Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, a Cultural Olympics project that will open at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in June 2008, launches in NYC with programming co-organized by the exhibition’s curator, Zhang Ga, the MoMA, Parsons School of Design and Eyebeam.
On April 15, following a day-long symposium at Parsons, Eyebeam will feature a performance of Invisible Threads by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg, as well as performances by Taeyoon Choi and Friedrich Kirchner, at 8 – 10PM.
540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Invisible Threads documentary by Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse, & Stephanie Rothenberg:
About Invisible Threads:
Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life. Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring Second Life “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.