Image via: Jeremy Zawodny
Artists Charles Broskoski and Cory Arcangel will be attending this year’s super exclusive Foo Camp, a weekend gathering of emerging technology’s elite. Though there aren’t too many gallerists familiar with the insider event, whether or not they know it, this is good news for the art world. It introduces artists working with the medium to innovative tech professionals, and potentially gives them a chance to collaborate with people they might not meet through regular gallery circuits.
In related news, the Foo Camp site could be made a little more navigable. I assume there are more than two artists attending this event, but I got tired of going through the 18 pages of attendees. The site uses tags, a reasonable but imperfect method of sorting since it requires participants to actually use them. The art tag, for example brings back Cory Arcangel’s name but not Charles Broskoski. Handily, however, users can also search by Star Wars character, since every attendee is required to chose the one that best suits them. I suppose this function will delight the three people who still maintain an interest in a movie that so permeates popular culture its nostalgia has been lost.
Note: Participant Johannes Grenzfurthner probably deserves to be noted in this post since he also identifies as an artist but I haven’t seen enough of his work to know what that means yet.