Artfutura 2010

Thursday, 4 November
20:00 - 22:00
MALBA Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Buenos Aires

"We Live in Public - Opening"

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Ciudad de Buenos Aires

ArtFutura's 2010 edition presents the documentary "We Live In Public", an extraordinary film about how society is turning into a "human chicken factory".  The film follows the exploits of Josh Harris, a New York City  Internet millionaire, who spent his entire fortune experimenting with the effects of technology on the human condition.

In one experiment (called "Quiet") Mr. Harris works with New York City's finer artists to build a "cyber bunker" where residents live in a fully wired "capsule hotel" (artist - Jeff Gompertz) for the last 30 days of the millennium.  This installation features an interrogation room (artist - Ashkan Sahihi), machine gun range (artist - Alfredo Martinez), a neo fascist temple (artist - Alex Arcadia), a post modern mess hall (artists - Gabrielle Latessa, V. Owen Bush), a toxic waste dump (artists - itis  and erin), a surveillance system (artist Niels Bondes), a torture chamber (artist xxx), etc.

In his "We Live In Public" experiment Mr. Harris wires his multi-million dollar downtown New York City loft with 32 cameras and 72 microphones for 100 days.  At first all goes well as people from around the world watched and participated in the lives of Mr. Harris and his girlfriend Tanya Corrin but then the effects of total loss of privacy (including a camera and infrared lights drilled into the toilet) causes Mr. Harris to lose his mind -- in public.

"We Live In Public" (directed by Ondi Timoner) won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and is now part of the permanent collection of New York City's Museum of Modern Art.

ArtFutura 2010 Buenos Aires features Josh Harris and artists Jeff Gompertz and Ignacio Platas who will participate  in a special panel  moderated by Vicente Matallana.

More information at:
"Pseudo was a fake company" by Xani Jardin

"Web Privacy: In Praise of Oversharing" by Steven Johnson

New York Magazine: "Suddenly Pseudo"

TechCrunch Wired City: "Josh Harris’ Plan To Make Us All Live In Public"

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