March 6th, 6:30pm — Military Powerpoint Karaoke at the Internet Archive, presented in partnership with Charlie Macquarie. Headliners will be Rick Prelinger and Avery Trufelman, and the rest of the slides will be presented by y'all, the audience. See a side (slide) of our military that perhaps you don't normally see.
March 8-29 — Making Art / Making Community at the Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver. I'll have three different works up in this group show about social practice art, humorous social critiques, and collaborative craft. Opening reception on March 8th from 5-8pm.
April 11th, 7pm — LASER Talk, Berkeley, CA. I’ll be giving a talk that uses smartphones to trace and smash together a bunch of my work, and consider technologies of visibility and power.
April 2018 — Bad Video Art Festival at A3 Gallery in Moscow, Russia. My work has been proudly selected by curatorial duo Monakhova and Slashilin who study extreme forms of video art at the intersection of B-movies, cult, camp, and trash: bad videos. More details coming soon.
June 6, 2018, 3pm — The Living Room Light Exchange will put on a special event, "Automation Gone Awry," at CODAME's 2018 Art + Tech Festival.
Earlier in 2017 >>
Feb 21-24, 2018 — College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles. I'll be speaking on the Committee on Intellectual Property’s session, “Copyright, Fair Use, and Their Limits” about appropriation as a tactic for creative practice.
Jan 11—13, 2018 — Design Incubation Fellowship, New York. I'll be working on turning my design research into publication alongside some other brilliant designers.
In 2017 >>
Dec 9, 2017, 7pm — 26th Annual Juried Presentation of New Work, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco. I will be showing video work in this year's program, which is comprised of moving image work curated by Christy LeMaster, founding director of Chicago's microcinema, The Nightingale.
Nov 30—Dec 2, 2017 — Social Media & Social Order Conference, Oslo, Norway. I'll be presenting a paper on video cameras as the locus of surrogate conflicts in the Middle East.
Nov 16th, 7pm — Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. I spoke in a hybrid series that amplifies collaboration through a feminist lens, called “Let’s Talk.”
Nov 2—5, 2017 — Common Field Convening Los Angeles. I organized and co-facilitated a working group around the question, "Can Third Spaces Benefit from Institutional Structures?" Participating organizations included be the Living Room Light Exchange, Place Talks, and Heavy Breathing.
Oct 27—29 — Sonification — Audible Data Streams festival, Berlin, Germany. A special video tutorial version of Unpantentable Multitouch Aerobics was be screened and sonified by in this festival by Berlin-based artists in a project titled, “From Cloud to Fog — Sonification of Digital Traces.”
Oct 13th, 11am — New Narratives Conference, UC Berkeley, CA. I spoke about my recent writings that are adjacent to capitalism on a panel on feminism and writing.
Oct 12th 5:30-7pm — Imagining America Conference, UC Davis, CA. I exhibited my collaborative project, “Freedom Instruments Toolkit,” which responds to the question: can we design freedom? This project was initiated as part of the YBCA Fellows Program.
Oct 2nd, 4pm — I gave a talk at UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation’s invited lecture series.
Sep 19th, 7pm — The Living Room Light Exchange, Oakland, CA. The new media salon series that I co-founded and co-curate launched its fourth season in SF Bay Area, and continues every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Sep 12th, 7pm — LASER Talk, San Francisco, CA. I gave a talk that used smartphones to trace and smash together a bunch of my work, and consider technologies of visibility and power.
Aug 22, 2017 — "Spectral Power," an essay I wrote on how video cameras become the locus of a surrogate conflict over visual rights in the Middle East, was published in Real Life magazine.
July 7, 2017 — I had video work showing in Animator festival, an international animated film festival in Poznań, Poland this July. My video work was part of an hour-long curation of video poetry curated by Aya Karpinska.
June 24, 2017 — Precarious Life 2.0, the solo show of my collaborative, Anxious to Make, opened at The Luminary in St. Louis.
May 2, 2017 — The Living Room Light Exchange Publication 2 was released with a launch party at The Thing Quarterly. I am both the Editor, and also a contributor to this book. It's available for purchase at E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland.
Jan 4, 2017 — KQED Arts featured my collaborative show at YBCA in San Francisco, CA. Bay Area architects Kelly Gregory and Brett Snyder and new media artist Liat Berdugo are on a creative quest to find answers to the question: “Can we design freedom?”
In 2016 >>
Dec 2016 — Getting to Know the Middleman, SIA NY. This group show asks, who is this middleman? How does he operate? What is his program and his agenda? And once we know the middleman, how to we play with or against him?
Nov 2016 — The Gig is Up, V2_, The Netherlands. A group exhibition about cloud workers and forms of distributed and outsourced labour.
Nov 2016 — Me and You and This Other Thing, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.
Sep 2016 — Sweat Net, CCA, Tel Aviv. Part of the Captive Portal Series, Sweat Net enables museum visitors to Wi-Fi only after shaking their smartphones vigorously.
Jun 2016 — Print Screen Up Close. I gave an artist talk in this stream held in collaboration with Ars Electronica, the biggest art and technology festival in the world. Hosted by Michael Badics and Kathrin Meyer.
Jun 2016 — #relaxationmachine, Print Screen. I curated a special exhibition for Print Screen festival this year, asking: what is the relationship between technology and relaxation? This exhibition is made possible with a grant from Asylum Arts Foundation, and through partnerships with NewHive and the Yamaguchi Center for Arts + Media.
Jun 2016 — Unpatentable Multitouch Aerobics, FILTER#166, SPEKTRUM, Berlin, Germany. I made a new aerobics tutorial for FILTER, a conceptual sound art series by ZONA DYNAMIC collective in Berlin. The collective tracked the aerobic movements of participants, and translated it into sound, creating an ongoing ritual and soundscape.
Jun 2016 — The Trouble with Remuneration, West Space, Melbourne, Australia. My work, The Original Zoom, appears alongside artists I admire, such as Chris Burden, in a show that explores the variety of ways in which artists and their work interact with capital.
Jun 2016 — I'd Swipe Right On Yr Metadata. I have a new essay out in conversation with the Transart Triennale on metadata and post-sovereign identity. When you get close to another, where is it that you end and someone else begins?
May 2016 — #18 Immersive Media, Lea + The Internet Podcast. I guest-host episode 18 of Lea Devon Sorrentino's podcast, Lea + The Internet. We dissect the impact of virtual reality and immersive media on our minds, hearts and bodies.