FIELD EX·PER·I·MENT: developing transformative ideas for Atlanta through widely observable public action.
"9to5" is a hyper-connected co-working space that broadcasts localized knowledge and receives worldwide commands to accelerate the creative process. Operating as open source software, all elements of the space are modifiable by users, regardless of location. The goal is to make “9to5” a permanent installation by threading itself into an Atlanta community space. The "9to5" team will be awarded $20,000, a two week Hambidge residency, and administration and production support.
Pablo Gnecco: "Thankful to have the opportunity to create a new art space in Atlanta that will push the boundaries of creation and collaboration with local ideas and global participation. This idea started a bit abstract, but to see so many creators take the concept and run with it, it starts to build a picture of the good this project can do."
Derek Bruno: "I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to fully realize our concept. The volume and quality of interactions that took place in our week within the beta space was incredible; the possibility that it could become a creative fixture in Atlanta is a privilege beyond words."
Travis Broyles: "For me, making stuff is usually an insular, self-motivating experience. To see the panel embrace our project, along with a hugely supportive public... Well, I've never had an experience like it, and I'm walking taller today. Massive thanks to Derek and Pablo, I'm incredibly proud of our team, and to everybody who brought programming to our space or participated online. Can't wait to see what we can do."
The Goat Farm and Hambidge chose the finalists for FIELD EXPERIMENT 2016 from 77 applications received from 32 cities, 16 states, and 4 countries including Thailand, Chile, Canada & Norway. The Field Experiment 2016 proposals included experimentation in the natural sciences & applied sciences, new media, movement, sound based work, transportation, architecture & design computation, music composition, participatory interventions, urban planning, 2D & 3D visual art & robotics.
The Panelists for Field Experiment 2016 were:
Jamie Badoud, Executive Director of The Hambidge Center
Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Zuckerman Museum of Art
Madison Cario, Director of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech
Bethany Collins, Multidisciplinary Artist
Anthony Harper, Co-founder of The Goat Farm Arts Center
Jamie Badoud: "The panel is excited about the endless possibilities that the 9to5 platform offers for sharing and developing ideas in Atlanta and beyond. We are anxious to see how our creative communities and businesses come together to engage this unique futuristic 9to5 world stage."
Theresa Bramlette Reeves: "I'm excited by their democratic and accessible platform for presenting art and ideas."
Anthony Harper: "The world is in a nascent stage of finding new tools to augment the collaborative process. Humans haven't figured out the optimal balance between in-person participation vs remote participation through technology. How can you incorporate access to the vast knowledge base that comes with global participation via technology while still maintaining the advantages of in-person knowledge sharing & cooperation? The 9to5 concept is taking a sizable step in answering this question. Providing 9to5 with seed funding sets them up to explore their model more deeply and mature the process. It's exciting to think what humans will accomplish once we figure out how to share knowledge more efficiently."
An award winning Creative Industrial Complex in West Midtown Atlanta. The Goat Farm model, designed to attract a dense collection of forward-thinking ventures, has repositioned an unproductive 19th century factory into one of Atlanta's largest Centers for vanguard fields, contemporary thought, art & performance.
For over 80 years, the non-profit organization has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center is funded in part by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jamie Badoud joined the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences as Executive Director in 2009 after serving in a similar role at Art Papers magazine for seven years. He studied fine arts and accounting at Auburn University and as an artist he documents commercial and civic messaging. His latest work was published in the "Power" issue of Drain magazine. Also trained in the art of warfare, Jamie served as a medic in the US Army Reserves for eight years. As a public accountant and CFO, he has helped organizations through various lean and mean times. In 2012 and 2013, he chaired Georgia's largest public funding panel for the arts (FCAC) and has served as panelist for the American Institute for Architects (AIA). He sees richness in unexpected places and has proudly called most southern states home along with the "worst" city in America and the "poorest" country in the world. An adventuresome world traveler, he now totes two toddlers.
Teresa was born in Athens, Georgia and received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia, a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a PhD in art history from the University of Georgia. Reeves is represented in Atlanta by Sandler Hudson Gallery. She was formerly represented by Althea Viafora Gallery and Information Gallery in NYC, and ID Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to solo shows at these commercial venues, she has also presented solo projects at the Jersey City Museum, P.S. 1 Museum and White Columns as well as being included in numerous group shows in Atlanta, New Orleans, NYC, Cologne and Paris. Teresa was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and Fellowship Residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Cite International des Arts (Paris), Hambidge Center, and the P.S. 1 National Studio Program. Prior to teaching at Georgia State University (2001-11), Reeves worked as the Curatorial Assistant at the following New York City institutions: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum and Artists Space. She was formerly the Assistant Director of The New York Kunsthalle and the Gallery Director and Curator for the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She is currently the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.
Bethany Collins (American, b.1984) is a multidisciplinary artist whose conceptually driven work is fueled by a critical exploration of how race and language interact. In her Contronyms series, for instance, Collins transposes definitions from Webster’s New World Dictionary of American Language onto American Masters paper, then aggressively obscures much of the entries with an eraser. What remain are specific snippets of meaning that are poetically charged through their isolation, as well as the crumbled paper bits left behind by her erasing. As Holland Cotter noted writing in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’s primary material.” Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and the Flint Institute of Arts. Collins is a former Hambidge Center Fellow and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Collins has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and was awarded the Hudgens Prize in 2015.
Madison Cario, Director of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech, leads the operation, financial performance, and programming of Arts@Tech initiatives. The primary charge of the Office is to enhance the creativity of students through engagement and participation in performing and visual arts experiences. Having served just over a year at Georgia Tech, she is leading the campus in an historic change to deepen and broaden the arts experience. Initiatives include developing relationships with arts organizations across Atlanta that result in bringing new work to campus, developing a student engagement program that features artists interested in collaborating with students, bringing artists to campus for the development of new work, and presenting performances that feature new intersections of art and technology. She has created strong connections with student arts groups, and next fall will see the implementation of Georgia Tech’s first Living/Learning residential community for students interested in the arts.
Anthony Harper is a real estate developer and has led over $30 million in leveraged transactions during his real estate career. Harper is also the co-founder/co-owner of the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta. The Goat Farm is a transdisciplinary industrial complex in West Midtown Atlanta that has successfully re-positioned an unproductive 12 acre 19th century factory into one of Atlanta's largest centers for vanguard fields, contemporary thought, art & performance. Harper is also the co-founder of Welcomemat Services, a marketing strategies & technology company with over 30 national franchises. Welcomemat was recently named among the "Best of the Best" emerging franchises by Franchise Business Review and has been featured in Forbes, USA Today & Smart Money among others. Earlier in his career, Harper was an investment banker at a $21 billion private equity firm in New York, where he helped execute over $900 million in leveraged buyouts, mergers & acquisitions & business restructurings. Harper is on the Advisory Boards of the Zuckerman Museum in Georgia and The Creatives Project in Atlanta.