For the past few months I’ve been working with Michael Forrest to curate and organize the first BYOB Orlando, which came to fruition last Friday night, May 22, 2015. BYOB Orlando was a one night gallery exhibition featuring explosions of light and movement by local and world renowned digital artists, designers and filmmakers. It was a pop up projected experience that included animated GIFs, motion graphics, interactive installations, video shorts, and more.
Thank you to all of the artists who participated in the event – your work is amazing and was enjoyed by all (see the program at http://byoborlando.com/2015/) and thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the exhibition. There are some great photos of the event online at the Orlando Weekly and DjOneChain’s blog. We will be posting more photos and video soon.
“BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands.”
The event was also part of SNAP! Orlando’s month-long series of exhibitions ‘YOU ARE HERE‘, and was hosted by Art & History Museums – Maitland and sponsored by Maven Creative. Thank you to SNAP! for incorporating this event into their larger program, and to Art & History Museums – Maitland for collaborating with us, and being the host venue for this interactive installation. Special thanks to Charles N March III of Power Movement for providing 5 projectors for the evening, and to our friends who provided additional projectors and equipment: Ryan and Leah, Studio Say So, Shawn, The Holy Cross, Hampton / Treehouse, Cole NeSmith, Macbeth Photo, and Amy.
Big thanks to the Snap! Orlando volunteer team and the A&H interns and staff for their tireless assistance throughout, the always fabulous DJ Nigel John, as well as Bassam Alkhaldi for providing delicious food from the Fantastic Hummus food truck. Thanks to Lin for helping us tear down from 11pm – midnight after a very long day. And thanks to all of my friends who have been praying for me as we came down to the wire and my stress and excitement levels both skyrocketed!