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The Bakehouse Art Complex announces ART+HACK+DATA Sept. 8-10

The Bakehouse Art Complex kicks off the fall art season with ART+HACK+DATA Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th, 2017.  A signature Social Artistry event featuring local and international new media creators and tech-enthusiasts, ART+HACK+DATA provides a forum that brings together a wide-range of artists and internet specialists discuss significant issues in the digital environment, and to create artworks.

Morning presentations and panel discussions at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), will explore topics such as Internet principles, infrastructure, big data, surveillance, and virtual reality, and their intersection with creative expression.  Afternoon workshops will be held at the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), where participants will be provided with raw material from anonymous data on Internet usage for use in artistic collaborations. The data was collected by Guerrilla Hotspot, a project implemented in Miami this summer.

The event concludes on Sunday September 10th with an exciting evening of live performances and music featuring a guest DJ, video mappings, video projections of real-time data streaming, and the opening reception for the interactive exhibition, “Media Under Dystopia. The show will include artworks produced during the workshops, and will be open to the public through Monday, October 2 2017 at BAC’s Audrey Love Gallery.

Panel participants include artist Vuk Ćosić and Professor Vladan Joler. Mr. Ćosić is a pioneer of Internet art who has led advanced discussions on digital media art. He is the co-founder of Nettime, Syndicate, 7-11, and the Ljubliana Digital Media Lab.

Professor Joler is the Share Foundation Director and Chair of the New Media Department at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.  Professor Jolar also leads SHARE Lab, a research group dedicated to the investigation and exploration of the interplay between technology and society.

“The BAC artist community and Board of Directors are honored to host internationally-recognized new media artists and creative technology thought leaders,” Bibi Baloyra, Executive Director at BAC, said.  “We are also thrilled to celebrate one of our own, local artist Rodolfo Peraza.”

 “The workshops are an important addition to BAC’s broad range of program offerings to continue the development of local artistic talent,” Baloyra added.

 Attendance is limited to the workshops, allowing for an immersive, hands-on experience.  Interested participants can register for the panel discussions and workshops at  https://arthackdata.net

 “This is only the first edition of the project,” Rodolfo Peraza, Director and Founder of the project said. “As Internet issues are a global phenomenon, we envision Art+Hack+Data happening every year in different parts of the world. Our goal is to help solidify the local scene for creators, to connect with each other, and together establish values and standards that help prevent oppression, censorship, and surveillance of future generations.”

 Peraza, a new media art pioneer from Cuba, is now based in Miami, Florida. His multimedia work has been widely shown and collected internationally. He is currently part of the exhibition, Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes at PAMM, and SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles.

 Art+Hack+Data is a collaboration between the MUD Foundation and the Bakehouse Art Complex. Generous support is provided by The Knight Foundation, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and Print Big. Additional partners are The Share Foundation, eyesontherise.org, and VirtualEYES.

 -Submitted by The Bakehouse Art Complex

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