 – Novermber 23, 2003

Do-It-Yourself Fluxus
Sunday, October 25th, Exbibition is organized and curated by Midori Woshimoto, Fallery Director, New Jersey City UNiversity, in collaboration with Fluzus art Larry Miller.

Closing reception for Engaging Characters
Sunday, October 3rd,


July 2003 Events

Opening reception for Engaging Characters
Sunday, July 25th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Curated by NYC-based Kathryn Brew and featuring Julia Hewyard, Toni Dove, Janine Cirincione and Micahel Ferraro, Marina Zurkow and Julian Bleecker, Claudia Hart and Larry Berkow, and Chico MacMurtrie of Amorphic Robot Works.


June 2003 Events

Performance Series: Walter Wright
Sunday, June 20th, 8:00pm –

In conjuction with Origins.

Panel Discussion
Sunday, June 5th, 7:00pm –
In conjuction with Origins


May 2003 Events

Announcement of Exterior Design Architecture Competition Winner
Sunday, May 28th,
Performance Series: Benton-C Bainbridge’s Question Fear.
Sunday, May 23rd, 8:00pm –
Performed in conjuction with Origins.

Opening reception for Origins
Friday, May 2nd,

Curated by Mary Ann Kearns. Origins presents the work of Benton-C Bainbridge, Ben Piper, Steina Vasulka, Walter Wright

A significant look at the discipline’s roots and a sample of the artworks and visual intruments that paved the way for today’s interactive and artistic technologies.


January 2003 Events

Opening Reception for Body Double
Sunday, January 24th, 6pm – 9pm

Curated by Denise Markonish, Body Double presents the works of Bebe Beard (Boston, MA), Harriet Casdin-Silver (Boston, MA), Henry Kaufman (Cambridge, MA), Brooke Knight (Boston, MA), and Danny Rozin (New York, NY).

“One of the major components of interactive artworks is the way in which the installations involve the viewer’s body to actually enhance and in some cases complete the artist’s vision. Body Double takes the importance of the body in interactive art and explores it twofold by presenting a series of works that both take on the body as their subject but that also physically depend upon the viewer’s body to bring the works to completion,” Denise Markonish.