millennial shaman gregor spamsa presents with Industry Lab
an interactive art exhibition + i-ching readings for a public in flux:
changes // △ // metamorphosis
note: everything is subject to change
From Saturday, November 7th through Saturday, November 21st.
Opening Night: Reception, Performances & I Ching Readings // November 7th
7pm-midnight at Industry Lab | 288 Norfolk St. Cambridge, MA 02144
Performances from 8:30-9:30pm by Erik P. Kraft, Ricky Orng, Jackie Wang, Anthony Fischer & Gregor Spamsa
Information on workshops, gallery hours, screenings, artist talks & i ching readings are available on the site (http://www.changes.space/) and are subject to change.
Industry Lab and gregor spamsa are delighted to present changes // △ // metamorphosis, a group exhibition and divination series on the theme of change inspired by the I Ching, which is commonly known as the Book of Changes, or simply, the Changes. The exhibit is curated by gregor spamsa, a millennial shaman and multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, MA. The exhibit is the final part of spamsa's artist residency with the Cambridge-based Industry Lab and will be hosted in the Industry Lab event space from November 7th-21st.
changes // △ // metamorphosis and Consulting the I Ching
For thousands of years, people have consulted the oracular prowess of the Changes to make difficult decisions, from the quotidian to matters of war. The book and its contents have functioned as both a divination manual and a philosophical text addressing the constancy of change and the eternal concerns of timing and timeliness. It continues to serve as a guide for making sense in an uncertain world and confronting inner tumult and external chaos with wisdom. Gregor Spamsa and the artists in the show invite you to consider change in its mysterious and manifold forms.
Featuring over 20 artists from the Greater Boston area and beyond, the exhibit explores the experience, process, and comprehensibility of change expressed through a variety of mediums including video, performance, multimedia sculpture, projection, animation, interactive olfactory painting, digital works, sentient jellyfish, collaborative drawings, print-making, ceramics, i ching readings, screenings, workshops, and artist talks. Topics range from enacting inner turmoil, acts of change, attempts for social change, experiences that radicalize, mining, alternate narratives of history, bodily movement, narratives of the family, divination, a fear of change, noticing change, objects that change, and more.
Building on the theme of metamorphosis, the exhibit will be translated into a digital format on the web at the site www.changes.space. After the show's opening on November 7th, the site will be updated with digital representations of the pieces in the show as well as timely content on the show's artists and artistic practice. Visit soon and visit again.
Featuring an evolving cast of artists, presenters, and shape-shifters
Unlike most traditional gallery shows, changes // △ // metamorphosis embraces uncertainty and a looseness to bringing together makers of art to create an atmosphere that makes change possible. While curating the show, spamsa specifically sought artists who were interested in moving their practice in a new direction, revamping previous work, trying something completely new, or grappling with deeply personal states of uncertainty and change. This population includes individuals who normally would not consider themselves artists or have never exhibited in a gallery space. With this in mind, the show remains open to plans changing, artists changing their minds, and the scope of the show transforming into something unexpected. We are thrilled to be opening up this experience to audiences soon to explore change and to magnify it in the space.
As of November 5th, 2015, the following artists and makers are presenting work or performances for the show:
Jackie Wang, Ricardo de Lima, Erik P. Kraft, Emily Garfield, Ryan Kuo, Catherine Siller, Kevin Frances, Colin McSwiggen, Julian Arni, My Ngoc To, Ricky Orng, Ellie Kitsch, Helen Miller, Dr. Peter Davis & Dr. Paul VanKoughnett, Amy Wang, Charles Talbot, Anthony Fischer, Katya Popova, Elizabeth Watkins, Nadege R-R, GAIA IT (Noah Kelley, Emily Royall & Julia Litman-Cleper), Hongye Wu, Sami Giarratani, Trevor Wallace, Susan Shian, Alahna Watson, Gregor Spamsa, and more.
Presenters include prison abolitionist, queer poet, and artist Jackie Wang; visual artist, technologist, dj, and 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize recipient Ricardo de Lima; academic and interrogator of commercial instruments for the production of media Elizabeth Watkins; artist, writer, dj, and former Kill Screen editor Ryan Kuo; performance artist and technologist Catherine Siller; artist, ceramicist, and print-maker Kevin Frances; mapmaker and digital artist Emily Garfield, award-winning children's book author and illustrator Erik P. Kraft; Elland GAIA Information Technology (GAIA IT), a cyberfeminist tech and art collective. Presenters come from a wide variety of cultural, academic, artistic, and professional backgrounds and are drawn together by the curiosity for letting things be different.
gregor spamsa (글해골 스팸사) is a millennial shaman and existential creepy crawly to guide us through the times we’re living in and to help define what the times are. They seek to make sense of the world while exorcising oppressive forces from it by making moments in space and time for creative interaction. gregor spamsa co-directs EMW Bookstore's Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics, a monthly gathering to foster thoughtful discussions on what technology is and how to participate mindfully in tech culture.
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