Art & Tech Social

Spring 2020: We were delighted to bring three amazing practitioners to our Art & Tech Social series. We worked with the brilliant team at Eyebeam in New York City, to curate some fascinating discussions. Eyebeam run a Resident programme annually, each year there is a theme and 2019’s theme of ‘Access’ was particularly of interest to BOM Curator Louise. Yo-Yo and LaJuné were of the 2019 Access Residency and Bassem is a current (2020) Fellow which carries the theme of ‘Terms of Refusal’.

Bassem Saad

in conversation with BOM Curator Louise Latter

Bassem Saad is an artist and writer born (portentously) on September 11th. Originally trained in architecture, his work now explores objects and economies that distribute violence, pleasure, care, and waste. Through time-based media, sculpture, and writing, he facilitates nuanced observations of the personal and cultural repercussions of geopolitical violence, by making space within and beyond governance systems.

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LaJuné McMillian

in conversation with Amahra Spence

LaJuné is a New Media Artist and Creative Technologist with a practice that employs performance, virtual reality and physical computing, to better question our current forms of communication.

Previously the Director of Skating at Figure Skating in Harlem, where LaJuné  integrated STEAM and Figure Skating, teaching girls of colour about movement and technology in the process.

LaJuné is continuing their research on Blackness, Movement, and Technology with residencies at Eyebeam, Pioneer Works, Barbarian Group, and Barnard College.

Yo-Yo Lin

in conversation with BOM Curator Louise Latter

New Media and performance Artist Yo-Yo Lin centres her practice on reclaiming the body from chronic health trauma, for herself and others. Refusing the medicalisation of the crip body, she’s interested in the nuances and capabilities of the ill and disabled bodymind as a space of unprecedented beauty, emotion and generosity.