Media Artists
for 50 Years


7a*md8 Live-Stream Performances

Featuring works by Ali Asgar, Camila Salcedo, Elyse & Emilio Portal, Freya Björg Olafson, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Jef Carnay, Liz Solo, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Maggie Flynn, Maryse Arseneault, Romi Kim, Russell Louder, Selma Selman

14 – 16 December, 2017
Live Event and Reception: December 14, 6-9pm

We are excited to present the third and last stage of our off-year project, 7a*md8 Live-Stream. Artists in 7a*md8 Live-Stream examine contemporary developments in the relationship between body, lens-based practices and the politics of access. This includes an interest in exploring notions of being simultaneously near and far across a range of social relations, thinking about access and location not only as a barrier, but indeed as a political choice. For artists working in performance, video-broadcasting platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram Live provide an instant and accessible medium for documentation and dissemination. This allows, among other possibilities, for ongoing, cumulative performance practices that can record everyday situations at home and work spaces that have not always been accessible to a general public.

Concurrently in the TSV vitrine, vlog style interviews with the artists of 7a*md8 On-Line highlights contemporary artists’ use of interactive online platforms to develop performance works that find new ways of connecting with audiences.

Curated by Golboo Amani and Francisco-Fernando Granados
Assistant Curator: Shalon Webber-Heffernan