BlinkPopShift (M Eifler) is an American artist and researcher who lives and works in San Francisco, California. They make chimeras, things in between things. Using sculpture, performance, video and immersive technology they focus on navigating back and forth between between different modes of thought and making (for example the physical and the virtual) in an effort to blur the strict categories humans are so fond of. Their work centers intersectional, interdisciplinary, and systems oriented thought as the most important tools for human progess.
They have published research on immersive capture, spherical cinematography and editing, hybrid reality environments and designing for embodied cognition and is currently creating performance structures for audience interaction with head mounted AR. Their personal stake in this blurred boundary sprung from living with the neurological repercussions of a brain injury caused by gas poisoning. For example, without the ability to store autobiographical memories long term they had to look to others, both people and tools, to create systems of trans-active memory and experience.
Their work is supported by YCR, a not-for-profit research foundation.
“Would you like to see an invisible sculpture?”, Holographic Performance Sculpture.
- New Construction, E.M. Wolfman, Oakland, CA, December 13th 2016
- Body of Knowledge, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, December 9th 2016
- SFMoMA (Unsolicited), San Francisco, CA, August 2016 - Ongoing
"Loungin'", EXAESSENTIALS, petrusentertainment.net, Summer 2016
“Play/Room”, Communications Design Group, San Francisco CA, November 2015
“Hyperlink Space”, Immersive exhibition for head mounted display, Online, January 2015
“A Collaborative Work”, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA, October 2014
“Relaxatron”, XOXO, Portland, OR, 2014
“Ritual”, 15 Folds, Online, November 2013
MFA show, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA, May 2012
“Navigating disability: An exploration by four artists,” The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, New York, NY, February 3rd – April 28th 2010
“Revealing Culture,” Smithsonian Institution International Gallery, Washington D.C, June 8, 2010 – August 29, 2010 2008
“Green Light,” Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington D.C, September 17, 2008 – January 4, 2009
The Armory show, Pier 94, New York, NY, March 5-8, 2009
“Green Light,” The Kennedy Center’s Hall of States, Washington D.C, September 1 – November 7, 2008
“Derivative Composition” Terrace Gallery of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C, June 19 – July 20, 2008
Student shows in 2004 and 2005