Harvard University’s metaLAB has created a unique, multisensory experience that embodies the Internet Archive’s mission: to store all of the world’s knowledge in digitized form. The light reflecting in all directions and the audible processing of data will create a confusing, prismatic, infinite effect of light and sound. A Bit in the Abyss evokes the existential and aesthetic condition of information storage; as we digitize recorded knowledge, it falls into a virtual abyss, one of abstraction.
The Prudential Tower will be lit ART HUB in recognition of HUBweek Boston and the culmination of a weeklong series of events influenced by art, science, and technology.
Labspace Studio (John Loerchner & Laura Mendes)
Part installation, part sociological survey, Between Doors invites audiences into an evolving narrative on the nature of choice
The Society of Urban Poetry & MetaMovements
’Boston Beats: Poetry in Motion’ will take you on a literal literary performance ride impressed upon displaying the innovation that beat generation poetry is responsible for today.
Inspired by the fluid and flawed process of our deteriorating memories, this installation projects textures and drawings onto architecturally inspired structures.
An ambitious new project, ‘Cave Exits’ is a multimedia narrative set inside a 4-channel video cube.
An experiment between nature and technology, this cyborg hanging garden allows plants and artificial lights to coexist and coevolve based on people's movements
Inspired by the TR-808 Drum Machine, which created an entirely new platform for musicians in the 1980s, these artists will use sensors and music to create a multimedia spectacle in a concourse of Fenway Park.
Marco Gomez & Yulan Grant
Members of the a pioneering, self-described “queer” collective “#KUNQ,” Yulan Grant (SHYBOI) and Marco Gomez (FALSE WITNESS DJ) will perform in the Fenway Concourse. Grant and Gomez, who recently performed at MoMA PS1, blur the lines between the contemporary artworld and the underground club scene.
Monumentally sized human figures will be projected into an architecturally segmented area so that figures will be squeezed and contorted to fit the unique constraints of the space.
Nada Tarkhan & Aman Singhvi
Using sophisticated scientific methods, ‘Flux Perception’ will transform airflow into light.
A site-specific projection, Claire Eder’s installation is inspired by her sustained interest in the movement of animals and Fenway Park’s history.
Healing Pool uses custom algorithms to create a glowing pool of organic patterns on the floor.
Robert Trumbour & Jon Sakata
This installation recalls an earlier landscape that once thrived along the Charles River’s edge.
David Kennedy, Benjamin Peek & Jacob Mans
An object d’art and architectural experience, Lime Light appears from a distance as a curious wooden box.
Heather Kapplow & Liz Nofziger
Ovation washes you in a giant wave of love. It wasn't love originally intended for you, but the artists have managed to obtain it and are giving it to you as a gift. Bathe yourself in it for as long as you would like.
Dell M. Hamilton
An interactive, communal, and virtual poetry reading about light, P.L.A.Y. invites individuals to improvise a poem, read a poem of their choice, or choose a poem to orate.
Wendy W. Fok
A participatory installation, Projective Dualism 2.0 seeks to explore the difficulty of privacy, anonymity, responsibility in cities that are subject to surveillance.
A street performance commemorating the final days of the nearly-extinct Northern White Rhino, “Requiem for Rhinoceros: Nabire's Dream” will call attention to the five white rhinos that exist on earth today by giving flight to robotic puppet effigies.
Mary Ellen Strom & Carlson
On loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, the video “Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore” was made with four practicing, successful New York City litigators.
A preexisting sign inspires a complete transformation of a souvenir shop into a multilevel circus spectacle. Lights flicker and flash, carnival posters move, and strange performers peek out through open windows.
Jessie Kaminsky & Isabella Koen
Projected on tin foil, a material that invokes the feeling of sci-fi movies, a large-scale, two-channel video installation will live on the Lower Parking Deck.
A group of old technologies, like out of date TV's and DVD players that have been found on street curbs, will be arranged like stones in a cemetery.
Maria FinkelMeier, Ryan Edwards & Sam Okerstrom-Lang
A cohort of New England-based musicians, composers, and visual artists will transform Boston’s iconic “Green Monster” into a giant percussion instrument.
An immersive video installation with live light manipulations accompanied by a live sound score, “Your Heart is a Prism” will create a meditative space for the audience.
BLKBX, Performance as a part of ‘Waking the Monster’
As a part of the live visual performance ‘Waking the Monster,’ BLKBX creates music that allows his body to speak the complexities of resistance, of protest, liberation, and of prayer.
2015 GUEST CURATORS
Camilo Alvarez is the owner (and director, curator and preparator) at Samsøn (founded as Samson Projects in 2004) in Boston, Massachusetts. Camilo was born in 1976 in New York City to Dominican parents and lived in Santo Domingo for 7 years. He received a BA from Skidmore College and is currently studying to receive a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard University. He has worked at, among other places, Exit Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, MIT's List Visual Art Center and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Samsøn's programs and exhibitions have been reviewed by, among others, ArtForum, the Boston Globe and Flash Art.
The multifaceted practice of Jutta Friedrichs engages with people, public space, and the built environment. As a curator she works with architects, designers, sculptors and other artists in a range of media to encourage dialog between new artworks and the broader context of the existing physical environment. In her writings and multichannel audio-visual installations she explores cultural and phenomenological interrelations between body and the built environment, as in her recent investigation The Inconspicuous Life of Walls and her video piece Dream, Echoes, Debris. As an arts producer she has brought about a series of multi-sensory dining events designed to investigate the interdependencies of the food supply chain.
Friedrichs earned her BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, with additional studies at UDK in Berlin, before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Art, Design and the Public Domain with Krzysztof Wodiczko at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
She is currently a mentor at the Harvard Innovation Lab where she advises students in the Cultural Entrepreneurship track and has served as an art and design critic at Harvard and MIT.
From 2005 to 2010, she lived in Shanghai, China, where she founded Mü Furniture as an outlet for her award-winning designs.
She is the cofounder of Changing Environments, a company developing smart urban furniture, whose first product, Soofa, has been well received in publications such as The Washington Post, Mashable and Fastcompany.
For more information, visit www.juttafriedrichs.com.
Leonie Bradbury is a curator of contemporary art and currently works as the Director and Curator of the Galleries at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. She is the co-founder of "Alter Projects" an independent curatorial collaborative that designs custom arts programming. Bradbury is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Art. Her curatorial programming has a strong socially engaged focus and includes exhibition projects, both solo and group, that feature a range of emerging and established artists of national and international note. Two of her exhibitions have received awards from the Association of International Art Critics (AICA) A New Order: Appropriation Art in the Digital Age (2nd Place, 2006) and Electric Wasteland: Urban Art from L.A.(1st Place, 2008). She has produced numerous essays, catalogues, and texts.
Maggie Cavallo is a curator and educator based in Boston, MA dedicated to providing dynamic learning experiences with, through and for the arts. Recent projects include Beyond the Lesson Plan: A Dialogue on Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Standard Practice an exhibition of recent work by Joanna Tam both at Montserrat College of Art, re: no subject featuring the photographs of Vela Oma, Genesis Baez, Todd Danforth and DEAD ART STAR at UMASS Amherst and The Highest Closet, featuring work by Sarah Hill, Hayley Morgenstern, Creighton Paecht Baxter and Jessica Borusky at the 301 Gallery. Cavallo is also the co-founder of Alter Projects, a social-hybrid company that provides arts programming and consultation to corporate clients, non-profit organizations and artists themselves. Clients include the AIDS Action Committee, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and Illuminus. Cavallo was the Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art from 2010-2015 and is currently acting as a researcher and Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she is co-developing a course on Public Art and Learning. She received a BA in Media, Society and the Arts from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University.
A visual artist, technologist, and DJ, De Lima’s practice spans a variety of media and cultural contexts. In his practice, collaboration serves as mode of activating so-called "thirdspaces," where cross-disciplinary relationships can flourish. De Lima hosts Spectacle Boston, a nomadic performance space for experimental music and visual arts, and co-curates Picó Picante, a monthly transnational music event. At the ICA, De Lima uses the gallery as a space for sculptural installations that serve as platforms for a collaborative series of visual art exhibitions, experimental music, and performative events.