For the past six months, Electric Objects — the company that makes the EO1, a three-in-one device that’s a high-definition screen, computer and app made specifically to display digital art — has commissioned over $50,000 of original art. The company tapped more than 50 artists from around the globe, who made over 200 pieces, and called the project Art Club.
Last week, Electronic Objects unveiled the new works at two pop-up locations in New York: the New Museum Store and a space in the heart of Soho. 'This space was an opportunity for us to share this work with the world, and give people a glimpse of what it's like to bring a dedicated digital art experience into the home,' says Jake Levine, the founder of Electronic Objects.
Open through 20 December, both locations will feature works by Bjork, Ai Weiwei, Zach Gage, YACHT, Sabrina Ratte, and more.
At the Soho location, 72 Spring Street to be exact, guests can experience WAR, an installation by game designer, programmer, educator, and conceptual artist Zach Gage. Those passing by the New Museum can also see works hanging in the window. The Spring Street space features monochrome settings with EO1s hanging on the wall, so visitors can visualize what it would look like hanging in their own home. On one screen, an ethereal Bjork sways gently, while on another a black cat files its claws. Those who stop in at the stores also have the opportunity to buy a limited edition wood EO1frame (with free shipping, even).
'Electric Objects isn't a tech device, it's meant to fade into the background, to become a part of the home,' explains Levine. 'Our Frames help match EO1 to the feeling and aesthetic of a space, which is so important.'