Reception and Performance by Kyle Evans and James Connolly
Please Join us for the reception of Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics. Part of CAA Evening at Columbia, the reception will feature a live performance with Kyle Evans and James Connolly, the creators of Cracked Ray Tube, a site-specific video installation.
Discarded focuses on the abundance of everyday electronics and constant upgrades of technology, while examining what happens to the previous versions when deemed no longer useful. This multimedia exhibition uses performances, interactive arts, mixed media, time-based works, and installations to display the excess of outdated electronic devices. Artists examine issues ranging from planned obsolescence of technology, the proliferation of unwanted electronics being re-appropriated as art materials, and the feeling of nostalgia for the "rejected" vintage items. Through this work, the exhibition uncovers narratives for the discarded items that often find a new life after being left behind.
From 5:30-8:30, Kyle Evans and James Connolly will perform with their installation Cracked Ray Tube. Evans and Connolly make up the collective also titled Cracked Ray Tube described as a collaborative realtime project that breaks and disrupts the interfaces of analog televisions and computer monitors to produce flashing, screeching, wobbulating, self-generated electronic noise and video.
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