Posts for September 2005

whereyouare, an invitation

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Whereyouare ( http://whereyouare.org ) is an experiment in the collective documentation of neighborhoods. It harnesses the power of folksonomy tags from a range of sites that host and organize content of different kinds (flickr for photos, vimeo for video, delicious for links, etc.). To contribute, you simply tag your content with a tag that is unique to your neighborhood and the project, and everyone's material is brought together on whereyouare.org.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY, KANSAS CITY, MO

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The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s One-Percent-for-Art program is seeking artists or artist collaborations to develop innovative, original artwork for the new Sprint Center in Kansas City. The arena complex will be located between 13th and 15th Streets and Grand and Oak Streets in Downtown Kansas City. Groundbreaking took place this summer and completion is anticipated in fall 2007.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Stacy Switzer


Can You Keep A Secret?

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The cultural imagination has long been infected with images and stories about grand conspiracies and government plots involving deception, secrecy, and general ill will, often with ample justification. But where do the 'X-Files' intersect with the world existing outside of the mind of Hollywood writers? If you've ever seen the work of Trevor Paglen, you are at least looking in the right direction. A Berkeley-based artist and geographer, Paglen produces multimedia presentations--including performative lectures, zines, and video installations--about the vast world of secret military programs in the US Southwest, fed by regular excursions into the often remote, and surprisingly banal, world of guarded defense bases and budgets. You can catch one of Paglen's lectures on America's 'Secret Bases,' along with Bruce Gagnon's film, 'Arsenal of Hypocrisy,' and Megan Prelinger Shaw's installation, 'Atomic Cabinet,' this Saturday, September 17th, as part of the Other Cinema series at San Francisco's Artists' Television Access. That is, if you're brave enough to take off your tin foil hat and venture outside. - Ryan Griffis

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Game Paused

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Game Paused is a conference / event celebrating the video game - taking the form of a book, DVD, and exhibition to be held in London, Nov 3-13th. There’s currently a “call for entries

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Originally posted on coin-operated by Rhizome


visual poetry

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visualpoetry.jpgthe newest creation of Boris Müller, famous for his (yearly reoccuring) poetry visualizations: online, interactive applications that are capable of visualizing textual input into very beautiful graphics, so that every image is the direct representation of a specific text, which can then be directly used as book illustrations.
this year, an entire poem was considered to be a tree-like structure, that branches out over the page. attached to these branches are the words of the poems, represented by leaves. more specifically, particular symbols in a text control the growth of the tree: specific letter-combinations create a new branch, others make it grow stronger. words are visualised as leafs: the amount of letters in a word is represented by the number of spikes on a leaf, whereas the letter sequence in a word also controls the overall shape of a leaf, such as the roundness of the shapes, the length of the spikes & the density of the colour. the size of the leaves depends on the length of the poem.
be sure to also explore the VisualPoetry versions of past years, such as from 2004 & 2003 & 2002. [esono.com (2005 version)|thnkx Andrea]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


New Art Dirt Redux

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Just listened to the new Art Dirt Redux where Robin Murphy and G.H. Hovagimyan tour the all the Chelsea openings last Thursday.



It was great. I really love the way G.H. layers the audio. The technique worked perfectly for this content; it made you feel like you were at the openings.



Check it out

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I think this would be of interest to people with very little knowledge of, or interest in, the New York art scene. The Art Dirt Redux series is an engaging performative project of its own...

Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid


Pixelspaces 2005 summary

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For morrons like me who missed the Pixelspaces exhibition and panels at Ars Electronica, Ian Wilson has just blogged a summary of it.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


Knitted cartography

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The Knitting Map is a fabric art and technology project that aims to take the pulse of the city of Cork (Ireland) during 2005 and translate that information into a live knitting map.

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Above the earth there is a satellite which looks down at Cork (Ireland) and watches the movements of people and cars around the city. Down in the hub, small cameras watch the city in detail and meteorological equipment tastes the weather. All of the data coming needs to be distilled into two simple numbers: one representing stitch (pattern) and the other colour.

There are 25 knitters, so information must be varied slightly between each knitter to give the overall textile a more subtle and complex hue.

Knitters work in relay, the strips sewn together to form a single vast document of the city. Before each of them, a small digital screen details the next few lines of knitting and they lean forward to advance the pattern. During the day, people arrive to view the installation.

By performance company half/angel.

Pictures.
Part of Cork 2005, Capital of Culture.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Regine


Memory Wall

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For Kathryn Findlay's contribution to Hotel Puerta America in Madrid, Jason Bruges has designed two lighting installation.

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In the lobby, Memory Wall picks up the colours of your clothes and your movements and projects a distorted image on a pannel of light dots (there's a short video if you click on the last image of the project page). In the corridors, the Flock Wallpaper, made of fibre optic and flexible polymers, creates light patterns that travel along the walls and shadow guests to their room.

More information about the hotel.

Other work by Bruges: Project Litmus.

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


Ubuweb is back

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Ubuweb which I've mentioned before is back, bigger and better after a summer of rebuilding and expanding bandwidth and storage. Unfortunately though the avantgarde film section has been suspended due to complaints from lawyers. A very shortsighted action that will only serve to keep these obscure hard to see films, well obscure and hard to get. Artists want their work to be seen and the more the work is known the more demand their will be for numbered signed editions (and other lucrative sales options). It seems to me that actions like this will server to keep the work obscure and the artists poor.
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Originally posted on Stunned by Rhizome