Archive for the ‘show’ Category

Halle 14 Exhibit Featuring Artbots

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Exhibit “An Das Gerät!” opened on May 1st at Halle 14 in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig is a nice city south of Berlin. There you will find the The Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, a group of galleries constructed from a renovated cotton spinning mill. Halle 14 was among the biggest mills housing over 76,000 spindles and now it houses some of the worlds most innovative art.

May 1st was the time when all the galleries in the spinner unveiled their spring exhibits, with thousands of visitors scrutinizing the work in display. Halle 14 exhibited an international group show titled “An Das Gerät!” which translates in english to “To The Tool” which was an exhibit focusing on the new tools being used by artists around the world.

The spinning mill area is an amazing sight, the integration of modern culture with a nostalgic feel from the past that is being preserved in the architecture of the cotton spinning mill. In the distance I could read the words “An Das Gerät!” which made it clear where the group exhibit was being held.

The first thing you see when you step in the door is a spectacular library that is the home for over 30,000 art books acquired from various galleries, funds, libraries and artists looking to show their work. The Books are available for the public during regular gallery hours.

The exhibition area is a massive space in the ranks of MASSMoCA and attracted talent in the past such as The Yes Men, The Surveillance Camera Players and NYC artist Michael Rakowitz to name a few. Now is attracting artists like Stelarc, Halldor Úlfarsson, Morten Viskum and Oscar G. Torres (me).

There are two giant pis by artist Stelarc a giant gun by Barking Dogs United and a pin hole camera installation by Liisa Lounila among the twenty five artists being featured in the exhibit.

Its great to exhibit with people this talented, specially when you get to meet a few of them and share ideas and theories behind their art and art in general. I definitely got a lot out of the show. These videos give you a glimpse at the exhibit.

More, An Das Gerät! from Oscar G. Torres on Vimeo.

ITP’s Spring Show 2010!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

ITP Spring Show 2010
Sunday, May 9 from 2 to 6 PM
Monday, May 10 from 5 to 9 PM

Interactive Telecommunications Program
Kanbar Institute of Film and Television
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
721 Broadway, 4th Floor, South Elevators
New York NY 10003

Take the left elevators to the 4th Floor
This event is free and open to the public
No need to RSVP

For questions: 212-998-1880

Exhibit at HALLE 14, An Das Gerät!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

If you are in Leipzig, Germany between May 1st to July 25, 2010 then you should check out this group show (Where I’ll be showing some work) at Halle 14 in Leipzig.

The Exhibit opens on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 @ 11:00 am.

I will have four little artbots on display along side of other amazing work by international artists such as:


ITP Spring Show 2010!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

ITP Spring Show 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2-5pm & Monday, May 10, 5-9 pm
ITP @ 721 Broadway, 4th Floor
Additional Spring Events:
ITP Thesis Week, Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7

NYU ITP Spring Show 2010 from Winslow Porter on Vimeo.

Jackoon at NYC Resistor Show

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

NYC Resistor is hosting “Art, Design, and the Arduino: a lineage” Curated by Alicia Gibb

March 27th, 2010 8-12pm

At NYC Resistor
87 3rd Avenue,
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

$10 Admission

In addition to artworks using the Arduino, the first prototype of the original Arduino from the collection of Massimo Banzi will be shown.

Works include a lineage of variations, modifications and relations to the Arduino microcontroller:
Hc Gilje
Aaron Koblin
Laura Greig
Hernando Barragán
Edith Kollath
Jan Borchers & René Bohne
Becky Stern
Oscar G. Torres & Jackoon
Raphael Abrams
Joe Saavedra

Curated by Alicia Gibb

RSVPs are appreciated:

More about the Artists:

Google Map of show location.

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Venue image:

Jackoon at the Gizmodo Gallery 2009:

Jackoon pair Painting at Gizmodo Gallery 2009 from Oscar G. Torres on Vimeo.

Living Objects Reception

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Jason Krugman’s Living Objects public art installation will be opening on Sunday, Dec 13th, 6pm. It is the first large public art installation in McCarren’s Park’s 100-year history. The Living Objects installation will be opening in McCarren Park at the corner of Union and Driggs in Brooklyn, NYC. A reception will follow at Light Up Brooklyn’s new location on North 11th between Bedford and Driggs.

Jackoon Cameo on abc 7 News

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Jackoon the “Jackson Pollock” painting robot, got a good 20 milliseconds of air time on abc news, lol =)

Jackoon in the New York Times Website.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

its not a big article but its the New York Times. I’m the fourth slide on the slide show next to the MIDI Tesla Coil, The electric motorcycle, One of the original Bits by IBM, MakerBot, 3D etch-a-sketch, and the automated pancake machine among a few. =)


Jackoon Paints at Gizmodo Gallery 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Jackoon and Jackoon v.2

Don’t worry you are not seeing double, Jackoon the painting robot has a new friend! Jackoon v.2 is an other hacked toy with a robotic arm made from Jackoon’s blue print. Jackoon v.2 made its debut at The Gizmodo Gallery exhibit and a fine job he did.

Art bots

The two artbots teamed up to make the paintings of a few subjects including one of the king of all robots R2D2!

R2D2 by Jackoon and Jackoon v2

The robots used this image as a reference and painted the composition with gray, orange, yellow and black.

2/3 of the way into the painting, I made an outline of where R2D2 was located on the painting. You can see the subtle contour of r2′s body on the robotic painting. I was really happy with the resulting painting.

r2d2 by Jackkon pair

Also at the gallery where my favorite, the Tesla Coil!

Gizmodo, Starwars-Imperial March by Arcattack from Oscar G. Torres on Vimeo.

Jackoon at Gizmodo Gallery Exhibit

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Jackoon-Art Robotica

Jackoon will be showing his painting skills at The Gizmodo Gallery Exhibit starting Tuesday (for Press) and Wednesday for the general public.

Gizmodo wrote an article about Art Robotica featuring Jackoon the painting robot. Jackoon is one of the first or many prototypes I made which managed to paint robot art by using a live video stram as reference or just a simple picture.

Gallery Hours and Special Events Open to the Public:

Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25
12noon – 8pm
- Main Gallery
- Opening Day features Laser Etching (I think its around $20)

Friday, September 25
- Public Party, with prizes

Saturday, September 26
11am – 8pm
- Main Gallery

Saturday, September 26
9pm – Live DJ set by Music Director Jason Bentley, KCRW, 100% independently funded radio station

Sunday, September 27
11am – 6pm
- Main Gallery

Groupe Gallery
267 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012