Posts for September 2008

THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP (2007) - Billy Rennekamp

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THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP
THIS IS NEVER GOING TO STOP

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  • daniel everett- from i heart photograph: "daniel everett's 'building a more meaningful existence'. as he explains: "for this project i used a graphics editor built into an early arcade game to convert spam emails i had received into a virtual landscape. by reconfiguring the graphics editor interface to accept keystrokes as input, i was able to build these landscapes solely by transcribing the spam messages and compiling them. for this piece i specifically chose spam messages that promised me a more meaningful life, increased happiness, and a greater sense of self-worth."

  • A Speech Recognition Sing-A-Long this Friday- I love Machine Project in Los Angeles, they do such wonderful work. In this tutorial and performance Friday on speech technology, Joe Tepperman will "talk about some of the ways we can apply speech recognition, speech synthesis, and linguistic theories to music, followed by a performance by his alter ego, Mooey Moobau."

  • Ian Burns- Studio visit with artist Ian Burns from NewArtTV. Burns' low-fi motorized sculptures attempt to demythologize the contemporary creation and consumption of images.

  • Olga Chernysheva- New solo exhibition of photography and video by Moscow-based Olga Chernysheva at Foxy Production opens next Tuesday. "In New Work, Chernysheva fuses this visual language to her native city, dramatizing the experience of loss, isolation, and renewal. Moving between empathy and voyeurism, and belief and disillusionment, she appropriates Realism to question what can be known and what can be held as truth."
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    Tools of the Trade: Umwelt III (HOME) at 119 Chambers

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    Here tech writer Melody Chamlee describes Rob Seward's work Umwelt III (HOME) for Rhizome's ongoing series "Tools of the Trade." - Ceci Moss

    Currently on display at 119 Chambers Street is kinetic sculpture Umwelt III (HOME) by artist Rob Seward. Using common fluorescent vacuum tubes to light the sign, Seward says he referenced the Jakob von Uexküll and Thomas A. Sebeok definition of an umwelt, a subjective universe which includes meaning producing aspects for all life forms - in this case the narrative of the building inhabitant to the sidewalk passer-by.


    On a quiet night, the gliding mechanical display of short white tubes rotates in a seemingly chaotic pattern out the window, slowly aligning and deconstructing the word "home" in bright white fluorescent fashion. The tubes meet and slowly scatter in clockwork formation, generating a slow animation of random pattern display that floats back together in a clear display of the word "home." What seems at first chaotic movement becomes a perfectly formed idea in alignment with viewer recognition. The concept of "home" is presented much the same way a disoriented traveler recognizes a familiar place.


    Says Seward, "Before Umwelt III (HOME), I made pieces that spelled KILL and RUN. These where based on flight or fight instincts. The Umwelt III (HOME) piece is part of an earlier series to play on simple, old emotions. Umwelt III (HOME) is inspired by the need for shelter and feelings associated with it."


    Rather than compromise between empiricism and rationalism, the sculpture continues to scatter and realign without adding additional context, leaving the viewer to complete the semiosphere with personal significance.


    Seward says he was inspired by the idea of an umwelt to display these ideas, and is already working on a new sculpture, entitled WORK WORK WORK. In the new concept ...

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    The Scale of Intervention

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    Co-organized by Conflux
    Moderated by Wooster Collective, with CutUp Collective, Leon Reid IV (of Darius + Downey), Betsey Biggs, and Roadsworth

    Friday, September 5th, 7:30pm
    the New Museum, New York, NY
    $6 Members, $8 General Public

    Join us this evening at 7:30pm for this month's New Silent Series program at the New Museum, entitled "The Scale of Intervention." Co-organized by Conflux, an annual festival dedicated to psychogeography, and moderated by the founders of the celebrated street art website Wooster Collective, this panel will look at possibilities for artistic disruption within urban environments. Taking its name from a film by the London-based Cutup Collective, which plays with the viewer's perception of a street scene, the panel will feature artists whose work ranges across a variety of mediums and materials. From reformulation of billboard advertisements into powerful, politically-oriented collages to the subversive reformulation of street signs, such as pedestrian crossings and bike lanes, the featured artists will demonstrate how they dislodge the customary navigation and perception of urban space.

    Image: Roadsworth, North American Footprint (Parc Ave., Montreal, Quebec, September 2004)

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    Dual Ghoul II (2008) - Nate Boyce

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    Dual Ghoul II from NateBoyce on Vimeo

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  • Starfield Simulation #33 -- Audio Response Mirror- Site specific sound installation by e+l (Ken Ehrlich/Brandon LaBelle) in the "sound bowl" at Scania Park in Malmo, Sweden. From the artist's statement: "Focusing on the existing electronic system in place, we approached the Scaniaparken location as a site structurally determined by the amplification of music and sound. The existing electronic sound system was used as the sole source for the production of the sound work through a series of feedback investigations."

  • Underground art galleries serve a special niche- Article from the San Francisco Chronicle covering San Francisco's many "guerilla" art galleries.

  • K.I.S.S. at Club Internet- Paddy from Art Fag City reviews the current Club Internet exhibition K.I.S.S.:
    "K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid), Club Internet's current collection of web art put together by constant dullaart, presents a focused curatorial theme of artists working with design simplicity, many of whom bring the user static websites, and various utilities commonly found on the web that don't work the way they are supposed to. The success of the work varies from piece to piece, though for the most part it's strong."

  • Aspects of Transmateriality: Specificity- Entry from (the teeming void): "Transmateriality is a notion I'm working on that treats the digital as always and everywhere material - embodied from "end to end" - while maintaining a sense of how the digital functions as if it were immaterial. The core idea is well stated by Kirschenbaum (blogged earlier): "Digital systems are material systems designed to support an illusion of immateriality."...while the digital in general relies on holding specificity at bay, there seems to be a wave of creative interest in the specific material conditions of how the digital is manifest...recently we ...
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    A Spiritual Movement?

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    Many of the artists recently covered on Rhizome have shared an interest in spirituality, particularly as it intersects with mythology and ethos. Call it new media three-point-something, this sect of artists is also significantly prolific and a new show at Prato, Italy gallery Project Gentili surveys very recent work by a handful of the most interesting, including Maurizio Bianchi, Brody Condon, Deva Graf, Shane Hope, Xavi Hurtado, Michael Jones McKean, Dexter Sinister, Damon Zucconi, and AIDS-3D. Entitled "Pole Shift," the show alludes to a recent resurgence in New Age attitudes and interest in the metaphysical; particularly the conjecture that the earth might undergo an axial adjustment, causing a relocation of its poles. (Some worry warts link this prediction with the fear that an expiration in the Mayan calendar in the Gregorian year 2012 signals not only a pending geographic shake-up, but also an apocalypse.) Appropriately, many of the works in the show combine technology and a keen interest in systems with an end-of-an-era, eleventh-hour-type fervency sure to keep viewers on the tips of their toes. After its preview in Italy, the show will be reincarnated in nearly the same shape at Art-Forum Berlin, October 25-December 15. Assuming the world hasn't turned upside down by then, the show's worth adding to your art tour itinerary. - Marisa Olson

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    NOISE BOYS (2008) - Brace Pain

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    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Start these videos at the same time.
    2. Mute the second video.




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    form study #9 (2008) - Robert Wodzinski

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  • Rirkrit Tiravanija, Demonstration Drawings- New exhibition by Rirkrit Tiravanija opens this week at the Drawing Center:
    "For the Demonstration Drawings, Tiravanija has commissioned Thai artists, many of them former students, to create a series of photorealistic pencil drawings depicting multifarious responses to power, oppression, and global capital. Tiravanija's drawings translate photojournalist depictions of acts of political spontaneity into a medium itself characterized by immediacy--turning ephemeral images of strife and social conflict into documents of political aspiration."

  • TEMPORARY SERVICES - Finland- "Everything in Turku, Finland, as in most cities, is in its predictable and expected place. Bikes lean against walls, signs hang on stores, advertisements are pasted on poles, and every fixture has an obvious function. The public art is predictable too. It's made from durable materials; it looks like it has been around forever and will stay around forever....As a small but visible challenge to this tedious routine, the groups IC-98 (Turku) and Temporary Services (Chicago) have teamed up to build and circulate a series of 25 wooden sandwich board signs which carry phrases that advertise nothing and aren't always terribly positive. Many of the texts, written collaboratively by the two groups, point to our frustration with the monotony of city spaces and the high degree of political control that is exerted over them."

  • NADA VIDEO NIGHTS NYC, September 10, 2008- "In September we'll inaugurate a series of video nights in our new space on 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Each night will be programmed by a different guest curator. Popcorn and Grolsch beer will be served. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. We'll have Astroturf on the floor to give a sense of that "out-of-doors" experience."

  • Interview with Daniel Canogar- From We Make Money Not Art. "Daniel Canogar ...
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