“Fair Exchange” an exhibition at Eyebeam Bookstore featuring David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald, curated by Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi.
How much can we share? and how much can we ask from audience? David Horvitz and Kyle McDonald are contemporary artists who progressively push the boundary between participation and surveillance. The exhibition questions the systems of knowledge production and human interaction with machines in the public space.
David Horvitz creates instructions for participation that utilize the internet as a space of exchange. In November of 2011, he staged ‘life drawing’ sessions at Occupy Wall Street in collaboration with Adam Katz. A group of artists and the public made drawing of police officers on duty. The situation playfully questions the condition of police surveillance and the site specificity of Zuccotti Park. Kyle McDonald creates software for interactive experience. ‘People Staring at Computers’ sits on the border of spyware and counter-surveillance tools. The software was installed at Apple stores in NYC, takeing photograph of the shoppers gazing at the screen.
From March 29~April 14, Eyebeam Bookstore will present artist editions and publications. Opening reception with artists in March 29th 6pm. Check the project website for schedule on performance including a life drawing session with NYPD officers. The exhibition is curated as a project of New Normal Business, a curatorial initiative by Taeyoon Choi.