MediaLive 2016: May 16–22
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
Taking Corruption, as its theme, from the sociopolitical to the manipulation of data, the 2016 edition of the MediaLive exhibition and festival featured installations, performances, panel discussions, and a walking tour. In addition, I commissioned and curated the month-long performance piece #TAKEMEANYWHERE by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, in which the artists embarked on an internet-enabled road trip by posting their GPS coordinates daily and waiting for a member of the public to pick them up. For the duration of the work, their movements could be tracked in real time (commissioned in collaboration with The Finnish Institute in London).