Issue Project Room, Brooklyn's arts event/performance venue, is currently seeking applications for their Emerging Artist Commissions/New Works program, which will allow eight artists to create work for IPR's space. Short blurb from the original call below, deadline is May 1, 2010.
ISSUE's Emerging Artist Commissions/New Works program will commission eight emerging artists in 2011 to create a new work that will be presented at ISSUE Project Room's current 1500 sq. ft. performance space at 232 3rd Street between the dates of January 1st and December 31st 2011. The recipients of the commission will receive a $1,000 stipend, have access to the ISSUE Project Room’s facilities, and have the opportunity to work with Stephan Moore on our unique multi-channel speaker system.
Join us for our upcoming event Seven on Seven on April 17. Seven on Seven will pair seven artists with seven technologists in teams of two, and challenge them to develop something new -- be it an application, social media, artwork, product, or whatever they imagine. The seven teams will unveil their ideas at a one-day event at the New Museum.
Seven on Seven details, itinerary and tickets at: http://www.rhizome.org/sevenonseven
Note: Proceeds from Seven on Seven will support ongoing and upcoming initiatives, including our commissions, editorial and the upcoming re-launch of our archive.
The imagery and sound in Entering were performed 'live' by Donebauer and composer Simon Desorgher, and recorded in real time, using a colour TV studio at the Royal College of Art. Later Donebauer and Richard Monkhouse developed the Videokalos synthesiser, as an image-sound performance instrument. Entering was transmitted by the BBC in 1974.
I sympathize with the protagonist of a cartoon claiming to have transferred x amount of megabytes, physically exhausted after a day of downloading. The simple act of moving information from one place to another today constitutes a significant cultural act in and of itself. I think it's fair to say that most of us spend hours each day shifting content into different containers. Some of us call this writing.
- Kenneth Goldsmith, 2004
While Kenneth Goldsmith's wry statement about knowledge jockeying is directly discussing the plight of the contemporary author, his comments are useful for thinking about other disciplines. In editing this quote, the word "writing" could easily be replaced by any number of verbs (programming, composing, painting, storyboarding, etc.) as we undoubtedly inhabit an era where creative transposition rather than raw creativity can be enough to drive a project. The ctrl-c clipboard, the layer palette in photo editing software and the flash memory of a microcontroller are all examples of spaces that serve as staging grounds for storytelling and crafting aesthetic experiences — these are interstitial zones where art gestates. Goldsmith clearly doesn't approach the creative process with reverence, and his blasé attitude is an excellent springboard into reading contemporary artistic production in relation to knowledge work. An important question: How might we appropriate this daily activity of "shifting content between containers" as a site (rather than a means) of artistic production? This article will consider the aesthetics of the spreadsheet, and act as the first installment of a series that will engage projects that explore the documents, software, interior architecture and politics of the contemporary workplace.