Posts for May 2009

Untitled (SONY) (2007) - Damon Zucconi

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Live! Tonight!

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What?

Rhizome Benefit 2009
honoring Dara Birnbaum and Caterina Fake
with performances by Tanlines, Glasser and artist Kevin Bewersdorf
plus a presentation of The Rhizome 50,000 Dollar Webpage

When?

May 28th (tonight!)

General
7pm-9:30pm
Tickets - First is $100; each addl. guest is $75

After-hours
9:30pm-Midnight
Tickets - $25

Where?

7th floor Skyroom of the New Museum

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Again and Again

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Image: Jon Rafman, The Horror! The Horror! (.info), 2008 (Still)

The loop is the unsteady cornerstone of contemporary technology, both a basic structure of computer code and the physical shape of reels of film and tape that continue to inform conceptual understanding of digital media. The loop is also a metaphor for time—a cycle that returns to the same disasters again and again—that opposes the sunnier notion of time as a river running forward. The Wheel of the Devil, a screening of video- and internet-based art presented by MTAA and critic Ed Halter, promises a dark reflection on those ideas, which they collapse in the formula “while (history) { history = true; }.” The Friday night program will feature loops by JODI, Rick Silva, Brody Condon, Jon Rafman, Deidre LaCarte, Michael Sarff, MTAA, Hayley A. Silverman, Mathwrath, Chris Coy, Michael Bell-Smith, jimpunk, and more. The first loop will be launched at 8, and the last will be cut off at 10.

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