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Friday, June 15
until August 25
8:00am

Opening Friday, June 15, 7–9pm
Conversation with Yvette Granata and Maiko Tanaka at 7:30pm.
On view through August 25, 2018, Tue–Sat, 12–5pm
Free and open to the public.

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Squeaky Wheel’s exhibition programs, residencies and events are made possible with generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. Support Squeaky by becoming a member or donating to us here.

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Exhibitions

Yvette Granata | #d8e0ea: post-cyberfeminist datum

Opening Friday, June 15, 7–9pm
Conversation with Yvette Granata and Maiko Tanaka at 7:30pm.
On view through August 25, 2018, Tue–Sat, 12–5pm
Free and open to the public

Can we make techno-social systems that don’t suck? Or is the future already prescribed by the obsessive intrusion of social media platforms, machine recognition systems, and the AI arms race to come? Taking cues from cyberfeminism, the works in this solo exhibition by media artist Yvette Granata moves with these questions through performance video works, an immersive 360 essay that crosses Google’s Machine Vision API with immersive WebVR, and more.

Drawing from the tradition of cyberfeminism, the works in the show inhabit the space of ‘hard core processing’ and the waste-land of contemporary data-life. The exhibition poses the concept of a ‘post-cyberfeminist datum’ as a type of data that has already been banned in the future. Tech-friend or tech-foe, Cyberfeminist datum is at an edge that wanders through this.

Squeaky Wheel is proud to present the first solo exhibition of media theorist/ artist Yvette Granata. Join us on Friday, June 15th for the opening reception of the exhibition at Squeaky Wheel at 7pm and don’t miss a public conversation between the artist and Maiko Tanaka at 7:30pm. A newly commissioned essay regarding Granata’s work by scholar Bogna M. Konior.

Public programs presented as part of this exhibition
June 29, 7pm: Performance: XENOYOGA((I REALLY WANT SOME)) by DJ xenoyoga
July 6, 9pm: Augmented Reality Tour with Yvette Granata at secret site.
August 18, 3pm: Curator’s Tour with Ekrem Serdar of d8e0ea


Yvette Granata. #d8e0ea. Syn-set Machine Learning Training Model (web-based & on USB drives. 2017-2018

Yvette Granata. 0 (zero) UX. Code, 3D Scans, and Video, 2006-2018

Yvette Granata. 0 (zero) UX. Code, 3D Scans, and Video, 2006-2018

About the artist and the contributors

Yvette Granata is a media artist and Phd Candidate at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study. Her work intersects new media art-research, design, theory, and philosophy. She explores techno-philosophical and socio-political technology, non-philosophy, cyberfeminism and feminist media tech art practice. She has presented her work at the Harvard Carpenter Center for the Arts, The Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam, The Kunsthalle in Detroit, Papy Gyro Nights in Norway and Hong Kong, and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center in Buffalo, among others. Her film design work has appeared on screens at the Sundance film festival, Tribeca film festival, Rotterdam, Cannes, Berlinale, the Rome International Film Fest, SXSW, and CPH:PIX. She has published in Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy Journal, TRACE: Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, and the International Journal of Cultural Studies. She received a NYS Council of the Arts Grant in 2017 and was a visiting researcher at the Senselab at Concordia, where she developed some of the work included in the current exhibit. See more at yvettegranata.com

Bogna M. Konior is the Media and Technology editor at the Hong Kong Review of Books and the director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, Asia. She holds a Research Masters in Media Studies, a PhD in Cultural Analysis and was a visiting researcher in Media and Culture at the ICON Center for the Humanities at the University of Utrecht. Her recent work in media cultures and the Anthropocene is published in Transformations: Journal of Media and Culture and forthcoming in PostMemes from Punctum Press. She is the Polish translator of the Xenofeminist Manifesto. Her curatorial and collaborative work exploring theory in the Anthropocene has been exhibited internationally and can be viewed at http://www.bognamk.com.

Maiko Tanaka is the Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel. She holds a BFA from OCADU and a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. For over ten years Maiko has curated projects with prestigious and widely recognized arts institutions in Canada and abroad, including Trinity Square Video, Nuit Blanche at OCAD University, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (now Art Museum – University of Toronto), InterAccess, all in Toronto, as well as Casco – Office for Art, Design, and Theory in Utrecht, NL. Maiko also currently serves on programming committee of Gendai Gallery and editorial advisory of C Magazine. She is the co-editor of several catalogue publications including, The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook published by Casco and Valiz, and Model Minority, published by Gendai Gallery and Publication Studio.

Banner image: Yvette Granata. #d8e0ea. (detail). Syn-set Machine Learning Training Model (web-based & on USB drives. 2017-2018