SHARE is an open forum to explore expression using a variety of art forms.
Participants are encouraged to show and exchange ideas freely by giving each other feedback, catalyzing and developing techniques and philosophies in collaborative performance.
SHARE does not curate, nor takes any authority over contents/expressions.
SHARE fosters open and spontaneous collaborations between artists through free, weekly Open Jam sessions, workshops, special large-scale events in various cities, and a strong Internet presence.
SHARE blurs the boundary between its participants and spectators, and engages all in a continually changing dialog on art and culture. As such, SHARE represents an ongoing exploration of collaborative performance as cultural exchange. SHARE mines the relationship of artistic practice to cultural identity, remapping a multiplicity of cultural discourses.
Currently, the free SHARE openjam takes place on Sundays at ISSUE Project Room (http://issueprojectroom.org), located near the Gowanus Canal/Carroll Gardens area of Brooklyn, NY.
Volunteers set up audio and video display equipment for participating artists and audience members. Plug-in stations are provided so participants can easily add their own content to the mix. SHARE offers workshops and discussion forums for audio and live video performance.
Past events include: Electronic eXtravaganza festival at The Kitchen, NYC (2003), Transmediale Festival in Berlin (2004 and 2007), Futuresonic Festival, Manchester, U.K. (2006), and Ultrahang Festival, Budapest, Hungary (2007).
Since its foundation in 2001, SHARE virtually and/or physically witnessed the autonomous emergence of sibling organizations in cities around the world. The currently active SHARE nodes are: New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Jose, U.S.A; Montréal, Canada; Bremen, Germany; Melbourne (as Share.Outpost), and Sydney, Australia; Geneva, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; St. Petersburg, Russia; Vienna, Austria; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Krakow and Warsaw, Poland; and newly launching in 2011 is Buenos Aires, Argentina.
SHARE was founded by Daniel Smith, Rich Panciera, and Geoff Matters and has been operating thanks to a group of volunteer members ever since. SHARE New York’s current volunteer members include (but not limited to): Adam Kendall, Anton Marini, Chika Iijima, Chris Jordan, Daniel Smith, Daniel Vatsky, Dan Winckler, Elsa Vieira, Eric Redlinger, Geoff Matters, Ilan Katin, Jeremy Schaller, Keiko Uenishi, Koosil-ja, Lukasz Antkiewicz, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Rich Panciera, Sean McIntyre, Stephanie Palmer, Steve Speer and Thessia Machado. The operation team is always open to receive new volunteers. Contact us if you are interested.