Hyperplace Harlem, in partnership with First Person Plural, hosts the works of intergenerational and international artists tonight in Harlem. The evening runs from 6pm-10pm at Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave (between 127th and 128th, near the 2/3 125th stop. Suggested donation is $10.
The night aims to bring together discrete and diverse practices that complicate and expand notions of place as represented via a wide range of forms—from Machinima to documentary, animated historical footage to spoken word. These films, videos, written works & performances address themes such as relationships between public and private bodies, memory and loss, transferred history, and space as public domain.
Hyperplace Harlem is delighted to include IBM: A Self-portrait, a film by Albert and David Maysles as well as a Q&A with Albert Maysles and participating artists immediately following the screening. The film was selected and will be presented by New York-based artists João Enxuto & Erica Love as part of their project for Hyperplace. The artists chose this 1964 film to compare mid-20th Century corporate tech culture with the Silicone Valley ideology that is affecting a broader swath of the world today.
Participating artists will be present and they include: Albert and David Maysles, Carolyn Lazard, Dirk de Bruyn, Ephraim Asili, eteam, Jenny Gräf, João Enxuto & Erica Love, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Randall Horton, Stacy Parker Le Melle, and Zefrey Throwell.
More on Hyperplace Harlem: Our contemporary notions of place have shifted and expanded as technology and mobility touches the lives of local and global communities. Virtual environments, GPS signals, gentrification, psycho-geography, local ecology, and urban decay are some of the themes our artists traverse while navigating their relationships to place.Hyperplace Harlem will take place in and around Hamilton Heights and West Harlem October 4-6 2014 and will include exhibitions, performances, workshops, and public media art forums. For more information please visit: http://ignivomous.org/hyperplace/harlem