PHATT-B, a One-Day Digital Art Festival to Launch September 21

by Paddy Johnson on September 12, 2013 Sponsor

Still from a work by Jeremy Bailey, who will exhibit at the festival

Art F City is pleased to announce that we are the exclusive media partner for the inaugural Pratt PHATT-B digital conference. The one-day festival includes keynote address by Eva and Franco Mattes, panel discussions, workshops, and an exhibition. It is free and open to the public.

We are particularly excited about the panel discussions, which include Tennyson on the Tweetdeck: The Future of Authorship in the Metaverse, a conversation on new creative forms moderated by Twitter superhero Carla Gannis, with panelists Alexandra Chasin (Author, Professor of Literary Studies at The New School), Jonathan Minard (Documentarian & Creative Intermediary, Eyebeam fellow), Stephanie Rothenberg (Artist, Professor of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo), Elisa Kreisinger (Video Artist: Pop Culture Pirate).

Also appealing is “Be We Political? Digital Art Responding to Contemporary Politics”, with super blogger and artist Nicholas O’Brien (and Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute) with panelists Karen Archey (Art Critic, former AFC-er and Curator), Lance Wakeling (Artist), Andrew Norm Wilson (Artist). In the midst of the NSA leaks and the Bradley Manning sentencing, political art couldn’t be more important.

This conference needs to be attended. RSVP on Facebook. Read the full press release, below:

WHAT: The festival, “PHATT-B (Pratt Hosts Art & Technology Terminal) – A Celebration of Digital Arts in Brooklyn,” will include a series of panel discussions with artists, curators, and writers working in new media and digital arts; workshops on art and technology; and an exhibition of work from eight Brooklyn digital art galleries. All programming is underscored with the idea that technology is used as a fine arts medium for personal expression.

WHO: Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG), two pioneers in the movement, will deliver a keynote address on their unpredictable and controversial digital art works. Participating galleries include 247365, Cartune Xprez, Devotion Gallery, Interstate Projects, Present Company, Momenta Art, Transfer Gallery, and Nurture Art.  Panels and workshops will be lead by Pratt faculty including Lara Kohl, Meredith Drum, Nicholas O’Brien, Carla Gannis, Bryan Zanisnik, Katie Torn, Peter Patchen and Liubo Borrisov.

You can view the full list of panel discussions and workshops here and here.

Be sure to RSVP via their Facebook page.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 10AM-6PM
Keynote by Eva and Franco Mattes from 5-6PM
Gallery Reception from 6-8PM

WHERE: Pratt Institute’s Myrtle Hall
215 Willoughby Avenue, back lot
Brooklyn, NY 11205



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