LaTurbo Avedon
Avatar artist and curator

~this is the rhythm of the night~

The Virtual Factory - Your Progress Will Be Saved

The first Virtual Factory project is Your Progress Will Be Saved, an online experience created by avatar artist LaTurbo Avedon that reimagines The Factory within Fortnite Creative.

The Factory is a new world-class cultural space currently being built in the heart of Manchester, UK. Inspired by our city’s unmatched history of innovation, it will be the year-round home of Manchester International Festival – a space for the world’s greatest artists and thinkers to make, explore and experiment, and for communities and individuals from Manchester and beyond to meet, exchange ideas and learn new skills.

The Factory is designed by Rem Koolhaas’s OMA, with Ellen van Loon as Lead Architect, and backed by Manchester City Council, HM Government and Arts Council England. You can discover more about The Factory and experience a virtual tour on the MIF website.


~ s t i l l ~ h e r e ~

p e r m a n e n t ~ s u n s e t

The new outside

Curator: Constant Dullaart

Participating artists:
Raphaël Bastide, Chris Collins, Petra Cortright, Sam Lavigne & Tega Brain, Jan Robert Leegte, Zach Lieberman, Rosa Menkman, Luca Napoli, Katja Novitskova, Suzanne Treister, LaTurbo Avedon

Friday May 1st, 17.00 (CEST)
Location: http://www.upstream.gallery

 

I made an emoji! So excited to share that the Mirror Emoji has been approved for release in 2020. Read the proposal here.

Transmediale 2020 –Future Worlds of Entanglement: Eternity Be Kind + AIDOL 爱道

Who will be the stars of tomorrow’s AI-driven, algorithmic entertainment worlds? The two virtual protagonists of this double bill performance and screening night invite speculations on the future of artistic creation, networked fandom, and the entanglement of multiple realities in a world where computational technology is not only all-pervasive, but has also become second-nature. Join the final event of transmediale 2020 End to End for a participatory and cinematic highlight that will take the audience on a journey to otherworldly yet strangely familiar times and places. In Eternity be Kind, the internet avatar artist La Turbo Avedon collaborates with musician Myriam Bleau to create a unique live experience using a virtual stage partly unfolding through audience interaction over Wi-Fi networks. In the German premiere of his first feature-film, AIDOL 爱道, Lawrence Lek tells the story of DIVA, a fading pop superstar in a spectacularly 3D-rendered post-AI future, where originality is sometimes no more than an algorithmic trick and machines have the capacity to love and suffer.

Presented with SHAPE. The SHAPE platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

AFTER YOU: The Afterlife in the Age of Social Media. Lecture at the 2019 PAF Olomouc Festival of Animation and Contemporary Art

Guest speaker at the 2019 Virtual Beings Summit, Los Angeles

In addition, ID (2015) will be on view as part of the Virtual Beings exhibition, hosted by TRANSFER.

 


Eternity Be Kind - Collaboration with Myriam Bleau
Performed live at LEV Festival Madrid

NO BODY BUT ME - Guest Presentation, Avatar & Actor Conference

Is This Form Correct? 2019.

 



Listen to my visit to the Flux Podcast with Alice Lloyd George.

Fortune Teller will be featured as part of the 2019 Christie's Art + Tech Summit in New York City from June 25-28. The 2019 Art+Tech Summit: The A.I. Revolution, held in conjunction with Christie’s Education and presented by Hyundai, will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence is making its impact in the art world, as well as addressing its potential implications for the future. Convening top tech minds and innovators from Google, M.I.T. Technology Review, the New Museum and more, the Summit will offer a comprehensive programme of lectures, talks and panel discussions on a topic transforming the global landscape.

Guest Presentation: MAKING MY WAY DOWNTOWN. Software for Artists Day 5, Pioneer Works Brooklyn

Software for Artists Day (S4AD) is a conference that aims to connect communities of artists, technologists, and activists through talks demonstrating expressive and often contentious relationships with emerging technologies. S4AD is a two-day gathering featuring presentations by Eva Papamargariti, ann haeyoung, LaTurbo Avedon, Francis Tseng, Lauren Huret, Dan Taeyoung and Janus Rose — individuals responding to technological assimilation and ubiquity in ways that underscore it’s duality as a tool for repression and as a space for self-realization. The program will end with sound performances by Sarah Viviana Valdez. A public soapbox session will allow attendees to ask questions or highlight ongoing projects in order to find collaborators and build community. Collectively, we will seek to co-opt, critique, and disassemble a burgeoning digital colonialism through language, sound, and creative projects.

All presentations and activities will take place on the ground floor of Pioneer Works, which is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible. Real-time captioning in English will be available throughout the scheduled presentations, not during workshops.

WORKSHOPS

Leo Shaw, Willa Köerner, Lai Yi Ohlsen

SPEAKERS

Ann Haeyoung, Francis Tseng, Lauren Huret, LaTurbo Avedon, Janus Rose, Eva Papamargariti, Dan Taeyoung, Sarah Viviana Valdez

 

Guest Presentation: OUTSIDE. Fear and Wonder Part II - An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction at SCI Arc Los Angeles

On Friday, June 7th, the second installment of SCI-Arc’s Fear and Wonder Symposium will be held on campus in Keck Auditorium.

That our perception of the world is largely shaped through mediums of fiction is the conceit central to Fear and Wonder II: An Expedition through the Landscapes of Fiction. Organized by SCI-Arc EDGE Fiction and Entertainment Coordinator and Design Faculty Liam Young, the symposium will join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers, and storytellers for an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities, and speculative geographies.

 

Guest Presentation: From Here We Dream Sublime. MediaLive at BMoCA
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents the 7th annual MediaLive, a new media festival bringing together art, technology, and digital culture. MediaLive consists of a month-long exhibition of media installations as well as digital performances, workshops, and events by contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in media art. MediaLive also serves as the Arts Track for Boulder Startup Week, an event that brings together technologists from across the US.

 

Galleri Image presents: SCREENSHOTS: DESIRE AND AUTOMATED IMAGE

Participating artists: Anna Ridler, Kristoffer Ørum, LaTurbo Avedon, Michael Mandiberg, Petra Cortright, Rosemary Lee, Sarah Schorr, Sebastian Lütgert a.k.a. Robert Luxemburg, Winnie Soon.
Curated by: Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver

[LAYERS, COMPOSITES] Artist talk, Screenshots Symposium
Kunsthall Aahrus, 8 March 201

 

Selected Works