Avatar artist and curator
~this is the rhythm of the night~
Join me on hic et nunc! I've opened up a series of small editions from my archive.
LaTurbo Avedon: Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror
March 3, 2021–
For Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror, LaTurbo Avedon created fourteen videos depicting digital flythroughs of a 3D apartment within the frame of a virtual mirror that is overlaid on whitney.org. Seven scenes for sunrise and sunset, respectively, are shuffled for playback each day of the week, offering glimpses into the apartment inhabited by Avedon's virtual selves.
Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror communicates peculiarities of virtual reflection, rendering scenes that exist at the threshold of virtual worlds and the environments in which our computers reside. The mirror functions as both a surface for reflection and a window into a different world, showing nature flourishing across living rooms as well as green screens and stage lights consuming the home studio. As online communication has become a dominant mode of connection during the time of global lockdowns, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror highlights the blurring of our virtual and physical existence and the pauses, repetitions, and transformations occurring in a state of shelter and isolation.
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.
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
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.
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.
Leo Shaw, Willa Köerner, Lai Yi Ohlsen
Ann Haeyoung, Francis Tseng, Lauren Huret, LaTurbo Avedon, Janus Rose, Eva Papamargariti, Dan Taeyoung, Sarah Viviana Valdez
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.
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
[in no order]
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Claire L Evans
Real Life Mag
Nichons—Nous dans l’Internet
Living Room Light Exchange
Somerset House Studios
Internet Age Media Weekend