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A View From The Cloud presents innovators at the United Nations Church Center in a setting

The art of A View From The Cloud

Coinciding with Creative Tech Week NYC, A View From The Cloud interactive salon at the United Nations Church Center on May 17, 2017 brought together innovators from across fields to examine how art and technology sharpen how we see the world, and create solutions to help achieve humanitarian and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-produced by Streaming Museum and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (, A View From The Cloud is a multi-year globally touring project that was introduced at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza – “the Gateway to the United Nations”, in September 2015. Hundreds attended a program that included the film Planetary, art, and presentations by UN Assistant Secretary General on Climate Change Janos Pasztor and Astronaut Ron Garan. Since then, the exhibition and public programs have toured to Kvinesdal, Helsinki, and Miami, with programs planned for international cities.

The May 17 program at the UN Church Center took place within a setting of art.

Front projections:

EXIT, 2008-2015 – Virilio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Hansen, Kurgan, Rubin, Pietrusko, Smith. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris Circuconcéntricos Fluo Bleu 2, 2015, by Elias Crespin, sculptor, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, composer, Pascal Maillard, video

Inverso Mundo, 2015 (excerpt), by AES+F. HD video installation

Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector, and Quintuplet Effect, 2016, Shahzia Sikander, commissioned by Princeton University. Documentary courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery NY. The Enclave 2012-13, Richard Mosse. Documentary courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery NY.

Pop-Up Gallery:

SCREEN 1 BINA48, android as sculpture Android Portraits, 2015-ongoing – Claire Jervert Emotion Winds, 2014 – Maurice Benayoun, video of real-time internet data of world emotions Automatic City, 2004, HFS, 2015, Hidden Village 2006, The Triumph of Democracy, 2007-2012, Benjamin Edwards Fab Landscape, FabTreeHab, BlimpBumperBus, TerraformONE Land Art Generator Initiative, solar architecture as art Superstring 11, 12, 13, 2016 – L. Mylott Manning

SCREEN 2 The Ballroom, 2016 – Federico Solmi, video installation from “The Brotherhood” Inner Telescope, 2017 – Eduardo Kac, performative creation of art aboard the ISS Circuconcéntricos Fluo Bleu 2, 2015 – Elias Crespin, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Pascal Maillard

SCREEN 3 The Tentmakers of Islamic Cairo, 2013 – Massimiliano Fusari We The People, 2011-17 – David Bates, Jr. Street Art in Havana, 2016 – Alice Arnold

INSTALLATION and SCREEN 4 Paintings by astronaut / artist Nicole Stott: Bahamas, Like A Dream, Red Sea Dancer, The Wave – painting in space, and Trajectory Map with photos, Hope space suit art

SOUNDSCAPES Excerpts from Desert Dawn, New Mexico and Rain Storm, Borneo by Bernie Krause; Danube Delta by Annea Lockwood; Yanayacu River Dawn by Francisco Lopez.


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