"Untitled (UFO)"- Peter Coffin + Cinimod Studio

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"Untitled (UFO)" is an art project conceived by established New York artist Peter Coffin and created in collaboration with London-based Cinimod Studio. Coffin had for a while been wanting to create a public UFO flight performance, but it was not until he met Cinimod that he had the confidence to proceed with making his vision a reality. After an intense period of structural and electrical design, and fabrication, the UFO made its inaugural public appearance on 4th July 2008 as a part of the Gdansk Festival of Stars.

The overall UFO structure is 7 metres in diameter and manufactured of aluminum for lightness. 3000 bright and individually controllable Color Kinetics LED nodes have been arrayed across the structure and are controlled via a solid state computer. An on board 6 kw generator provides the system power, and the overall UFO can be remotely controlled via SMS messaging.

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Originally posted on Interactive Architecture dot Org by Ruairi


Tuned City : Inwound > installation by Raviv Ganchrow

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TUNED CITY: Inwound
installation by Raviv Ganchrow
Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz (Berlin)

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Inwound plumbs the reciprocal exchanges between sound, location, and listeners at Postdamer Platz. In the first week of July, public access will be granted to a provisional listening chamber set up within the subterranean mechanical spaces of the Postdamer Platz station. The surrounding environmental vibrations at the site of the station will be reconfigured into an intensified relational field of sound. The project utilizes transducers that are literally plugged into the urban clutter. By attaching the transducers, the host structures become quasi-microphones listening outwards as well as in on themselves.

A selection of zones in and around the station will transmit their live signals to the chamber where they then get collected and emitted via a phased-array of suspended loudspeakers. Within the listening chamber, the various signals are brought into critical play as amplified material vibrations are interlaced with defamiliarized ambient sounds to form an immersive tapestry of sonic-spatial configurations.

By approaching the environment as sonically continuous and the site as materially unstable, Inwound empirically taps into the fluctuating undercurrents of everyday experience in order to render palpable the oscillations from which both 'listener' and 'place' emerge inherently interwound.

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"Lumens" by Matthew Belanger, Sean Riley and Ven Voisey

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Turbulence Commission: "Lumens" by Matthew Belanger, Sean Riley and Ven Voisey
July 10 - October 31, 2008
Opening Reception: July 10, 6-9 pm
Venue: GREYLOCK ARTS, 93 Summer Street, Adams, Massachusetts; MCLA GALLERY51 ANNEX, 65 Main Street, North Adams, Massachusetts; and
http://turbulence.org/works/newadams/lumens/
(A shuttle bus will be available for transport between the two galleries).

Lumens is an installation of lamps networked across three spaces: Greylock Arts (Adams, MA), MCLA Gallery51 (North Adams, MA), and Turbulence.org. Scores of personal lamps that usually inhabit and illuminate the interiors of homes and shops have been borrowed from the residents of Adams and North Adams to fill the two gallery spaces. Their images and stories are represented on Turbulence.org, which also serves to connect the two locations telematically.

Clusters of lamps have been outfitted with proximity sensors and arduino microcontrollers. Lamps light up in response to a visitor's presence and simultaneously illuminate lamps in the counterpart spaces. Thus, an individual in Adams can communicate his/her presence to an individual in North Adams, and vice versa. Additionally, as visitors investigate the history of a particular lamp online, the lamp will light in the physical gallery space.

Lumens re-connects North Adams and Adams -- originally a single community -- through an exploration of location, influence, history, and the present.

Lumens is a project of Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses, a collaboration between Greylock Arts, MCLA Gallery51, and Turbulence.org. It was made possible through New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the LEF Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. http://turbulence.org/networkedrealities
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Games by Mark Essen

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Light Industry
55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York

Games by Mark Essen
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8pm

Game artist Mark Essen, a.k.a. Messhof, will install five playable games at Light Industry, including two new titles: Stenography Hero, a competitive text-based stenography simulator in the spirit of Guitar Hero, and Rail War, a western-themed side-scroller projected in a Cinemascope aspect ratio.

Essen will present a short talk about his work during which he will upload Stenography Hero and Rail War live to his website for free distribution. Other titles available for play will include Randy Balma: Municipal Abortionist (2008), Punishment: The Punishing(2007) and Flywrench (2007).

Filled with counterintuitive physics, chaotic game mechanics and bursts of strobing color, Messhof's work combines the essence of old 2D arcade titles--misleadingly cute single-player games that did everything they could to make you choke on that twenty-five cents--with the viewer-challenging puzzle-logic of avant-garde cinema.

The evening will also include a performance by Jordan Stone, who composed music for Essen's games, using bent toys, dying drum machines, and circuits of his own design to create distorted soundscapes reminiscent of 80s videogaming.

More information about Essen's work, including screenshots and reviews, is available on his website: http://www.messhof.com.
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Jean Shin Artist Talk at Location One

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A Conversation with Jean Shin and Nathalie Anglès on The Topic of Her Exhibition "And we move"
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7pm
Free admission, Open to the public
at Location One 26 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

Jean Shin's current exhibition at Location One "And we move" is an installation that explores the nature of music and musical production by analyzing some of its fundamental structures: the score, the conductor, the magnetic tape on which is it is recorded. A site-specific work developed during her residency at Location One, "And we move" incorporates large-scale inkjet prints, magnetic tape, and a video projection depicting just the back of a conductor's shirt as he leads an orchestra, the folds undulating with each of his movements. We don't see his arms or the musicians, but the quiet passages and dramatic swells of the music (Ma Vlast (My Country), by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, and Ibert's Flute Concerto) are expressed in the rippling shadows and folds of the fabric. The exhibition is on view at Location One through July 26, 2008.

Artist Jean Shin will talk about her work with Director of Location One's International Residency Program, Nathalie Anglès on Wednesday, July 16 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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New Media and Museums in Eastern Europe

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New media art is no stranger to eastern Europe and the Balkans; from the early net.art of Vuc Cosic to the collective work of Apsolutno, these regions were the proving ground for many groundbreaking experiments in media, politics, and art. So the upcoming international symposium on (New) Media Art in Museums this October in Croatia signals that the region's consideration of media art has come full circle from unknown outsiders and agitators to curated collectibles (not too dissimilar to the path traced in other regions or for other "avant-gardes"). The intersection of cultural institutions like museums with new media art continues to confound both artists and curators alike. No standard institutional model has arisen for the collecting of such work, for how to frame it in the overall programs of the museum, nor how to preserve the work. And since the world of digital culture extends so far beyond the art world, artists themselves still struggle with how (or whether) to engage with the museum or with alternative venues and partners. The aim of this symposium is ambitious and broad, "...to consider [the] status of (new)media art in museum collections, conditions of keeping, protection, modes of exhibiting and all the changes that (new) media art introduces into the everyday practice of contemporary museums." Given the region's strong history in the field of new media art and the potential for fresh perspectives from this part of the world and current cultural environment, the symposium could prove very informative if not transformative.

On the topic of how new media art relates to museums, and for those who cannot travel to Croatia, recent MIT graduate student Karen Verschooren submitted a highly intelligent thesis on the topic of Situating Internet Art in the Traditional Institution for Contemporary Art.

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Originally posted on DMAX by Richard Rinehart


Art(ists) On the Verge: New media grants from Northern Lights

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...Steve Dietz, who was once curator of New Media at the Walker, has founded a new organization called Northern Lights. They've just announced a new fellowship and mentorship commissions called Art(ists) On the Verge for artists working in New Media:

A total of six commissions will be awarded. Three of the six commissions are outright fellowships for the production of new work and a joint exhibition in the spring/summer of 2009 at a site to be determined. The other three commissions are part of a 9-month, experimental Art(ists) On the Verge for the development, production and exhibition of new work. The Mentorship program begins in September 2008 with an intensive 3-day "Boot-Up" Camp, September 19-21, co-presented with MCAD. Over the ensuing 9 months, artists will have bi-weekly individual and group mentoring sessions and critical workshops by visiting curators and artists on multiple occasions followed by a joint exhibition in the spring/summer of 2009 at a venue to be determined.

There are informational meetings about the commissions in July and August for those interested. In addition to the fellowship program, Northern Lights has also been one of the partners in The UnConvention, and Steve has been working behind the scenes for a while to give the program shape. The idea of having a twin-cities Rhizome, Creative Time, or EyeBeam is exciting.

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Originally posted on New Media Initiatives Blog by Rhizome


Conversations That Never Happened at Telic Arts Exchange

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Tamala Poljak and Anna Oxygen have organized an exhibition at Telic Arts Exchange that incorporates photography, performance, installation, food, and video within various forms of collective consumption -- two nights of dinner theater, a temporary cafe, simultaneous TV dinners.

The point of departure for "Conversations That Never Happened" is a series of 200 photographic portraits that Poljak made in her kitchen while dining individually with her friends and neighbors. As a group, the photographs might remind us of "friend lists" on MySpace and Facebook, where sociality is expressed in serial form (as a grid of pictures or a list of comments and testimonials). Do these grids and lists refer to communities? And if so, how do communities relate to their own representations? Over the next few weeks, many of the people depicted in the portraits will be animated through the exhibition: they will eat dinner at TELIC; they will perform as dancers, writers, actors, magicians, comedians...they will prepare and serve food.

At the opening reception on Saturday, the artists will be serving custom-made pancakes (with shapes made to order!) and fancy drinks; David Scott Stone will do a 3 hour ambient set.

Over the next three weeks:
July 9 - TV Dinner Night
July 12 - Dinner Theater Night #1
July 13 - Dinner Theater Night #2
July 19 - Mystery Picnic Cafe & Closing Performances

Participating artists and performers include: The All Girl Comb Choir, Mecca Vazie Andrews, Jackson Baugh, Lindsay Beamish, Big Swell (Sam Cooper), Christina Billotte, Katie Byron, Cathy de la Cruz, David P Earle, Steve Gregoropoulos, John Hogan, Horse Thieves (Alex Maslansky & Brie Turner O'Banion), Laura Lazarus, Eric Lindley, Claire Mckeown, Sarah Paul Ocampo, Anna Oxygen, Paloma Parfrey, Tamala Poljak, Katie Shook, Becky Stark, David Scott Stone, Tara Tavi, Christopher Wonder.

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Originally posted on TELICARTSEXCHANGE by Sean Dockray


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"In the black of this long night", 2008, an attempt to organize Google Image Search results according to defacement tactics. A slideshow by Martijn Hendriks.

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome


Call For Videos: Moab Video Project

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Moab Video Project is artist Christy Gast's year-long curatorial project for a TV station in Moab, Utah. MAC 21, a small cable station broadcasting in a single secluded desert community, will air an artist's video every week in 2008. Inserted into normal programming, each selected video will be broadcast once every hour or so for a week.

MAC21 functions as the community information channel, viewed mostly by tourists in motel rooms. Moab Video Project is loosely organized around themes of tourism, nature, and broadcast. Videos should be less than 5 minutes long, and comply with FCC regulations. Submissions are being accepted throughout 2008.

E-mail a link to a project that is online to moabvideoproject[AT]gmail.com or write for a mailing address.

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