|Saturday, May 2
in Beirut, Lebanon
|EXHIBITION OPENING - BEIRUT
Space Between Our Fingers
organized by Rachel Dedman
Space Between Our Fingers, organized by Rachel Dedman, explores outer space and science fiction as imagined and challenged by artists from the Middle-East. The exhibition will bring together artists working with spaceflight and stars, aliens, and apocalypse – material associated with fantasy, dreaming, discovery, and the unknown.
Franchise Program Winner
|Wednesday, May 6: 7 pm
The Princes of Persuasion:
a performance and talk
Described as “The Muppet Show meets Flight of the Concords” by Theater is Easy, Ithai Benjamin sits on a chair much like his digital automatons. Who’s leading who? Recalling vaudeville ventriloquists and their dummies Benjamin and his robots, who are together known as The Princes of Persuasion, banter between songs as if they were jamming in their living room. In conjunction with the exhibition Feel Big Live Small.
|Wednesday, June 3: 6-8 pm
|EXHIBITION OPENING: Profiled: Surveillance of a Sharing Society
PUBLIC CONVERSATION: Data Gathering (more info)
organized by Mary Coyne
Despite opposition to the post-Patriot Act surveillance programs adopted by government agencies, individuals continue to engage with social media platforms, sharing personal information online. Profiled observes the dichotomy between an over-sharing society and government and military secrets.
Unsolicited Proposal Program Winner
Moderated by Mary Coyne, Data Gathering: A Public Conversation is an opening day conversation between artists Paolo Cirico, Jenny Odell, Jens Sundheim, and Open Society Foundation curator Yukiko Yamagata. The panelists will reflect on how their practices have responded to and emerged from the pervasive culture of surveillance and will meditate on the recent global societal shift of being constantly observed.
|Saturday, July 11: 4 pm|
Screening of the film InContact by Ann Oren
Filmed entirely through the InContact network, iPhones, and surveillance cameras, InContact explores levels of spectatorship and exhibitionism in our everyday life, when everyone is both a viewer and a performer and the unclear moment when we shift from being involved friends to being performers and audiences. The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A session with Oren.
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 pm
available upon request