Posts for October 2009

DC Power Supply (2005) - Paul Slocum

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printed circuit board, wire, components, LEDs (4.5" x 14.5")

"I found a way to translate bitmap images into the circuit design program I was using, and converted actual and recreated images that I made when I was a toddler and a rebellious youth. The drawings are rendered in tin-plated copper on standard circuit board material, and were produced at a professional circuit board manufacturing shop using the same process as any electronic prototype board. The lines in the images are integrated with very simple circuits that illuminate LEDs and a neon lamp."

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S DESCRIPTION

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The Number of the Beast (2004) - Cory Arcangel

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Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast" compressed over and over as an mp3 666 times

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Enter Sandman (1998) - 386 DX (Alexei Shulgin)

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Photo: Vassily Skvortsov

"World's first cyberpunk rock band."

Enter Sandman - 386 DX

Performed by 386 DX / 4Mb RAM / EGA / 40 Mb HD
Synchronized text-to-speech and midi synthesis

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Improved Geometric Mechanotherapy Cell for Harmonic Alignment of Movements and Relations (2009) - Steven Shearer

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Polished ABS plastic, bolts, acoustic equipment (Images courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber)

The new sculpture I'm making is...based on an old picture of a jungle gym that was constructed out of four-inch PVC sewer pipe. I liked the idea that this utopian object was constructed out of plumbing material and maybe it is now the plumber taking on the role of the social-engineer-- this is his meditation on how to create equilibrium and harmony amongst young people! I first constructed a small-scale model out of half inch copper plumbing pipe that followed the design from as much as I could see in the photograph, and then I extrapolated the rest of the design. The preliminary model sort of took on its own life. We polished it up and there was something jewel-like about it and also something crazy about its endless maze of plumbing fittings. I thought about plating the model after it was done too, but I liked the idea that it was totally Home Depot, just copper plumbing pipe and Brasso. The full-sized PVC version will be about nine square feet, and it will have a sound component to it that will generate subtle vibrations and tones that I plan to make with a bass guitar, kind of like chimes trying to summon people. Speakers along with tactile transducers will be housed within it to create an illusion that the tones become louder when you touch the sculpture. I like the idea of a sculpture that tries to turn people's bodies into instruments.

-- EXCERPT FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOG FOR "DOUBLE ALBUM: DANIEL GUZMAN AND STEVEN SHEARER"

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Call for Applications

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Minneapolis-based arts organization Northern Lights is now seeking applications for their Art(ists) on the Verge 2 commissions program, which supports Minnesota-based artists working at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. Those selected will participate in an intensive 9-month fellowship program from January 2010 to September 2010 and will be awarded $5,000. At the end of the fellowship, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at the Spark Festival from October 5-10, 2010. This year's jury includes Darsie Alexander, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center, Steve Dietz, Artistic Director, Northern Lights, and Kathleen Forde, Curator for Time-Based Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY. The deadline is November 16th, 2009. See the link below for more detailed information and an application.

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Eyebeam Open Studios

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New York art and technology center Eyebeam will host Open Studios this Friday and Saturday for their 2009 Senior Fellows and Summer/Fall residents. From 3-6pm, artists Diana Eng, Ligorano/Reese, Marina Zurkow, Rashaad Newsome, Scott Kildall, Jeff Crouse, Steve Lambert, Ayah Bdeir, and Michael Mandiberg will showcase their current work and research to the public. Eyebeam chose a remarkably strong and diverse group of participants this year - stop by if you can!

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Call for Applications

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Apply for the New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships program! Deadlines are around the corner, in early November:

Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Grants are awarded in 16 artistic disciplines, with applications accepted in eight categories each year. Since the awards began in 1985, NYFA has awarded over $22 million to over 3,688 artists. In 2009, NYFA awarded 131 Fellowships to 134 artists, with six of them working in a collaboration.

Categories include Music/Sound, Video, Photography, Architecture/Environmental Structures, Choreography and more. For the full lowdown, check the Artists Fellowship Applications Guidelines (pdf) or visit NYFA's fellowship page to apply.

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Electronic Popables (2009) - Jie Qi

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Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves. The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that looks and functions much like an ordinary pop-up with the added element of dynamic interactivity.

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Stephanie Syjuco's "Copystand: an autonomous manufacturing zone" on VernissageTV

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In this video from VernissageTV, San Francisco-based artist Stephanie Syjuco discusses her project for Frieze this year Copystand: an autonomous manufacturing zone, where Syjuco facilitated a workshop producing copies, handmade by artists, of 3D work on sale during the fair by other artists. In the clip, she terms the process "object karaoke" - suggesting that the artists involved contribute their own voice to their duplications. In a way, it seems like a sculpture-based version of Copyshop, B'L'ing or Werkplaats Typografie's copy station at the NY Art Book Fair. Maybe the time has come for someone to bring all of these bootleggers together in a group show?

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Analog Environments (2009) - Mitch Trale

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A Panoramic Diorama

(From jstchillin's revolving exhibition series "Serial Chillers in Paradise")

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