About Recreational Meetings:
Recreational Meetings invite participants to reimagine digital platforms and social formats through experimental and experiential exercises. Held on commonplace platforms such as Zoom, Facetime, and Google Drive and developed by Stephen Kwok in collaboration with creative practitioners from diverse fields, Recreational Meetings explore how distance may enable, rather than limit, engagement with our surroundings, ourselves, and each other.
Clients include Away Travel, The Canadian Centre for Architecture, Center for the Humanities, Dia Art Foundation, and NEW INC.
Fred Schmidt-Arenales is an artist and filmmaker. His projects attempt to bring awareness to unconscious processes on the individual and group level. He has presented films, installations, and performances internationally at venues including SculptureCenter and Abrons Arts Center, New York; Links Hall, Chicago; The Darling Foundry, Montreal; LightBox and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Museum of Fine Arts, and FotoFest Houston, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, and Kunsthalle, Vienna. Fred is a 2022-23 Core fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Stephen Kwok makes experimental events that incorporate sculpture, live performance, digital media, and text into participatory systems He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in business administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was an artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation’s Performance as Process program in London. Kwok has exhibited at Seoul Museum of Art; Surplus Space, Wuhan; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. He teaches at Brooklyn College and serves as the Curator of Public Engagement at Dia Art Foundation.