Techspressionist Salon 84 – Independence – July 4, 2024

Moderator: Roz Dimon // Shelter Island NY USA

00:09:29   Cynthia Beth Rubin // New Haven CT

00:17:55 Renata Janiszewska // Lion’s Head Canada

00:27:15 – Lee Schnaiberg // Montreal CA

00:36:18 Colin Goldberg // North Bennington VT USA

00:53:07  Roz Dimon // Shelter Island NY USA

00:57:29  Susan DeTroy // Eugene OR USA


Techspressionist Salons are a time and place in cyberspace where artists gather once a month to hang out, share their work and discuss matters relating to art, philosophy, and technology.

These meetups 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. Techspressionism is a 100% volunteer-based international artist community.

The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as art historian Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the former home and studio of painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. During this first Salon 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 the Salons and publishing them on the Techspressionism YouTube Channel, which was implemented starting with Salon #8.

Salons are moderated by a rotating panel of artist volunteers. After the recording ends, artists are welcome to hang out for the afterparty (aka advisory board meeting), in which the topic for the next Salon is decided upon, and other community-related ideas are discussed.