Techne LAB - Opening Reception

  • Location:
    Made in NY Media Center by IFP - 30 John St. DUMBO, Brooklyn

YOU ARE INVITED to the opening reception for TECHNE LAB an exhibition and live audio/visual performance featuring faculty and current and former students affiliated with the Colorado-based TECHNE LAB. The TECHNE LAB exhibition features 3-D animation, digital murals, video net art, VJ glitch aesthetics, and art of The Resistance.

Date: July 6th, 6-8pm

Featured artists: Mark Amerika, Melanie Clemmons, Paul Echeverria, Laura Kim, Zak Loyd, Nicholas O'Brien, Ryan Ruehlen, Rick Silva, Michael Theodore and Ryan Wurst.

Special live A/V performance featuring Cultivated Sound, Ryan Wurst and Zak Loyd at 7:00pm. Complimentary food, beer and wine will be served

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 important 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.