Empathy Corporation: A Presentation of "the HIVE"
June 22 - July 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6pm - 8pm
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd Floor
Artists: Robby Herbst, Piero Passacantando, and The Feminist Economics Department (Cassie Thornton & Byron Peters).
The Hive features projects that expand the boundaries of art by seeking new ways to integrate into real life experience. Instead of producing objects for display, the artists featured focus on participation and reciprocity, engaging with the audience through interactions and services. They creatively connect with different audiences, and create projects that engage viewers in communication and participation.
Taking the form of a shared practice of consultants, these three separate projects lyrically explore team building, professional training, and workspace evaluation. The Hive’s EMPATHY CORPORATION workers individually and collectively attempt to counter situations of alienation and detachment brought on by institutional culture, reminding the audience-participants of the power of their own vulnerabilities and subjective insights.
Saturday, June 22nd, 3:00PMMyNerva: Session 1
Sunday, June 23rd, 12:00PMMyNerva's Transmigrating the Cubicle (Session 1)
Wednesday, June 26th, 6:00PMI and We: Collective Movement Workshop for Beginners with Robby Herbst
Thursday, June 27th, 6:00PMEmpathy Corporation Public Reception
Saturday, June 29th, 1:00PMI and We: Collective Movement Workshop for Beginners with Robby Herbst and Taylor Dunham
Saturday, June 29th, 3:00PMMyNerva: Session 2
Sunday, June 30th, 12:00PMMyNerva's Transmigrating the Cubicle (Session 2)
Monday, July 1st, 6:30PMI and We: Presentation and Discussion with Robby Herbst
Tuesday, July 2nd, 6:00PMI and We: Collective Movement Workshop for Beginners with Robby Herbst
Saturday, July 6th, 12:00PMI and We: Collective Movement Workshop for Beginners with Robby Herbst and Benjamin Shepard
Wednesday, July 10th, 12:00PMPoets' Security Force: Shift Work
Saturday, July 13th, 3:00PMMyNerva: Session 3
Sunday, July 14th, 12:00PMMyNerva's Transmigrating the Cubicle (Session 3)
Wednesday, July 17th, 12:00PMPoets' Security Force: Shift Work
Thursday, July 18th, 6:30PMWhat We Learned: A Discussion with the Feminist Economics Department and Piero Passacantando
Friday, July19th, 7:00PMMyNerva: Business Casual, The Best Office Party Ever
Saturday, July 20th, 12:00PMPoets' Security Force: Security Tour and Book Launch
Sunday, July 21st, 12:00PMMyNerva's Transmigrating the Cubicle (Session 4)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00PMPoets' Security Force: Public Office Hours
Ongoing Office Planters by Forrest Lewinger
OngoingOffice Posters by MRG Creative Group