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February 20, 2007

Upgrade! New York


Jillian Mcdonald + Jamie O'shea

Upgrade! New York: Jillian Mcdonald and Jamie O'shea :: Eyebeam, 540-548 west 21st street (bet 10 & 11 Ave) :: Thursday, February 22, 7:30 PM.

Famous for "Me and Billy Bob," Jillian McDonald will present old and new work which focuses on the subcultures that drive the celebrity and horror film industries. She'll show a DVD, some quicktime files, a data-driven web project, and more dvd.

Jamie O'Shea will perform an extraordinarily efficient art experience. An entire performance, narrated by Corey Sullivan, will take place within 1/5 of a second. Jamie's automated memory process will create an indelible, and effortless, impression of this instant. Jamie writes:

"This Thursday, at 8:22:22 on 2/22, we will be presenting a 1/5th of a second performance, perhaps the most efficient art experience currently available. The automated memory process will be narrated by Corey Sullivan, and take place precisely on time in reference to the official U.S. time for the Eastern time zone. We guarantee that your memory of this instant will be indelible and effortless."

Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings concerning art + tech + community. Eyebeam supports the creation, presentation and analysis of new forms of innovative cultural production. Founded in 1997, Eyebeam is dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre.

Posted by jo at February 20, 2007 08:56 AM