Border Crosser by Chico MacMurtrie/ARW at Muffatwerk Nov. 2-4

MacMurtrie/ARW will activate their first Border Crosser in the context of the exhibition “Making the Black Box Speak” at Muffatwerk in Munich. Curated by Gerald Nestler, Sylvia Eckermann und Dietmar Lupfer, this show features an international network of artists, scientists and activists, including but not limited to: Ubermorgen.com; Shell Punks; Peng! Collective; Tactical Technology Collective; Ibaaku; Chico MacMurtrie; Michael Saup; who work at the intersection of performance, media art, music and political activism. They investigate the forces of division currently impacting society and the core of social consensus. The show presents different strategies designed to subvert a techno-capitalism that fuels conflicts over national and cultural identity while annihilating critical thinking.

Muffatwerk, Zellstrasse 4, Munich

Fr 2nd Nov 19h - 24h
Sat 3rd Nov 13h - 23h
Sun 4th Nov 11h -18h

For more info please visit: https://www.muffatwerk.de/blackbox

MacMurtrie’s Border Crossers propose a radically peaceful intervention at international borders where reconciliation is thought to be impossible. These inflatable sculptures would rise up to several stories high and extend across a given threshold. Their choreographed performance, originating on both sides of the border, would stage a symbolic connection.

The Border Crossers project has received significant financial support from Colección BEEP de Arte Electrónico in 2017 as well as through the Guggenheim Fellowship.

In February 2018, MacMurtrie was a visiting artist at the U-M Institute for the Humanities. The residency and project was sponsored by the U-M Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with U-M Museum of Art, Michigan Robotics, Michigan Engineering, School of Information, Penny Stamps Speaker Series, Stamps School of Art and Design, and ArtsEngin.

The Border Crossers project is also supported by the University of Applied Arts (Die Angewandte) in Vienna where MacMurtrie is currently a teachning Artist in Residency.

Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Fellowship

In May 2016, Chico MacMurtrie was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts. During the official Guggenheim Fellowship period in 2017, MacMurtrie/ARW will dedicate their efforts to the development of the Border Crossers project. 

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