Posts for September 2006

Links to Argentine net art

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Jim Andrews:

Here is a page of links to Argentine net art: http://www.martagonzalezobras.com.ar/pagweb.htm . The page is put together by Marta Gonzales. It contains links to work from 1995 to the present. A lot of compelling work here I have not seen before.

Also, here is a site of visual and other experimental poetry by the late Argentine poet Edgardo Antonio Vigo (1927 - 1997): http://www.eavigo.com.ar . There is an essay by the Uruguayan poet Clemente Padin about Vigo at http://www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/vigo/vigocp.htm

The eavigo.com.ar site was put together by the people at http://www.vorticeargentina.com.ar . This is an organization in Argentina that deals with visual poetry of all types.

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Jim Andrews


{via dmoz} Alternative Video list

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  • Free Speech Internet Television   - Massive Archive of Alternative video which can be watched on the Net.
  • Alder Image - A personal exhibit of Joshua Banton's video work, along with information about the work and the artist.
  • Andrew Demirjian, video artist - Stills and descriptions of the video artists work.
  • Androgyne, Mon Amour - A dance/music video by composer Barry Truax based on homoerotic poetry by Tennessee Williams, as performed by bassist Robert Black and dancer Walter Kubanek, in a celebration of gay love.
  • Bianco-Valente - Art production, images, texts, videos, biography, bibliography and project information.
  • The Blind Eye - Dedicated to videos designed to deflect attention from the screen, for relief from TV and Internet addiction.
  • Britshorts - A collection of downloadable alternative shorts produced within the UK and Europe. Also accepts submissions from film makers.
  • Busybox - Offers original video shorts, panoramic photography and assorted creations.
  • Carolyn Speranza - Biography and archive of her video installations.
  • Catherine Ross artist - The portfolio of New York based artist Catherine Ross, who works in video and drawing.
  • Center for AudioVisual Research - CAVR constructs previously unavailible experiences via the re-structuring of our media landscape.
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    Click-through for dozens more artists and arts organizations related to video...

    Originally posted on artificialeyes.tv reblog by Rhizome


    2006 Prix Ars Electronica - Winners of the Golden Nicas

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    I've just got back from Ars Electronica [...] here are the winners of the Golden Nicas.

    '458nm ' by Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber and Jan Bitzer from the Film Academy of Baden Württemberg were the winners of the Computer Animation / Visual Effects category.

    'It's midnight. A smattering of moonlight falls upon the forest floor. Two mechanical snails move slowly through the darkness. They confront one another and briefly take the measure each other's powers before uniting in love play. With mounting ecstasy, their transparent bodies begin to glow,but just before climax a dark shadow looms over them;'

    The Digital Music category was awarded to sound pioneer Eliane Radigue for a contemplative piece entitled 'L'ie circ;Ie re-sonante.'

    According to Eliane Radigue, 'L'ie circ;Ie re-sonante' (The Resonating Isle) was inspired by a moment in which the musician saw an island in a lake while the water reflected her face. Such an image is twoelements in one-- a 'real' picture and an optical illusion. The depth of the water is reflected by thedeeper tones; the higher tones float above them like the island jutting out of the water.

    Eliane Radigue composes electro-acoustic music. In the early '50s, she was one of the pioneers of this genre (together with Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry). The same consistency and economy with which she works exclusively with an ARP synthesizer has characterized her musical mode of expression for decades. Lately, she has been discovered as a model by a younger generation of musicians.

    Interactive Art winner was Paul DeMarinis for his installation 'The Messenger'

    E-mails from all over the world are received by a computer and distributed to three systems of bizarre output devices that enable installation visitors to experience the messages sensorially. First, to 26 washbasins arrayed in ...

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    Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Rhizome


    McCoys first solo show in LA

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    If you're in LA this coming Friday brings the opening of the McCoys first solo show in your city! It's at Fringe Exhibitions:



    For their first solo Los Angeles exhibition, the McCoys present two new works. Both pieces are inspired by the language and themes of childhood. In the upstairs gallery, their project Special Things explores a super-charged utopian childhood of cavorting lambs, romping youths, and chiffon rainbows. All of this is rendered sculpturally in fragments across sixteen small hanging sculptures. Each sculpture consists of a miniature scene, a small video camera, and a mirrored word layered across the front of the sculpture. On a nearby screen, images of the sixteen scenes and their words are rapidly intercut, creating new sentences and shifting meaning: “The children feel special today” or “You can smell the flowers”.

    In the downstairs gallery, the McCoys present Scary Things whose images come from simple elements of nature that can be frightening to children. This sculpture uses a similar technique of tiny cameras, sculptural miniatures, and acrylic text, but here the terrain is one integrated platform. Although the sculpture contains only ten words, hundreds of sentences are created, forming a reduced poetry of fear: “Dogs are fighting scary things” or “Lost birds are scary “.

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    Originally posted on MTAA Reference Resource by T.Whid


    call for submissions net_sight 2006

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    mur.at NetWorkArt Contest „net_sight“ 2006

    Idea

    Since 1998 mur.at has been working on a virtual NetSculpture which is constantly growing and branching out. This widely ramified Net – the leased line net – offers a democratic and unbureaucratic access to new communication and information technologies to people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector in the area of Graz apart from e-business and e-commerce. The NetNodeSculpture includes an infrastructure which allows continuous work of art organisations and people engaged in the cultural sector.

    In order to be able to experience the virtual space in real public space, mur.at initiates a contest for making this virtual sculpture - which is spread over Graz like a network - visible for all.

    Target of the contest

    For the promotion of NetArt and NetCulture mur.at offers the possibility to deal with the community in an artistic way and to implement the winning project.
    The virtual sculpture will be transferred to a tangible space in order to be visible also as real locality. Therewith the virtual sculpture becomes a sculpture that can be conceived with all senses in the public space of Graz. The sculpture shall be developed and implemented in various media.

    Desired form of submitted projects

    desired are...

    ..artistic projects, which refer and use the contents and infrastructure of mur.at, the nodes and/or the mur.at-community.

    ..artistic projects which excel at using unconventional ideas of „Visualization“.

    ..unrealised projects from the various areas of art; projects which deal with the subject of a NetSculpture. This can be projected in form of media- and space- installations, sound projects, memorial tablets, photo or video projects, as long as it appears meaningful with regard to the subject.
    The expression „Visualization“ shall be considered a metaphor and the type of realisation shall not be limited to ...

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    Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


    Call for Applicants

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    Unconventional Combinations, Inconceivable Creations
    Be part of the future of entertainment!

    (September 4, 2006) -- The Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab recognizes that as technologies revolutionize our lives, new opportunities for writers, designers, producers, programmers, filmmakers, visual artists and creative thinkers are emerging. As a resident in the New Media Lab, you’ll push the boundaries of learning and imagination to create product prototypes that are at the intersection of art and technology. Be part of the future of entertainment.

    The Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2007 session of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Programme (IAEP), a five-month, post-graduate residency focused on creating inventive interactive narrative projects for the Canadian and international marketplace.

    The TELUS Interactive Arts & Entertainment Programme (IAEP) is Canada's first post-graduate programme for new media training and production, based on a philosophy that compelling new media content is created through a collaborative process harnessing a wide range of creative skills, knowledge and talent. An internationally acclaimed facility, the Habitat New Media lab has produced award-winning new media prototypes ranging from simulation-based interactive documentaries, to wireless storytelling networks, to interactive short films and narrative-driven media installations.

    Apply Now - Application Deadline is October 31, 2006
    For more information or to request an application please contact: habitat@cdnfilmcentre.com
    www.cdnfilmcentre.com

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    Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


    Avian Urbanism

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    Like reality television for urban ecologists, Australia-born engineer/artist Natalie Jeremijenko has recently completed 'OOZ, Inc. [...for the birds],' a remotely-monitored social experiment that takes the technology and theories of contemporary urban planning and applies them to a habitat for New York's native bird population. Jeremijenko studied avian traffic above Manhattan's Postmasters gallery and then enlisted seven vanguard architecture firms to create high-density housing units that are customized for the birds and installed in a 1,000 square-foot roof garden. Beginning September 7, visitors downstairs in the gallery can monitor the birdhouses via a live video feed. The project proposes to chart how the birds adapt their behavior to a human-style urban setting, questioning whether they will cooperate, fight, or find new ways to entertain themselves once their basic survival needs are met. In addition to dwellings, the architects have developed cultural sites, including a concert hall and a shopping mall. Will the project radically alter the behavior of its denizens? Maybe. But 'OOZ' definitely offers a telling caricature of our own urban social technologies and, at the very least, provides a few lucky birds with a tailor-made space in a city that is otherwise designed to accommodate humans. - Bill Hanley

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    Avian Urbanism

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    Like reality television for urban ecologists, Australia-born engineer/artist Natalie Jeremijenko has recently completed 'OOZ, Inc. [...for the birds],' a remotely-monitored social experiment that takes the technology and theories of contemporary urban planning and applies them to a habitat for New York's native bird population. Jeremijenko studied avian traffic above Manhattan's Postmasters gallery and then enlisted seven vanguard architecture firms to create high-density housing units that are customized for the birds and installed in a 1,000 square-foot roof garden. Beginning September 7, visitors downstairs in the gallery can monitor the birdhouses via a live video feed. The project proposes to chart how the birds adapt their behavior to a human-style urban setting, questioning whether they will cooperate, fight, or find new ways to entertain themselves once their basic survival needs are met. In addition to dwellings, the architects have developed cultural sites, including a concert hall and a shopping mall. Will the project radically alter the behavior of its denizens? Maybe. But 'OOZ' definitely offers a telling caricature of our own urban social technologies and, at the very least, provides a few lucky birds with a tailor-made space in a city that is otherwise designed to accommodate humans.

    http://www.postmastersart.com/

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    Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


    Under Fire @ I Space in Chicago

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    Those in the Chicago vicinity should make note of Under Fire, an exhibition and event series [organized by Conflux 2006 participant Ryan Griffis] that will be on view from September 8 - October 7, 2006. Related activities include a talk by Israeli architect, activist and scholar Eyal Weizman, the exhibition 'In War/At War: The Practice of Everyday,' and a screening of 'The Marching Plague,' a film about biological warfare produced by the Critical Art Ensemble.

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    Originally posted on Glowlab by Rhizome


    Dorkbot-Tokyo in Miraikan

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    photo: Masanori Ikeda

    "Dorkbot-Tokyo" which aims to provide opportunities to "spark" electric-oriented creation beyond genre such as art, product, music etc, will present "Dorkbot-Tokyo in Miraikan" on September 19th at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation "Miraikan" in Tokyo.

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    photo: Tetsuya Umeda

    "Dorkbot" is a community for "people doing strange things with electricity." Dorkbot was started in New York in 2000 and has been springing up around the world. Each dorkbot is different and is driven by the needs and interests of people in the local community. Tokyo-based "Dorkbot-Tokyo" wouldn't have regular meetings but is continuing to organize events and meetings irregularly.

    This time "Dorkbot-Tokyo" reached the closest power spot to the universe, the rooftop of "Miraikan"! Performers are Jun'ichi Okuyama, UJINO and The Rotators (Muneteru Ujino), and Tetsuya Umeda, with a DJ Minoru Hatanaka. And more unexpected contents!


    Dorkbot-Tokyo in Miraikan
    Date: September 16th, 2006 Open17:30, 18:00 - 21:00
    Place: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation "Miraikan" 7F rooftop
    #In the case of rain: 7F meeting room3
    Address: 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
    Admission Free
    Cooperation: Entertainment Computing 2006, Miraikan, Tokyo Ale

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    Originally posted on Shift Blog by Rhizome