Posts for August 2005

Gordon Matta-Clark: Fake Estates

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Museum to Show Artist's Fingernail Scrapings

Gordon Matta-Clark, the conceptualist and Late Land artist famous for revealing buildings' inner structures by chainsawsing big cuts in them, is good but overfetishized. Because he died at age 35 there's just not that much work--many weak scraps have been shown. The estate is still being picked over, first for real work and now for unfinished projects that can be "completed" and ultimately commodified. As Sarah Hromack and others have reported, the latest exercise in enshrining the bone chip of a saint is the "completion" of Fake Estates, a work deep in the research hopper while Matta-Clark still lived.

Matta-Clark was acquiring slivers of land around NYC "sliced from the city grid through anomalies in surveying, zoning, and public-works expansion." According to the press release

he collected the maps, deeds, and other bureaucratic documentation attached to the slivers; photographed, spoke, and wrote about them; and considered using them as sites for his unique brand of "anarchitectural" intervention into urban space. Matta-Clark died in 1978 at the age of 35 without realizing his plans for Fake Estates, and ownership of the properties reverted to the city. The archival material that he had assembled went into storage and was not rediscovered until the early 1990s, when it was assembled into exhibitable collages. [smarmy emphasis added]
Showing an artist's raw material is bad enough, but the team of curators has assembled a team of artists to...here's that word...respond to Matta-Clark's escheated gutters and planting strips. If you thought after the Terminal 5 debacle we were done with this kind of vague, warmed over site-specificity, well, no way; this trend is forever. "Toland Grinnell will coat his curb in Staten Island entirely in expensive leather..." (Yes, that's made up.) The ...

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Originally posted on Tom Moody by tom moody


Ask the Robot call for submissions!

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ASK THE ROBOT is a platform that gives artists working within and across different media a chance to present their work on an open stage. Whether you use your body, your voice, or strange technical gadgets to perform — all analog, digital and just plain human media are welcome!

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Kelly Shindler


This month on NAR

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This month NAR offers the net.ten by invited artist Annina Rüst, writing by Kristen Palana on the Internet and Tanzania, a especial commentary by Raquel Herrera Ferrer on Interactiva, a review of InteractivA by Eduardo Navas, and a theoretical text, in PDF format, by Antonio Cerveira Pinto released in collaboration with a minima:: a biligual print publication based in Spain.

The weeklies offer one week focus on war and terror plus writings on Art and Globalization by Molly Hankwitz, Lora McPhail and Eduardo Navas.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Eduardo Navas


ART TO MAKE AND DO: Call for Expressions of Interest

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The Project: A publication and website will "transmit" complexfunctioning artworks to multiple locations through the use ofcopyright-free plans, instructions and "kits" initially distributedthrough a website and a printed book /catalogue. It looks to generatea "population" of related objects, works in their own right, but alsobecoming the subject of investigation, study and exchange.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by joy garnett


Announcement for "Project netarts.org 2005"

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This year, the artworks for the exhibition and the "netarts.org 2005 prize" will be chosen by our Selection Committee. The prize fee for the top selection will be 200,000 yen.
The members will make their own nominations, but we will accept nominations from the web also. Please send your nomination to us directly at our website.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Kevin McGarry


Paid jobs, Remix Brighton / Deptford / Bristol

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Remix Reading is looking for programmers to complete four relatively simple tasks that will enable us to release a brand new version of the web site. We are offering a total of approx. £165 to people who work on them.The new site will sport such improvements as free genre tagging, an improved theme and far fewer upload problems!

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rob Myers


Sign Off

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In keeping with their spirit of culture jamming and subversion, rebel:art (DE) and Memefest (SI) showcased the international bad-boy scene of media art for a second time. "ABC - the semiotics of resistance" was held at Berlin's premier underground comic store and gallery--Neurotitan--and transformed the space into a messy collage of prints, photos, stencil and sticker art, mirroring the city scape outside. Opening night featured Hans Bernard (A) presenting his Google Will Eat Itself Project, and 0100101110101101.org (IT) discussing their playful film posters, parodying a future war between the USA and the new EU. A highlight was the lecture and films about the legacy of pie throwing by political researcher Kees (NL). While the collages of mongomania (DE) and Influenza (FR/NL) focused on the physical implications of signs, Yellow Arrow (US) combined sms with a street aesthetic, using stickers to direct people to sites with alternative city stories (accessible via phone). The photos by Matt Siber (USA) envision urban scenes, minus the logos. Still to come is the Sticker Art Award and a "round" table discussion on creating new languages for resistance. Exhibition runs until August 30. - Joni Taylor

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Rhizome Announces Marisa S. Olson as Editor and Curator at Large

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Lauren Cornell:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rhizome.org Announces Marisa S. Olson as Editor and Curator at Large

NEW YORK, NY, August 12, 2005 - Rhizome.org, a leading online resource for
new media art, announced today that Marisa S. Olson will be the new Editor
and Curator at Large effective August 15th.

As Editor, Olson will manage Rhizome two publications, Net Art News and the Rhizome Digest; she will also develop special editorial projects and oversee the content published on Rhizome's front page. In her role as Curator at Large, a new position created specifically for her, Olson will promote new media art on Rhizome's behalf in diverse contexts throughout the country and internationally. She will also be responsible for growing Rhizome's online archive, the ArtBase; coordinating the Guest Curator program; and organizing public programs and gallery exhibitions that further Rhizome's mission of supporting the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


Piksel05 - Call for entries

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Piksel[1] is an annual event for artists and developers working with open source audiovisual software tools. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK).

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by 220hex


SymbioticA postgraduate degree in Biological Arts MSC (BiolArts) and Grad Dip (BiolArts)

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The course will focus on recent advances in the Life Sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thought, exploring ethical and cultural issues and experimenting with cross-disciplinary art and science projects.

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