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The Kitchen L.A.B. Residency x Simons Foundation x School for Poetic Computation

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September 2022–September 2023
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Through support from the Simons Foundation, The Kitchen will fund a 12-month cycle (fall 2022-summer 2023) of its L.A.B. Research Residency that pays homage to The Kitchen’s new media roots by exploring the histories of art, science, and technology represented in the institution’s archive. Spanning The Kitchen’s “without walls” period during the transformative moment of the institution’s renovation of its 19th Street building, The Kitchen L.A.B. Research Residency x Simons Foundation x School for Poetic Computation will bring together groundbreaking artists and thinkers, rising in the field, to build, dialogue, and exchange together.

This program is motivated by a recognition that the future of art is one that embeds itself in the world and requires “lab critical thinking” to test with care the critical theories that will help art, science, and technology grow and succeed. For the initial year of this program, The Kitchen has invited a collective to be in residence: NYC-based School for Poetic Computation (SFPC), an organization that supports interdisciplinary study in art, code, hardware and critical theory. SFPC’s programs facilitate unlearning and learning, and challenge the capitalistic, heteronormative, and patriarchal canon of social and computer sciences.


The Kitchen L.A.B. Residency x Simons Foundation, in partnership with School for Poetic Computation Co-Directors Zainab Aliyu, Todd Anderson, American Artist, Neta Bomani, Melanie Hoff, Galen Macdonald, and Celine Wong Katzman, is organized by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator and Alison Burstein, Curator, with Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Assistant, and Daniella Brito, The Kitchen L.A.B. Research Residency x Simons Foundation Fellow.



BIO

School for Poetic Computation is an experimental school in New York that was founded in 2013. SFPC supports interdisciplinary study in art, code, hardware and critical theory. It is a place for unlearning and learning. SFPC’s programs challenge the capitalistic, heteronormative and patriarchal canon of social and computer sciences. SFPC attracts self-motivated creative thinkers and radical teachers. All participants are treated as collaborators, and the school formally encourages the power of learners to determine their experience & education. The unique culture of the institution is one based on communal care and solidarity across social differences. The pedagogical space framed in intimacy ideally allows for participants who are LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous, and/or Disabled to feel empowered that their ideas are important, necessary and central. Learn more about SFPC at: http://sfpc.study.


Banner images: SFPC's former space at 155 Bank St. in New York. Image courtesy of the School for Poetic Computation. Hardware installation in SFPC's former studio at 155 Bank St. in New York, 2018. Photo by Filip Wolak.

Images: Glomar Response (Two Bit Poem), 2018 by SFPC Co-Director Galen Macdonald. Photo by Filip Wolak. SFPC Co-Director Neta Bomani assisting participants during Poetic: Computation Detroit at Talking Dolls in Detroit, MI, 2019. Photo by Charlie G. SFPC Co-Director American Artist speaking at the Jam Handy in Detroit, MI, 2019. Photo by Charlie G. The Code Societies classroom at 155 Bank St. in New York, 2020. Image courtesy of the School for Poetic Computation.

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