Posts for May 2007

Watercouleur Park

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[...] Watercouleur Park, a new work by French artists group Qubo Gas, - the 11th commission by Tate for its Net Art Programme.

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Originally posted on MAzine - Exploring the potential of networked media by DaveMiller


Claude Closky at Threshold artspace

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'Love and Fear' by Claude Closky

Love and Fear-- by Claude Closky
New commission for Threshold artspace
Perth Concert Hall, Horsecross, Mill Street, Perth
On view from Saturday 12 May 2007

Newly invented prefixes meet ancient Greek suffixes in a whirlwind of colours, emotions and artificial intelligence. Alluding to the languages of minimalism and conceptual art, Closky's work embraces strong passions to explore how communication functions in an open, public space. Basic instincts of love and fear alternate to reveal a succession of messages free of the prescriptive authority of public notices. 'The work can go on virtually forever as love and fear change faces endlessly...' Claude Closky

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Originally posted on Art Research Communication by chris


MediaNoche presents

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Ursula Endlicher to Perform www.myspace.com

MediaNoche presents: New media artist Ursula Endlicher will perform www.myspace.com from her "Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited" series :: May 12 2007, 8PM :: 161 East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues.

Ursula will take direction from the site's real-time source code combined with material from her 'html-movement-library', which contains movements and gestures submitted by the public. This will determine the flow of her "Website Impersonations" as she follows these choreographic instructions in MediaNoche. Visitors to the exhibition and passers-by are invited to participate in the performance.

According to the artist, "Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited is a performance series utilizing the html-movement-library for enacting and re-interpreting the "ten most popular" websites. The choreography for each Website Impersonation comes from the real-time html structure of each site, translated by the library into movement suggestions 'on the fly.' As a performer I never know which html tag, and therefore which movement task will come next as this is depending on how the site is scripted at the moment.

MediaNoche is Uptown's first new media gallery where the digital arts and community converge. Only blocks from Museum Mile, MediaNoche is easily reached by the IRT #6 train to East 103rd Street, or by the bus routes along Third and Lexington Avenues.

FREE and open to the public!
For more information:
Judith Escalona, Director of MediaNoche
212.646.228.7950 or 212.828.0401

This performance is presented in conjunction with Ursula's current exhibition "The html-movement-library and Singing Website Wallpaper" at MediaNoche, extended through June 8, 2007. For more information on the performance series go to
http://www.ursenal.net/wi_ttmv.

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


DXARTS RESEARCH FELLOW/LECTURER in DIGITAL VIDEO

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shawn brixey:

DXARTS RESEARCH FELLOW/LECTURER in DIGITAL VIDEO

May 2007

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS)

http://www.washington.edu/dxarts

University of Washington, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, is seeking to fill one year (with possibility of renewal) Research Fellow/Lecturer Positions in Experimental Digital Video. Established in 2001, DXARTS is a pioneering arts unit with exciting undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. DXARTS brings together current and new faculty from Art, Music, Dance, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Bio-Engineering, and Design in a pioneering research environment dedicated to the invention and exploration of new forms of digital and experimental art. The successful candidate should be prepared to pursue innovative research in their main field of study (film/video) and to teach introductory and advanced level courses in history, theory and studio practice of traditional, digital and experimental film/video.

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Position in a great program in Seattle - Read through for more details.

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by shawn brixey


EDITH RUSS SITE FOR MEDIA ART

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MY OWN PRIVATE REALITY

GROWING UP ONLINE IN THE 90S and 00S

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A exhibition description of My Own Private Reality by the curators, Sarah Cook and Sabine Himmelsbach, follows: "My Own Private Reality is a playful look at the hype surrounding what is called Web 2.0 - the proliferation of publicly accessible websites which allow communities of users to create and share content (writing, photos, videos, music, etc.) - something that previously was only done by professionals, self-taught enthusiasts, or organisations with staff members with technical and software know-how. With blogs, wikis, and centralised file-sharing sites, first-time users can now be as productive as the well-paid experts. How artists play in the online spaces between those populated by unpopular amateurs and well-known professionals is at the heart of this exhibition."

Originally posted on del.icio.us/network/lauren_cornell by trebor


New submission: Domestic Tension.

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For the duration of May, 2007, Iraqi born artist Wafaa Bilal will live in the FlatFile Galleries in Chicago. The public can watch him 24 hours a day over a live webcam; and if they choose, visitors to his website can shoot him with a remote controlled paintball gun.

Bilal’s self imposed confinement is designed to raise awareness about the life of the Iraqi people and the home confinement they face due to the both the violent and the virtual war they face on a daily basis.


You can participate - eg shoot at him with a paintball gun - by clicking here.

See this site for some videos and more about the Wafaa's work. Good stuff.

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Originally posted on selectparks.net- games by artists by Rhizome


canal*MOTOBOY

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The front page of the website zexe.net presents numerous faces along with a button with the phrase, 'Communities use mobile phones to webcast.' This links to seven different pages, each of them representing a social group, a location, and a date. For example, 'gypsies in Leon, 2005,' 'prostitutes in Madrid, 2005,' and 'Nicaraguan migrants in Costa Rica, 2006.' Created by Spanish artist Antoni Abad under the motto 'a project of cellular audiovisual communication to collectives without an active presence in the relevant mass-media,' this work was initiated in 2004 when he asked 17 taxi drivers in Mexico City to spend two months using mobile phones with integrated cameras to 'turn themselves into chroniclers of their own reality.' Each of them now features in the website, via recorded messages (images described by key words) that they have uploaded in real time to the Internet during that period, as well as the comments posted by users that saw these broadcasts. A similar output is devised for the other segments of the project, of which a new installment has started this month in Sao Paulo. This time, young motorbike couriers--who play a significant role in the city's economy yet aren't socially acknowledged for their activity--are the ones documenting the experiences that make up their quotidian occupations. As Abadi puts it, the 'canal*MOTOBOY proposes a digital public space, where senders and receivers interact within telematic networks,' a tactic to collectively raise the profile of marginalized collectives in the present, unequal society. - Miguel Amado

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ascii ouiji board (use mouse)

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grrrrreat by guthrie lonergan

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Originally posted on del.icio.us/53os by 53os


Tight Knit Protest

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An exhibition entitled 'Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting' may sound like a far cry from a new media exhibition, but this show at New York's Museum of Arts & Design offers plenty to consider for those interested in digital culture. Twenty-seven artists are included in the show, which comes at a time when performative, situational, protest-oriented work is calling upon the art world to rethink its very conception of 'media.' Historically, both lace and knitting have a direct relationship to computation and programming, and they continue to inform each other not only in the development of hobbyists' patterns, but also in the practice of artists like Niels van Eijk, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Cat Mazza, and Freddie Robins. Their work is often created with the assistance of new technologies, while simultaneously commenting on the status of individuals (namely, workers and other political subjects) in an increasingly technological society. This is directly fleshed-out in Mazza's Knitoscope, 'computer software that translates video images into knitted images to educate about sweatshop labor;' and is also implicit in Gschwandtner's use of the 'participatory' knitting circle as a context for the discussion of war and the military's own use of machinery. The show is up through June 17 and features a full catalogue and extensive online documentation. - Marisa Olson

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AIDS-3D.COM

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An art collective that makes installations, videos, and music. Warning: Much of this is NSFW.

Originally posted on del.icio.us/inbox/marisaolson by raspop