Seven on Seven pairs seven leading artists with seven game-changing technologists in teams of two, and challenges them to develop something new --be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine-- over the course of a single day.
Tauba Auerbach is an artist working in New York and San Francisco. Her latest projects center around fractional dimensionality and the simultaneous occupation of apparently conflicting states. Collapsing the structure of opposites has long been a subject of her work, through several text-based series, videos, abstract paintings and photography. Her work is inspired by a recreational interest in math, physics and logic. Auerbach’s work has recently been exhibited at SFMoMA, the New Museum, Deitch Projects, and the 2010 Whitney Biennial.
Ayah Bdeir is an artist, engineer and interaction designer. She graduated from the MIT Media Lab with a Masters of Media Arts and Sciences after studying Computer & Communication Engineering and Sociology in the American University of Beirut. Her work spans a range of mediums including interactive installations, electronic fashion, gadgets and active furniture. With an upbringing between Lebanon, Canada and the United States, Ayah’s work uses technology to look at cross cultural dialogue and media representation of the Middle East and its identities. Ayah is now a senior artist fellow at Eyebeam, a gallery for art and technology in Chelsea, New York.