With Software; Art()
I am wanting to meetup with people who want to make art (visual, performance, music) with technology, and who are also maybe wary of that combination.
We will focus on making, showing, and critiquing art in which software plays a key role.
This is about self-expression with technology. It's about meeting like minds. It's about making art and confronting art-works. You are able with software and you have something to say. The intent here and now is to form a situation where an engaged group of active artists/technologists can present work and get feedback from peers. You should be curious and knowledgeable of art practice of the last 100 years (e.g. Duchamp and on) and willing to work seriously, take personal creative risks, and able to constructively share your views.
I'm not interested in making eye-candy, or that's just 'cool' or 'new' or an api-exercise. It's not about about making output by using software, like Adobe Illustrator, though you might use these tools as part of your software.
I want to see or help with work that has something to say. And hopefully, you do to.
The work can be a running program, though not something we see in the commercial world, something with visual or aural elements, a presenting of texts, a playful circuit, an interactive experiment, etc., _AND_ highly emotive. This is about saying what you have to say. It's about exploring emotive expressiveness: delicateness, harshness, fierceness, wistfulness, sadness, anger, irony, love, and so on. This is more about art-as-software or circuits, where code is the means rather than paint or body. It's about stretching your art sensibility, taxing your technical ability, and expressing what you need to express in the media of the moment.
The group will be lead by Jeff Greenberg ([background]). I've run a performance art situation in NYC, the Performance Project, where artists presented work and work-in-progress and discuss it with an audience of peers in spaces such as PS122, and Franklin Furnace. This work was ultimately supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, and numerous foundations. (More info about that here: [Performance Project and The ACT] ).