ME ​​U AND THE ROBOT: The Gift of Dyslexia

November 6-30
Performance & Reception: Friday, November 13th, 6-8pm
Curated by Ali Shrago-Spechler and Jonathan Schouela

With works by Ragnheidur Karadottir and Eli Barak

Ragnheidur Karadottir and Eli Barak, stills from Me U and the Robot, digital video, 2015


ME ​​U AND THE ROBOT: The Gift of Dyslexia was a collaborative and performative show featuring artists Eli Barak, Ragnheidur Karadottir and a robotic vacuum. Barak and Karadottir transformed the white cube gallery into an alternate world filled with sculptures and found art objects, each calling the artists to a specific action; exploring the boundless potential of chain reactions and unhindered play. 

Eli Barak was born in Israel in 1979. He has exhibited and performed internationally at museums, galleries and cultural institutions including The Haifa Museum , The Performance Biennale at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, and Open Gallery Space in New York. Barak is also a curator, and the founder of The Atzirut Group, a collective of artist-activists living and working internationally. He holds a BA in Fine Arts and Art Education from Beit Berl College in 2009, Israel, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. 

Ragnheiður Káradóttir (born 1984) is an icelandic artist living and working in New York. She graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2010 with a BA in fine arts. Ragnheiður has co-directed two artist run exhibition spaces in Reykjavík, Gallerí Íbíza Bunker and Gallerí Klósett. She was on the alternate board of The Living Art Museum in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the MFA Fine Arts program at the  School of Visual Arts in New York.

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U Me & The Robot - The Gift Of Dyslexia-HD from Eli Barak on Vimeo.