For this year’s edition of MediaLive, an annual project dedicated to technology, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art decided to explore the multiple meanings of corruption; to that end, visual, video and digital artists, electronic musicians and social-justice-oriented collectives will present work based on what the loaded word means to them. "Some artists are interested in the actual corruption of data to create the aesthetic of their artwork, but there's also conversation happening about corruption when it comes to security, surveillance and politics,” says BMoCA festival director Nicole Dial-Kay.
Events will include — but aren't limited to — Shia LaBeouf’s interactive performance group, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner; sets from DIY minimalist musician Thug Entrancer and sound artist JP Merz; and a conversation with Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington and Maddy Varner of cyber-feminist collective Deep Lab. For the first time, the festival has been expanded to a full week, partnering with Boulder StartUp Week to offer hackathons, workshops and activities centered on the intersection of art and technology.
MediaLive: Corruption plugs in May 16 at BMoCA, 1750 13th Street in Boulder, and runs through May 22 at various locations across the city. Every event is free; there is an optional $250 all-access VIP pass good for open-bar and artist meet-up opportunities throughout the gathering. For more information, a full schedule of events and information on participating artists, call 303-443-2122 or visit bmoca.org.
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