At the Museum of Art & Design, NYC

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Museum of Art & Design

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
A traveling exhibition co-oraganized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and iCI, New York. Curated by Stephaine Smith

February 2

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Originally posted on see art / make art by ann


Tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.

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This is an intriguing project carried out by Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr in Collaboration with Guy Ben-Ary. It's an artistic research and development project into the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression.

In the last five years, we have grown tissue sculptures, "semi-living" objects, by culturing cells on artificial scaffolds in bioreactors. Ultimately, the goal of this work is to culture and sustain, for long periods, tissue constructs of varying geometrical complexity and size, and by that creating a new artistic palette.[....]

More information about it on the website of the Pig Wing Project:

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Originally posted on pasta and vinegar by Rhizome


The Fibreculture Journal, Issue 7

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Distributed Aesthetics

Distributed Aesthetics edited by Lisa Gye, Anna Munster and Ingrid Richardson--Abstracts: ...and Beyond: Anticipating Distributed Aesthetics by Darren Tofts; Theses on Distributed Aesthetics. Or, What a Network is Not by Anna Munster & Geert Lovink; Sharing Styles: New Media, Creative Communities and the Evidence of an Open Source Design Movement by Greg Turner-Rahman; Excerpts From "Portrait Of The VJ" by Mark Amerika; Multiple Perspectives/Multiple Readings by Simon Biggs; Beyond the Museum Walls: Situating Art in Virtual Space (Polemic Overlay and Three Movements) by Vince Dzekian; Reshaping Spectatorship: Immersive and Distributed Aesthetics by Edwina Bartlem; Entropy And Digital Installation by Susan Ballard; Intimate Transactions: The Evolution of an Ecosophical Networked Practice by Keith Armstrong.

Finding new terminology for emerging art and cultural practices or for media and technological constellations is bound to be contentious.  On lists, blogs and during face-to-face forums and conferences we continue to debate what the term new media entails, let alone whether this provides an umbrella for wearable computing, smart materials, mobile phone movies or bioart. It is clear that computational culture is drifting, fragmenting and laterally expanding: terminals are no longer dedicated; cultural producers are now recurrent and mobile multi-taskers; art is online, on the street, on a screen and coming at you from a million different places, now.

Rather than try to define the terminology or taxonomy of distributed art theories and practices we have proposed instead a descriptor for the "aesthesia" of contemporary networked encounters.  Distributed aesthetics, then, concerns experiences that are sensed, lived and produced in more than one place and time. This might equally be a sketch of reconsiderations of the operations of cultural memory or of phenomena such as endurance performances. But what we propose, through gathering together the disparate pieces in this fibreculture journal issue, is that techno-social networks are ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Trevor Paglen: Tracking the CIA's Torture Planes

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Monday Night -- 02.20.06 -- Trevor Paglen -- Tracking the CIA's Torture Planes

1. This Monday:

What: Presentation / Discussion / Trevor Paglen
Where: 16 Beaver Street, 4th floor (directions)
When: Monday Night 02.20.2006 @ 7:30 Pm
Who: Open To All

We are happy to have Trevor back and we hope you will be able to join us for what should be an interesting evening and discussion.
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2. description
N4467S:
Tracking the CIA's Torture Planes
Trevor Paglen

In order to sidestep international laws against torture, the CIA currently uses a fleet of unmarked airplanes to kidnap, "render," and "disappear" suspected terrorists. The CIA takes these people to a clandestine network of prisons in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Poland, and Romania: places where they can be tortured.

Because the CIA uses civilian (rather than military) aircraft for these "black" operations, they leave a publicly-accessible trail of flight logs, registration papers, and other legal documents. These paper trails are filled with forgeries, lies, and cover-stories, but nevertheless contain important clues as to who the "real" people behind these operations and unmarked planes might be.

One of these planes is a Boeing 737. Its tail number is N4467S. It is the property of a company called "Keeler and Tate Management," incorporated by a man named "Tyler Edward Tate." Mr. Tate does not exist.

Over the course of this presentation, we will navigate through the fog of misinformation surrounding Mr. Tate. We will visit the street addresses of his front companies, observe the airfields that his unmarked plane frequents, and introduce ourselves to some of the flesh-and-blood individuals who may have penned his name

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3. Links:

Trevor Paglen http://www.paglen.com/

"Spying on the Government" - An article from the SF Bay Guardian. http://www.sfbg.com ...

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Originally posted on NEWSgrist by joy garnett


New media art at ARCO, Madrid

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BlackBox is a new media art exhibition within ARCO, Madrid's contemporary art fair. Here's what i found about it in the Spanish press:

Eduardo Kac
received the Arco-Beep award for electronic art for Time Capsule. In 1997, the artist inserted a microchip with an identification number into his ankle in front of photographs taken of family members during the 1930's in Europe. He then registered himself via the Web in a database designed for identification and recovery of lost animals, making it the first instance of a human being added to the database.

In the offArco category dedicated to the media art works that were not present at Arco, the winners of the awards are: Ricardo Iglesias and Gerald Kogler for Independent Robotic Community. Special mention to Miguel Angel Martin's net-art work Skking.exe

"skking.exe is small application to ease the life of today's employee.

Download skking.exe and a fake System RunTime Warning Default notice. It will pop up above your screen and will progress in loop for an unlimited period, prviding the employee with a wonderful excuse to sneak out of the office for as long as s/he wishes because of a computer probelm.

Each euro lost by the company will be summed up and shown on a webpage."

Daniel Canogar's Photosynthetic Rememberance 1 is the sculpture of a huge tree made of fiber optic and plastic fallen on the floor that embodies the paradox between environmental destruction by humans and technological re-construction. Canogar inverted metaphorically the photosynthesis processus. In the installation, it's the tree itself that emits the light and projects digital images of green leaves on an ondulating screen.

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In the video installation by Shilpa Gupta, viewers can interact with video loops of a row of young ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


MAXXI Museum, Rome - Art and Virtual Identities

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zanni.org:

MAXXI Museum, Rome

http://www.maxximuseo.org


The fourth installment of NetWebArt / Net Archives: Art and Virtual Identities
curated by Eleonora De Filippis and Elena Giulia Rossi
opens on the 23rd of February.

Invited artists are:

-1.Juliet Davis, Pieces of Herself, 2004
http://www.julietdavis.com/studio/piecesofherself/

-2. Reinhald Drouhin, Des Fleur, 2003
http://www.incident.net/works/desfleurs/desfleurs.html

-3. Cristopher Joseph, Inanimate Alice, 2005
http://www.inanimatealice.com

-4.Glenn Ligon, Annotations, , a project commissioned by Dia Art
Foundation for its series of artists' web projects ,2003
http://www.diacenter.org/ligon/

-5. C.J.Yeh, My Data My Mondrian, 2004
http://www.cjny.com/mydata/

-6. Carlo Zanni, 4 Untitled Portraits, Net Art Commission of
Kunstznetnrw.de, 2003-2004
http://www.zanni.org/4untitled/


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New media art at ARCO, Madrid

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BlackBox is a new media art exhibition within ARCO, Madrid's contemporary art fair. Here's what i found about it in the Spanish press:

Eduardo Kac
received the Arco-Beep award for electronic art for Time Capsule. In 1997, the artist inserted a microchip with an identification number into his ankle in front of photographs taken of family members during the 1930's in Europe. He then registered himself via the Web in a database designed for identification and recovery of lost animals, making it the first instance of a human being added to the database.

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In the offArco category dedicated to the media art works that were not present at Arco, the winners of the awards are: Ricardo Iglesias and Gerald Kogler for Independent Robotic Community. Special mention to Miguel Angel Martin's net-art work Skking.exe

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"skking.exe is small application to ease the life of today's employee.

Download skking.exe and a fake System RunTime Warning Default notice. It will pop up above your screen and will progress in loop for an unlimited period, prviding the employee with a wonderful excuse to sneak out of the office for as long as s/he wishes because of a computer probelm.

Each euro lost by the company will be summed up and shown on a webpage."

Daniel Canogar's Photosynthetic Rememberance 1 is the sculpture of a huge tree made of fiber optic and plastic fallen on the floor that embodies the paradox between environmental destruction by humans and technological re-construction. Canogar inverted metaphorically the photosynthesis processus. In the installation, it's the tree itself that emits the light and projects digital images of green leaves on an ondulating screen.

3398.jpg 3363.jpg

In the video installation by Shilpa Gupta, viewers can interact with video loops of a row of young ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


'5e Biennale de la Photo et des Arts visuels de Liège'

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Invited by Tamara Lai, one of the organizers of the event which has Brazil as theme this year, the Museum of the Essential and Beyond That is participating of the '5e Biennale de la Photo et des Arts visuels de Liège' 18 fev. - 31 mars 2006:

http://www.biennalephotoliege.com/

The museum's adress in bienal is :
http://www.biennalephotoliege.com/brasildigital.swf

Today it will be showed at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contenporain, Liege, Belgium.

Regina Célia Pinto

http://arteonline.arq.br/
http://arteonline.arq.br/library.htm

Last Works:

http://arteonline.arq.br/magic_walls/
http://arteonline.arq.br/eva/
http://arteonline.arq.br/ducks/
http://arteonline.arq.br/eua200km/
http://arteonline.arq.br/ecologia/
http://arteonline.arq.br/my_movies/


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