A Conversation with Kit Galloway
Join us for an artist talk by Kit Galloway, followed by a conversation between the artist and SFPC Co-Director Celine Wong Katzman. Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, whose original Electronic Cafe ‘84 project inspired ECPC, are significant historical figures in networked performance. The Electronic Café, a project commissioned by the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and Olympic Arts Festival, joined cafés and restaurants that connected culturally diverse communities in Los Angeles. People at the sites exchanged drawings, photos, poems, video and fax messages via a dedicated network nearly ten years before the Web became a mass medium. The artists’ commitment to using technologies to enhance community interaction led them to establish the Electronic Café as an ongoing cultural incubator in Santa Monica, California, where it became internationally known as an influential hub for dialogue, exhibition, and performance dedicated to networked art.