What if a low-budget version of the imagined future came back to analyze the present? Who would it send? It would send The Factronauts.
The Factronauts are intrepid explorers sent by their parent agency, Nor-cal Artists Seeking America (NASA) into the unknown and unfamiliar world of the contemporary United States. Their mission is to collect, analyze and interpret the facts they encounter while maintaining their good humor and belief in the effectiveness of their process. A nation they no longer recognize as a familiar and safe landscape becomes other-worldly, a surreal and at times hostile place that is fractured by social, economic and politic divisions. They have become foreigners in their own backyards.
The Factronauts comprise a series of performances, docu-fiction hybrid videos that function simultaneously as documentation of the performances and part of the piece, photos and other ephemera. Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari most frequently wear the customized explorer suits while Vita and Bryan Hewitt work primarily on the media and documentation aspects. Special measuring devices created for the CODAME performance by James Brunner.
Meet The Future. Two Feet In The Now. Eyes On The Horizon.
Join CODAME at “Intersections” as part of Leonardo/ISAST 50th year celebration of visionary collaboration between art and science.
Projection, installation, and performance art will enliven the beautiful Fort Mason campus at San Francisco Art Institute together with bold, curious, and talented crew of artists, scientists, and technologists for an unforgettable cross-disciplinary evening. At the San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason, San Francisco, Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, from 6pm to 10pm.
In “Intersections,” CODAME showcases work that defies boundaries: Where art meets technology, experiment and play collide, and new media wander curiously in the footsteps of old. Featuring gallery installations, screenings, and performances, “Intersections” explores the surprising, inspiring, and challenging crossings of art, science, and technology.
What is the purpose of creative vision in a world dominated by science and technology? Though commonly thought to inhabit distinct worlds, the “two cultures” of art and science have long collaborated for common purpose. The middle of the twentieth century saw many surprising partnerships bloom across the realms of art, science and technology. In the decades hence, these boundary-defying explorations have contoured many creative landscapes. Contemporary work in new media art finds its roots in these early collaborations.
For tickets and more info please visit: http://codame.com/events/intersections