- This event has passed.
Digital Being: Open House at the Gowanus eWaste Warehouse
Feb 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
This Open House is free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
11am-5pm Open House: stop by any time to walk through Taezoo’s installation, and check out our ReUse Store.
1pm, 3pm, and 7pm: We will run guided tours of the warehouse – ask staff those burning questions and see how we do, what we do.
6pm-8pm Reception: Join us for a reception with light refreshments and music.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s eWaste recycling program continues to grow, and we are excited to announce our inaugural Open House for the Gowanus eWaste Warehouse Artist in Residency Program! Please feel free to join the event on Facebook.
Our first resident, Taezoo Park, is an artist and hacker of everyday electronic objects. He describes his Digital Being series as “kinetic installations of technological garbage based on the hypothetical existence of an invisible and formless creature born within the circuits of electronic waste.”
On February 20th, Taezoo will install a Digital Being in our eWaste Warehouse, built with parts rescued from unwanted electronics recycled at the warehouse.
Taezoo has created a special take-home “Digital Being Kit” – purchase one at the ReUse Store in the warehouse and build a Digital Being out of your very own discarded electronics!
Location: 469 President Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215.
We would like to thank our event sponsors, St. Killian, Lammsbrau, Sixpoint, Martins Pretzels, and Brooklyn Brine!
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is a nonprofit organization that has been running community-based composting and electronics recycling, greenspace stewardship, and environmental education programming since the late 80’s, and our warehouse in Gowanus opened up just over two years ago.
Along with electronics (computers, tvs, tablets, printers, audio/visual, cords, cables, etc) collection, we run a reuse program to get valuable items back into the hands of people looking for discounted and refurbished electronics. We started an Artist in Residency program at the warehouse in November 2014, and are really excited to be hosting an Open House and Reception for our first artist, Taezoo Park, and his Digital Being installation.
An article was just written about our warehouse, the reuse program, and the artists in residence, the photojournalist will most likely write a followup piece about the event.