Posts for March 2007

EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL

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EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
festival: April 25 - 29 2007
exhibition: April 25 - May 20 2007

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web: www.emaf.de

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Lohstrasse 45a
D - 49074 Osnabruck
Germany

20 Years of the European Media Art Festival - the forum for Expanded Media in Europe

The meeting point for audiences and guests from home and abroad. Around 250 new works of media art, including world premieres, will be presented. The festival shows film as a contemporary work of art in cinemas and exhibitions, both performed and using multimedia.

//Exhibition
The exhibition "Final Cut" directs our view to the relationship between media art and cinema. From 25 April to 20 May an artistic look at the dream machine "cinema" will be given at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. International artists will demonstrate their fascination with cinema, but will also question the values, codes and patterns behind the films. Works will be presented by artists such as Paul McCarthy, Alex McQuilkin, Mischa Kuball, Klaus vom Bruch, Candice Breitz, Mark Lewis, Christoph Girardet, Bjorn Melhus, Peter Tscherkassky, Christoph Draeger, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Pierre Huyghe. There will also be plenty of opportunity to participate in talks with the artists and attend lectures on the subject. The exhibition is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

// Anniversary
A review of media art will be given by our special guests, the director of the ZKM, Peter Weibel, Lynn Hershman, Birgit Hein of the fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig and Malcolm LeGrice, who will be showing their personal selection of films.

// Cinema
Around 180 current experimental shorts, feature-length films and videos have been selected from a total of roughly 2000 works submitted from around the world. They range from narrative approaches to documentary/analytical views of war events and environmental problems. Visually walking the borderline ...

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Anyone from Rhizome going to be there for the opening. Would love to hear a first hand account.

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Rhizome


MORE DECEPTION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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ryan griffis:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: media @ caedefensefund.org

MORE DECEPTION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE US Attorney Misleads Public About “Danger” of Harmless Bacteria in
Case of Professor Kurtz

March 13, 2007, Buffalo, NY—, in response to a local news report
featuring a YouTube video about the Orwellian case of internationally
acclaimed artist and SUNY Buffalo Professor Steven Kurtz, U.S.
Attorney Terry Flynn deceived Buffalo viewers. Flynn claimed on WGRZ- TV News that the Department of Justice is pursuing charges against
Kurtz because harmless bacteria used in his art were “dangerous,”
“not available to the general public,” and that Kurtz had “misled
investigators.”

These outrageous allegations fly in the face of the prosecution’s own
admissions in court, of the charges against Kurtz, and of scientific
consensus about the harmless nature of Serratia marcescens, Bacillus
subtilis, and gut Ecoli. The three bacteria were used in Kurtz’s
participatory science-theater performances with Critical Art
Ensemble, an art and theater group Kurtz co-founded in 1987 with his
wife Hope Kurtz. Prior to Kurtz’s detention he and Critical Art
Ensemble had safely used these bacteria in performances and projects
at many of the world’s most important cultural institutions,
including the London Museum of Natural History, Schirn Kunsthalle
Frankfurt, the London ICA, The New Museum in NYC, the Henry Art
Gallery in Seattle, and many others.

The bacteria cultures, frequently used by science hobbyists and in
classrooms, are available from most science supply outlets and
require no license or government authorization to obtain. These
bacteria are not restricted by law, and are not governed by any
government regulations. The prosecution admitted this in a pre-trial
hearing on May 17, 2005 under questioning by Magistrate Judge H.
Kenneth Schroeder.

The other claim, that Kurtz mislead investigators, is also completely
false. Kurtz ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by ryan griffis


NOSO

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NO SOcial Networking

NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends. These 'NO' events, called NOSOs, take place in designated cafes, parks, libraries, bookstores, and other public spaces. Participants -- whose identities remain unknown to one another -- agree to arrive at an assigned time and remain alone, quiet and un-connected, while at the same time knowing that another 'Friend' is present in the space. NOSOs are scheduled by users through the NOSO website. They last for a duration of 1 - 30 minutes, after which participants disperse and return to their regular activities.

NOSO is produced by Glowlab's Christina Ray as a commissioned project for the ongoing SoEx Off-Site, Southern Exposure's yearlong series of public art and related programs investigating artists' strategies for exploring and mapping public space. For NOSO, Ray has invited artistic collaborator Kurt Bigenho to participate in the development of the project. Ray and Bigenho work together as The Organizers, and recently produced The Sams for Fountain Miami.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


Pair Up (Hypertemps & Milli Vanilli Midi)

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This site while listening to this song

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Originally posted on TouchExplode by Rick


Web/print book from Jacques Louis Vidal

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Jacques Louis Vidal, who was in the show we curated last year, has a new book project. There is a "hand bound limited printing of the book" for sale in addition to the pages on the web.

The Journey 2 the Center of the Internet

Here is a sample image, shrunk a bit for the blog.

 

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Originally posted on bloggy by Rhizome


Rhizome Benefit Concert on April 16

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Lauren Cornell:

On behalf of Rhizome, I'd like to invite you to our Benefit Concert on April 16, 2007. The concert will feature three innovative bands: Gang Gang Dance, Professor Murder and YACHT, all of whom blend a wide range of musical influences and instruments to create original sounds. The Benefit will take place at the Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel, 371 West 16th Street. If you are in or near New York, we hope you can attend!

Tickets are $75 - higher-level supporter or vip/ $35 - general public/ $25 - Rhizome Member and groups.

Rhizome Members can bring up to ten guests at the discounted member rate.

Details and ticket purchase http://www.rhizome.org/benefit

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Lauren Cornell


The Wonderful Worlds of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

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This week the British Film Institute unveiled the BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank, a London cinema arts complex which houses a new exhibition space for artists' film, video, and new media. Apropos to the gallery's mission to investigate the 'secret histories and future possibilities of the moving image,' their first season kick offs with the exhibition Tiny, Funny, Sad, and Big by maverick art duo Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. The main gallery space features the Traffic series (2004), installations comprised of miniature film scene dioramas, tiny video cameras, customized editing software and projections that examine the personal impact of mass media in our lives. The exhibition also features the world premiere of a fantasy noir piece, The Constant World (2007). Inspired by the Dutch artist Constant's envisioned Situationist city New Babylon and Jean-Luc Godard's dystopian sci-fi film Alphaville, The Constant World is a large ceiling-mounted sculpture of interconnected metal spheres housing miniature film sets. As video cameras feed noir sequences onto a large plasma screen, viewers navigate the space beneath the 60s-inspired 'space age' sculpture, reconfiguring their relationship to the images and the structure itself. After this fantastic first exhibition on the experience, wonder, and possibilities of spectatorship, stay tuned for the full BFI Southbank season that includes artists Mark Lewis, Patrick Keiller, and Faisal Abdu'allah. - Kyle Stephan

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Become a reviewer for Futherfield.org

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marc garrett:

Become a reviewer for Futherfield.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++

Furtherfield receives regular submissions from artists and groups from all over the world, inviting us to feature and review their projects. We have an excellent team of reviewers working with us at the moment. Yet, because we are receiving more innovative and high quality media artworks from different cultural contexts, than we ever have before, we are finding it hard to keep up. So, now we need even more reviewers.

We welcome contributions from all kinds of writers - but would especially value bi-lingual reviewers who are able to introduce work created by artists in non-English-speaking cultures.

We are also interested in people who understand and know net art, software art, social networks, live net art, live Internet tv, open source, tactical media, art blogs, net films, media art connected- self institutions, psychogeography, activist games, media art related exhibitions online and in spaces, and related conferences.

As a reviewer you will be asked to select from these works and contribute to the context of what is being created and write about why it is relevant. You will also have the option of seeking out and writing about other works that you personally think should be seen on Furtherfield.

If you possess knowledge and enthusiasm for any of these subjects, are able to write and communicate clearly;-) and are interested in being part of a explorative group, that is growing daily as an adventurous, networked and mult-platformed community in its own right. And like us, are passionately and critically engaged in investigating the constant shifts and reinvention of the creative, digitally related vista as we know it; we welcome you aboard...

Furtherfield has been working on a brand new CMS/Interface & design with new features that enable reviewers to have more control over their ...

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Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by marc garrett


Lyota Yagi - Vinyl

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»Vinyl«, 2006. The ice tray of a record by Lyota Yagi. Video.

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome


Neoist Propaganda

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Originally posted on channel 53 by javier