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Annie Ok: “10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop” in ISEA2009: The Exhibition, Belfast, Aug 7-Sept 6

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“10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop”, the machinima documentary I co-directed with Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg about their Invisible Threads mixed reality installation, is showing in ISEA2009: The Exhibition in Belfast, Ireland at Golden Thread Gallery.

Golden Thread Gallery
7th of August – 6th of September
Opening Times Tues – Friday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday:10.30am – 4.00pm
Exhibition opening night 7th of August: 7 – 9pm

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Still from “10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop” by Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse & Stephanie Rothenberg

From ISEA2009: The Exhibition:

ISEA2009: The Exhibition presents internationally leading edge artists from across the globe in an unprecedented multi-site exhibition in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 7 – 29 August 2009. On display in the Ormeau Baths Gallery, the Golden Thread Gallery, in the foyer gallery of the University of Ulster Belfast campus and in the public domain, this exhibition addresses contested spaces focusing on the environment, political and economic conflict and the human body. Curated by Kathy Rae Huffman it will display an exciting range of innovative and challenging work at the interface of art, science and technology.

Exhibiting artists:

OBG: Kuaishen Auson; Revital Cohen; Vince Dziekan; Matt Green and Stuart Sloan; Allan Hughes; Kuuki: Gavin Sade and Priscilla Bracks; Martin Rieser; Sam Kang Li with Justin Zhuang, Serene Cheong and Wong Shu Yu; Scenocosme: Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt; Pam Skelton; Squidsoup, ETH Zurich, horao GmbH; Ola Stahl and Kajsa Thelin; Alexa Wright

GTG: Tony Allard and Kristine Diekman; Jay Bushman; Candida TV: Agnese Trocchi and Antonio Veneziano; Ian Clothier; Joseph DeLappe; Denise Doyle; David Elliott, Andrés Colubri, Patrick Tierney; David Guez; Jim Kosem; Paula Levine; Diana McCarty, Mare Tralla, Reet Varbalne and Kathy Rae Huffman; Max Moswitzer; Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman; Personal Cinema and The Erasers; Rainer Prohaska; Pedro Rebelo; Stephanie Rothenberg; Stephanie Rothenberg and Jeff Crouse with Annie Ok; Mark Skwarek, Joseph Hocking and Arthur Peters; Brad Todd; UBERMORGEN.COM; Andrea Zapp

Ulster: Lauren Alexander; Joseph DeLappe; Petko Dourmana; Anthony Haughey; Fiona Larkin; Christina McPhee; Richard O’Sullivan; Geoffrey Alan Rhodes; Sreejata Roy & Mrityunjay Chatterjee, Debashis Sinha

ISEA2009: The Exhibition has been developed as an extended part of ISEA2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, which will take place from 23 August to 1 September 2009 on the island of Ireland. Hosted by the University of Ulster the symposium focuses on Engaged Creativity in Mobile Environments.

Annie Ok: “10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop” in NO LONGER EMPTY “Reflecting Transformation” exhibition, NYC, July 30-Sept 26

“10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop”, the machinima documentary I co-directed with Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg about their Invisible Threads mixed reality installation, is showing in the NO LONGER EMPTY: “Reflecting Transformation”  exhibition in NYC. Participating artists include Yoko Ono, Cao Fei, Alyson Shotz, U-Ram Choe, Siebren Versteeg, Sean Slemon, and Suzanne Song.

NO LONGER EMPTY: “Reflecting Transformation”
July 30th – Sept. 26th
Location: The Caledonia, (retail space to the right)
450 W 16th St near 10th Ave

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Still from “10 Simple Steps to Your Own Virtual Sweatshop” by Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse & Stephanie Rothenberg

From NO LONGER EMPTY:

No Longer Empty’s core mission is to widen the public engagement for contemporary art, to promote the work of imaginative and socially-conscious artists, and to demonstrate the capacity of art to revitalize communities. We do so by presenting high-caliber, site specific, public art exhibitions in the heart of communities.

With each exhibition, it is No Longer Empty’s goals to positively impact communities by creating a welcoming, accessible and pulsating cultural/educational hub where a community of artists, educators, scholars and the public come together to create and experience art, free of market imperative and institutional constraints.

No Longer Empty draws together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community.

Annie Ok: “10 Simple Steps to your own Virtual Sweatshop” in video_dumbo for D.U.M.B.O. ART UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL on Sat, Sept 27

http://www.videodumbo.org/08-exquisite-schizophrenia.html
http://dumboartfestival.org
http://www.annieok.com/Projects/InvisibleThreads

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D.U.M.B.O. ART UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL
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8:30pm, Saturday, September 27, 2008
Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main Street
Program repetitions at Echo Chamber: 111 Front Street Galleries
D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn, New York

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10 Simple Steps to your own Virtual Sweatshop
Stephanie Rothenberg / Jeff Crouse / Annie Ok | 2008 | 8:15 min.

This short explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies, and real-life commodities through the creation of a designer jean sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life.

Invisible Threads to exhibit at Synthetic Times, co-organized by National Art Museum of China, Parsons School of Design and Eyebeam

Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, a Cultural Olympics project that will open at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in June 2008, launches in NYC with programming co-organized by the exhibition’s curator, Zhang Ga, the MoMA, Parsons School of Design and Eyebeam.

http://www.mediartchina.org/events/newyorkmoma

On April 15, following a day-long symposium at Parsons, Eyebeam will feature a performance of Invisible Threads by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg, as well as performances by Taeyoon Choi and Friedrich Kirchner, at 8 – 10PM.

http://www.eyebeam.org/engage/engage.php?page=unique&id=168

EYEBEAM
540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Tel. 212.937.6580

Invisible Threads documentary by Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse, & Stephanie Rothenberg:

http://www.annieok.com/Projects/InvisibleThreads

About Invisible Threads:

Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life. Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring Second Life “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.

Annie Ok: “Invisible Threads”

Invisible Threads

“10 Simple Steps to your very own Virtual Sweatshop with Telematic Manufacturing.”

Invisible Threads is a mixed reality performance installation created by Eyebeam artists Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothenberg. The project explores the growing intersection between labor, emerging virtual economies and real life commodities through the creation of a designer jeans sweatshop in the metaverse Second Life. Simulating a real life manufacturing facility that includes hiring Second Life “workers” to produce real world jeans sold for profit, the project provides an insider’s view into current modes of global, telematic production.

original concept: Jeff Crouse & Stephanie Rothenberg
video directed by: Annie Ok, Jeff Crouse, & Stephanie Rothenberg
machinima: Annie Ok
live footage: Stephanie Rothenberg & Broken Branchez Productions
music: Kraftwerk

Invisible Threads installation at New Frontier on Main at Sundance ’08.

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