Posts for October 2006

2bl2 live in store.

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A live demonstration of MTAA art practice in which a recording will be made of the event celebrating the artwork made. In other words, at the opening celebrating the public release of the MTAA's artwork 2bl2, commissioned by the good folks of rhizome.org, MTAA will create a new 2bl2 sound artwork using the sound of the opening. I'm thinking about it as a big information loop. [....]

RHIZOME COMMISSIONS 2005-2006
New Museum Store
556 West 22nd Street
NYC
October 24, 2006 6:30pm

Participants: Hans Bernhard and Alessandro Ludovico, Peter Horvath, Jason Corace and Vicky Fang, Andy Deck, Jason Freeman, Sean Kerr, Ethan Ham and Tony Muilenberg, MTAA, Thomas Laureyssens, Adriaan Stellingwerff

Admission: FREE

'The Rhizome Commissions Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of original works of Internet-based art. In 2005, Rhizome awarded eleven grants to an international group of artists. All the works took the Internet as their primary vehicle for exhibition; several also extended off the web as sculpture, video or installation. This evening will celebrate the works with a one-night installation and presentations by several of the commissioned artists. Cocktails will be served.'

update: note to self - never blog with a fever

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Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by M.River


MacArthur Open Forum

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<p>Hey big thinkers and wranglers of ideas, the MacArthur Foundation Series  on Digital Media and Learning has a series of discussions planned for the next month, all centered around interactive entertainment and its impact on our world. </p>

The discussion is happening online: http://community.macfound.org/openforum

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Originally posted on unmediated by Rhizome


Net_Dérive, the city as instrument

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Net_Derive, by Atau Tanaka and Petra Gemeinboeck with the collaboration of Ali Momeni, is a location sensitive mobile media art piece that calls for an exchange between participants in the gallery and participants in the streets. Deployed on advanced mobile phones, the work seeks to create a kind of musical instrument, thinking of the city-as-instrument.

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Participants are given a kind of scarf with a mobile phone in each end and off they go to explore the neighborhood. One of the phones takes pictures every 20 secs and collects sounds, the other talks to the GPS (also in the scarf) and to the server inside the gallery space. On a radar they can see themselves pictured as dots but also the images they're taking. The sounds and pictures collected in the streets are sampled and mapped to a 3D city map in the gallery. As users are walking they can hear some voice instructions through a pair of headphones. Those comments suggest paths to follow or turns to make, they are generated and heard in a musical fashion. The voice instructions are inspired by the old Situationist games and theory of the Derive - now brought into the digital and mobile spheres. As the user chooses to heed or ignore these instructions, a trace of his/her path is carved out in the city.

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The engine then generates an audiovisual amalgam based on this information, and feeds it back as a live stream to each mobile client. The simultaneity, history, and memory of the various users' paths and images become an abstract narrative that is summed together and projected in the gallery space. A feedback mechanism is created as users' actions generate the collective narrative that in turn directs them.

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Presented in Paris during the IntensiveScience exhibition of Sony CSL Paris ...

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Originally posted on we make money not art by Rhizome


Rollerbabes Make Good, via Games

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The rollerbabe is a long-established trope in 'alternative' pop culture, but artists Anne-Marie Schleiner and Talice Lee take this figure to another level in their collaborative project, 'Riot Gear for Rollarista,' a joint Mobile Gaming and blog-based performance. Their action will begin in Castellon, Spain on Saturday, October 21, 2006, as part of an exhibition at EACC, Espai d'art Contemporani de Castello, from October-January 2007. The artists' initial performance 'will involve three short Machinima (stories told with video game footage) videos that will be beamed from an ultra-light projector stapped to one of [their] head helmets.' Now linked on YouTube, these videos are comprised of samples from the Playstation games Narc and MechWarrior. The artists relish the fun side of their project, while stating that, 'It sort of evolved into a violent (break) dance musical and each video is dedicated to an African or Muslim immigrant who was seriously abused by police in Spain or France.' Their project takes on political and psychogeographic dimensions as they add, 'We, two American women in padded anime/riot gear/something else inspired moda, will be holding Playstation controllers and rollerskating at the same time, (and sometimes dancing), while we coast around projecting onto surfaces of the city.' Documentation of their meta-entertainment/ hyper-performance activities will be posted in an blog that captures the interventionist spirit of their sexy subtexted acrions. - Irene Wu

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[Salome in Lowland:]

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Brilliant 8-bit adaption of the opera "Salome" by filmmaker Christian Zagler.



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Originally posted on monochrom by Rhizome


Horror Episodes in the Net.Art History

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staring:
OPEN LIST CLEANSER - Geert Lovink
POLITE STRANGLER - Andreas Broeckmann
KGB-GESTAPO BUNNY - Inke Arns
DEEP EURO THROAT- Pit Schultz
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Horror Episodes in the Net.Art History
http://www.at.ns.co.yu/Net.Art_Horror/
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Andrej Tisma - artist, art critic and curator
WEBSITE: http://tisma.net/


The whole world looks like a wurst imbiß on berger str
|||||||| GOODMAN QUICK is http://069recorded.de/ ||||||||


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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


Andy Deck - View Archived Performance at VisitorsStudio.

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marc garrett:

Andy Deck - View Archived Performance at VisitorsStudio.

Every now and then somemof the Furtherfield crew review some of the
archived content on the VisitorsStudio. Some times by projecting it up
on as wall whilst consuming coffee or alcohol in the studio at
Furtherfield.

Earlier today we came across an archived performance by Andy Deck in the
VisitorsStudio - and thought, this is pretty decent work.
http://www.furtherstudio.org/andydeck/

- Turn the volume up and give it a few seconds to load, and then just
sit back and enjoy...

http://www.visitorsstudio.org/
http://www.visitorsstudio.org/whats_new.html

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Furtherfield - http://www.furtherfield.org
HTTP - http://www.http.uk.net
Node.London - http://www.nodel.org

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by marc garrett


Rollerbabes Make Good, via Games

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The rollerbabe is a long-established trope in 'alternative' pop culture, but artists Anne-Marie Schleiner and Talice Lee take this figure to another level in their collaborative project, 'Riot Gear for Rollarista,' a joint Mobile Gaming and blog-based performance. Their action will begin in Castellon, Spain on Saturday, October 21, 2006, as part of an exhibition at EACC, Espai d'art Contemporani de Castello, from October-January 2007. The artists' initial performance 'will involve three short Machinima (stories told with video game footage) videos that will be beamed from an ultra-light projector stapped to one of [their] head helmets.' Now linked on YouTube, these videos are comprised of samples from the Playstation games Narc and MechWarrior. The artists relish the fun side of their project, while stating that, 'It sort of evolved into a violent (break) dance musical and each video is dedicated to an African or Muslim immigrant who was seriously abused by police in Spain or France.' Their project takes on political and psychogeographic dimensions as they add, 'We, two American women in padded anime/riot gear/something else inspired moda, will be holding Playstation controllers and rollerskating at the same time, (and sometimes dancing), while we coast around projecting onto surfaces of the city.' Documentation of their meta-entertainment/ hyper-performance activities will be posted in an blog that captures the interventionist spirit of their sexy subtexted acrions. - Irene Wu

http://blog.myspace.com/rollartista

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


Under Fire: invitation to participate

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Jordan Crandall:


Under Fire is an ongoing art and research project for the analysis of war and political violence. It explores the organization, representation, and materialization of armed conflicts: their structural, symbolic, and affective dimensions.

The next Under Fire will take place during the period 16 October - 10 December 2006, as a project for the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville.

At the core of this project is an online forum. We invite you to subscribe to the forum and participate in the discussion. To subscribe, send a blank email to: underfire-join@underfire.eyebeam.org

Further information: http://underfire.eyebeam.org


SCHEDULE

OCT 16 - OCT 21
PRELUDE
AMIR PARSA

OCT 22 - OCT 28
WAR INFRASTRUCTURES
ALAIN JOXE
with JOHN ARMITAGE and PAUL N. EDWARDS
Intervention: KELLER EASTERLING (on the global industry of subtraction); RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE (on the act of 'turning a deaf ear')
Insertions: MANUEL DELANDA (on war ecologies); CHALMERS JOHNSON (on military baseworlds)

OCT 29 - NOV 4
VIOLENCE AS SYSTEMIC CONSEQUENCE
LORETTA NAPOLEONI
with JAMES DER DERIAN and NABEEL ZIAD
Intervention: TREVOR PAGLEN (on stealth installations)
Insertion: MAHMOOD MAMDANI (on the legacy of the Cold War and the roots of terror)

NOV 5 - NOV 11
CULTURAL FICTIONS AND SYMBOLIC REALITIES
NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH
with RYAN BISHOP, RADHIKA SUBRAMANIAM, and ANANYA VAJPEYI
Intervention: CALEB WALDORF (on ecologies of suspicion)
Insertions: JEAN BAUDRILLARD (on the irreducible singularity); TERRY EAGELTON (on terror as symbolic form); KLAUS THEWELEIT (on war as symbolic system of desire)

NOV 12 - NOV 18
RELIGION, POLITICS, MEDIA, AND WAR
MELANI MCALISTER
with MARY KELLER, JOHN WILLIAM PHILLIPS, and ANA VALDES
Insertion: TALAL ASAD (on the inseparability of modern politics and religion)

NOV 19 - NOV 25
SECULARISM AND RELIGIOUS REVIVALISM
BARBARA VICTOR
with SABA MAHMOOD and HAREL SHAPIRA
Insertion: JACQUELINE ROSE (on Zionism); ARTHUR KROKER (on born again ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jordan Crandall


Tracking Hasan Elahi

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Hasan Elahi is a conceptual artist whose life is an ongoing work about surveillance. He starts by telling us a chilling story - his detention by the INS at Detroit Airport after returning from a trip from overseas. An immigration officer scanned his passport and blanched, then led Alahi through a maze under the airport to an INS detention facility. As a US citizen, this was pretty odd - he tried to talk with the guards to figure out what was going on. But it all became clearer when the man from the FBI in the dark suit came to talk with him.

The FBI asked him about his whereabouts on September 12, 2001 - he was able to answer the questions by taking out his Blackberry and showing off his meetings. Over the course of questioning, it became clear that the reason he was being questioned was that he had a storage locker in Tampa, where he'd been teaching. Scared by 9/11, the owners of the storage area reported that 'an Arab man had fled on 9/12, leaving explosives in his locker.' There were, of course, no explosives, and he hadn't fled - just the detritus of ordinary life.

Elahi's life for the next few months involved dozens of interviews with the FBI, finally culminating in nine back to back polygraphs, which finally 'cleared' him. He explains that the power dynamic of an FBI interview leads to a very human response - the desire for survival. Elahi says that he could have questioned the legality of the experience, hiring a lawyer--but he realized that there was the possibility that any act of resistance could have gotten him sent to Guantanamo.

For the next few months, every trip Elahi took, he'd call his FBI agent and give the routing ...

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Originally posted on WorldChanging: Another World Is Here by Ethan Zuckerman