Posts for February 2009

The Watermarks Project (2009) - Chris Bodle

(0)

arnolfini1.jpg

tree.jpg

Sea levels are rising due to climate change... but how much could they rise and how quickly? And how could this affect the city of Bristol?

Watermarks is a public art project that will use a series of large-scale projections at sites across the centre of the city to explore these questions.

Flood level marks will be projected on to the sides of buildings, showing how high water levels could potentially rise as the sea inundates the central, low lying areas of Bristol. By displaying these levels in real space, the project aims to help us to imagine the depth and extent of this potential future flooding - allowing us to measure them against ourselves in familiar environments.

The complexity and inherent uncertainty involved in predicting sea level rise means there is little consensus across the global scientific community as to how much sea levels could rise in the coming decades. The Watermarks project will use current UK government predictions for the next century to set key flood mark levels.

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Via CR Blog

MORE »


now vs. then vs here vs. there vs this vs. that vs me vs. you vs. us vs. them (2008) - Hayley A. Silverman

(0)


MORE »


Bucking the Pseudonym

(0)

antlers2.gif
Image: Rick Silva, Antlers Wifi, 2009

Calgary-based Brazilian-American artist Rick Silva is a man of at least as many talents as identities. Perhaps this can be chalked-up to the fact that he studied under and often collaborates with pseudonymous hypertext pioneer Mark Amerika. But last week he unveiled a collaboration with himself in which he's finally ready to disclose that he is the artist previously known as Abe Linkoln. Antlers Wifi merges the stylistic affinities with which both names have been associated. Linkoln anticipated the "pro-surfer" net art movement with Screenfull.net, his first collaborative work with Jimpunk, the motto of which was "we crash your browser with content." He's continued to push this aesthetic over the last five years while helping to establish "blog art" as a genre, and Triptych.tv (with Jimpunk and Mr. Tamale) is evidence of his ongoing interest in web-based group remix blogs. But Antlers Wifi is a step in a solo direction, bringing a copy/paste aesthetic to original animations. If Linkoln is the product of Amerika, then Silva is the product of Stan Brakhage, with whom the artist also studied. He refers to the site's multi-layered digital collages as "poems about light and nature" and indeed they have all the flickery appeal of Brakhage's performatively-composed films. The project is an interesting move on the heels of Silva's high-def Rough Mix, which playfully compared the practices of scratching images as a filmmaker and scratching records as a DJ. It also conveyed a deep interest in nature appropriate to someone who came of age in the mountains of Colorado. The videos posted at Antlers Wifi build upon each other while leaning on the time-based format of the blog. Now in its second week, Silva anticipates archiving his posts on a ...

MORE »


Contemporary Semantics Beta

(0)


Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112 Amsterdam 14-02-09 t/m 22-03-09
opening Friday the 13th at 8pm

MORE »


((wave (2002) - Maria Dumlao

(0)

color video with sound, 20 minute loop for continuous projection

Mostly recorded from the source of the image, the sound in this piece is often the sound of air as it is violently disturbed either by nature or by jet and airplanes slicing through the firmament, which share a similar sound frequency as the waves. There is uncertainty when sound is “real” sound or if it is added and mixed: as in the fading in and fading out of each sound, the blending of sounds, the sudden volume cuts, the loops, and the silence. There is not much manipulation in the image of ((wave other than setting the camera upside down and the occasional delay and the desaturation of color. By the simple act of turning the camera, there is a further sense of disorientation and dislocation with the image, similar to the effects of the manipulation of sound.

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT

MORE »


waves (2008) - Joshua Schwartz

(0)

35min looped HD video

MORE »


As If Pulled By A Magnet (2008) - Alexandr Skarlinski

(0)

as-if-pulled-by-a-magnet.gif

as-if-pulled.gif

MORE »


Discuss Winter (2008) - Mark Brown

(1)


Discuss Winter from Mark Brown on Vimeo.

MORE »


Brooklyn Museum 1stfans Interview from Museum 2.0

(0)

1stfans: An Audience-Specific Membership Program at the Brooklyn Museum on Museum 2.0


Museum 2.0 interviews Brooklyn Museum's 1stfans managers Will Cary, Shelley Bernstein and An Xiao. 1stfans is a new membership initiative, launched only last month, which utilizes social media platforms to build and target specific museum audiences. They plan to incorporate a number of different groups in the future, but in its current iteration, they gear the program toward web-savvy museum-goers who frequent their free events, but don't opt to purchase high level memberships. (1stfans is only $20 a year.) It's an interesting venture, and they've gone far and beyond simply managing a Facebook profile for the museum. In an effort to build a more dynamic and two-way relationship between the museum and the community, 1stfans offers creative perks such as a private Twitter Art Feed maintained by a revolving group of artists and invitations to offbeat 1stfans events, like a talk by conservator Lisa Bruno on animal mummies.

MORE »


Mark Your Calendars for February 20th

(0)


Next Friday, February 20th, join us at the New Museum for a talk by visual artist Jill Magid. Magid works in a variety of mediums, including literature, video, sculpture, photography, and performance. She seeks intimate relations with impersonal structures. Magid is also intrigued by hidden information, being public as a condition for existence, and intimacy in relation to power and observation. Titled "Permission as Material," Magid will discuss recent projects and touch upon her new body of work currently in progress.

Jill Magid: Permission as Material
Friday, February 20th, at 7pm
at the New Museum
$8 General/ $6 Members
BUY TICKETS HERE

This event is part of the New Silent Series.

MORE »