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How do these occurrences affect us emotionally? Practically?
What systems do we rely on daily?
How does this reliance shape our relationships with each other? With the system?
Does the mode of communication influence our tone? Does it impact what we share?
Your Message Could Not Be Delivered offers an opportunity to engage with the hidden world of the systems we rely on daily to communicate with one another. The individual and communal experiences of the participants as they actively participate in the installation are as much a part of the created artwork as the resultant sculptures. The visitor becomes part of the artifact.
Come prepared to get your hands dirty. Bring your own written correspondences– postcards, letters, emails. Be a part of the ever-evolving participatory installation.
This exhibition includes a collection of original archival documents from the NYUAD library’s Archives and Special Collections Department.
Tuesday through Sunday: 12-8 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Michael Shiloh (Israel, USA) is an artist, engineer, and educator who creates electro-mechanical and conceptual pieces that often require audience participation, such as constructing, programming, or making decisions regarding robot rights and responsibilities.Read more
Michael likes to incorporate discarded or salvaged mechanisms in his projects. Michael has exhibited, spoken, or taught at the Exploratorium (San Francisco), Imperial College (London), MIT (Boston), Bloomfield Science Museum (Jerusalem), TsingHua University (Beijing), many galleries in San Francisco, and at Maker Faires in San Francisco, New York, Jerusalem, Shenzhen and Chengdu (China) and many conferences worldwide. Michael collaborates with machine performance group Survival Research Labs and with them has performed across the USA as well as in Tokyo and Amsterdam. Michael is currently a professor of Interactive Media at New York University Abu Dhabi, where he teaches students how to work with electronics, programming, and physical materials to create artwork. Michael is the co-author, along with Massimo Banzi, of the third and fourth editions of “Getting Started with Arduino”.
Brídín Clements Cotton is a UAE-based performing arts manager and maker. Taking various shapes and forms, Brídín’s creative explorations use color, pattern, and text, various artistic mediums, and found objects to investigate themes of communications, interactivity, and the relationship between the natural and unnatural.Read more
In 2018, her passions for paper crafts and letter-writing came together when she launched ‘in great haste’, a handmade greeting card company. Brídín leads craft workshops in Abu Dhabi, and her greeting cards have been seen at the Grand Bazaar and the Harlem Makers Collective in New York, and Lone Wolf Designs in California. Brídín is currently Arts Instructor of Stage and Project Management at NYU Abu Dhabi. She holds a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a BFA in Theatre from NYU Tisch. She has published writing about the barriers created by unpaid internship culture in arts administration and about gender equity in theatrical design, and is the co-author of the forthcoming book Theatre Work: reimagining the labor of theatrical production (Routledge, 2024).