October 26, 2005 - Art Interactive - Glowlab: Open Lab, a psychogeography festival & exhibition
October 26, 2005

Glowlab: Open Lab, a psychogeography festival & exhibition

Art Interactive

Image: Performance at the 2004 Glowlab Conflux festival by Dario D’Aprile to create a pedestrian crossing from baking flour in order to distribute a pattern of white footsteps throughout the neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Christina Ray. Art Interactive presents Glowlab: Open Lab, a psychogeography festival & exhibition

Contact Information:

Catherine D’Ignazio, Director of Exhibitions & Programs
Art Interactive
130 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
t. 617-498-0100
e. info@artinteractive.org
w. www.artinteractive.org

Exhibition URL: www.artinteractive.org/shows/glowlab/

HOW DOES YOUR CITY AFFECT YOU?

The city of Cambridge, MA, USA, is your playground during

Glowlab: Open Lab
A psychogeography festival and exhibition at Art Interactive
Curated by Christina Ray
October 14, 2005 – December 11, 2005

Glowlab, a Brooklyn-based psychogeography network presents “Open Lab” at Art Interactive. During this festival and exhibition curated by Christina Ray, more than twenty artists will research the effects of the urban environment on emotion and behavior by leading a series of public events.

Each weekend of this unique festival and exhibition, several Glowlab artists will be “in-residence” at Art Interactive to lead interactive public events in the neighborhood. These include a wearable trash workshop, a laughing bike tour, a lesson in text-messaging the sky, and an informal conversation with a suitcase.

While artists lead projects in the neighborhood’s public spaces, 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.

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY, a term coined by the Situationist International in the 1950s and appropriated by contemporary artists, is used to describe projects that produce AFFECT in relation to the geographic environment. Rather than making maps in the traditional geographic sense, these artists utilize maps and geography to conduct located experiments with (among other things) people, trash, bikes, clothes, the sky and the gallery space itself. Often making use of mobile technologies and existing in the hybrid spaces of the Internet and the physical world, their projects produce new understandings of location and identity as shifting, fluid, singular and irreducible.

Details:

Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 2005, 6PM – 9PM

Exhibition/Festival dates: Friday, October 14, 2005 – Sunday, December 11, 2005

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6PM and by appointment

Images: Download digital press kit at www.artinteractive.org/tmp/GlowlabPress.zip

Festival Calendar: www.artinteractive.org/calendar

Press Release: www.artinteractive.org/shows/glowlab/glowlab_press.html

Artists: Brian House, Gesa Henselmans, and Jesse Shapins, D. Jean Hester, Dave Mandl, Emily Conrad, Jeff Galusha and Marc Parees, Holly Tavel, Jessica Thompson, Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki, Kabir Carter, Kevin Bray and Sharilyn Neidhardt, Lee Walton, Morgan Schwartz, Sal Randolph, PIPS, Toby Kim Lee

About Christina Ray and Glowlab www.glowlab.com

Glowlab is a Brooklyn-based community founded by artist and curator Christina Ray. Glowlab explores psychogeography in relation to contemporary art. We publish a bi-monthly web-based magazine and produce events, lectures, projects and exhibitions. We’re interested in how people are interpreting the idea of psychogeography today, at a time when the paper maps used in early dérives have been supplemented by mobile phones, wi-fi, GPS systems, and advanced field-recording techniques. By presenting new interpretations of traditional psychogeographic methods and practices, Glowlab supports and promotes the collective evolution of the field.

About Art Interactive: www.artinteractive.org

Art Interactive is a non-profit art space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide a public forum for artwork that is contemporary, experimental, and participatory. Situated in the heart of Central Square, Cambridge, MA, Art Interactive’s 2,500 square foot, one-of-a-kind space provides unique opportunities for creative exchange and experimental production amongst curators, artists, organizations and communities.

Gallery Hours & Location:
Art Interactive is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm or by appointment. The space is located at 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect Street in Cambridge, MA. For more information, please contact info@artinteractive.org, call 617-498-0100 or fax 617-498-0019.

Support & Partners:
The Glowlab: Open Lab exhibition and festival is made possible with the support of the following groups: iKatun, Guarino Design Group, turbulence.org, The Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, The Boston Society of Architects, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Berwick Research Institute, Tiger Beer, Non-event, Anthem Magazine, The Weekly Dig, Upgrade! Boston, Toscanini’s Coffee and RedMaps.com

Special thanks to Sarah Pace, Independent Development Consultant

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