Lecture

Ultraconcentrated: Image, Media, Software

With Casey Reas

Gathering source material from newspapers, social media profiles, broadcast television, and YouTube searches, Casey Reas has created series of software-based collages that manifest his personal confrontations with media. Reas, an artist and educator based in Los Angeles, will speak about his work with mass media from 2012 to the present. 

There’s No Distance, a solo exhibition of Reas’ work, will open at bitforms gallery on September 10. 

Reas is a co-founder of the Processing Foundation, whose mission is to promote software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology-related fields – and to make these fields accessible to diverse communities. Future programs in this series will be hosted in collaboration with the Processing Foundation.

Book Signing

Image Text Ithaca Workshop Fellows Lucas Blalock and Andre Bradley

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Founded on the premise that the sustained interaction of writers and photographers can produce an expanded horizon for printed and time-based works, Image Text Ithaca at Ithaca College offers an MFA program, a summer workshop and symposium and the publications of the Image Text Ithaca Press. Please join us for an evening of informal readings by recent fellows from the Image Text Ithaca workshop and symposium—Lucas Blalock and Andre Bradley—followed by signings of two recent publications of the ITI Press: Andre Bradley's Dark Archives and John Keene and Nicholas Muellner's Grind.

Workshop

PGP Email Encryption

Hosted by Dan Bustillo, Tim Schwartz, and Lucas Wrench of LA Cryptoparty, in collaboration with Machine Project

In this three-hour, role-play-based workshop, participants will learn to safely and securely communicate via encrypted email, using the initial communications between whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Laura Poitras as their guide. To address the uncertainty of knowing if their communications are secure, participants are invited to assume the roles of both whistleblower and journalist, as they reenact the first emails between the two and learn the steps required for smuggling national secrets. 

Participants will learn how to make initial contact and verify trust with a previously unknown individual, how to utilize public social-networking platforms such as Twitter as a safeguard against potential tampering, and how to gain a technical understanding of encryption protocol and email-encryption software. No experience necessary.

Laptop required (Mac preferred).

Workshop

Becoming Anonymous

Hosted by Dan Bustillo, Tim Schwartz, and Lucas Wrench of LA Cryptoparty, in collaboration with Machine Project

Becoming Anonymous is a workshop aimed at sorting through the murky world of online privacy. With a focus on secure Internet browsing, participants will learn to use a set of online tools designed to limit and block surveillance of their online browsing. More importantly, they will delve into the processes through which information is gathered on them as Internet users, and learn how simple shifts in online behavior can dramatically affect the online data they make available about themselves. No experience necessary.

Laptop required (Mac preferred).

Book Launch

Surveillance Index Edition One by Mark Ghuneim

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Surveillance Index Edition One is a reference tool and compendium documenting one hundred books related to surveillance photography. The volume marks a time in history when surveillance and the imagery resulting from it have become inescapable parts of our lives, as well as subjects often confronted by artists. Carlo McCormick’s essay in the book, titled “The Eyes Have It,” offers historical context and parses the art historical precedents for this theater of observation. Designed as a reference manual, Surveillance Index Edition One indexes each work by year of publication, title, photographer, description, size, and code. It also includes a representative spread from every title, unique descriptions of every book, a poster showing all the books from Edition One, and a special-edition bookmark.

Reading Group

The “Singular They”

Hosted by Joseph Maida

Tracing the histories of both photography and nonbinary pronouns, our conversation will be driven by a reconsideration of historically celebrated photographs in which the genders of the subjects, photographers, and viewers determine how we see and read meaning. We will apply a revised approach to word usage to evaluating photographs to consider the promises, paradoxes, and shortcomings in seeing, naming, and understanding gender today. Bring smartphones for a game of sharing before-and-after selfies! Maida has co-organized “Untitled,” a dynamic daylong symposium on gender and representation at the SVA Theater on October 1, 2016: www.untitledsymposium.com.

Book Signing

Neutral by Anouk Kruithof

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Neutral is the first sort-of-catalogue which consists out of the group of works entitled: Carry On (out of the project #Evidence, 2015) together with works from Kruithof's latest series, Neutrals (2015) and Concealed Matter(s) (2016), the first consisting of metal structures combined with images printed on PVC, vinyl and latex, and the second made up of images printed on latex, draping over security camera bracket arms. 

To reserve a signed copy of Neutral, please email info@spacescorners.com.

Performance

Hard Numbers

Lex Brown, in collaboration with Machine Project

Lex Brown, artist and author of the recent book My Wet Hot Drone Summer, presents Hard Numbers, a scripted and improvised performance live at the ICP Museum. Through interviews, video recording, data collection, and eyewitness accounts, the Hard Data news team reports on what matters, as it happens. No story too big, no controversy too small.

Lecture

Hoods

With John Edmonds, in conversation with Antwaun Sargent

Photographer and writer John Edmonds discusses his photographic portrait series “Hoods,” which evolved from a personal exploration of reclusiveness and a broader investigation of the intersection of art, politics, and black identity. The talk coincides with the posting of one of Edmonds’ “Hoods” photographs on a billboard in New York City by the public arts organization 14x48, which repurposes vacant billboards in NYC as public art space in order to create more opportunities for emerging artists and enliven our urban environment.

Book Signing

Death Takes a Holiday by Darin Mickey

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

In 2014, New York–based photographer Darin Mickey (born 1974) began documenting a handful of record shops in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—independently run stores that opened primarily in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, many of which are now on their last legs, or have recently been shuttered. These stores are the alphabetized havens for the musical successes of a few and the forgotten failures of many. Shot from the perspective of a middle-aged man restlessly clinging to his youth and the hope of finding that elusive artifact to make anxiety subside and keep the reaper at bay, Death Takes a Holiday shows us a community of beautiful recluses brought together by obsession, compulsion and a pure, undying love of music.

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy of Death Takes a Holiday.

Lecture

Real People Fight the Swipe

With Susie Lee

Social media has changed the way we think about visibility, intimacy, and self-representation, and has reshaped our personal boundaries. Susie Lee, visual artist, CEO, and entrepreneur-in-residence at NEW INC, guides us through the ubiquitous “shopping-for-humans” online model and presents an alternative—a way of closely connecting people through technology—with her award-winning dating app, Siren.

Book Signing

A Spectacle and Nothing Strange by Ahndraya Parlato and ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book signing for A Spectacle and Nothing Strange by Ahndraya Parlato and ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern. Christian Hawkey will present a short reading from A Spectacle and Nothing Strange beginning promptly at 7pm.

Combining ten years’ worth of images, A Spectacle and Nothing Strange draws on Parlato’s experience being raised by a single mother who was mentally ill. These photographs allow her to move between various realities, acknowledging the validity of her mother’s world, while also questioning the boundaries of normal, abnormal, sane, and insane.

The pictures in ZZYZX begin in the desert east of Los Angeles and move west through the city, ending at the Pacific Ocean. This general westward movement alludes to a thirst for water, as well as the original expansion of America, which was born in the east and which hungrily drove itself west until reaching the Pacific, thereby fulfilling its “manifest” destiny.

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy of A Spectical and Nothing Strange and ZZYZX.

Special Event

An Evening with Ron Galella at Anthology Film Archives

The International Center of Photography and Anthology Film Archives are delighted to present an evening with legendary American paparazzo Ron Galella. The evening will include a screening of “Smash His Camera” (2010), the award-winning HBO film directed by acclaimed documentarian Leon Gast (“When We Were Kings”). The screening will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with Ron Galella.

General Admission $11
Seniors and Students $9
AFA Members, ICP Members, and children (12 and under) $7

For information on purchasing tickets, please contact Anthology Film Archives.

Screening

Film Series: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and Identity in the Cinema

ICP and Anthology Film Archives continue their ongoing collaboration with a second film series inspired by the new ICP Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Public, Private, Secret (on view through January 8, 2017). Combining narrative films like “Body Double” and “A Short Film About Love” with experimental films, documentaries, and video art, the series demonstrates how the ideas of voyeurism, surveillance, and identity have been central throughout the history of cinema. 

ICP Members receive a special rate of $7 per ticket. Please present your membership card at the AFA box office when purchasing.

Workshop

Investigative Practices 101

Hosted by Anne Elizabeth Moore, in collaboration with Machine Project

Investigative Practices 101 is a three-hour investigative-journalism workshop intended to empower participants with the tools to begin pursuing journalistic investigations of their own. Anne Elizabeth Moore will lead participants through the basic steps of any amateur investigation, from formulating initial questions and identifying involved parties, to basic interviewing techniques and journalistic etiquette. Finally, participants will learn to use a set of online tools and databases geared towards locating documents relevant to their investigation. No previous experience required.

Laptop required.

Talk

Trans Culture Through Media 

Hosted by Daphne Chan, with Ceyenne Doroshow, Pêche Di, and Jes Tom

Based on Daphne Chan’s research surrounding her Transparency: The Gender Identity Project, Daphne will be in conversation with Ceyenne Doroshow, Pêche Di, and Jes Tom. As an LGBTQIA activist, feminist, and former sex worker, Doroshow will share her struggles with employment, housing, education, and family, and talk about her memoir Cooking in Heels, written while serving prison time. Pêche Di—a model; founder of Trans Models, the first trans modeling agency in New York City; and co-founder of Teadate, a transgender relationship dating app—will discuss how she uses social media to both find models for her agency and create new platforms for transgender individuals. Jes Tom is a queer stand-up comic; they gleefully provide the non-binary Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted.

Reading Group

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Radical Networks

Hosted by Eyebeam

Radical Networks is an annual conference organized by Sarah Grant, Amelia Marzec, Erica Kermani, and Eyebeam. It brings together practitioners who analyze and use accessible networking technologies to understand methods of control. This reading group meeting, and ICP Museum poster wall display, will be centered on an open conversation about access and privacy. All welcome!

Join Radical Networks at Elsewhere, Brooklyn November 4–6, 2016 for three days of speakers, panels, workshops and an art exhibit designed to introduce the community to DIY networking. More information at: http://radicalnetworks.org/.

Book Launch

Anthony Hernandez by Anthony Hernandez

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book signing for Anthony Hernandez, published by D.A.P. and SFMOMA, on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 

Since the early 1970s, when he began photographing on the streets of his native Los Angeles, Anthony Hernandez has consistently pushed his practice into uncharted territory, challenging himself by adopting new formats and subject matter.

Published to accompany the photographer’s first retrospective, Anthony Hernandez offers a comprehensive introduction to his career of more than 40 years, tracing his evolution as well as highlighting continuities across his practice. The catalogue represents the full range and breadth of Hernandez’s work, with an extensive plate section that includes many photographs that have never before been exhibited or published.

Email info@spacescorners.com to reserve a signed copy of Anthony Hernandez.

Workshop

How to Disappear

Hosted by Eteam, in collaboration with Machine Project

How do you make something disappear? Half philosophical exercise, and half skill-based experience, participants in this drop-in event will explore ideas of disappearance, including how to make digital and physical objects disappear, and even attempt to vanish themselves.

 

Talk

Coding Comic and STEM Teaching

Hosted by the Digital Citizens Lab, in collaboration with the Processing Foundation

The Digital Citizens Lab is a design collective with a focus on civic technology and creating tools and resources for educators that can meet the needs of historically underserved children of color. They will present their Coding Comic project and discuss the challenges and working strategies for STEM teaching in schools with invited educators.

Talk

Tools and Tactics: New Media and the Presidential Campaign

Hosted by David A. Banks and Melissa Gira Grant

Selfies are often dismissed as vain attempts at self-promotion, yet nearly every candidate in the 2016 presidential election has stopped to take them with their supporters. This discussion—featuring interdisciplinary researcher David A. Banks and journalist and author Melissa Gira Grant—centers on how the selfie took on a new identity through dissemination over social networks and moved into the political mainstream.

Book Signing

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior by Peter Pulkus

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book signing for The Epic Love Story of a Warrior by Peter Puklus on Thursday, November 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior forges a fragmented photographic voyage through the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. As told through the eyes of a fictional family, the hero of the story is an anonymous protagonist: a young European man who longs to journey from East to West.

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy of The Epic Love Story of a Warrior.

Workshop

Our Net

Hosted by Dan Phiffer, in collaboration with Machine Project and Eyebeam

The three-hour Our Net workshop will enable participants to develop their own private networks that exist independently of the Internet. Attendees will build and experience a networked environment and compare it with the World Wide Web and commercial social networks. They will leave the workshops with enhanced digital literacy and an understanding of privacy on the Internet, including its origins and history.

Families with youth 14 and over are encouraged to attend.

Workshop

Accessible Technology

Hosted by Claire Kearney-Volpe and Chancey Fleet, in collaboration with the Processing Foundation

Claire Kearney-Volpe and Chancey Fleet will demonstrate the process of learning to code used by blind and partially sighted people. Their research process will be discussed, and participants are asked to bring their laptops [mac preferred]. Those willing will be blindfolded and guided through the process of coding without sight. 

Laptop required, no coding experience necessary.

Book Signing

Lockdown Archive by Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Lockdown Archive, included in Public, Private, Secret, is a collection of 370 photographs found on the web and reorganized chronologically, by category and by location, in order to provide an encyclopedic overview of the Watertown manhunt in 2013.

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy.

Book Signing

Let It Bleed by Rona Yefman

Hosted by Spaces Corners at ICP Museum

Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book signing for Let It Bleed by Rona Yefman on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

As early as 1996, her younger sibling, Gil, was Yefman’s first model and inspiration. She began an intimate image record of their adolescence, using the camera to invent multiple novel identities in an imaginative world they constructed for themselves. This body of work became a joint archaeological journey, chronicling two siblings’ symbiotic existence as collaborative artists, and their mutual desire to live exterior to the norm. The most complex part of this project occurred between 2000-2008, during which time Yefman documented Gil’s intimate process of transformation from male to a female, and her subsequent transformation back to become, in Gil's words, "beyond any gender".

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy of Let It Bleed.

Screening

Film Series: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and Identity in the Cinema

ICP and Anthology Film Archives continue their ongoing collaboration with a second film series inspired by the new ICP Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Public, Private, Secret (on view through January 8, 2017). Combining narrative films like “Body Double” and “A Short Film About Love” with experimental films, documentaries, and video art, the series demonstrates how the ideas of voyeurism, surveillance, and identity have been central throughout the history of cinema. 

ICP Members receive a special rate of $7 per ticket. Please present your membership card at the AFA box office when purchasing.

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Talk

Learning to Teach

Hosted by Tega Brain, in collaboration with the Processing Foundation and the School for Poetic Computation