Rhizome is pleased to announce Seven on Seven a new major initiative that reflects our mission to connect art and new technology. Seven on Seven will pair seven artists with seven technologists in teams of two, and challenge them to develop something new --be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine-- over the course of a single day. The seven teams will present their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum on April 17th. Recalling the groundbreaking 1966 event 9 Evenings, in which dancers, visual artists and musicians were paired with engineers and scientists, Seven on Seven is aimed at enriching all involved, and putting forth important, new projects that tie to Rhizome’s mission of openness and innovation in art. Documentation of the event will be made available online following the event.
Seven on Seven Participants include, on the technology side, Ayah Bdeir, Jeff Hammerbacher, David Karp, Andrew Kortina, Hilary Mason, Matt Mullenweg, and Josh Schachter, and on the art side, Tauba Auerbach, Cao Fei, Aaron Koblin, Monica Narula, Marc Andre Robinson, Evan Roth and Ryan Trecartin.
Seven on Seven is a new program set to recur annually, and raise support for Rhizome. In its first year, Seven on Seven is made possible through the generous support and collaboration of Wieden + Kennedy / PIE. Additional lead support was provided by Betaworks and Mozilla. We would also like to thank our media partner, Mashable, and Kickstarter for donating space for the teams to work Thanks to FUTURE FRIENDS for Seven on Seven's logo design..