Spencer Brownstone Gallery is pleased to present the New York edition of BYOB, a one-night-exhibition exploring the medium of projection. 25 artists are invited to bring their own projectors to create a collaborative happening of moving light, sound and performance.
An acronym for Bring Your Own Beamer, the evening will propose a glimpse of computing 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. No longer simply part-and-parcel of everyday life, it will become a medium in which the everyday exists. Featuring a generation of artists that grew up behind the screen, BYOB will have an open and dynamic structure that not only allows for spontaneity and experimentation, but also places questions concerning the formalism and engagement of the exhibition directly in the hands in the artists. 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 individual works will often overlap and sometimes even merge, producing a total environment that is more than the sum of its parts. Ultimately, this loose, free form format will mirror the chaos of the internet. Gallery visitors will stroll in a forest of browser windows much in the same way one browses sites on the web.