F.A.T GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology

POSTED BY: Lindsay Howard | Wed Oct 24th, 2012 8:35 p.m.
LOCATION: Eyebeam: Art & Technology Center

Release early, often and with rap music. This is Notorious R&D."

—F.A.T. Lab

Celebrating five years of thug life, pop culture, and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology Lab, or F.A.T. Lab, is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From November 5–17, with the opening event on November 7 at 6pm, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center is presenting the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Organized by Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.

F.A.T. GOLD brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency at Eyebeam. The influential group will be onsite daily during the week of November 5, participating in panels, hackathons, and collaborative pieces.

The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.

F.A.T. Lab members are Mike Baca, Aram Bartholl, Magnus Eriksson, Michael Frumin, Geraldine Juárez, KATSU, Tobias Leingruber, Greg Leuch, Golan Levin, Zach Lieberman, LM4K, Kyle McDonald, Jonah Peretti, Christopher “moot” Poole, James Powderly, Evan Roth, Borna Sammak, Randy Sarafan, Becky Stern, Chris Sugrue, Addie Wagenknecht, Theo Watson, Jamie Wilkinson, Bennett Williamson, and Hennessy Youngman.

For those unable to physically attend, F.A.T. Public Access will stream live from Eyebeam throughout the week. Tune into for the live stream, program guide, and announcements as they become available.

Tuesday, November 6

Online: IRC Night with F.A.T. Lab


Wednesday, November 7

Opening Reception, Dress Code: GOLD


Thursday, November 8

Lunch with F.A.T. Lab


Panel: featuring Jonah Peretti, Christopher "moot" Poole, and Jamie Wilkinson, moderated by curator Lindsay Howard


Friday, November 9

Panel: Rights, Rogues, and Refugees, featuring Jace Clayton, Magnus Eriksson, Joe Karaganis, moderated by Larisa Mann


Saturday November 10

F.A.T. GOLD Farewell Party


Ongoing from November 5-November 10

F.A.T. Public Access, produced by Jamie Wilkinson and Bennett Williamson

“YOUR ART!!” on Eyebeam’s Dead Drop, organized by Aram Bartholl

Sunday November 17

The exhibition closes.

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Eyebeam: Art & Technology Center
540 West 21st Street
New York, New York New York 10011
United States of America