MediaLive, (May 2016)

Corruption centered degradation, adulteration, and deception as well as their political, computational, bodily, and even curatorial stakes. Exploring the systemic and the localized, invited artists highlighted corruption as a social and material process that manipulates, obfuscates, and calls attention to data. 

Corruption was the 2016 edition of MediaLive, an annual international festival of media arts and culture at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), which I curated from 2016-2021. The festival, which includes an exhibition, performances, screenings, workshops, panel discussions, and other events, takes place at BMoCA as well as in multiple venues throughout the city of Boulder. It draws an average of over 2,000 visitors annually and, during my tenure, garnered hundreds of individual mentions in intenrational, national, and local publications, including: The Guardian, Vanity Fair, NY Magazine, Colorado Public Radio, ARTNET, USA Today, New York Daily News, NME Magazine, VICE Media, CBS News, The Today Show, GQ Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

Artists & Researchers: Morehshin Allahyari, Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture), Derek Curry & Jennifer Gradecki, Melanie Clemmons, Michelle Ellsworth, Flinching Eye Collective, Zak Loyd, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, LA Cryptoparty, Maotik, Rosa Menkman, JP Merz, Tim Schwartz, Maddy Varner

Commissioned Works:
Jace Clayton, Corruption (2016)
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, #TAKEMEANYWHERE (2016)