Projectors! Projectors! Everywhere! BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) NYC

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BYOB NYC animated GIF by Travess Smalley

Last Friday, I popped by Spencer Brownstone Gallery for B.Y.O.B. or Bring Your Own Beamer, a one-night-only exhibition organized by artist Rafaël Rozendaal. Artists were invited to bring their own projector (or "beamer" in European parlance) and project whatever they wish - videos, animated gifs, live streams, etc. Despite some problems with electricity and short-circuiting at the space - apparently 30+ projectors and laptops all running simultaneously tested the gallery's supply - the show was a hit and very fun. My favorite work was the live lobsters in a fish tank in the back room by Hayley Silverman and Charles Broskoski. A clip lamp "projected" the tank onto the wall behind it, so it was a creative interpretation of the show's theme. I think they even named them too - Tootsie? Wootsie? I can't remember. Anyway, here are some shots from last Friday. If you live in Los Angeles, lucky you, they'll be organizing another BYOB this coming week on November 19th at USC Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery, info here.

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Lobster tank by Hayley Silverman and Charles Broskoski

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Artist Jeremy Bailey

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Jeremy Bailey's projection in situ

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Projection by Rene Abythe

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Projection by Dena Yago

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Projection by Sarah Weis

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Projection by Daniel (Luphoa) Chew

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Projection by Artie Vierkant

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Sea of laptops and projectors

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Ryder Ripps set up a "frame shop" where he sold a projection of a frame to other artists for 25 cents, in order for them to "frame" their works on the walls

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Example of Billy Rennekamp's work "framed" by Ryder Ripps

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Krist Wood's alchemic sculpture in the backroom

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Close-up of Krist Wood's sculpture

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A drawing machine by Jesse England

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The live feed from Jesse England's drawing machine projected on the wall

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Crowd at BYOB