Urban Attractors, Private Distractors, 2006, 2016
official UAPD videoblog: http://www.turbulence.org/uapd
UAPD was directed by media artist, Angie Eng in collaboration with New York artist, Jessica Higgins and a collective of student interns. Vietnamese artist, Rich Streitmatter-Tran also led the project with RMIT University students in Ho Chi Minh City. Each group conducted actions on themes related to private behavior in public space. A sub-theme addressed socio-psycholgocial affects prompted by mobile technologies and their impact of privacy in public urban sites.
The UAPD blog was a 2007 commission of New Radio and Peforming Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Urban Attractors, Private Distractors was developed in residence at Eyebeam Atelier, New York City.
The UAPD workshops, public actions and installation were made possible by an Eyebeam artist in residency 2006-07.
Special Thanks to collaborating artist, Jessica Higgins for her participation in the NYC actions.