Posts for December 2005

Turbulence 2005 Fundraiser :: Art Donated :: Please Support Us

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Jo-Anne Green:

December 1, 2005
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc./Turbulence Fundraiser http://turbulence.org/fundraiser_05/index.html

Art work donated by Cory Arcangel, Kate Armstrong, Andy Deck, Jason Freeman, Mariam Ghani, Peter Horvath, Yael Kanarek, Michael Takeo Magruder, Michael Mandiberg, MTAA, Yoshi Sodeoka, Helen Thorington and Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga

Dear Friends,

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) will be 25 years old in 2006; Turbulence will be 10 years old. Despite the expansion of our projects, the acceleration of our support for net artists, and the valuable resources we provide in our networked_performance blog and New American Radio archive, NRPA has seen a decline in its operating support. As a result, much of our hard work forgoes compensation. Of equal concern is the dual role our server is forced to perform: archiving work produced since 1996 and supporting new commissions that require cutting edge technologies and later versions of its current software. It¹s time for a new server.

We need your support. Please help us preserve our archives and support emerging artists and technologies. Numerous Turbulence artists have generously donated DVDs, CDs, archival prints, T-Shirts and more. Choose from this impressive array or simply make a donation today. http://turbulence.org/fundraiser_05/index.html

With Gratitude,

Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green
Co-Directors

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org New York: 917.548.7780 € Boston: 617.522.3856 Turbulence: http://turbulence.org New American Radio: http://somewhere.org Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jo-Anne Green


Hydrophonics + Radiator Symposium

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Exploring Different Approaches to the 'Live Event'

A live webcast of sound from the other side of the world to the surface of water. The innovative concept of Hydrophonics stems from Locke's fascination with technology, waterflow, the idea of "seeing sound", of visualising kinetic energy and exploring different approaches to the "live event". Over the past four years she has experimented widely by sending a variety of sounds through water to see the different formations each sound makes on the water surface.

Locke has worked with musicians to compose music based on the sight of the composition, rather than the sound of it, and developed new designs for water tanks and speaker systems. The Sonic Arts Group at Monash University will be playing and developing music especially for the event. This will be sent across the world to the water tanks in the UK where the audience will experience the ripples and fountains on the surface of the water. Hydrophonics is part of the Radiator and Digital Cultures SYMPOSIUM.

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2 - 4 Dec 2005 Nottingham / Fri & Sat 10am - 6.30pm / Sun 10am - 4pm: This three day international symposium aims to bring into focus artistic practices of live performance that make use of digital technology in the form of lens-based, networked or locative media.

On a global stage, artists from different geographies can enter transcontinental collaborations raising the question of how the digitisation of the arts has transformed cultural traditions and practices. The symposium will bring together leading practitioners, developers, scientists and theorists from the disciplines that make up new media performance including live art, locative and pervasive media, telematics, performance and dance, wearable, sensor based and cybernetic technologies. CONTACT: Nina on Tel +44(0)115 840 9272 info[at]radiator-festival.org

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


The Believer - Announcements

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Friendster Suicide, 1st announcement......yep, I am going to committ Friednster suicude LIVE.....next week. hahahahah

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/cory_arcangel by cory_arcangel


Gillespie & Montfort’s “The Executor

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William Gillespie and I have a new piece, rather simple but jointly written in an interesting way, and programmed in Processing. We wrote it from the end to the beginning, alternating sentences. It’s in the new issue of BathHouse Magazine: A Journal of Hybrid Arts. Here’s “The Executor.

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Originally posted on Grand Text Auto by nick


Surveillance Reality Manipulator

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RealMan, the Surveillance Reality Manipulator, explores the notions of authenticity and effectiveness of surveillance and its ubiquitous presence in modern society. The video installation consists of a MIDI control keyboard and an image display. The user plays the keys and manipulates in real-time the surveillance space, choosing who and what can be seen at will.

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The scene can be composed and the activities of ‘real’ people in the space can be directed with the simple application of a piano key. Each keyboard key triggers a particular video clip to be superimposed into the space. These clips are ‘sprites’, unique characters extracted from the surveilled space and layered onto the background.

This experience is designed to forcefully translate the voyeuristic all-seeing eyes of the camera onto those of the viewer and to illustrate the imprecision of the reality filtered through a technological medium.

More details in the PDF.

By Greg Judelman. Also by the artist: the Company Keeper.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


Incomplete Manifestoes on Oblique Growth

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Since Golan’s questions for generative artists and Jim Campbell’s Formula for Computer Art proved so popular, here are three other lists of questions and creative strategies.

Oblique Strategies: Honour thy error as a secret intention. In 1975 Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt (a painter) published the Oblique Strategies. The Strategies is a collection of cards, with short texts on one side meant to inspire artists to try a different approach when experiencing a creative block. The creative process is often fickle, and most artists develop certain tricks that they tend to rely on when things get tough. For good or bad these develop into clichees and become potential impediments to the work itself.

Enter the Oblique Strategies: Draw a card by random, and it might give such sage advice as “Honour thy error as a secret intention

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Abstract Visual Music Call for Submissions

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Diane Field:

Call for Submissions
The New York Digital Salon is seeking submissions for the Abstract Visual Music project. Current plans include an online image and webcast exhibition, along with public screenings, lectures, and other events. Images depicting abstract visual music are being sought, along with time-based work, i.e. Quicktime movies, Flash animations, DVDs, videotapes, etc. All work must be in digital format. Essays and artist statements on the creation, theory, and history of abstract visual music will also be considered for the website, as well as possible publication in our catalog. Visual music artworks and installations will also be considered. Software and hardware that allows for the creation of abstract visual music is also being considered and programmers are invited to submit their work. There is no entry fee.

The preliminary deadline is February 1, 2006 [More....]

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Diane Field


Preemptive Media

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Tokyo RFID map

Zapped!/Preemptive Media mapped the results of their investigation about RFID use in Tokyo. Preemptive Media are the guys who presented a video about the development of RFID technology, a display of "awareness" stickers and a cage of Madagascan giant hissing roaches at Thought Crimes: The Art of Subversion a few months ago. Preemptive Media attached reprogrammed RFID tags to the roaches that, if placed in a Wal-Mart store, will taint its RFID database. The group distributed the roaches at the show's opening, sending them home with gallery goers in Styrofoam coffee containers.

The idea is not to encourage paranioa, but rather participation and preparation! Via RFID in Japan. [blogged by Regine on we-make-money-not]

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


A Mechanical Masterpiece

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William Kentridge, one of South Africa's most acclaimed contemporary visual artists, gained international stardom at Documenta X (1997), where he exhibited part of his animated film series about living through the apartheid and post-apartheid eras in Johannesburg. The hand-drawn films were produced using charcoal and pastel drawings in stop-motion, which left beautiful traces of erasure and redrawing. While working on a design for 'The Magic Flute,' his recent operatic adventure, Kentridge built a small-scale stage model to test his projections. This petite provocation became the basis for his current Deutsche Guggenheim commission. Visitors to the Berlin site can take-in Kentridge's new short 'play,' staged within a miniature mechanical theatre and starring animatronic coffee pots who gesture in Italian, menacing kitchen appliances, and other lively characters, all rendered in his very recognizable, witty style. 'Black Box/Chambre Noire' will run through January 15. Chances are, you've never heard a coffee pot sing quite like this before. - nathaniel stern

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Art Games is becoming a genre

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Kristine Ploug has written an introduction to art games in Artificial.dk and added to it an inspiring list of games.

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Picture one is from the irresistible Samorost by Jakub Dvorsky and picture 2 from Alison Mealey's Unreal Art.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome