The damage following the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon is sorrowfully felt throughout the world. We…
a project by Atif Ateeq and Roopa Vasudevan
Opening Reception Friday May 15th, 7 – 10pm
On view May 15th-19th
Open hours Saturday and Sunday 1-8pm and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
HANDS UP is an interactive installation that explores law enforcement’s relationship with people of color. The installation will simulate the experience of being confronted by the police in the manner that resulted in the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, MO. The piece directly places visitors in the chaotic and overwhelming moments that have since led to an ongoing debate about the state of race relations in America.
Roopa Vasudevan is an artist, creative coder, and researcher currently based in New York. She is interested in utilizing technology in order to explore and expose subconscious patterns in our culture and behavior. Her work has been exhibited at venues around the United States, and has been featured in Slate, the Huffington Post, the New Yorker blog, Jezebel, GOOD Lifestyle, Complex, and on French and German television. Roopa holds a BA in film studies from Columbia University, and an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where she also served as a post-graduate research fellow during 2013-2014. She is a past (and upcoming) Flux resident, and adjunct faculty at ITP and at Fordham University.
Atif Ateeq is a visual artist and interactive designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Atif’s work has been exploring ideas of race and cultural identity for over a decade and hopes that his contribution will impact the conversation in a positive and insightful way. Armed with a background in Photography/ Film and an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program Atif continues to meld mediums and create experiences that unfold in a simple yet unique manner.
RSVP on Facebook here.
Daily News and Pix11.com: “NYPD Union Slams ‘Hands Up’ Art Installation in Queens”
Hyperallergic: “Crimes of the Art”
Reuters, Channel News Asia and AOL.com: “New York Exhibit Taps Into Dialogue on Race and Policing”
[vimeo width=”550″ height=”400″]https://vimeo.com/134118748[/vimeo]