Techspressionist Salon 50 - Fabrication

Output & Fabrication:

Screen Creation to Viewer Experience

Moderator: Cynthia Beth Rubin

The digital environment is its own world – and as artists many of us immerse ourselves in that world while creating imagery, without giving much thought to how we will share our work with the viewing public.

When we are ready to exhibit the work, what formats work best?  Do different viewing venues require different output?

Artists are invited to present different examples of print and fabrication in presentations of not more than 5 minutes.  Successful and unsuccessful experiences welcome.

If you would like to present, please arrive at 5:15.

What is a Techspressionist Salon?

Techspressionist Salons were conceived as a modern counterpart to the Surrealist salons of the 1920’s, in which artists could meet informally to socialize and discuss ideas.   Techspressionist Salons are a time and place in cyberspace where artists gather every other week to hang out, share their work and discuss matters relating to art, philosophy, and technology. These meetups are self-supporting and are organized by the Techspressionist artist community.

The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin GoldbergPatrick LichtySteve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison.  During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”

Artist Davonte Bradley (aka DAVO) proposed the idea of recording our Salons, which we implemented starting with Salon #8.  Davo also has served as the moderator of the majority of our Salons thus far.  Salons are generally attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Artists Index but are also open to the public via this event registration link.  Generally, each meetup opens with short artist presentations, followed by Q&A, and then open discussion; however, the format varies depending on the topic and circumstance.  Salons are recorded for posterity and published to our YouTube Channel.  An archive of past Techspressionist Salons also resides below.

If you are an artist and are interested in presenting your work at an upcoming Salon, please submit a presentation request.

Salon Guidelines

RECORDED FOR POSTERITY  – The recording of each session will begin at 5:30 PM and close at 7 PM.  We understand if anyone needs to leave during the meeting for other commitments, and we respect your time and appreciate your participation.

OPEN DISCUSSION – After the presentations, Salon attendees are welcome to participate in an open discussion to discuss topics of interest, and to give brief (5 minute) presentations of current work, tech demos, or basically whatever they want as time (and the moderator) allows.

“ADVISORY BOARD” AFTERPARTY – Artists are also welcome to hang out and chat after recording ends at 7PM if they wish. Do you want to be on the Techspressionism “Advisory Board”?  THIS IS IT!  Any community-building discussion, including exhibition planning, node development, etc can happen at the Salon Afterparty.   People can stay on and hang as long as they want, as long as someone agrees to keep the Zoom open as co-host.

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