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Recreational Meetings

Recreational Meeting: Installation with Nick Andersen, Confettisystem

Friday, February 19, 2021, 3 pm, Dia Online

Event Details 
Friday, February 19, 2021, 3–4:15 pm
Live on Zoom

Hosted live on Zoom, each session is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Register for individual or multiple sessions in the Recreational Meetings series here.

Session Description 
Recreational Meeting: Installation with Nick Andersen 

Developed in collaboration with Nick Anderson of Confettisystem, this session invites participants to play with the webcam frame and create interactive in-real-life backdrops using household materials.  

Program Description 
Fridays, February 5–March 12, 2021, 3–4:15 pm 

Facilitated by artist and educator Stephen Kwok in collaboration with a series of guest artists, these workshops invite participants to reimagine digital platforms and the social formats through experimental and experiential exercises. These sessions explore how distance may enable, rather than limit, engagement with our surroundings, ourselves, and each other.   

Stephen Kwok makes experimental events that incorporate sculpture, live performance, digital media, and text. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in business administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was an artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation’s Performance as Process program in London. Kwok has exhibited at Seoul Museum of Art; Surplus Space, Wuhan; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. 

Confettisystem is Julie Ho and Nicholas Valite Andersen, a duo working as artists, stylists, and designers. Their shared love of communal celebration and craft making brought them together to create Confettisystem in 2008. Together they transform simple materials like tissue paper, cardboard, and mylar into ephemeral objects and installations with a sense of nostalgia and lighthearted fun. Confettisystem has created installations and provided art direction for brands including Lane Crawford, Opening Ceremony, Target, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh, as well as performers such as Beach House, Beyonce, and the Yeah Yeah YeahsThey have collaborated with the American Ballet Theatre, MoMA PS1, and the New York Times and for events like Bubble TPapi Juice, Sugar Mountain Festival, and Warm Up at MoMA PS1. The duo has exhibited internationally and has been featured in Dwell, InterviewNew York MagazineOffice MagazineTeen VogueSight Unseenand V Magazineamong other publications. 

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