GLASS BEAD COLLECTIVE
Video Art / Culture Jammers
New York, NY
Glassbead Collective, based in New York City, brings together individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds including video art, film, theater, architecture, photography, music, mathematics, fine arts and philosophy to create works which re-contextualize culture and the world in which we find ourselves today. GBC was founded in 2002 with a multimedia theatrical performance of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit.
GBC have since produced various live art events and films experimenting with a multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary issues (mixing visual and literary narratives in real time) as well as created live visuals for groups such as Billionaires for Bush, The War Resisters, Brooklyn Media Lab, GRACE (Global Resource Action Center for the Environment) at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival among others.
GBC'a mission is to stimulate viewers to perceive the porous membrane between themselves and their environment as well as other people in order to spur them to participate and experiment in a creative spirit with their surroundings, perceptions and continue playing the Glass Bead Game. The urgency of our times compels GBC to directly engage the public in the game through diverse audiovisual methods.