Provocative Objects: the extradition opened on November 12, 2010 at The Doran Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This cyberSurreal, interdisciplinary and immersive exhibit-event & experience brought together a vast + eclectic group of international artists, designers, musicians and performers to create a unique evening full of deep meaningful conversation and gallerygoing fun.
Friends, family, co-workers, colleagues and other victims came out to this world-class and free night.
In early 2010 the first official cyberSurreal exhibit American Cheese: an introspection provided a sneak peek into the interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, curatorial vision espoused and demanded by The Bureau of cyberSurreal Investigation. Shortly following this now legendary prequel to Provocative Objects, David Tamés and lou suSi sat down to plan an exhibit-event that unfortunately perished by the roadside: Tweet No More. The original concept for TNM riffed off of the critically acclaimed, immersive ART production Sleep No More but used a slightly more comedic input from the Hitchcock-Shakespeare metaFilters applied to plot, character and narrative. Shortly along the initial brainstormings, our co-curatorial consciences felt a strong instinct to push beyond parody and move onto an entirely new exhibit concept. 7 meetings later and our idea evolution brings us to where we are today: Provocative Objects: the extradition.
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist’s impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.
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SIM is an incubator. It is a place that generates the kinds of ideas with the potential to grow into entirely new art forms. The artists in The Studio for Interrelated Media [ SIM ] combine the study of many media by pursuing the representation of their ideas with the most appropriate media for each idea. This process often results in the extending, reshaping, and breaking of boundaries. SIM is project- and concept-centered and depends on the exchange of experience, knowledge and curiosities of a diverse community of students and faculty.
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The Dynamic Media Institute offers a creative and intellectually stimulating environment wherein graduate students focus on the role and possible new uses of dynamic media in communication design. Each student’s unique vision and passion for design develops into an original body of ideas and fresh practice.
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