LRLX founders Liat + Elia will be heading to the Common Field Convening in LA from November 2-5 to talk about art outside of institutional frameworks. We've organized a working group with our friends at Place Talks and Heavy Breathing, and are excited for the conversations that will take place. If you're heading down to LA, or already live there, please join us!
Publication 2: State Change
Book Launch Party at THE THING QUARTERLY
447 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Doors open at 6:30, programming begins at 7pm
We're thrilled to announce the launch of our second published book, STATE CHANGE: Publication Two! The book features commissions of new works from new media artists, writers, and media theorists in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, a nexus of the technology industry, and from satellite Light Exchanges in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv. This is the second series of award winning curatorial publications, gathering the work of current new media artists who question the role of technology, extraction, avatars, surveillance, and more.
We're having a proper party, with programming and more, to celebrate.
More about the book at http://www.livingroomlightexchange.com/publication
LRLX Publication 2 is in the works! All formats are welcome. The theme is STATE CHANGE. We're taking a closer look at in-betweenness, a quality we observe in both LRLX itself and in the world around us. We invite you to contribute a work that speaks to this liminality and its movements. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2017. Pitch it here, and you'll find out by Jan 25 if it's accepted. And P.S. Publication 1 is still available online!
Dorothy R. Santos wrote a new essay about the Living Room Light Exchange, which was published today on Rhizome.org. Rhizome is a NY-based online journal and commissioning organization that has been formative in the critical dialogue in the art + technology sphere, and continues to push the boundaries of the discourse. Read the essay here.
We are giddy to be one of 16 Bay Area visual arts projects to receive funds from Alternative Exposure!
This year, Southern Exposure awarded $72,000 to 16 projects, distributing much-needed monetary support at a time of increasingly precarious conditions for artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. With major funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and additional backing from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Alternative Exposure supports the independent and self-organized work of artists and small groups playing a critical role in the Bay Area arts community.
This year's grant recipients are Bay Area Youth On-Air, The Compound Studio Artist Gallery, Congratulations Pine Tree, CTRL+SHFT, I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence, Irving Street Projects, Issued ID: Minority as Brand, Krowswork, LAND AND SEA, LEGION: Presents, Liberated Lens, Living Room Light Exchange, PLACE TALKS, The Present Group, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, and Tactical Review.
The 2015 grantees were selected by an outside panel consisting of Kevin B. Chen, artist, curator, and Manager of Artist Studio and Public Programs at the de Young Museum; Megan Prelinger, co-founder of the Prelinger Library, Round 3 Alt Ex grantee, and author of the recently published Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age; and Aay Preston-Myint, a Chicago-based artist whose endeavors include Chances Dances, a queer social grantmaking project, and the publication Monsters & Dust.
The Living Room Light Exchange comes back for it's second season this September. We're thrilled to welcome Chip Lord, Ant Farm founder; Emily Martinez, who is coming to us from LA; and Oakland-based cross-disciplinary artist Allison Holt. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm!