The i's of March: Party @ MOCA Tonight!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 03/15/2006 - 12:54.
03/15/2006 - 19:00
03/15/2006 - 22:00

Wednesday, March 15 / 7pm
The i's of March: CyberLounge and ArtCast Launch Party
FREE and open to the public
FREE parking for MOCA members

Join us as we celebrate the launch of our new CyberLounge, an interactive web-based extension to the exhibition, All Digital, now on view at MOCA through May 7, 2006. Designed as an on-site resource for museum visitors interested in broadening their understanding of digital art, the CyberLounge features downloadable interviews (ArtCasts) of the eight international artists featured in All Digital, links to other digital art exhibitions and websites, as well as related information on new media.

At 6:30pm, preceding the party, Senior Curator Margo A. Crutchfield and Emily Hall Tremaine Curatorial Fellow, Megan Lykins will share their vision of the new CyberLounge and ArtCast initiatives, discussing trends in the use of new technologies for education and interpretation at museums around the country.

At 7pm, the party gets underway with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks from our donations bar and "All Digital" performances by DJs and electronic musicians: Mike Filly, Mark Strauss and Karu. In addition, we will be giving away a 30-gig iPod®, Apple gift certificates, passes to the screening of Teknolust at the 30th International Cleveland Film Festival, MOCA Merchandise and iPod® accessories for men and women courtesy of There-She-Goes.


MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland)
Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Take a Second Look at "All Digital"

The Cyberlounge party last night was a fun mid-week escape that made me wish it was already the weekend.  Although I came to check out the new online resources -- particularly the Artcasts -- and enter in drawing for the ipod, I ended up spending most of my time taking a second look at the exhibition. The lobby was loud crowded, like a hip night club, but the galleries were almost empty. I spent a long time playing with the typewriter -- the strange little insects that appear magically on the paper still mesmerize me. I watched Paul Chan's film in its entirety (17 min.). It was too crowded at the opening to get a seat on one of the benches. I also have become more attached to Jon Pylpchuk's aesthetic seeing his work the second time. Pylypchuk's installation, "you asked me to come see your routine, you call this a fucking routine?" is part of the Curve exhibition series. I took the time to read the binder about him, too. He sounds like an artist I would like to meet.

I did spend about 15 minutes on the computer that was set up for visitors to experience Cyberlounge; I soon realized I will need more time to check out the long list of websites, so I focused on the Artcasts of the artists who are in "All Digital". Cyberlounge seems like a great idea. I would like to talk to the curators to find out more about their goals for the project.