“Release early, often and with rap music. This is Notorious R&D.” – F.A.T. Lab
Celebrating nearly eight years of pop culture and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From May 21-31, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Curated by Lindsay Howard, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.
F.A.T. GOLD: San Francisco brings together an international group of thirty collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers. Many of the members will be in San Francisco during the week of May 18, participating in panels, collaborative projects, and leading workshops.
The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.
The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. F.A.T. Lab’s greater network of artists, engineers, scientists, and musicians are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship, and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies, and patents. F.A.T. Lab was co-founded in 2007 by Evan Roth and James Powderly.
F.A.T. Lab members have included
Mike Baca, Aram Bartholl, Allison Burtch, Magnus Eriksson, Michael Frumin, Geraldine Juárez, KATSU, Tobias Leingruber, Greg Leuch, Golan Levin, Zach Lieberman, LM4K, Kyle McDonald, Dan Moore, Jonah Peretti, Christopher “moot” Poole, James Powderly, David Renault, Evan Roth, Borna Sammak, Randy Sarafan, Becky Stern, Chris Sugrue, Mathieu Tremblin, Maddy Varner, Addie Wagenknecht, Theo Watson, Jamie Wilkinson, Bennett Williamson, and Hennessy Youngman.
Support for curatorial research provided by Eyebeam.
Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts .
Production support & fundraising by Gray Area.