ART + DIGITAL CULTURE + PERFORMANCE
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) presents the 6th annual MediaLive, a new media festival bringing together art, technology, and digital culture. MediaLive consists of a week of live performances, media installations, workshops, and events by contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in new media. MediaLive also serves as the Arts Track for Boulder Startup Week, an event that brings together technologists from across the US.
In addition to programming every evening throughout the week, the festival’s installations will be available for exploration at the museum daily from 11am-5pm. All events are free and open to the public.
This year, the festival will center on the theme Interdependence, exposing and embracing our reciprocal relationships with the environment, nonhuman organisms, and each other, while investigating technology’s role in these reliances. Join us for MediaLive 2018 to consider the messy networks we all inhabit, both natural and computational.
Some of the works featured in this year’s festival include:
• NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, an award-winning virtual reality experience by Hyphen-Labs, an international collective of women of color, inspired by the lack of multidimensional representations of Black women in technology.
• Internet Aerobics, a performance-meets-all-levels aerobics class by San Francisco-based artist Liat Berdugo, where audience members will use blue ethernet cables as props and learn physical gestures related to internet infrastructure.
• Kitty AI, an installation by Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas that speculates about the first AI (Artificial Intelligence) political leader who takes the form of an adorable virtual cat.
• An immersive sensory performance by the band Sound of Ceres, originally from Fort Collins, CO and now based in New York City, who will be playing alongside members of the Boulder Symphony.
Please look through past MediaLive events below: