Artist collective Paper Rad synthesizes popular material from television, video games, and advertising, reprogramming these references with an exuberantly neo-primitivist digital aesthetic. As member Jacob Ciocci writes, "In the '70s and '80s cartoons and consumer electronics were bigger and trashier than ever and freaked kids out... Now these kids are getting older and are freaking everybody else out by using this same throw-away trash." full biography
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York City
Saturday, November 22, 2008
EAI held a day of panels and discussion that explored the changing landscape for exhibiting, collecting, distributing and preserving media art. Leading curators, artists, gallerists, distributors and critics examined new paradigms for media art practice and activated dialogue on how moving image artworks are being exhibited, collected and circulated today, from YouTube to the gallery and the museum -- and everywhere in between. Two panels discussed this shifting landscape in relation to media art's remarkable history, its multi-faceted present and the unforeseeable future.
Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
February 21 - 25, 2008
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presented a series of video programs at The Park Avenue Armory during the 20th annual Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). EAI invited the first year graduate students in the CCS program to curate video programs out of the EAI collection. Four separate programs were produced by the students, which were exhibited on monitors in the Armory's main Hallway between February 21-25, 2008.
The Open Air Cinema at Art Positions
Art Basel Miami Beach Collins Park at the Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
Saturday, December 9, 2006, 9:00 pm
Contemporary music drives the visuals of these recent and historical videos. Pop, heavy metal, experimental, house, hip-hop, and ambient sounds mix in this series of performance, found-footage, abstract, and animated videos. Videophonic includes works by Steina Vasulka, Gusztav Hßmos, Cory Arcangel, Forcefield, Takeshi Murata, and Paper Rad.
Pier 90, Booth C003 Twelfth Avenue at 50th & 52nd Streets, New York City
March 10-13, 2006
EAI collaborated with artist collective Paper Rad on a new site-specific project for The Armory Show 2006. Paper Rad transformed EAI's booth at the fair into an immersive installation featuring their vibrant illustrations, constructions, and multimedia works. EAI also featured new works by artists including Bernadette Corporation, Dan Graham, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Seth Price, Steina, and Lawrence Weiner, among others.
NADA Art Fair
The Ice Palace 59 NW 14th Street, Miami, Florida
December 1-4, 2005
EAI presented nightly screenings of new video from the EAI collection by emerging and established artists. Works by Cory Arcangel, Bernadette Corporation, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad, Seth Price, and Lawrence Weiner were shown.
Barcelˇ Hotel Sants Plaša dels Pa´sos Catalans, s/n.
Estaciˇ de Sants, Barcelona, Spain
Thursday, November 10-13, 2005
EAI participated in LOOP :THE VIDEO ART FAIR '05, featuring works by artists including Cory Arcangel, Bernadette Corporation, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad, and Radical Software Group (RSG). EAI also took part in the discussion: Best Practices for the Trade of Video Art. This panel examined key issues relating to the presentation, sale, and preservation of video art, and highlighted best practices.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York City
Saturday, October 15, 2005, 7 pm
In collaboration with PictureBox, Printed Matter, Inc., and D.A.P., EAI hosted an event celebrating the release of Paper Rad's first artist book, "Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs." During the event, Paper Rad performed live and screened new videos.
Pier 90, Booth L12 Twelfth Avenue at 50th & 52nd Streets, New York City
March 11-14, 2005
Electronic Arts Intermix was a participant in The Armory Show: The International Fair of New Art 2005. EAI featured new video and digital works by emerging and established contemporary artists, including Cory Arcangel, JODI, Paper Rad, and Lawrence Weiner. EAI also previewed a new initiative featuring emerging artists, including Bernadette Corporation, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, and Seth Price.
LOOP'04 Barcelˇ Hotel Sants
Pl. dels Pa´sos Catalans s/n, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
November 18 - 21, 2004
EAI was represented as a featured video art institution at the second edition of LOOP, the world's premiere video art fair, held annually in Barcelona, Spain. EAI presented new single-channel video and interactive media by artists who expand definitions of "video art," including Cory Arcangel and Kristin Lucas as well as vital yet rarely screened historical works by artists such as Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Juan Downey. LOOP '04 was held from November 18 to 21, 2004 at the Barcelˇ Hotel Sants, located at the central railway station Barcelona-Sants (RENFE).
FACT Film, Art & Creative Technology 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
September 18 & 19, 2004, 8 pm
For the Liverpool Biennial, members of artist collective Paper Rad presented a special program of video works that they selected from EAI's major collection of media art. The program included an animated introduction and conclusion created by Paper Rad specifically for this screening. Paper Rad synthesizes popular material from television, video games, and advertising, reprogramming these references with an exuberantly neo-primitivist digital aesthetic. In this program Paper Rad presented works by Forcefield, Radical Software Group (RSG), Mike Smith, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and William Wegman.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth fl., New York, NY
May 20, 2004, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
EAI presented a special event that celebrated new interactive media and video works: open source Web art, hacked video games, restaged and reworked films, girl-band music videos, and underground legends of the downtown music and art scenes. This event was also the official launch of Tux Dog, artist collective Paper Rad's new open source Web project, which is hosted by EAI. Cory Arcangel and members of Paper Rad were present to introduce and demonstrate this new project. In addition to the Web launch, EAI presented a program of new and newly released video projects by multimedia, multigenerational artists, including Cory Arcangel, Cheryl Donegan, Ken Jacobs, Kristin Lucas, Tony Oursler, Pipilotti Rist and Stan VanDerBeek
Ocularis 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 5, 2003 7 pm
EAI presented a live performance event and video screening featuring three new art collectives who re-activate the lo-fi. Cory Arcangel and Alex Galloway from Beige and Radical Software Group demonstrated the subversive genre of video game hacking. Video work by Forcefield and a live music performance from Termination Gnome galvanized obsolete analogue signal-processors and defunct electronics. With psychedelic ebullience, Paper Rad synthesized and re-staged popular material from the Internet, television, video games, and advertising. An analogous era of analogue synthesis was bridged by rarely screened video from technical pioneers of the 1960s and 70s.