Still from Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken's mixed-reality film The House in The Sky.


ABOUT

Sam Hart is a scientist, publisher, and artist whose work considers multivalent systems and strategies advancing their responsible engagement. Sam works as a Bioinformatician at Sloan Kettering, where he studies the genetic mechanisms of cancer evolution. He is also Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Avant.org, an online artists' magazine and research project space.

CURRENT

Curation


Co-curating an evening of environmental sound work, Circuit Scores, dedicated to David Tudor, leading figure in the emergence of live circuit-based electronic music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Editing


Finishing a book-length manuscript by Taeyoon Choi on behalf of Avant.org, documenting the process and politics of building a computer by hand.

Editing a piece written by Chris Woebken & Elliott Montgomery on performative futuring practices which engage public services, currently being developed by their design studio, the Extrapolation Factory.

Liquid Text, produced in collaboration with David Kanaga & Sam Silver, a hybrid textual-game interface taking up their shared economic & ecological dimensions.

Writing


Producing an essay drawing parallels between the Digital Autonomous Organization and the 60s avant-garde magazine and mail art movements, edited by Nora Khan.

Studio


Numeral Corporation, a liquid organization experimenting with digital autonomy and alternative financialization, part of the Guggenheim's Online Exhibition, Åzone Futures Market.

Recently began working with Danny Snelson to produce a digital realization of Maurice Lemaître's avant-garde 'framework' film, Supertemporal.

Internet Research Tactics, a nascent, public collection of investigative strategies for digital networks.

Laboratory


Presently working on serveral projects including the development of methods for cell lineage tracing in metastatic cancers, inference of causal gene networks conferring selective subtype advantage, and investigating mechanisms of exogenous viral integration with respect to the etiology of dysregulatory cell programs.

TALKS

2015

Speculation in City Government - Roundtable discussion on prospection and public administration of risk with the NYC Office of Emergency Management, part of Alternative Unknowns curated by Chris Woebken & Elliott Montgomery.

Åzone Summit - Numeral Corporation, a faux multinational conglomerate fabricated to demonstrate the capacities and ironies adopting algorithmic finance as critical media, presented in collaboration with Dan Taeyoung at The Guggenheim Museum, New York.

2014

The House in the Sky - A film centered around Josef van der Kar's iconic modernist 'Wohlstetter House,' restaging Cold War-era discussions among intellectuals & affiliates of the RAND corporation, concerning the mapping of future events to deter or mitigate Soviet attack. Part of Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken’s ongoing research into the RAND corperation’s defining role in shaping our contemporary notion of future thinking.

Artists & Brands: Defining Rules of Engagement - A workgroup initiated by Julia Kaganskiy of NEW INC to produce a guide for productive and equitable relationships between creative professionals and the brands that increasingly funding their work. Notes can be found here.

2013

Digital Wasting Deception - Transmediale - Tracing spatial & ontological suppression of waste to flawed postdigital behaviors.

Anonymonth - CTM - Creating a platform for pseudoanonymous exchange. In conversation with Mat Dryhurst & Olof Mathé.

EXHIBITIONS

2015

Åzone Futures Market - The Guggenheim Museum's first online exhibition, a virtual marketplace enabling participants to take positions on the future of a world increasingly shaped technology. Curated by Troy Conrad Therrien - azone.guggenheim.org.

Fog of War - Catastrophe simulacra produced as a performative drawing using an obsolescent Roland DXY-880 pen plotter and partially interoperable graphics language. Accompanying Quarantine Pocket Guide offers observers a framework for situational assessment and critical spectatorship. Created for Alternative Unknowns, an exhibition of potential emergency curated by Chris Woebken and Elliott P. Montgomery at apexart.

SONIC RESEARCH: Psychoacoustics Session I - An experimental symposium in dialogue, performance, and installation. Co-organized with Charles Eppley at the ALLGOLD MoMA PS1 Print Shop.

Weather Machine - Prototype climate war game with simulated real estate futures market. Created in collaberation with Chris Woebken & Phillip Stearns for Art Hack Day

2014

apexart Unsolicited Proposal Program (juror)

Inventing Time on Film - An evening of film shorts characterizing the role of post-production tools in shaping the depiction of time and place. Presented at Soho House, curated by Danny Snelson & Alex Anthony. (Producer)

2013

The Current Sessions: Volume IV, Issue I. (guest curator)

Evil Media distribution Center by YoHa (contributor)

• Exhibited as part of The Ruin at the Netherlands Architecture Institute - Rotterdam, Netherlands
• Commissioned for Transmediale - Berlin, Germany

2010

Self Assembly - Wesleyan University, Zilkha Gallery - Middletown, Connecticut, US (solo)


PERFORMANCES

2013

dyad - Visual score for dance accompaniment- in collaboration with Sam Silver & Allison Jones Dance

• Gowanus Art & Production's FIRST LOOK
• CoolNY Dance Festival presented by WHITE WAVE
• The Current Sessions Vol III, Issue II


2012

ab initio - Live multimedia performance piece for dance, sound, & projection - in collaboration with Sam Silver & Allison Jones Dance

• Movement Research
• Collaborations in Dance Festival
• The Current Sessions Volume II, Issue I


PROJECTS

Life on Film by Stephen Fortune at AND Festival (consult)

The Matter 2012: Art & Archive by David Gordon at Judson Memorial Church (consult)

Art Hack Day at 319 Scholes (production)

Nightclub set produced for the film "February" designed in collaboration with Jessica Placzek.