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.
Ryan Trecartin is a pioneering artist whose feature-length video works update moving image practice for the Internet age. His fast-growing body of work explores the impulses and attitudes of a generation whose self-perceptions and relationships are deeply tied to media. Trecartin’s first major solo exhibition, entitled Any Ever, is currently at the Power Plant in Toronto, and will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles this summer before moving to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in October and MoCA, North Miami in 2011. His work has been included in The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (2009) and the Whitney Biennial (2006), and he has had solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Born in 1986, David left high school to run technology at UrbanBaby.com, until CNET Networks acquired it in 2005. He spent two years at the helm of his development firm, Davidville, before his team launched the publishing platform Tumblr.com. After gaining an instant cult following among artists and new-media influencers, Tumblr took on funding in October 2007 from a number of investors including Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.