Techspressionist Salon 45

“SHOW AND TELL” FORMAT – Attending artists are welcome to present their work via screen-share on the topic of “…and Beyond” (interpret as you wish).  If you are interested in presenting, please arrive at 5:15 EDT.

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.    Our Salons, moderated by artist Davonte Bradley, are a place in cyberspace where Techspressionist artists gather every other week to hang out, share their work and discuss matters relating to art 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.”

Our Salons are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Artists Index and are also open to the public via this event registration link.  Each meetup opens with short (20 minute) artist presentations, followed by Q&A, and then open discussion.  Salons are recorded for posterity and published to our YouTube Channel.  An archive of past Techspressionist Salons 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.