Posts for December 2011

Rhizome Community Campaign: Ofri Cnaani

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You can give the gift of art with Rhizome's limited edition art work, like Slide show #15 (no title, 1988) by Ofri Cnaani, only available during the Community Campaign. Make a donation today by selecting an artwork of your choice.

Cnaani has donated a lush digital print that recalls a recent, but now obsolete past. Banks of bulky desktop computers under rows of neon lights in an overcrowded, here depicted in a sepia-tinted slide provides a glimpse of what the workplace and our working habits used to be like not so long ago.

To learn more about Cnaani and her work, see our interview with the artist.

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Errol Morris: 'We've forgotten that photographs are connected to the physical world'

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Writer and Oscar-winning documentary maker Errol Morris talks about the nature of truth, art and propaganda in photography. Drawing examples from the photographs of Abu Ghraib and the Crimean war, cited in his book Believing is Seeing, he argues we've often underplayed the link between photographs and the physical world - The Guardian

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Videos from Chaos Computer Congress (28C3)

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Chaos Computer Congress just released videos from the conference including...

 

Cory Doctorow — The Coming War on General Purpose Computation

Kai Denker — Does Hacktivism Matter?

Stefan Burschka — Datamining for Hackers

Andy Müller-Maguhn — BuggedPlanet

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This Week on Rhizome Community Boards: QR Calligraphy, Jobs, Opportunities, and More

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Recently added to the Artbase: QR Calligraphy 

The piece is a reflection about the history of the reproduction of images, extending its boundaries to the interactive scope, it requires audience participation to complete. Draws a parallel between the traditional context of printmaking and contemporary mas media dissemination of images in the digital age of Internet and mobile phones. Start from the visual similarities found between the geometric Kufic Arabic calligraphy and QR codes (Quick Response) used to transmit information current data can be decoded with a mobile phone camera. This type of calligraphy, best known for being the first in which the Quran is written, it also has great importance in the dissemination of mystical poetry. Using computer software, were coded Mathnavi different fragments, a masterpiece of Sufi mystical poetry, unlike other branches of Islam, using the intuitive practice and experience, to get a direct knowledge of spiritual realities (Tahqeeq) throughunveiling (kashf) and inspiration (ilham). The computer language of process and production codes, is scheduled and runs on an arabic numeral system, the binary system of zeros and ones, thus the contents of a medieval expression that seems to have stuck in time, serves as a starting point for a process that generates an image of the 21st century. The project consists of eight parts, one for each volume of Mathnavi. - Manuel Fernández

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Miko no Inori - Mariko Mori (1996)

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Rhizome Community Campaign: Limited Edition Ringtones from Anamanaguchi and Extreme Animals

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Members who contribute a $25 donation to Rhizome's Community Campaign will receive limited edition ringtones from Anamanaguchi and Extreme Animals.

Extreme Animals's DARK GREEN, video by Jacob Ciocci

Anamanaguchi makes loud and fast chiptune music with a hacked Nintendo Entertainment System from 1985. They composed the original soundtrack for Scott Pilgram vs the World: The Game,  and recently returned from a tour in Japan. You can check out their latest album Dawn Metropolis on their website.

Extreme Animals (Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman) blends together an unique combination of noise, dance music, and performance art. Over the last nine years, they have released numerous CD-Rs, tapes and videos, and regularly book DIY tours. Their ability to cross between fine art and music scenes has allowed them to play in galleries and museums, and underground music venues.

Both bands will be playing together in Ottowa, ON at SAW Gallery January 19th.

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Hasan Elahi at TEDxBrussels

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Hasan Elahi tells TEDxBrussels his story of becoming a well-known media artist. 8 years ago he started forfeiting his privacy to avoid FBI surveillance. He put his entire life online, but says he managed to keep his privacy. In our time, culture is changing fast, technology is developing rapidly, but the policies can not keep up with this speed, but "the rules of yesterday simply cannot apply for the life of tomorrow".

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Rhizome Community Campaign: Jon Rafman

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For our most generous supporters, we offer two high quality, archival prints by Jon Rafman from his New Age Demanded series. During the annual Community Campaign, all donations come with a limited edition art work from some of the great artists in our community. Support the arts this year by making a donation today.

New Age Demanded (Dubuftet)

Rafman has created two unique digital prints from his New Age Demanded series. The prints are 3-D models of Greek busts that incorporate Sci-Fi elements, which Rafman suggests “evoke the covers of records for long-lost Space Operas.” Each bust represents an individual existing within their own realm, and features the settings and recognizable features of each person it is modeled after. For the works for Rhizome, this includes the artists Franz Kline and Jean Dubuffet. The series takes its name from Ezra Pound’s poem, “Hugh Selwyn Mauberly,” which is partly about an aspiring young artist’s struggle to write poetry in a philistine age.

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Thank You to This Month’s Sponsors

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We would like to take a break from our daily posting to thank this month’s sponsors. These are the organizations and companies that keep us publishing, so be sure to check them out!

  • Artspace. Collect art from the world’s best contemporary artists at accessible prices.
  • NYU Steinhardt. MA in Studio Art: Three-Summer Master’s Program in Berlin.
  • Fred Torres Collaborations. Gretchen Ryan, Cheers in Heaven, November 15, 2011 – January 7, 2012.
  • The International Center of PhotographyApply for the ICP-Bard MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies.
  • Dia:BeaconNow on view is Opus+One, a solo exhibition by Jean-Luck Moulene at Dia:Beacon concurrent with a new work by the artist at the Dan Flavin Art Institute.
  • Artsystems. Efficient, comprehensive and powerful software tools for fine art and antiques management.
  • The School of Visual ArtsApply now for the new MA program in Critical Theory and the Arts.
  • The Rhode Island School of DesignApply for open academic positions, including Assistant Professor, Department of Painting.
  • Kianga Ellis Projects.  The New York Group Show — “I am the judge. I am the jury.” Rebellion & Empowerment in Contemporary Art.
  • Emily Carr University. Focus your talents. Applications for the 2012 Master of Applied Arts now open.
  • Fountain Art Fair. An exhibition of avant garde artwork in Los Angeles during Art Platform, New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.

If you are interested in advertising on Rhizome, please get in touch with Nectar Ads, the Art Ad Network.

 

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