Futurefarmers: De-Bugging (Mark II)

  • Futurefarmers, De-Bugging performance, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Feb 9, 2017

  • Futurefarmers, De-Bugging, performance, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Feb 9, 2017


  1. Apr 1, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Level 1

As part of their exhibition Errata—Brief Interruptions, the Futurefarmers with Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde link two new artworks on Level 1 of the Carpenter Center through a series of enactments: "releasing the text from the pages of the errata found in the Robbins Library at Harvard University and awakening life in petrified objects."

Errata—Brief Interruptions presents new and existing works by artists Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine, partners in the Futurefarmers art collective. The group shares a common interest in creating frameworks for, in their words, “catalyzing moments of uncertainty and confusion in productive and illuminating ways.” For this exhibition, Franceschini and Swaine envisioned the Carpenter Center as a launching point for investigations into the idea of an “error,” looking at errata sheets appended into library books, fingerprint traces made in the manufacture of sidewalk bricks, and a literal bug in Harvard’s early Mark II computer.

These elements form the core of a performance collaboration with Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde on Apr 1. Performers: Michael Swaine, Floor van de Velde, Elaine Buckholtz, Ben Aron, Amber Vistein, Nick Ruhlmann, Nicholas Regan, Timothy Wood, Michael Dunn, and Anya Talatinian.

Free and open to all.

Elaine Buckholtz

Elaine Buckholtz's work explores light, optics, sculpture, and sound in direct conversation with architectural environments. She is co-collaborator in Nighthouse Studio, Artistic Director of Experimental Ensembles, and a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio For Interrelated Media in Boston, MA.

Floor van de Velde

Floor van de Velde is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the reciprocal relationship between art and technological innovation as well as materials and new techniques. Originally trained as a classical musician, Floor works with sound, sculpture, and installation to create immersive art forms that activate space.