USCO, The Company of Us, October 28 to December 10

Exhibition Dates: October 28 to December 10

Opening Reception: Friday October 27 from 6 to 8pm

Photos by Solway Gallery

The Boston Cyberarts Gallery is pleased to present USCO, The Company of Us. This exhibition is a historical presentation of one of the very first art and technology collectives in the U.S. The exhibition will be presented from Saturday October 28 to Sunday December 10 from noon to 6pm. The opening reception will be Friday October 27 from 6 to 8pm.

In 1964, poet Gerd Stern, Steve Durkee, Michael Callahan and others created the multimedia collective USCO, The Company of Us. Working at first with oscilloscopes and refracted lenses, they came to include stroboscopes, projectors, audiotapes and lasers in their performances. USCO moved into a church in Garnerville, NY. This historical survey of one of the first art and technology collectives in the US is curated by Mark Favermann. Among the influential people USCO worked with were Marshall McLuhan, Charlotte Moorman and Stewart Brand. Jonas Mekas, watching an USCO performance once said he thought he was “witnessing the beginnings of a new religion.”