What is Location One?
A CATALYST for CONTENT and CONVERGENCE
MISSION AND PROGRAMS
Location One is a not-for-profit art center devoted to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange. We invite artists from different countries, working in a variety of mediums, to experiment with new means of expression/technology and engage with new audiences through exhibitions and public programs.
Our core programs include:
Each year five major exhibitions are presented in the main gallery by mid-career or well-established artists who, with the assistance of Location One staff, are attempting to expand their artistic vision by experimenting with new ideas or means of production and sometimes through novel collaborations with other artists. Throughout the year numerous smaller exhibitions from younger emerging artists are shown in our project gallery.
This program offers three levels of participation to artists:
Each year one artist at the top of their career is invited to spend time in our studios and with the other artists-in-residence. Location One staff works with them to define a project that they might not consider within the normal confines of their practice.
The International Committee has been formed to support an exclusive invitation-only artist fellowship program. The committee selects outstanding mid-career or established artists who might benefit from a fellowship in New York and the chance to experiment and create work they might never make if working commercially or within the bounds of their daily lives.
International Residency Program
This is our core program for emerging artists, who spend from 5-10 months in residence at our studios. The artist-in-residency program seeks artists who wish to experiment with new forms of artistic expression, including those involving new technologies, to create new work reflecting their experiences at Location One. The curators and staff who help select our artists remain involved to help develop exhibitions of their work.
PERFORMANCE AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
Location One’s performance program features complex multi-disciplinary productions, often based on ideas that emerge during residencies and are commissioned for further development and presentation. Our affiliate, Roulette, programs a year-round new music series presented at our Performance Space.
Throughout the year we organize readings, panels, lectures and workshops by artists, critics, technology experts and thinkers from different fields that are linked to our core philosophies. In addition, we sponsor dorkbot, a global group where artists, designers, and scientists hold a monthly meeting at Location One in which participants present new electronic media work for peer review.