Throughout Summer 2018 Mark Amerika brings to NYC his art and artists affiliated with the TECHNE Lab experimental art incubator he founded at University of Colorado in 2002
Friday, July 6th, 6-8pm, RSVP@StreamingMuseum.org
an exhibition featuring faculty and current and former students affiliated with the Colorado-based TECHNE Lab: 3-D animation, digital murals, video net art, VJ glitch aesthetics, and art of The Resistance
7:00 a live A/V performance featuring Cultivated Sound, Ryan Wurst, and Zak Loyd
Reception: Complimentary food, beer and wine will be served for the opening night
Featured artists: Mark Amerika, Melanie Clemmons, Paul Echeverria, Laura Kim, Zak Loyd, Nicholas O’Brien, Ryan Ruehlen, Rick Silva, Michael Theodore and Ryan Wurst
Complimentary picnic and wine event and TECHNE LAB artist talks: July 7, 3-5pm
TECHNE LAB exhibition on view: May 25-July 22, Fri. Sat. Sun and Holiday Mondays noon–5 pm
In 2002, the artist, writer and digital filmmaker Mark Amerika founded the University of Colorado’s TECHNE Lab, one of the first digital arts and humanities labs headquartered in a major research university. Amerika, whose artwork has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Walker Art Center, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, describes the TECHNE Lab as “a space for intermedia collaboration” and “an experimental art incubator that investigates future forms of new media art, everything from Internet art to transmedia narrative, live cinema performance, interactive installations, and virtual art.” The Lab draws much of its inspiration from the 20th century avant-garde art and writing scenes and was known in the early 2000s as a hotspot for the evolution of a new art movement referred to as Avant-Pop. Since its founding, the Lab has hosted scores of new media artists and theorists and over the years has served as the educational home for a select group of students and faculty affiliates who have since gone on to become exciting figures in both the contemporary art world and higher arts education.
The exhibition is sponsored by Made in NY by IFP, Streaming Museum, the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information, Millennium Film Workshop and the TECHNE Lab.